Jinnah documentary enthralls audience

Published: August 25, 2010
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Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

ISLAMABAD: After 13 years of being undercover, glimpses of the epic film Jinnah  resurfaced in the quaintly adorned common room of Kuch Khaas. The premier of Asif Arbab and Imran Rizvi’s sensational documentary ‘Dare To Dream’ on the making of the movie

Jinnah  was an intimate and exclusive event that kept the attendees enraptured and intrigued.

The event was wonderfully arranged by Kuch Khaas  with an iftar dinner preceding the screening that was enjoyed by a vast array of intellectuals from around Islamabad.

From the wicker baskets in the corner of the room to the art work adorning the place mats on the tables, the aura resonated with artistic touches. The attendees included Aruna Kamal, a freelance socio-economist, Omayr Saiyid, director the Karachi based clothing store YELLOW and Ameena Saiyid,
managing director of the Oxford University Press, to name a few.

Dare To Dream  focused not only on the making of the film Jinnah  but also highlighted the reasons for its lengthy exile from the silver screen. It not only depicts the challenges and achievements the cast
and crew faced during the entire process of the film but
also included exclusive interviews of cast members including Sir Christopher Lee, Maria Aitkin, Shrin Shah and Sashi Kapoor.

The documentary spurred healthy conversation amongst the attendees regarding the role of the media and press in Pakistan’s political infrastructure which led to many people voicing their opinions as to how the film Jinnah and Dare to Dream  should be ‘released to the public’ so they can understand the difficulties
that have marred the history of this nation.

Dare to Dream  ignited a little flame amongst its viewers to strive to learn the truth about their nations’ founder and understand the choices he made for what they really were.

Imran Rizvi graciously welcomed praise from friends and family, with the attendees leaving Kuch Khaas with a new sense of purpose and loyalty to their country.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Amna Qayyum
    Aug 25, 2010 - 6:03PM

    Writer captures true essence of movie. I pray to Allah that documantries such as these are available for public viewing so we can learn about our glorious freedom struggle.Recommend

  • Zaheer Abbas
    Sep 14, 2010 - 2:26PM

    Does anyone know, why such movies like Jinnah and Laaj were not released officially so far….??? Dare to dream highlights some of the sad facts in this regard, as I was present at the above said event….but anyone else know from some other source. This is crucial for our coming generation, no matter if we have to reveal and accept some of the bitter facts. Coming generations and the present youth of Pakistan must know about the facts history and dirty politics, as some very powerful state elements wants to reserve the right of “being national and patriotic” for themselves..and restrict common man and citizen of Pakistan to serve the Nation in honest way….. Thinkkkk!!!!

    Zaheer AbbasRecommend

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