Award-winning film Lamha set to release in Pakistan on September 20

Published: August 27, 2013
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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. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

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. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

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.”

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  • Aug 27, 2013 - 7:12PM

    This is so exciting!
    Year 2013 is surely proving itself to be the year of revival!
    Best of luck to team Seedlings (Lamha) it was about time people saw the film :)

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  • Aug 27, 2013 - 7:16PM

    This is so exciting!
    looks like 2013 might just FINALLY be the year of revival!
    Congratulations and best of luck to team Seedlings ( Lamha) it was about time that the Pakistani audiences got to see the film :)

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  • Keenan Sultan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 7:47PM

    Pakistan entrance into the film world should be called PNC – Pakistans New Cinema making its mark moving away from the old Lollywood that produced cheap, technically poor made by crew with very little training & poor equipment. The new films like JOSH & LAHMA are simple funded films with a brand new crop that will train our Pakistani audiences to think, react and educate themselves rather than watch the numb mindless Bollywood trash trying to pass as entertainment. Good luck LAHMA

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  • Aug 27, 2013 - 8:39PM

    Finally Pakistani Film Industry will give Bollywood a run for their money.

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  • Aug 27, 2013 - 9:26PM

    Though I am very glad for Pakistani films, I think all these good films should not be released so quickly in such a short span.
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    Pakistanis waited for years after Khuda ke liye and Bol, they can wait for a few months for Lamha’s release.
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    Releasing Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi, Josh, Waar etc all within 8 weeks (Aug/Sep) is not a good idea. Many people need to wait for their next salary to afford another day out. It will have a negative impact on business.
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  • sid
    Aug 27, 2013 - 9:42PM

    @ayesha:
    Why bollywood u should compare u r self to Hollywood?????????/

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  • sid
    Aug 27, 2013 - 9:44PM

    @Keenan Sultan:
    If it is thrash don’t watch it………no one is forcing……….by u r statement u seem to have a lot of trash

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  • Parvez
    Aug 28, 2013 - 2:10PM

    I’ve been waiting for some time for Lamha to be released……….good news.

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  • saeed
    Aug 28, 2013 - 2:14PM

    good to see one more Pakistani movie making it to the cinemas. one more Movie Swaarangi – The Melting Embers is about to release soon. Starring Resham, Ayub Khosa, Naveed Akbar, Waseem Manzoor
    http://www.facebook.com/swaarangi

    best of ;luck to all film makers in Pakistan.

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