Sawaan Officially Chosen As Pakistan’s Oscars 2018 Submission


It has officially been decided by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee that the Pakistani film Saawan is to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 90th Academy Awards. This brilliant movie directed by Farhan Alam and produced by Mashood Qadri has already proved to be successful at the international front.

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Having bagged the ‘Best Foreign Language Feature Film’ award at the Madrid International Film Festival 2017 and the ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Soundtrack Award’ at Salento International Film Festival in Italy earlier this month, this film is hands down the best selection for the Oscar’s submission.

Based on a true story the film features brilliant actors such as Saleem Mairaj, Syed Karam Abbas, Arif Bahalim, Najiba Faiz and Imran Aslam in the lead roles. Apart from this the cast includes Tipu Sharif, Hafeez Ali, Sehrish Qadri, Sohail Malik, Shahid Niazmi, Muhammad Abbas, Danial Yunus, Mehek Zulfiqar and Syed Muhammad Ali.

The tale of Saawan revolves around the heart wrecking events of a disabled child, who is surround by feudal lords, harsh customs and harassment at the hands of his comrades. Having been rejected by his father and abandoned in the valleys of Balochistan this child steers his way through various hardships of life, driven solely by memories of his mother, to find his way back home.

The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee was chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy along with Jerjess Seja (CEO ARY Digital Network), Nadeem Mandviwalla (Managing Director Mandviwalla Entertainment), Asim Raza (Film and Television Commercial Director and Producer), Momina Duraid (Director and Producer Hum Films), Talat Hussain (Radio, Film, Television and Stage Actor), Sakina Samo (Actress, Producer and Director), Rizwan Beyg (Fashion Designer), Mohammad Hanif (Author and Journalist) and Ali Hamza (Singer, Song-writer and founding member of Noori).

Having been chosen by such an accomplished panel it is a major success for Sawaan to have been chosen to represent the Pakistani film industry at the world’s most prestigious platform, the 90th Academy Awards.

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