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Dawn group to produce film

March 03, 2017

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KARACHI: Dawn Films announced on Wednesday production of its debut film Saat Din Mohabbat In (SDMI) — an innovative, offbeat romantic comedy set in contemporary Karachi and starring Mahira Khan (Raees) and Sheheryar Munnawar (Ho Mann Jahaan).

The film will be directed by two Pakistani filmmakers — Meenu and Farjad, well known to international film festival audiences for their successful Zinda Bhaag, the new wave Pakistani film classic — and scripted by Fasih Bari Khan, acclaimed by TV and film audiences for his work dealing with urban life in the country.

SDMI is a hilarious romantic tale about a young man’s quest to find his true love in a crowded Karachi neighbourhood, and the obstacles, both spiritual and physical, that he must overcome in order to achieve his goals.

“Fast-paced and dynamic, this moving film promises to be both a visual and musical treat for moviegoers, as well as an authentic representation of life in Karachi’s teeming neighbourhoods,” said a spokesperson for Dawn Films.

“The choice of the two stars, Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munnawar, in offbeat roles, along with supporting roles played by theatre and film actors, promises a kind of film that audiences have seldom seen in Pakistan,” the spokesperson added.

Dawn Films, the film division of The Dawn Media Group, will act as executive producers of this venture.

Published in Dawn, March 3rd, 2017