LAHORE: Veteran comedian Amanullah, who was admitted to a hospital a week ago, is getting better.

“My father is getting better. He is still admitted to Bahria Town Hospital. Doctors say he will get discharged after a month and that there is a reason for keeping him here for so many days. Doctors want to ensure there are no complications,” said Amanat Aman, the veteran artist’s son.

A versatile stage, TV and film actor, Amanullah has entertained at least three generations with his particular style of spontaneous comedy.

SHORT FILM: SOC Films have released the third short film from their Home1947 series, titled Zameen.

A press release states that with one foot in the world of his father and another in his mother’s, Zameen is a story of a refugee who found his home when he left a part of himself behind.

The Home1947 series is a personal exploration of the lives and stories of the millions that were displaced in 1947 during the Partition.

It is a series of seven short films conceptualised and produced by SOC Films, which recreate the long-lost sights and sounds of what millions once called home, and explored this world not through the words of historians and politicians, but through the eyes of those who lived through it.

Published in Dawn, January 19th, 2020