Cannes Film Festival is considered a prestigious film festival held every year in Cannes, France. This year a Pakistani film is also shortlisted for screening at Cannes Film Festival.
The film name is Abdullah The Final Witness starring Imran Abbas Naqvi and Saadia Khan, Written and Directed by Hashim Nadeem.
Abdullah is written, produced and directed by Hashim Nadeem. Sajid Hassan, Hameed Sheikh, Imran Abbas and Saadia Khan are in the lead roles. Hashim Nadeem is a famous fiction writer and his dramaKhudda Aur Muhabbat also featuring Saadia Khan and Imran Abbas was quite famous.
Here is the trailer of Abdullah The Final Witness
Song Karam Maula from the same film
Hashim Nadeem hails from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan and the film is also based on the incident of 17 May 2011 happened in Quetta. The incident is known as Kharotabad incident in which five Russian and Tajik citizen (men and women) were killed by Frontier Constabulary (FC) claimed to be as terrorist at the check post of Kharotabad. The incident was filmed by a journalist and later media aired same videos claiming all the killed ones were innocent citizen. Then Chief Justice of Pakistan took sou motto notice of this incident, and a commission was asked to prepare the Kharotabad Inquiry Report. The findings of the inquire were never made public and the case is still unresolved like any other important cases in our history. A key witness of this incident was murdered in Quetta in December 2011.
Rashid Nazir Ali