After a long wait, Anjum Shehzad’s Mah-e-Mir‘s release date has finally been revealed, along with its trailer.
The movie, which is based on the life and works of Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir, stars film and television actors Fahad Mustafa, Sanam Saeed, Iman Ali, Alyy Khan and Mazhar Sehbai.
Mah-e-Mir, meaning the promiscuous moon, is a story that follows the struggle of a contemporary poet and draws parallels with events in Mir’s life.
His conflict with the royal court, his romance with a courtesan, his ideals of bringing Urdu poetry to the people in the streets and his eventual madness under a full moon — all reflected in his poetry.
Anjum Shehzad, the director of the film, told Roznama Express that he had decided to cast Iman for the role of Mehtab in the upcoming movie after seeing her essay the role of a courtesan effortlessly in the 2011 movie Bol.
In an earlier interview, director Anjum Shehzad had praised the performance of the entire cast terming Iman Ali’s performance in the film as one to watch out for. “She has delivered a memorable performance. This will be a landmark film in her career, a movie which shall be appreciated by cinemagoers,” he said.
The film features Manzar Sehbai as Dr Kareem, Fahad Mustafa as the lead character Jamal, Iman Ali as Mahtab, Sanam Saeed as Naina Kanwal, and Alyy Khan as Nawab Sahab.
The movie also has five songs knitted in the script, which are penned by veteran writer and director Sarmad Sehbai. This will be Sarmad Sehbai’s cinematic premiere.
The first trailer for the movie was released in mid-2014. Produced by Badar Ikram and Khurram Shahzad, the trailer in itself is a visual masterpiece. Check it out:
Mah-e-Mir is slated to release on May 6 this year.