SHAH is an upcoming Pakistani sports biopic which is based on the life of legendary Pakistani boxer, Syed Hussain Shah. The movie pays tribute to the Olympic medalist.
Hussain Shah started his life as a homeless child on the streets of Karachi and went on to dominate Asian boxing for nearly a decade before becoming the first South Asian in history to win an Olympic Bronze Medal in boxing at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
He remains the only Pakistani athlete to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games in the more than 50 years.
The film features a mostly brand new cast, with Lahore-based musician and actor Adnan Sarwar portraying Hussain Shah on the silver screen after undergoing a yearlong boxing training program to prepare for the role. Other cast members include Kiran Chaudhry, Sardar Baloch, Adeel Raees and Gulab Chandio.
Backed by some of the top brands of Pakistan, Bank Alfalah, Pepsi and Samsung are helping to bring the story of the forgotten Pakistani hero to the local audience.
Shah has been produced by Logos Films and distributed in cinemas across Pakistan by Footprint Entertainment.
The movie is slated to release on 14th August 2015.