Mansha Pasha shared this big news of Facebook after ‘Laal Kabootar’ gets selected as Pakistan’s pick for Oscars 2020
The blockbuster movie of 2019 ‘Laal Kabootar’ has been selected by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee for Oscars 2020. The crime-thriller is picked for this year’s Oscar consideration in the International Feature Film Award at the 92nd Academy Awards.
The leading actress of ‘Laal Kabootar’, Mansha Pasha shared this big news on Facebook.
Here’s what Mansha Pasha wrote:
LAAL KABOOTAR has been selected as Pakistans submission to the Oscars.
A gift that keeps on giving 😊 So glad to have been a part of this project!
Congrats team and thank you all for the love u have shown to Laal Kabootar! ❤
Laal Kabootar is a 2019 Pakistani action crime thriller film produced by Hania Cheema and Kamil Cheema and written by Ali Abbas Naqvi. Directed by Kamal Khan, the film takes us on a thrilling journey on the streets of Karachi where crimes are on its peak.
The film features Ahmed Ali Akbar, Mansha Pasha, Rashid Farooqui, Raza Gillani, Syed Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Kazmi, and many others. It was released on 22 March 2019
According to Something Haute, the committee responsible for the selection of the film was chaired by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. Sharmeen is the first Pakistani to win two Oscars and also six Emmys.
The selection committee also comprised of the veteran actresses/director Zeba Bakhtiar, journalist Zarrar Khuhro, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at LUMS Zebunnisa Hamid, the multi-talented Sarmad Khoosat, director Asim Abbasi, fashion designer Rizwan Beyg, CEO of Nueplex Cinemas Jamil Baig, actress and model Sanam Saeed as well as journalist Hamna Zubair.
The producers of ‘Laal Kabootar’ Hania and Kamil Chima said that it is a very proud moment for the entire team!
This is very exciting news. This is a moment of immense pride for the entire team, from the investors who put their faith in us, to the cast and crew that worked tirelessly to tell a daring story.
On this occasion, Kamil Khan, the director also seemed very proud. He said:
Humbled by the news! This is an extremely proud moment for the entire team, we are all very excited. I want to thank the Pakistan selection committee and audiences for giving Laal Kabootar so much love.
Famous actor/director Sarmad Khoosat of Manto fame said that the crime-thriller is an authentic representation of the evolution in Pakistan cinema.
Laal Kabootar is an authentic representation of the new wave cinema in Pakistan. Karachi’s raw and fierce beauty has never been shown like this on-screen before.
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#ThisJustIn! The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, chaired by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has selected “LAAL KABOOTAR” to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'International Feature Film Award’ category for the 92nd Academy Awards. @sharmeenobaidchinoy @laalkabootar #KamalKhan #AhmedAliAkbar #ManshaPasha #KamilChima #HaniaChima #PakistaniCinema #LaalKabootar @ahmedaliakbarofficial @manshapasha @kamalkay #Oscars2020
Asim Abbasi, whose movie Cake was sent as an Oscar consideration last year said that it is one of the finest films to come out of Pakistan in recent years.
Laal Kabootar is one of the finest films to come out of Pakistan in recent years. Gritty urban-scapes and the dark underbelly of Karachi has never been explored and visualized for cinema like this before. Taut, crisp storytelling and first rate performances grip you from the first shot.
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