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March, 29 2015
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When we first heard about a Pakistani filmmaker, Iram Parveen Bilal working on her feature length film, Josh, we were very keen to learn what the film was about and how the production is coming along. However, we also wanted to know why her name had been used in the recently released Bollywood film, Agent Vinod.

We discovered that Iram had met the director of Agent Vinod at a film festival, where he told her that he liked her name and would want to use it one of his film.

Her first feature film is a mystery thriller about a group of Pakistanis and their journey; its theme focuses on the power of an individual and how it can yield a change in a society.

Dawn.com met with Iram Parveen Bilal – Writer|Producer|Director, Saad Bin Mujeeb – Co-producer and lead actress Aamina Sheikh to find out more about Josh and its filming process.


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ran
Jul 19, 2012 02:28pm
hahaha still want full cloth nd also freedom the dual character
Sohail Akhtar
Jul 17, 2012 06:23pm
Young Pakistanis would change the destiny for better Pakistan---- Let us do our bit and must watch and support Pakistani Cinema!
why
Jul 18, 2012 06:06am
HOPE SHE IS GOING TO SHOW SOME REAL Freedom with full clothes..not opposite....
Mani
Jul 17, 2012 11:36am
Most people just get excited because it's a Pakistani film. With digital technology filmmaking is not as challenging as it used to be... so pretty much any one can make a film and almost everyone is... but a quality film is art and not everyone is an artist.
Gerry D'Cunha
Jul 17, 2012 11:37am
Dear quresh Lets not think 'negative' - be positive and if someone is doing good work for the country, let'sall appreciate it - we all want to live in a peaceful Pakistani society without fear. God bless our country.
Aamir
Jul 19, 2012 10:52am
Seems to be another would be hit after BOOL. Good Luck to recovering Pakistani Cinema
Ehsan Hadi
Jul 16, 2012 02:55pm
Dear producers, thank you so much for taking on this message of the individual impact on the society as a whole, meaningful cinema is the best way to convey this message and get us out ofl this talk show mentality. As the famous JFK said, "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".
Krish
Jul 16, 2012 04:02pm
Cheers and full energy to "Josh" ! Hum Intezaar kareyngey !
True Pakistani
Jul 16, 2012 06:46pm
- the word 'JOASH' as it appears cannot be read as such because of calligraphy. the picture if and when produced will be the same. rest assured.
meerebirth
Jul 16, 2012 07:56pm
Brilliant!!!! Keep it up.
quresh
Jul 16, 2012 08:09pm
Film can not change Pakistani people. This type of film is only target to specific population. Only revolution will change Pakistan. This movie can be a good business but you can not change people.
asad
Jul 17, 2012 04:41pm
it is alwyas wonderfull to see any pakistani doing sumthing gud for the name of this country, Best ov Luck......
Iram Parveen Bilal
Jul 17, 2012 01:50am
Hey everyone! Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thefilmjosh. Thanks for watching! Best, Iram
Ayesha Akber
Jul 17, 2012 02:30am
wish u besssst of luck :) we r waiting for "Josh" . . .
True Pakistani
Jul 17, 2012 03:07pm
- the intended picture no matter how good will NOT change the GENE POOL of the people of Pakistan where the real trouble resides.
South Asian
Jul 17, 2012 10:53pm
gene pool of Pakistan is Sooth Asian ( India+Pak+Srilanka+Afghan+Bangladesh) same blood not Arab Gene pool
vaqas
Jul 18, 2012 07:12pm
Well you are welcome to try your luck with movie making and we will look forward to it just as much as we are looking forward to irum's. Best of luck in this digital world of mediocrity
Razzaq
Jul 18, 2012 07:35pm
Love this.
Cyrus Howell
Jul 18, 2012 08:11pm
Movies are escape from reality.
Cyrus Howell
Jul 18, 2012 08:12pm
Then why does 1/2 of Pakistan want to be Arabs?
Cyrus Howell
Jul 18, 2012 08:13pm
If wishes were horses beggars could ride. Migel de Cervantes
asfi
Jul 19, 2012 06:52am
Movies never change the destiny of nations, let us take it as entertainment. best of luck to complete team of Josh.