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'Background'

Jani baba has played minor supporting roles in more than 160 Pakistani films since the last 47 years.
Updated Jun 09, 2018 04:26pm

Fazal Ahmad and Abdul Basit from Lahore won the third prize in the Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle video story contest, #ItHappensOnlyinPakistan for their film 'Background'.

Background is the story of Jani baba, an actor who has played minor supporting roles in more than 160 Pakistani films since the last 47 years. His expressions and charisma on screen grabs attention from the very first scene.

"Unforgettable, moving, emotional, true and tragically romantic! This one takes the cake." - Babar Sheikh


"Incredible story, shot beautifully." - Jami


It Happens Only In Pakistan is a nationwide video story contest organised by Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international broadcaster. The contest invited filmmakers from all over Pakistan to submit short documentary-styled videos on subjects that are uniquely Pakistani. Jury for the contest included noted Pakistani documentary filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. The contest accepted entries from March 23 to May7, 2018.