Komal Rizvi to play a war refugee in upcoming Hollywood film lyrics, OST title song mp3 download, cast, timings, drama review, written update (source: hipinpakistan)
The Sufi pop singer is set to make her debut in Hollywood.
Pakistan has seen more than a handful of its artistes break through the glass ceiling in Hollywood (Faran Tahir, Iqbal Theba, etc) and it seems Komal Rizvi is all set to join the ranks. The versatile singer, actor and queen of Sufi pop will play the character of Afreen in a movie of the same name. Let us just say that this is a huge achievement not just for Komal but for Pakistan.
Principal photography of Afreen is set to begin next month in Ontario, Canada which serves as the setting for the film. The movie is being spearheaded by veteran Bollywood producer and director Aashish Channa, and the story is a gripping thriller set in the tense climate of the current world, shaken by terrorism. The film focuses on the struggles of Afreen, her trauma, her past identity and her new life. She is a traumatized Iraq War refugee who joins an Ontario-based terror cell to exact personal revenge on the West but eventually ﬁnds herself torn about her ultimate decision. Few can ignore or deny the disturbing impact, within the past year, of terrorism in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as its apocalyptic strain of the ancient faith clashes with the West.
A bloodbath is being planned somewhere in the city, the fate of hundreds lies in the hands of one woman ‘Afreen’, played by Komal.
“While a network cannot identify a would-be terrorist before he or she strikes, it can certainly participate with a ﬁlm that explores the side of such people that ordinary viewers rarely see – the human side”, Aashish Channa, CEO of Media Factory Inc said while talking to the press.
The narrative ﬁlm medium is among the best vehicles for exploring such an issue, and that is just what Afreen intends to accomplish. Through the lens of a ﬁctional, speculative yet realistic cinematic tale, viewers will be exposed to the uncomfortable truth about the roots of extremism – the perfect recipes for Islamic radicalization, the harsh realities of foreign policy blowback, and the devastating personal costs of revenge.
Afreen is a hard-hitting, unconventional thriller and gut-wrenching drama that our current times demand. Equally unsparing in its brutality and hopeful in its search for redemption, the ﬁlm aims to provoke stirring thoughts and challenging discussions about how each of us views the world and its people.
The makers of Afreen are seeking a courageous network willing to participate in a timely, topical, and daring ﬁlm production with a stake in the future. The movie’s teaser shared by Lets Make A Movie, a subsidiary of Media Factory Inc. the makers of Afreen is already creating waves and we are confident Komal Rizvi’s performance is going to mark her entry into the Oscars!
‘Let’s Make a Movie’ has started acting careers of many; we wish her and Afreen the best of luck. Have a look at the teaser:
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