Kamal Khan’s directorial debut film, Laal Kabootar, starring Ahmed Ali Akbar, Mansha Pasha, Ali Kazmi, Salim Mairaj and prominent others has been chosen for this year’s Oscar consideration in the International Feature Film Award category at the 92nd Academy Awards.
The Karachi-based crime thriller won great reviews by the critics and was also loved by the public in general.
“Something for us all to be proud of as a team. All the sweat and hard work was worth it,” announced the makers regarding the big accomplishment.
Ladies and gents some exciting news ahead:
Laal Kabootar has been selected as Pakistan's submission to the Oscars!!!
Something for us all to be proud of as a team. All the sweat and hard work was more than worth it. pic.twitter.com/EYz8aFz6Rn
— Laal Kabootar (@LaalKabootar) September 13, 2019
Chaired by two two-time Academy Award and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the committee responsible for the selection also includes actress and director Zeba Bakhtiar , journalist Zarrar Khuhro, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at LUMS Zebunnisa Hamid, the multi-talented Sarmad Khoosat, director Asim Abbasi, fashion designer Rizwan Beyg, CEO of Nueplex Cinemas Jamil Baig, actress and model Sanam Saeed as well as journalist Hamna Zubair.
“Laal Kabootar is a gift that keeps on giving and truly one of its kind! To me, it stands as a landmark project within my 6 year career,” shared Mansha Pasha who feels it has been her finest work so far.
Our film @LaalKabootar has been selected as Pakistans submission to the #oscars !
Laal Kabootar is a gift that keeps on giving and truly one of its kind! To me, it stands as a landmark project within my 6 year career.
Thank u Allah and hugs to the team! ❤@kamaltkhan
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) September 13, 2019
“Humbled by the news! This is an extremely proud moment for the entire team, we are all very excited. Want to thank the Pakistan selection committee and audiences for giving Laal Kabootar so much love,” said the director talking about the advancement.
Laal Kabootar has been produced by Harvard graduates Hania Chima and Kamil Chima.
It is indeed one of the most well-made movies to have released in recent times. Have a look at the Twitter reactions:
Wonderful news! Congratulations to the whole team! Pakistani cinema on the way up and up!
— adnanmalik (@adnanmalik) September 13, 2019
— Selina Rashid Khan (@selinarashid) September 13, 2019
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