KARACHI: The multiple award-winning feature film Lamha (or Seedlings) will be released by The Platform at the Atrium Cinemas in Karachi on September 20, according to a press release.
The much-awaited film, which stars Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza and Gohar Rasheed, won the ‘Best Feature Film’ (People’s choice) awards and ‘Best Lead Actress’ awards for Aamina Sheikh both at its World Premiere in The New York City International Film Festival 2012 and the annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit’s film festival.
It also bagged the ‘Best Feature Film’ award at the DC South Asian Festival in Washington in May 2013.
Producer Meher Jaffri said, “We are so thrilled that we are able to finally show the film at home for the people it was made for. Due credit goes to the stellar cast and crew of our film and kudos to initiatives such as The Platform, leading the charge on the distribution and exhibition front, a segment of the industry that was previously under-developed.”
The story of Lamha revolves around a happy couple whose lives are changed forever after a devastating accident leaves them reeling for stability. Sheikh and Mirza, the lead actors, have have been heaped with generous accolades for the way they have depicted their painful journey.
While commenting on the film’s official release, Sheikh said, “The project getting international recognition and now the much-awaited release in Pakistan is surely a reflection of such unwavering commitment and dedication of all those who ‘literally lived every moment of Lamha.‘”
Lead actor Mohib Mirza remarked that it was “heartening to finally know the much-awaited release date” and that its release was “a major step towards the revival of Pakistani cinema.”