Date & Time
Sun 8th June 2014
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The film is about Rizwan Ahmed a struggling actor who meets Mian Tariq Ali, a relic of the once thriving film industry. The struggling actor is there to convince Ali to divorce his wife. A contest of male dominance between the two men ensues starting quite reasonably, playfully even, but turns violent in the end.
Whilst some of the interactions between the two men are similar to the play Sleuth, the film has roles for not just the Wyke character’s wife, but also his second, younger wife, the Tindel character’s object of desire. The milieu is Pakistan’s film industry, Lollywood in its dying days. The outcome for the characters is dark, with more emphasis on being sacrificed than self sacrifice, and is used an allegory of wider issues. The dialogue, in Urdu, and the scenario are adapted in numerous ways for Pakistani culture.
The film contains both original score and individual songs. The score of the film is composed by British Composer and musician Arthur Rathbone Pullen. The songs are sung by Pakistan’s best known playback singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Ali Azmat and Amanat Ali and composed by Sahir Ali Bagga
Cast: Salman Shahid as Mian Tariq Ali, Omair Rana as Riaz Ahmed, Mehreen Rahel as Mehreen, Feryal Gauhar as Madam
Running time 83mins, Cert PG, Urdu with English Subtitles
Q&A to follow with Sarah Tareen (Producer), Mujtaba Kazmi (Co-Producer), Karen David (Actor) and British Composer and musician Arthur Rathbone Pullen
For ticket enquires please call 020 7328 1000.