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Nastoor

Shehzad Qaiser shares updates on his life after Ainak Wala Djinn ended.
Published Nov 24, 2019 12:00pm

This film by Saad Ali Gill, Fatimah Saad Gill, Majid Cheema, Ammar Siddique and Chaand won the judges' honourable mention prize of Rs100,000 in Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle's video story contest, #ItHappensOnlyinPakistan on the theme #OurDiversePakistan.

Nostalgia reigns supreme in this short film as Ainak Wala Djinn (Shehzad Qaiser) takes centre stage and shares his story following the end of the popular kids show that ran on Pakistan Television in the early 90s.

"Nastoor harps beautifully upon the pain faced by artists all over Pakistan. It tells the story of a once legend now lost to the contemporary culture." — Babar Sheikh


It Happens Only In Pakistan is a nationwide video story contest organised by Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international broadcaster. This time, the theme for the contest was sharing stories under the hashtag #OurDiversePakistan, and invited filmmakers from all over Pakistan to submit short documentary-styled videos that captured stories of unsung, unique Pakistani heroes. Jury for the contest included noted Pakistani documentary filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. The contest accepted entries from July 5 to August 25, 2019.