Seedlings wins two awards at New York film festival

Published: August 17, 2012

Aamina Sheikh won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Seedlings, the Pakistani film that was screened at the New York City International Film Festival has won two major awards at the opening ceremony.

The film, produced by Bodhicitta Works, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Film and actor Aamina Sheikh won the award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.

Also known as Lamha, the film was nominated in seven categories. Seedlings was nominated for Best Film, Best Director (Mansoor Mujahid), Best Actress in a Lead Role (Aamina Sheikh), Best Actor in a Lead Role (Mohib Mirza), Best Actor in a supporting Role (Gohar Rasheed) and Best Original Screenplay (Summer Nicks).

Seedlings is a Pakistani feature film starring Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza and Gohar Rasheed. The film, which completed production in Karachi in June 2012, was directed by newcomer Mansoor Mujahid and revolves around the lives of three individuals bound together by a devastating accident. An intricately woven story of loss, forgiveness and redemption, the film explores the terrifying prospects of piecing together a broken life.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • A2Z
    Aug 17, 2012 - 6:23PM

    Now this film got recognition from foreign film festivals and our media is giving it some coverage and feeling proud. But before this very moment we never heard about this and our dirty media never give any kind of coverage to this film, they are too busy in promoting foreign film industry .
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  • diehard amina and mohib fan
    Aug 17, 2012 - 6:26PM

    soooo proud of amina!…mohib and amina are the FIRST and ONLY international award winnin Pakistani ‘actor couple’! Immensely talented couple. I hope they do more quality local and international work. Please dont waste away your infinite potential.

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  • Bookie
    Aug 17, 2012 - 6:27PM

    Really happy guys, I am proud. You would win us Oscar one day!

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  • a&a
    Aug 17, 2012 - 6:28PM

    some rare good news. . . !!!! (._.)

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  • Aug 17, 2012 - 6:49PM

    I hope this get released in our Cinemas instead of the usual Indian Crap!

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  • Tribune Reader
    Aug 17, 2012 - 7:22PM

    I watched the movie in the festival. It is so beautifully put together and it will touch your heart, everyone will relate to it. Not to minimize everyone else’s work in the movie but Aamina Sheikh carried the movie on her shoulders with her beautiful acting. Gohar Rasheed was brilliant too. Direction is something very different from what Pakistanis are used to, because only a good director can take a simple story and make it interesting that you don’t feel bored. It’s a MUST WATCH. I hope Pakistani cinema authorities get out of inferiority complex and play it in theaters.

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  • FS
    Aug 17, 2012 - 8:01PM

    Bravo! Watched this film and it is really a very inspiring movie!
    Correct yourself! This film won awards in NYCIFF (New York City International Film Festival) not New York Film Festival which is a different film festival.Recommend

  • DevilHunterX
    Aug 17, 2012 - 9:19PM

    We are learning.

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  • AJK
    Aug 18, 2012 - 4:46AM

    I had the misfortune of watching Bodyguard. Seriously, movies like these can lower your IQ. Well done censor board, why should we watch anti-Pakistan propaganda movies in our own cinemas. And ET should be ashamed for publishing such a biased view. A handful of cinema owners making a profit should not be the only determining factor

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  • M k s
    Aug 18, 2012 - 6:11AM

    Although it doesn’t take away from his talent but Aamina won and yes they both were nominated. @diehard amina and mohib fan:

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  • Aug 18, 2012 - 9:26AM

    I am Proud of you guys..The Whole Team….Hurray !! Congrats !!!

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  • Parvez
    Aug 19, 2012 - 1:19PM

    Great stuff, cant wait to see the movie.

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  • Sandeep
    Aug 19, 2012 - 4:35PM

    It was also nominated for best original score – Usman Riaz

    :)

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