The critically acclaimed Pakistani film Mah e Mir was screened recently at the Rajasthan Adult Education Association, the second venue of the Jaipur International Film Festival 2017 – where approved documentaries and documentary features are screened for audiences coming from all over the world to attend the festival.
The packed audience included notable writers, poets, media individuals and activists in the field of education.
In November last year, the film was highly appreciated and awarded the ‘Best Narrative Film Award’ at Guam International Film Festival.
Mah-e-Mir, one of the best movies to come out from the resurging Pakistani film industry has also been nominated by Pakistan’s Academy Selection Committee as the country’s official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film Award Category for the 89th Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the final list of Oscar nominees on 24th January, 2017, for the 89th Academy Awards scheduled to take place on 26th February 2017.
Distributed nationwide by HUM Films and Eveready Group of Companies, Mah-e-Mir is directed by Anjum Shahzad and written by Sarmad Sehbai. The story is set in contemporary times chronicling the life of a young anarchist poet. While denouncing traditions he goes through the sufferings of love, separation and poverty, which drive him to the edge. In all his sufferings, he discovers the 18th century poet Mir Taqi Mir and as the story progresses, he embodies the intense feelings of love, passion and creative madness of the poet. The film stars Fahad Mustafa, Iman Ali, Sanam Saeed, Alyy Khan and Manzar Sehbai in lead roles. The film’s brilliant music score was by Shahi Hassan.