Pakistani Movie ‘Zinda Bhaag’ Nominated for Oscars!

It is more than a pleasure to state that this time, Pakistan will be making its way to the Oscars award ceremony which holds significant importance globally. The recent release of Pakistani movie ‘Zinda Bhaag’, starring some veteran actors like Naseeruddin Shah, is all done with its premiere and will be releasing nationwide on September 20th. 

We did share a report on Pakistan’s participation in Oscars and stated that Pakistan Academy Selection Committee (PASC) has been established to make sure that the best content is been nominated for Oscars. The committee has nominated Zinda Bhaag for oscars and more to delight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will choose the final nominees for all award categories including Best Foreign Language Film by 8th January 2014. The complete and final list of Oscar nominees will be announced on 16th January 2014.

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Been directed by Farjad and  Meenu, the movie is shot in Lahore and can be considered as a dedication to the Lahori culture. The story of the film revolves around a group of four friends who are on the lookout of finding a quick way to earn fame and wealth. The media and the celebrities are excited with the news of been represented on a platform as big as of Oscars, this, surely is a big achievement for the Pakistani Media.

 Let us now see how far the said movie goes in the race where it has a mass competition from not only India but from the entire world.

Keep your fingers crossed,


Nida Zaidi

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  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    It is third pakistani film send for oscar nomination, the last time it happened was in 1963, so after a long lapse of 50 years another film is sent to oscar committee. Here is the list of other pakistanis film which were sent for oscar nomination

    Jago Huwa Savera in 1958, it was an art film made in east pakistan, and written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, its story was based on fishermen of bengal

    Ghoongat in 1963, this film was made on hindu mythology of “saat janam”, it was produced and directed by famous music director Khawaja Khursheed Anwar. Santosh kumar and nayyar sultana were in lead roles.

    Both the films sent for oscar nomination were flops in pakistan, Ghoongat is available on youtube and screened many times on tv as well. But Jago Huwa Savera is not available in any medium in pakistan.

    • nidazaidi

      Exactly Brother, I did mention about this in the previous article I wrote about the oscars.
      But I am really impressed to know that you have so much of knowledge about the old projects that earned respect for the country in past. This was new to me,

      Thanks for the share,
      Good Day

      • Mujtaba

        Is Zinda Bhaag a Pakistani Movie? Decide Yourself

        1. Meenu Gaur – Director and Writer is Indian
        2. Naseerudin Shah- Lead Actor is Indian
        3. Shan Mohammad – Editor is Indian
        4. Satya Rai Nagpaul -Cinematographer is Indian
        5. Vipin Bhatti – Sound designer is Indian
        6. A number of other Indian technical experts have worked behind the scenes for post production work.