'Laal Kabootar' to return to theatres this weekend

Published: October 9, 2019
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KARACHI: Mansha Pasha and Ahmed Ali Akbar’s Laal Kabootar is returning to cinemas this weekend, on popular demand.

Pakistan’s official entry for Oscars 2020 consideration in the ‘International Feature Film Award’ category for the 92nd Academy Awards. Laal Kabootar also won the Archana Soy Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival 2019 in Seattle.

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In addition to this, the film was screened, as an official selection, at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2019 and at the prestigious Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2019, where Ahmed Ali Akbar, won the Best Actor Male Award for his outstanding performance.

Credited as one of the best Pakistani movie of 2019, Laal Kabootar is a rollercoaster ride featuring Akbar as Adeel Nawaz – a hustling taxi-driver, looking for a way out of Karachi. But with his back against the wall, Adeel has some hard choices to make.

Aliya Malik, played by Mansha Pasha, is strong-headed to the point of being stubborn, however when her world turns upside down in a series of incidents, she chooses to put up a fight even though her life is on the line.

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With its action-packed sequences and blinding pace, the critically acclaimed film also stars multi-talent actors such as Rashid Farooqui, Saleem Meraj, Ali Kazmi, Shamim Hilali, Akbar Islam, Syed Arsalan, Saad Fareedi, Hammad Siddiq, Ishtiaq Omar, Meesum Naqvi, Faiza Gillani, Mohammed Ahmed and Kaleem Ghour to name a few.

Laal Kabootar has been directed by the award-winning Kamal Khan with Harvard graduates Hania Chima and Kamil Chima as the Executive Producers.

The film will be re-released across Pakistan on October 11.

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