Spend a day at the shrine of Baba Bulleh Shah in Kasur and witness how #PakistanIsEthereal

Dawn.com and German International broadcaster DW are highlighting stories that define the real meaning of Pakistan.
Published March 23, 2019

Na main momin vich maseeta

Not a believer in the mosque, am I

Na mai vich kufr diyaan reetaan

Nor a disbeliever with His rights, am I

Na mai paakaan vich paleetaan

I am not the pure, among the impure

Na mai Musa na Firaun

Neither Moses, nor Pharaoh, am I

Bulleh ki jana mai kaun

Bulleha – who knows, who I am?

This Pakistan Day, directors Fazal Ahmed and Abdul Basit of Thinair Films take vlogger Eva zu Beck to the shrine of Baba Bulleh Shah in Kasur, as she experiences the devotional atmosphere of the location, and listens to live qawallis while the evening sun falls on the courtyard.

Titled #PakistanIsEthereal, this short film is an homage to Pakistan's diverse culture and traditions, and features a reading of Bullah’s famous Punjabi poem in English.

This film was produced under the #PakistanIs project, an initiative of Dawn.com and German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) to highlight and showcase stories that define the real meaning of Pakistan.

The project comprises of eight different films, and one film will be released every Saturday at 6pm on our social channels.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more details, photos and behind-the-scenes action from these films.

Project credits:

Directed by Fazal Ahmed and Abdul Basit

Narration: Eva zu Beck

Camera A: Sabeeh Qureshi

Camera B: Syed Nauman

Assistant Director: Nauman Khan

Sound Recordist: Fareed

Original Music: Fazal Ahmed

Music Assistant: Nauman Khan

Poetry: Baba Bulleh Shah