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Apr
08

Mehreen Jabbar’s Ramchand Pakistani

An enthusiastic applause followed soon after Mehreen Jabbar’s ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ ended in a in a packed downtown cinema in New York last night!

The movie had recently been nominated for the competition section of the Tribeca Film Festival 2008, New York.

The film portrays the story of a family torn apart as a father follows his son who had accidentally strayed across the border into India, and both get captured by the Indian authorities. Nandita Das from the acclaimed hits of the 1990s like Fire (1996) and Earth (1998) plays the Pakistani mother stuggling for their freedom, and mourning their long absence. This story is said to be based on true events.

The film features many prominent Pakistani actors such as Rashid Farooqi, Noman Ijaz, Maria Wasti, Shahood Alvi, Tipu, Adarsh Ayaz, Saleem Mairaj, and of course the our little star, Syed Fazal Hussain who plays Ramchand.

Ramchand Pakistani might not invoke the same level of thought-provocation and enthusiasm as last year’s ‘Khuda Ke Liye’ did but it is set to lay bare a lot about the fact that several innocent people are detained by either of the two countries and tagged as ‘spies’. Watch out for this one!

Mehreen’s image courtesy of http://word.world-citizenship.org

R e l a t e d     L i n k s

Ramchand Pakistani Official Site ]

[ Mehreen Jabbar Official Site ]

[ Tribeca Film Festival: Ramchand Pakistani ]

[ Minority Report: Ramchand Pakistani by Madeeha Syed ]

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11 Responses to “Mehreen Jabbar’s Ramchand Pakistani”


  1. 1 Taz
    April 29, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Oh wowie this looks good. Thanks for this update sister. Three cheers for the revival of Pak cinema! 😀

  2. 2 shabz
    April 29, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Mehreen as as versatile and gifted as Shoaib Mansoor. This promises to be a bigger if not an equal of a hit like KKL

  3. 3 hasan
    June 16, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Shohaib Mansoor is versatile and gifted? I’ve seen student films that are better than his. The film was laughably bad but it is a step forward for the on existent Pakistani cinema. By no means a serious work compared to international standards; I don’t mean technically (which can be forgiven) but even conceptually and thematically it was lacking. Tariq Ali said it was like the propaganda films that were produced in the USSR.

  4. 4 Padma Poori
    June 28, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Its nice to know we have morons like hasan in the previous comment section, who vilfies Shohaib
    Mansoor and compares it to a student film and then quotes another douche bag tariq ali who he claims sit was like the propaganda films that were produced in the USSR.
    We love to critise our own, its a sense of false machismo pride, we have very few good filsm
    being produced by the Pakistan film community. With the lack of technical resources and a goverment that does not promote ART and Culture and upcoming novice independent film makeers
    but yet with all the drawbacks the two film makers have produced Khuda Ke Liya and RAMCHAND PAKISTANI that has got the eye of the world that Pakiatan is evolving with a young new exciting
    talent and we are in deep gratitude for their work.
    So nay-sayers like hasan..please take a walk to the DARK SIDE….just download porn like you do
    it will meet your cheap “International Standards!”

  5. July 8, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    This is a definitely a ‘must see’! Thanks for the heads up. Will this have English subtitles?

    Just recently i saw ‘Project Kashmir’ at the Lincoln Center and also a part of the Tribeca Film Festival; unfortunately it was quite the disappointment!

  6. 7 Lubna Q.
    September 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Hey this little cute boy’s name is Raashid Farooqui correct?
    Just today I had saw this Telemovie on ARY TV and it was called “Thoothi Puthi…” something. lol and I saw him in there.
    He’s a very talented boy.


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