“Laal Kabootar” successfully screened for the first time in Dubai, followed by an interactive panel discussion on 29th of January 2020 at Novo Cinema, Ibn Battuta Mall
The Pakistani Action Crime Thriller Lal Kabootar was welcomed by roaring cheers and applause by the Dubai audience; this was the first screening of the Award winning film in the city; the screening included a live panel discussion with one of the young producers of the film, Kamil Chima and Mansha Pasha, the lead female of the film, the discussion was moderated by Shazia Ali Khan, the Director of “Pinky Memsaab”.
“Its been such an amazing experience being here in Dubai, the city of Dubai plays a key role in the Film and was a perfect setting for us to tell our story, this city’s dynamic mix of cultures allows it to be a bridge to share & connect through films to a global audience!” says Co-Producer – Kamil Chima
“Being a part of a film like Lal Kabootar truly speaks volumes about the Pakistani Cinema, I think we are at the realm of change, this revival of cinema has offered us more access and freedom to explore versatile subjects and content, resulting in the making of high quality and content driven films like Lal Kabootar!” adds Lead Actress – Mansha Pasha
Lal Kabootar was bought to Dubai by Poetic Strokes, who continue to identify and promote talent, inviting artists, performers, musicians, poets, film makers from South Asia through stimulating events with the main objective of linking communities together through art, music, film, literature and more, contributing to the ever-evolving art scene in the UAE and wider Middle East.
Laal Kabootar has won the Best Feature Film Award at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2019 and the Archana Soy Audience Award for ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival 2019 in Seattle. It was screened, as an official selection, at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2019, where Ahmed Ali Akbar, won the ‘Best Actor Male’ Award for his outstanding performance. The film has also been screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020. The film has been produced by Harvard graduates, Hania Chima and Kamil Chima; written by Ali Abbas Naqvi and directed by Kamal Khan. Taha Malik is the music director while Danial Hyatt, provides the background score. The film also features Ahmed Ali Akbar, Mansha Pasha, Rashid Farooqui, Raza Gillani, Syed Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Kazmi to name a few. The film was released on 22 March 2019 in Pakistan and received critical acclaim from both the audience and critics alike.