Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer
Director: Abu Aleeha
Cast: Yasir Hussein & Ayesha Omar
Pakistan 2022, Urdu/Punjabi with English subtitles, 94mins
A harrowing tale of one of Lahore’s most notorious serial killers is brought to life in our Opening Night film.
Javed Iqbal recounts the true story of a criminal who abducted and murdered over one hundred young boys between 1998 and 1999. Author Abu Aleeha adapts and directs their novel ‘Kukri’ into a sharp and gut-wrenching screenplay that focuses on Iqbal’s own statements during his time in police custody. The film also shines a spotlight on the Lahore Police and their handling of the case amidst public scrutiny.
Q&A with director, producer and cast. Hosted by Beo Zaffar Rana.