Have you seen? First look of Jami’s Moor goes live!

Published: August 6, 2013
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Moor's first look. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Moor's first look. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Moor's first look. PHOTO: PUBLICITY A screengrab from the upcoming Lollywood film.

If the details in Waar’s trailer took you by surprise, then the simplicity of the first look of Moor — film-maker Jami’s first feature film — is going to blow you away.

Released online this week, the teaser of Moor (which means mother in Pashto) heavily relies on visuals accompanied by a soothing score, which is a pleasant change from standard Pakistani practices, as your anticipation of the film builds up, without the story being unveiled.

The trailer comprises scenic shots of the beautiful snow-clad terrain of Muslim Baagh, an area in the vicinity of Qila Saifullah district in Balochistan. One of the most elaborate shots even shows the once existing Zhob Valley Railway (ZVR) in operation with a train easing into the frame as we slowly fade in and out to the highlands.

ZVR has been out of service for quite some time now and like many other railway lines laid during the British era, this one is being removed by the locals and sold as scrap.

This decline of the railways system will play a major part in the film’s story, which sources tell us is about a child’s journey from the outskirts of Quetta to Karachi.

Presented by Azaad films and Mandviwalla Entertainment, the film, which was previously titled Morqaye, will be released at the end of 2013 or early 2014.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • ishaq
    Aug 6, 2013 - 9:17PM

    Looking “GOOD ONE”

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  • Da Snob
    Aug 6, 2013 - 11:26PM

    Awesome, gonna watch it

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  • optimist
    Aug 6, 2013 - 11:30PM

    One word AMAZING.
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    I ve come to know from Guardian website that you are working on many projects and I am glad we have people like you working for our film industry. We are proud of you.

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  • Jami
    Aug 7, 2013 - 1:54AM

    Thx guys I owe this film to lot of ppl but mainly to Baloch ppl. Who loved us and they know how to give everything to Pakistan but getting nothing return but blood tears and sad levesl of anarchy.

    And yes we associate produced Zinda bhag, co produced Operation 021 (old title Extortionist) with azzan sami khan and my dear friend Zeba Bakhtiar. We finished Downward dog too with Joshinder and Sajjid Hassan.

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  • optimist
    Aug 7, 2013 - 6:44AM

    Whatever you guys do, please make sure that we have atleast 2 to 3 quality films a year (doesn’t matter who makes them) for atleast next 10 years. Let those who are making B-films carry on their routines.
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    These quality films should be properly released at least in Pakistan with due publicity. We cannot wait and have 6 years gap (khuda ke liye and Bol). If the film is not marketed, even Pakistanis don’t know it. Last 20 years wehave lost audience for Pakistani films. Please target Pakistani schools and encourage them to send kids to watch films (even if you have to give massive discounts or even free screening). We need this kids to be our customers in 10 years down the line. We cannot lose another generation completely to foreign films. Talk to Mr Mandviwallah to help you guys make one film a year for kids. Catch them, involve them at young age!
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    If you cannot release films internationally, please talk to Netflix or Lovefilm websites for internet streaming. We, the overseas Pakistanis, would be happy to pay and watch quality streaming online. This will give people accesss all over the world to watch our films. With time, we will have enough audience to make it commercially viable to release them in many countries. We need to develop audience.
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    We need a regular publicity and supply of films to feel some national pride. It is difficult to take pride in our film industry at the moment when we cannot recommend any film to our South Asian friends when they are telling us about Bollywood all the time!

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  • Indigenious
    Aug 10, 2013 - 10:20AM

    Congrats Jami ..ET its MUSLIM BAGH not BAAGH
    Please JAMI The FIlm is shot in PASHTUN BELT of Balochistan and Pashtuns are not BALUCH.
    THANKS

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  • Ambreen Siddiqui
    Sep 9, 2013 - 10:27AM

    @Jami:
    simply amazing…i loved the trailor of moor and waiting for its release…. your work is really nice , the way u explored the beauty of Balochistan areas is simply amazing…. it should be internationaly release so that the world may know how beautiful is Pakistan and balochistan is a place to love not a no-g- area…. your film will definitely give a positive impact to tourism industry of pakistan…. We r proud of u Jami…Stay blessed !

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