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Aurous
Below are the links for teasers of the soon-to-be released Shoaib Mansoor movie Khuda Ke Liye - In The Name Of God starring Shan, Iman Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Naseeruddin Shah, Hameed Sheikh, Austin Marie Sayre, Larry Neumann, Rasheed Naz, Naeem Tahir, Seemin Raheel, Humayun Kazmi, Najeeb Ullah Anjum, Ayub Khosa, Rufus Graham, Angela Williams, Alex Edwards

BackGround Music: Rohail Hayat

Vocals: Ahmad Jahanzeb, Shuja Haider, Farah Zala, Ammar Hasan, Khawar Jawad, Faiza Mujahid, Saeen Zahoor,Zara Madani

Lyrics: Shoaib Mansoor, Bulhey Shah, Faiza Mujahid

Music: Ahmed Jahanzeb

Movie Release: 20th July 2007

Music Release: 7th July 2007



Khuda Ke Liye - In The Name Of God - Shan Teaser


Khuda Ke Liye - In The Name Of God - Fawad Teaser


Khuda Ke Liye - In The Name Of God - Rasheed Naz Teaser


Khuda Ke Liye - In The Name Of God - Iman Teaser


Khuda Ke Liye - In The Name Of God - Naseer Teaser
Inaam
Yesssss!!!!! Finally we made a movie!!! tongue1.gif I am desperately looking for the release of the film.

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Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 19 2007, 03:42 PM) *

Yesssss!!!!! Finally we made a movie!!! tongue1.gif I am desperately looking for the release of the film.

Inaam bhai, tomorrow's the D-Day ball2.gif
Inaam
Ya, Mujahid, I know --- but unfortunately agle week tak bohat busy hoon yaar sad1.gif next week hi dekhne ja sakoonga.

Shoeb Mansoor is the last hope for our dying film industry. I am so happy that finally he decided to make a movie. One of my friends, who is a journalist, watched the premier show in Karachi, he says you can compare this movie with any international movie.


Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 20 2007, 02:46 AM) *

Shoeb Mansoor is the last hope for our dying film industry. I am so happy that finally he decided to make a movie. One of my friends, who is a journalist, watched the premier show in Karachi, he says you can compare this movie with any international movie.

That's right Inaam bhai. I hope it does well. That will be a big boost to the film industry. Shoaib Mansoor has made this one straight from the heart. Very relevant theme. Only one ques - will it release in India? huh.gif

I have an issue and a serious one at that. I just don't understand one thing. When Pakistan can produce good high-quality TV serials, why can't there be good movies out of Lollywood? I haven't seen a single Pakistani movie but when PTV used to air here in India, I used to follow the serials religiously. I mean there are so many talented actors in Pakistan. Humayun Saeed, Moin Akhtar, Zia Moheuddin, Behroz Sabzwari, Sadia Imam and many more...

Some of the serials that I've really enjoyed are:

1) Hawayein -- with the central character Mir Muhammad (don't remember the actor's real name), the singer-actress Komal and others

2) Laag -- Rauf Khalid, Zeba Bakhtiyar, Nirma, Nayyar Ejaz, Nadia Khan.

- This one focussed on the ongoing freedom struggle in Occupied Kashmir and the atrocities of Indian forces on its people in general and the Mujahideen in particular. I would give it 5/5... wub.gif

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Rauf Khalid

3) Family Front -- Samina Ahmad, absolutely hilarious, loved the character Azam (the head of the family)... laugh.gif

Heard a lot about Tanhaiyan, Alpha Bravo Charlie but sadly never got to watch them. Another good one was Shiraazah but don't remember anything about it.

Also, there was a one-episode comedy serial starring Moin Akhtar where Moin's family used to live in a small house and never paid the rent. The landlord had to literally beg for the rent but Moin & his son used to torture him so much with sher-o-shayari that he used to freak out...Really minblowing performance by Moin & his son there. Do you, by any chance remember the title of the serial? I've a feeling it was Half Plate but I'm not too sure unsure.gif



Inaam
QUOTE(mujahid @ Jul 20 2007, 07:40 PM) *

That's right Inaam bhai. I hope it does well. That will be a big boost to the film industry. Shoaib Mansoor has made this one straight from the heart. Very relevant theme. Only one ques - will it release in India? huh.gif

I am not sure about it, Mujahid. But I am sure they will re;ase it in other countries like America & UK.

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I have an issue and a serious one at that. I just don't understand one thing. When Pakistan can produce good high-quality TV serials, why can't there be good movies out of Lollywood? I haven't seen a single Pakistani movie but when PTV used to air here in India, I used to follow the serials religiously. I mean there are so many talented actors in Pakistan. Humayun Saeed, Moin Akhtar, Zia Moheuddin, Behroz Sabzwari, Sadia Imam and many more...

Due to low infrastructure and a limited circuit, producers are not interested to take risk. They make only cheep Punjabi movies with vulgar dances and loud dialogues. mad.gif

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Some of the serials that I've really enjoyed are:

1) Hawayein -- with the central character Mir Muhammad (don't remember the actor's real name), the singer-actress Komal and others

2) Laag -- Rauf Khalid, Zeba Bakhtiyar, Nirma, Nayyar Ejaz, Nadia Khan.

- This one focussed on the ongoing freedom struggle in Occupied Kashmir and the atrocities of Indian forces on its people in general and the Mujahideen in particular. I would give it 5/5... wub.gif

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Rauf Khalid

3) Family Front -- Samina Ahmad, absolutely hilarious, loved the character Azam (the head of the family)... laugh.gif

Heard a lot about Tanhaiyan, Alpha Bravo Charlie but sadly never got to watch them. Another good one was Shiraazah but don't remember anything about it.

Mujahid! It seems you have not seen the Best Work of Pakistan. tongue1.gif I strongly recommend following serials:
1. Tanhaiyan
2. Ankahi
3. Aahat
4. Hawwa Ki Beti
5. Jangal
6. Deewaren
7. Waaris
8. Tapish
9, Karb
10, Amawas
The list is very long tongue1.gif I am very fond of PTV's 70s and 80s plays and have a nice collection with me smile.gif

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Also, there was a one-episode comedy serial starring Moin Akhtar where Moin's family used to live in a small house and never paid the rent. The landlord had to literally beg for the rent but Moin & his son used to torture him so much with sher-o-shayari that he used to freak out...Really minblowing performance by Moin & his son there. Do you, by any chance remember the title of the serial? I've a feeling it was Half Plate but I'm not too sure unsure.gif

Yes, you are right, it is 'Half Plate'. It was not a serial but a long play. I never tired to see this play. tongue1.gif There are so many long plays which are actually art movies like:
1. Paani pe likha tha
2. Raat gaye
3. Ab Mera Intezar Kar
4. Rozi
5. Zikr hai kai saal ka
6. Footpath ki Ghaas
8. Saanwal Mor Muhaaran
9, Dukhon ki chaadar
10, Dasht-e-junoon
and many many more... tongue1.gif
Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 20 2007, 11:20 PM) *

I am not sure about it, Mujahid. But I am sure they will re;ase it in other countries like America & UK.

Well in that case, my only hope to watch this movie will be the Net. mellow.gif
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Mujahid! It seems you have not seen the Best Work of Pakistan. tongue1.gif I strongly recommend following serials:
1. Tanhaiyan
2. Ankahi
3. Aahat
4. Hawwa Ki Beti
5. Jangal
6. Deewaren
7. Waaris
8. Tapish
9, Karb
10, Amawas
The list is very long tongue1.gif I am very fond of PTV's 70s and 80s plays and have a nice collection with me smile.gif

You have them!!!! Wow!!!! Click to view attachment

Do you use torrents? You can share them with torrents over here. I'd love to watch those serials...wub.gif
If you don't know how to use torrents, no probs. Just tell me. I'll give you the links which will help you understand this technology.
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Yes, you are right, it is 'Half Plate'. It was not a serial but a long play. I never tired to see this play. tongue1.gif There are so many long plays which are actually art movies like:
1. Paani pe likha tha
2. Raat gaye
3. Ab Mera Intezar Kar
4. Rozi
5. Zikr hai kai saal ka
6. Footpath ki Ghaas
8. Saanwal Mor Muhaaran
9, Dukhon ki chaadar
10, Dasht-e-junoon
and many many more... tongue1.gif

You're so fortunate to have watched so many good-quality Pakistani plays & serials. I wonder why they've taken PTV off air in India. Now all you get to watch here are silly saas-bahu serials.... angry.gif

BTW do you know the name of the actor who plays Komal's husband in the serial "Hawayein"? I love his acting.
Inaam
QUOTE(mujahid @ Jul 21 2007, 11:15 AM) *


Do you use torrents? You can share them with torrents over here. I'd love to watch those serials...wub.gif
If you don't know how to use torrents, no probs. Just tell me. I'll give you the links which will help you understand this technology.


I dont know any thing about torrents sad1.gif Infact I dont have a fast internet connection. It is almost impossible for me to upload such BIG files.



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You're so fortunate to have watched so many good-quality Pakistani plays & serials. I wonder why they've taken PTV off air in India. Now all you get to watch here are silly saas-bahu serials.... angry.gif

BTW do you know the name of the actor who plays Komal's husband in the serial "Hawayein"? I love his acting.


His name is Qaisar Khan, he is such a nice person, I have met him once in Khi. tongue1.gif Here is some of his pics for you:

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Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 21 2007, 03:29 PM) *

I dont know any thing about torrents sad1.gif Infact I dont have a fast internet connection. It is almost impossible for me to upload such BIG files.

Oh...Inaam bhai, that's too bad. sad.gif Wonder when will I get to watch such serials. Do you anyone else at HF with access to old Pakistani serials? Maybe someone from Pakistan...
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His name is Qaisar Khan, he is such a nice person, I have met him once in Khi. tongue1.gif

Ya, he's the one. Wow...you've met him. That's fabulous. I sure hope he's a nice & soft-spoken person in real life. Lucky you. biggrin.gif

Inaam
Khuda Kay Liye premieres
KARACHI: Shoaib Mansoor’s long-awaited film Khuda Kay Liye (In The Name of God) premiered on Sunday night at Karachi’s Prince cinema.

This is Geo Films’ first project and an effort to revive the cinema industry in Pakistan. The film will open throughout Pakistan on July 20. The path-breaking film stars Shaan, Iman Ali, Naseeruddin Shah and Fawad Khan.

An amazing mix of people came to watch the screening, including media professionals, artists, doctors, teachers, designers, Ulema, and even housewives among others. Among the celebrities present at the premiere included Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari, Behroze Sabzwari, Shakeel, Tapu Javeri, Saqib Malik, Deepak Perwani, Sonya Battla.

Of course, musicians were also there in full force. Rohail Hyatt — who’s mixed the background score— Ali Azmat, Salman Ahmed and Faakhir were just some of the most prominent musicians present. Shoaib Mansoor has ties that bind with the music industry. Indeed, Khuda Kay Liye sends out a clear message that music and Islam are not mutually exclusive.

Going by the crowd that gathered at the premiere, Khuda Kay Liye is arousing great curiosity. After the doors were opened and people took their seats, the hall was packed to its capacity of 700. The cheering began as soon as the credits started rolling. It just showed how much people wanted to see a film that is made by one of them, about them and for them. Khuda Kay Liye is all this and more.

Shoaib Mansoor has crafted a plot straight from the heart. It is a story of two brothers who are pop musicians in Lahore, one of whom gets radicalised under the influence of extremists, while the other goes to America and gets unlawfully detained after 9/11. It is the story of Mary (Maryam), a British girl of Pakistani origin, who is brought to Pakistan by her father and married off against her will.

Khuda Kay Liye is a film all Pakistanis can relate to. The stories that are shown remind us of real life headlines and it seems that every character in the film is someone we’ve all encountered at some point or another.

There were moments of magic in the film, lines that were said, scenes that were set up that touched the audience so much that they burst into spontaneous applause. And when Imran Aslam, President of the Geo Television Network, called Shoaib Mansoor on stage to take a bow at the end, he received a raucous standing ovation.

Two middle-aged women discussing the movie on their way out, said: “This movie is very timely. This is the kind of movie I want my children and everyone I know to watch, considering the state of the world today.”

Pop star Salman Ahmed said, “This movie reminded me that love always brings you to the right path. You can’t force ideology.” Ali Azmat predicted that this film “would change Pakistan.”

A young make-up artist, said: “This movie showed me that Pakistani cinema is still there! I would definitely come to a cinema to watch movies similar to this one.” Khuda Kay Liye is infinitely superior in every way to standard Lollywood fare.

The enthusiasm and excitement of the audience proves that a bright future for cinema is possible in Pakistan. It seemed that people are hungry for the essence of this land and culture to be distilled and projected on cinema screens, like it once was.

Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=9041
Inaam
I have just watched the movie tongue1.gif Wow!!! No doubt.. The best movie Pakistan ever made. tongue1.gif

Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 30 2007, 11:39 PM) *

I have just watched the movie tongue1.gif Wow!!! No doubt.. The best movie Pakistan ever made. tongue1.gif

You've seen it!! Wow, Inaam bhai party2.gif That's great. Wonder when will I get a chance to watch it...sigh.gif

Do you have an idea if & when is it premiering in India?
Inaam
I have no idea, Mujahid. Lekin agar iska DVD release huwa to I promise you, tumko bhejoonga. tongue1.gif Fikar matt karo.



Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Aug 1 2007, 12:33 AM) *

I have no idea, Mujahid. Lekin agar iska DVD release huwa to I promise you, tumko bhejoonga. tongue1.gif Fikar matt karo.

Oh please do, Inaam bhai. Now that even you've praised the movie, I'll give anything to watch it. smile.gif
IDOL
QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 19 2007, 04:12 AM) *
Yesssss!!!!! Finally we made a movie!!! tongue1.gif I am desperately looking for the release of the film.

smile1.gif





Inaam, I wonder about 'we' do you mean pakistan? or you mean your own film ? unsure.gif

Inaam
QUOTE(IDOL @ Aug 1 2007, 11:01 PM) *

QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 19 2007, 04:12 AM) *
Yesssss!!!!! Finally we made a movie!!! tongue1.gif I am desperately looking for the release of the film.

smile1.gif





Inaam, I wonder about 'we' do you mean pakistan? or you mean your own film ? unsure.gif


O come on Khobi! Obviously I mean we Pakistanis tongue1.gif (I thought Mujahid is from Pakistan too laugh.gif )
Aurous
QUOTE(Inaam @ Aug 2 2007, 12:33 AM) *

QUOTE(IDOL @ Aug 1 2007, 11:01 PM) *

QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 19 2007, 04:12 AM) *
Yesssss!!!!! Finally we made a movie!!! tongue1.gif I am desperately looking for the release of the film.
smile1.gif

Inaam, I wonder about 'we' do you mean pakistan? or you mean your own film ? unsure.gif

O come on Khobi! Obviously I mean we Pakistanis tongue1.gif (I thought Mujahid is from Pakistan too laugh.gif )

We must never forget India & Pakistan were one entity (except for the last 60 years). How does it matter if you are a Pakistani and me an Indian? Jab hamara rang ek, rehen-sehen ek, zubaan ek, to phir kaisa farq bhaijaan? Humein to mil kar ittihaad se rehna chahiye...Click to view attachment

Kyun Inaam bhai? Click to view attachment
IDOL
QUOTE(Inaam @ Aug 1 2007, 01:03 PM) *
QUOTE(IDOL @ Aug 1 2007, 11:01 PM) *

QUOTE(Inaam @ Jul 19 2007, 04:12 AM) *
Yesssss!!!!! Finally we made a movie!!! tongue1.gif I am desperately looking for the release of the film.

smile1.gif





Inaam, I wonder about 'we' do you mean pakistan? or you mean your own film ? unsure.gif


O come on Khobi! Obviously I mean we Pakistanis tongue1.gif (I thought Mujahid is from Pakistan too laugh.gif )




aha!..........i know pakistan made many movies..............."we finally made" means ur very excited for this movie.........am i right?..........i loved Sangam movie by shaan when i was in Pakistan................I am lookin for Koi Tujh Sa Kaha , here in calgary........but i can't find it

Aurous
QUOTE(IDOL @ Aug 3 2007, 10:26 PM) *

aha!..........i know pakistan made many movies..............."we finally made" means ur very excited for this movie.........am i right?..........i loved Sangam movie by shaan when i was in Pakistan................I am lookin for Koi Tujh Sa Kaha , here in calgary........but i can't find it

Khobi, if I'm not mistaken, Koi Tujh Sa Kahan's music had a few Indian singers (Udit N, Alka Y). Don't know about the movie but its music was good particularly the track 'Vaada Hai Mera Tujhse O Jaana'... rolleyes.gif

Here's the cover:

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Can anyone upload Koi Tujh Sa Kahan's songs on external link? unsure.gif
IDOL
QUOTE(mujahid @ Aug 3 2007, 11:22 AM) *
QUOTE(IDOL @ Aug 3 2007, 10:26 PM) *

aha!..........i know pakistan made many movies..............."we finally made" means ur very excited for this movie.........am i right?..........i loved Sangam movie by shaan when i was in Pakistan................I am lookin for Koi Tujh Sa Kaha , here in calgary........but i can't find it

Khobi, if I'm not mistaken, Koi Tujh Sa Kahan's music had a few Indian singers (Udit N, Alka Y). Don't know about the movie but its music was good particularly the track 'Vaada Hai Mera Tujhse O Jaana'... rolleyes.gif

Here's the cover:

IPB Image


Can anyone upload Koi Tujh Sa Kahan's songs on external link? unsure.gif




u're right!.....udit sang a song for this movie..................there are many indian singers singing for lollywood lately..............check 'good lollywood songs' thread where i post my fav. songs, u'll find sonu nigam and kavita karishna morti as well.....


by the way , i will post the songs for koi tujh sa kaha under ' great lollywood songs', check it out.....



http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?show...pid=398491&




Inaam
For God’s sake, watch this film



By Mohsin Sayeed


There couldn’t have been a better time in Pakistani cinema and society for Shoaib Mansoor’s much-awaited cinematic debut Khuda Ke Liye (In the Name of God) that premiered throughout Pakistan on July 20. I have never seen a Pakistani film that is so bold, fearless and yet marvelously balanced in tackling religion, exposing religious extremism and US necons’ hypocrisy, manipulation besides projecting the real, peaceful and loving values of Islam. In fact, correct me if I am wrong but such a film has never been made before. However clichéd it may sound, it is an absolute turning point in not only Pakistani cinema but our society as well.

Khuda Ke Liye (KKL) takes us back to the much-discussed and oft-quoted glory of Islam. Sarmad (Fawad Khan of the Lahore-based band EP) and Mansoor (Shaan) are two brothers living on a farmhouse, sailing through life with effortless ease on the wings of their musical band. But vice enters their peaceful world in the form of extremism when Sarmad, the younger brother, visits a religious hardliner and gets influenced by his convoluted, misinterpreted, Taliban-like version of Islamic teachings. While Mansoor remains happy-go-lucky, Sarmad becomes a target of confusion and inner conflict (and perfect prey for extremist elements) by shunning music, asking his mother to wear the hijab and eventually becoming a bearded, born-again Muslim.

The other track of storyline revolves around Maryam (Iman Ali) a British-born girl of Pakistani origin. Her father Hussain Shah cannot tolerate the fact that his daughter is dating a white boy (Dave) who is outside their faith despite spending his own life seeing Christian white women (one of whom lives with him out of wedlock). He disapproves of Maryam’s relationship and tries to stop her. In doing so, Hussain Shah is hypocrisy personified. He also hasn’t seen his family in over 30 years, and is nowhere near being a practicing Muslim but wants the opposite for his daughter. He tricks her into visiting Pakistan after discovering that Sarmad and Mansoor are his nephews.

In Pakistan, he pleads with his elder brother (Naeem Tahir) to save him and his daughter from the disgrace of a Christian son-in-law. His request is turned down by Shaan who has left for the Chicago Music School. It is then that he hatches an evil plan by appealing to the so-called Muslim honour of Sarmad who agrees to be a party to it.

Shaan had to be given some importance in the film. Therefore, he falls in love with a fellow musician at the college and romance blooms. After a brief argument over marriage citing cultural differences, he agrees to marry his gori girlfriend. Now the film takes a very interesting turn. In Pakistan, at the same time when Hussain Shah is acting out his plan, in the US, 9/11 happens. It is then that hardships for Maryam and Mansoor begin. The weak-spined Sarmad’s inner conflict that has been plaguing him begins surfacing in spurts as he is dragged to take part in jihad in Afghanistan.

When it comes to acting performances, Iman Ali and Fawad Khan steal the show from right under the experienced noses of every other actor, save Naseerddin Shah. Shaan simply pales in comparison. Iman Ali turns in a convincing performance as a girl brought up with western values but catapulted to the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. She successfully emotes through her eyes the feelings of anger, helplessness and occasional delight. In one scene where hope and disillusionment follow each other within a span of five minutes, her character shines like that of a seasoned actor. Subtle, strong and highly sensitive, she takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride.

Fawad Khan’s character as a weak-willed Sarmad was also extremely difficult to portray but he manages to bring out his character’s inner conflict on to the screen with effortless ease. He gives a vibrant touch to the shades of grey of Sarmad’s persona. On the contrary, Shaan remains a prisoner of his own cinematic image… mediocre, loud and completely out of depth of his character. He becomes the weakest link in the film when he remains energetic and six-pack sculpted under severe torture by the US authorities.

The script of Khuda Kay Liye is splendid as it has many thought-provoking moments as well as glimpses of his subtle sense of humour. Shoaib Mansoor’s effort to bring out the contemporary issues that are gnawing at the foundations of both our religion and society is commendable. He shows that the only way to take on religious extremism is by the horns, as any effort to skirt around the issue will lead to futility

Shoaib Mansoor has handled the subject brilliantly. The script of KKL is splendid as it has many thought-provoking moments as well as glimpses of his subtle sense of humour. His effort to bring out the contemporary issues that are gnawing at the foundations of both our religion and society is commendable. As the writer, producer and director of the film, Shoaib Mansoor shows that that the only way to take on religious extremism is by the horns, as any effort to skirt around the issue will always lead to futility. He seems afraid of no one — be it the militant mullah or the confused people. He also dexterously handles multiple issues such as women’s rights, militant Islam, deliberate suppression of moderate Islam and its values of love and peace. Also, while he reveals the ignorance of the US neocon imperialistic agenda in a very balanced manner, nowhere does he lose sight of the goodness of the American people.

I would go to the extent of saying that this is the real jihad as he spreads awareness and enlightenment in the face of harsh opposition and ferocity. The script stuns the viewer with its well-researched content regarding Islam when Shoaib Mansoor quotes Prophet Mohammed’s (Peace be upon him) words in hadith books like Bukhari Sharif. And the choice of the actor to deliver this part couldn’t have been better. Naseeruddin Shah plays the moderate, enlightened Islamic scholar who steps out of his reclusive lifestyle to save a woman’s honour and life. No other actor could have delivered the highly sensitive (read explosive to the religious extreme) script. He is absolutely brilliant and effective.

Naseer’s script is laden with pearls of wisdom such as ‘Darhi mein mazhab nahin, mazhab mein darhi hai’. The way he leads the powerful arguments in favour of music by quoting that it was Hazrat Dawood’s miracle just as the rest of the three prophets had their own upon who the three holy books were bestowed.

Like any other intelligent piece of cinema, Mansoor uses the musical score of KKL to further the storyline. My favourite numbers are Neer Bharan picturised on Shaan and Sain Zahoor’s Allah. In fact, an intelligently composed and utilised background score also plays an actor’s role in any film. In a scene when Iman Ali tries to run away from her detention, the suspense-laden music leads viewers further towards the edge of their seats.I would not say the film does not have flaws. It does. First of all, the cinematic grandeur is found lacking. It’s been shot like a telefilm. But then in Mansoor’s defense, one could say that the era and generation he belongs to — PTV’s glorious plays — had a feel of much celebrated sub-continental art house, alternative cinema. And the two often overlapped in terms of stylistics, grammar and subjects.

The most glaring flaw in KKL is the lighting jump. It shows through when the director of photography changes from a desi to a gora. But again, here the issue is not Mansoor’s inability but severe lack of talent in Pakistan. Also it seems that he paid heavy attention to the character development of Naseer, Iman Ali and Fawad and overlooked the smaller ones like the boys’ parents (Naeem Tahir and Simi Raheal) and Iman’s father, Hussain Shah.

At times, Mansoor seems to have taken viewers’ understanding of the script for granted when the legitimate concern about Iman Ali’s missing status, Shaan’s detention in a US prison and Fawad’s absence is lacking on the parents’ part. However, the subject of the film and its beautiful handling by him is so engaging that such minor things almost go unnoticed.

Frankly speaking, I though I would never live to see the day when I could watch a film in Pakistan which openly and boldly takes on the rising religious extremism and mutilation of Islam. And the best thing about KKL is that it does not propagate greatness of Islam in a loud, boastful manner like Musa Khan — again a highly distorted piece of work. The final message of the film is love, truth and peace, and of course humility — the basic tenets of the religion. I only wonder how Junaid Jamshed and Ali Zafar will ever be able to live down the regret. By opting out of the film, the two lost an historic chance to be a part of a potential turning point in Pakistani cinema and society alike.

Source: DAWN - Karachi
insolace
Never have I expected such brilliant cinema from Lollywood. Iv been a fan of real life & art house cinema. But this is a revelation of sort. Had seen an episode or two of Alpha Bravo Charlie when i was a kid, but this movie has made me respect the director. Though I havent seen any pakistani movie in my entire life, except a clip of some odd flick of Shaan on youtube, in which i thought wat kinda hero is he. But the director has extracted the best of him. The ending is well etched out, lotsa lesson learnt at both ends. But it makes me realize that the word Meyanaravi - which I learnt from a Hadees is the best way u can be. Walk the middle line where u arent an extremist as well as not a diluted mesh. Am happy to maintain what I have been practising & this movie has made my resolve stronger.
try_once06
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