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Farjad Nabi (co-writer)
Meenu Gaur (co-writer)
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18 October 2013 (USA) See more »
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Three young men try to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeed in ways they had least expected. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Amna Ilyas ... Rubina

Naseeruddin Shah ... Puhlwan
Khurram Pataras ... Khaldi
Zohaib ... Taambi
Salman Ahmed Khan ... Chitta
Tahir Rasheed ... Taambi's Brother
Rasheed Ali ... Taambi's Father
Naghma Begum ... Ami Ji
Malik Aslam ... Thanedar
Hannan Dar ... Young Puhlwan
Goga Gunja ... Bus Conductor
Aslam Raaz ... Chitta's Father
Ali Murad ... Booba
Nasir Butt ... Younas Podri
Tanvir Fakhra ... Be ji
Gul Zareen ... Mian Saab
Imran ul Haq ... Malik Agent
Farzana Thiym ... Puhlwan's Secretary
Khaula Qureshi ... Naureen
Majid Ali ... Club Manager
Master Roohal Yaar Jokhio ... Auqaat Son 2
Master Sachal Nabi ... Auqaat Son 1
Naima Butt ... Auqaat Wife 2
Sadaf Bhatti ... Auqaat Wife 1
Samina Butt ... Taambi's Mother
Sanam Nazi ... Mami Ji
Sarfraz Ansari ... Bajwa Saab
Stephen Ghauri ... Stephen
Syed Jamal Pasha ... Cheena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadiq Aamir ... Policeman 1
Adil Sardar ... Adil
John Adnan ... Policeman 2
Ahsen Murad ... Naddo
Albert Grasnek ... Foreigner Gambler
Aliya Abbasi ... Jabeen
Waqar Arif ... Strange Man
Asif Japani ... Waiter 2
Azfar Mehdi ... Socialite 3
Aziz Zulfiqar ... Auqaat Husband
Bina Jawwad ... Socialite Aunty 1
Jawwad Bina ... Guest Appearances
Danyal Rasheed ... Socialite 4
Dilnawaz Jawa ... Turkish Guard 1
Ismet Jawwad ... Socialite 1
Luka Calvin ... Waiter 3
Master Ali Arif ... Rafae
Mazhar Zaidi ... Socialite 2
Bral Mithoo ... Billa's Penciller
Mohammad Imran ... Imran
Mohsin Ali ... Turkish Guard 2
Mujahid Eshai ... Brigadier Jimmy
Eshai Mujahid ... Guest Appearances
Samiya Mumtaz
Orpheus Augustus Marcks ... Malang
Hans Riaz ... Pop Singer
Rizwan Aslam ... Rizwan
Rizwan Baloch ... Dunky Agent
Rukhsana Khan ... Mall Lady Manager
Manzar Sehbai
Shaila Eshai ... Socialite Aunty 2
Eshai Shaila ... Guest Appearances
Shakeel Salamat ... Shakeel
Shehzad Sadiq ... Saqib Dhilla
Usman Zia ... Pulhwan Bodyguard 1
Waseem Butt ... Stickman
Waseem Rocket ... Pulhwan Bodyguard 2
Yaqoob Lucky ... Waiter 1
Ali Zafar ... Bajwa Saab's son
Zahra Mirza ... Socialite 5
Afzal Zain ... Khota
Zainub Jawwad ... Spiritual Guide

Directed by
Meenu Gaur 
Farjad Nabi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Meenu Gaur  co-writer
Farjad Nabi  co-writer

Produced by
Mazhar Zaidi .... producer
Original Music by
Sahir Ali Bagga 
Cinematography by
Satya Nagpaul 
Film Editing by
Shan Mohammed 
Casting by
Aslam Malik 
Production Management
Irshad Abdullah .... assistant production manager
Asad Ammar .... assistant unit manager
Taqi Furqan .... unit production manager
Ali Maqsood .... production manager
Awais Mumtaz .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gill Anam .... second assistant director
Azfar Mehdi .... second assistant director
Harune Massey .... assistant director
Harune Massey .... first assistant director
Ahmed Shaheryar .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Tony Babu .... sound editor
Vipin Bhati .... sound
Boby John .... sound re-recording mixer
Unny .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jayadev Tiruveaipati .... DI COLOURIST
Casting Department
Tanvir Fakhra .... casting: background performers
Bhatti Masih .... casting: background performers
Bral Mithoo .... casting: background performers
Malik Razia .... casting: background performers
Music Department
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan .... playback singer
Amanat Ali .... playback singer
Jabir Ali .... playback singer
Abrarul Haq .... playback singer
Arif Lohar .... playback singer
Other crew
Mithun D'Souza .... technologist
Butt Khurram .... production coordinator
Imran Mohammad .... production assistant
Anjali Panjabi .... Production Consultant
Anjali Panjabi .... production coordinator
Nigel Xavier .... script supervisor
Aziz Amer .... special thanks
Hasan Arif .... special thanks
Jokhio Ayaz .... special thanks
Bareezeh .... special thanks
Humayon Brig .... special thanks
Mengal Farooq .... special thanks
Jawwad Ismet .... special thanks
Patil Jairaj .... special thanks
Dutta Madhusree .... special thanks
Jabbar Mehreen .... special thanks
Khan Nighat Said .... special thanks
Saeed Omar .... special thanks
Dwyer Rachel .... special thanks
Jawwad Saleema .... special thanks
Akbar Siddique .... special thanks
Bulbula Yaqub .... special thanks
Zaidi Zafar Mehdi .... special thanks
Jawwad Zainub .... special thanks

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115 min
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More than lives up to its hype, 29 August 2014
Author: loveyourlife from United Kingdom

Before even seeing this, the pressure was already one; submitted as Pakistan's entry for the Oscars (although it's not really the genre of film that wins that category), a star appearance from Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah and a hit soundtrack from Sahir Ali Bagga to boot- my expectations were very high. Fifteen minutes through the film I was reassured; the script is well written, making you empathise with the characters almost instantly and the narrative is perfectly timed. In my opinion this is much more relevant Pakistani film than say "Waar", because it's about people rather than stunts and action. Three star turns come from Khurram Pataras who is perfectly cast as Khaldi, supported by the equally excellent Zohaib Ashgar, whose character's insecurities and naivety make him immediately likable. The third friend is played by Salman Ahmed Khan and although less developed a character than the other two, it's another engaging performance. Both Naseeruddin Shah and Amna Ilyas of course turn in excellent performances, but for me it's the three friends who make the film what it is. This is exactly the kind of production Pakistan needs to be making; a serious topic light-heartedly portrayed with touches of ironic and black humour. In the much-touted "resurgence of..." tag that every new Pakistani film of the last 3-4 years seems to be labelled with, this one is wholly deserving of that accolade for simply trying and succeeding at doing something different. If you haven't seen this yet, you're missing out on one of the exciting slices of south Asian cinema released in the last year.

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