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Josh is the
only Pakistani film to be screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival in
Great news from MAMI! Josh, the only Pakistani film to be screened at
the highly prestigious 14th Mumbai Film Festival in 2012 is the
brainchild of Iram Parveen Bilal. Iram, Whilst she has been noted in
international film festivals for her short films.This is Iram's debut
feature film, which she spent 4 years
from concept to script to fundraising to getting a team and then
shooting the film and editing it. JOSH is
screening at MAMI next weekend.
The brief synopsis of Josh goes as follows: Fatima, a committed
schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, is
devastated when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her
friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront
the powerful feudals in Nusrat’s village, Fatima travels there to
investigate. Will the trials and tribulations deter Fatima's resolve?
Will the quest challenge an already complicated romantic relationship?
What all shall Fatima have to sacrifice in the search for answers?
Josh (English Title: Against the Grain) is the story of a privileged
woman whose life is shattered in a single moment. It is the story of a
woman in search for a dangerous truth. It is the story of the biggest
challenge to Pakistan's still reigning feudalism: the country's youth.
The film explores the internal debates the young are struggling with,
and how solutions can be attainable if and when they stand united.
The cast of the film includes renowned stars such as Aamina Sheikh,
Adnan Shah Tipu, Khalid Ahmad,
Navin Waqar, Salim Mairaj, Parveen Akbar and Kaiser Khan Nizamani.
Iram Parveen Bilal spent four years developing
and conceptualizing the story of Josh
Aamina Sheikh as the brave Fatima, a committed schoolteacher, living the
cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, whose life is about to turn upside
down in a second. Picture by Mobeen Ansari
Mohib Mirza stars as the optimistic, "hatt ke", politician "Uzair" in
Khalid Malik stars as the torn
artist, "Adil" in JOSH.
One of Pakistan's most talented
actors, who has starred in Indian as well as Pakistani films, Adnan Shah
Tipu stars as the loyal but conflicted "Gulsher" in JOSH.
Parveen Akber stars as the imminent hero of Khuda Ki Basti, in a
character that's her namesake, "Parveen" in JOSH.
The supremely talented, veteran actor, Salim Mairaj stars as the honest
yet nervous teacher, "Master Khalid" in JOSH.
Kaiser Khan Nizamani stars as the dada of the City of God/Khuda Ki Basti,
"Khan" in JOSH.