Ahmed Ali Akbar and Mansha Pasha’s critically acclaimed film Laal Kabootar has been making headlines for all the right reasons these days.
Directed by Kamal Khan, the film won rave reviews by critics and was also appreciated by the masses when released in March this year.
Laal Kabobar, which is also Pakistan’s official submission for Oscars 2020 in the International Feature Film Award category recently won an award for Best Feature Film in the Archana Soy Audience Choice Awards at the 14th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival.
The festival took place from September 26th to October 6th, 2019 and Laal Kabootar was showcased on the closing night, followed by a Q & A session with lead actor Ahmed Ali Akbar and producer of the film Kamil Chima.
“Kamal and I call getting into the character a process of discovery; we spoke at length about who he is not, rather than who he is, there was a lot of inspection and thinking. It took a lot of time,” said the lead actor, Ahmed Ali Akbar while speaking to the audience.
Tasveer is lauded to be one of USA’s largest South Asian film festivals, declaring to have a “mission is to engage and educate the community through thought-provoking films, stories, and issues from South Asia & its diaspora”.
Farah Nousheen and Rita Meher founded Tasveer in March 2002 in Seattle, soon after 9/11. Troubled by the stereotyped and highly prejudicial images of South Asians depicted in the mainstream media at that time, they sought to dispel those mischaracterizations by giving South Asians a chance to speak for themselves.
If you haven’t watched the critically acclaimed Karachi-based crime thriller Laal Kabootar and are unsure what the hype is all about, you have another chance to watch the film on the big screen.
Actor Mansha Pasha made the announcement on her Twitter on Tuesday:
“Due to popular demand, Laal Kabootar is back in cinemas from Oct 11!”
Due to popular demand, Laal Kabootar is back in cinemas from Oct 11!@LaalKabootar
For all the people who have been messaging, please go and watch it!
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) October 8, 2019
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