Miraqsm Media presents Mah-e-Meer, a film by Sarmad Sehbai and directed by Anjum Shehzad. The movie is inspired by the work of Mir Taqi Mir, the first classical master of Urdu poetry. Mah-e-Meer meaning the promiscuous moon is a story that follows the struggle of a contemporary poet and draws parallels with events in Mir’s life.
His conflict with the royal court, his romance with a courtesan, his ideals of bringing Urdu poetry to the people in the streets and his eventual madness in full moon; all reflected in his poetry. The official trailer of the film, produced by Badar Ikram and Khurram Shahzad is out. The film is featuring Manzar Sehbai as Dr Kareem, Fahad Mustafa as the lead role Jamal, Iman Ali as Mahtab, Sanam Saeed as Naina Kanwal and Aly Khan as Nawab Sahab.
The movie has five songs knitted in the script, which are written by veteran writer and director Sarmad Sehbai. This will be Sarmad Sehbai’s cinematic premiere.
The total running time of the film is 120 minutes and the film is currently undergoing its post-production phase. According to the producers of the movie, Badar Ikram and Khurram Rana, negotiations with distributors are under way and release details will be finalised soon.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 8th, 2014.