This year’s one of the prestigious Pakistani Films ‘Moor’ directed by Jami was selected to the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Moor unfolds the story of a feeble railway station master who is struggling to retrieve the railway land from the Mafias. Hameed Sheikh along with Samiya Mumtaz, Ayaz Samoo, Nayyar Ejaz, Shaz Khan and Abdul Qadir in lead roles of this film.
Except IFFI, the film was selected at the 20th Busan International Film Festival. Indian Filmmaker Mr. Anurag Kashyap who was one of the Jury members of Busan Festival watched ‘Moor’ and says to tribune journal “we’re trying what we can do release “Moor” in India…it’s going to happen.” Moor was also noted as this year’s Oscar entry from Pakistan for the Best Foreign Language Film.
Originally, the making of ‘Moor’ was started in 2007, but due to several crises, the film postponed its original theatrical release date and finally on August 14, 2015 Moor was permitted for the theatrical release. The Film was shot in Bostan, Hyderabad, Muslim Bagh, Khanozai, Shelabagh, Quetta, Sukkur and Karachi with a budget of US$490,000. At the time of this writing, the film was scored US$180,000 from the theatrical release.
The IFFI was organized by the Ministry of Broadcasting, Govt, of India. IFFI is considered as the official film festival of India. This year, the festival will be held from November 20th to 30th at Goa, India. This year, the filmmaker-actor Anil Kapoor will inaugurate the 46th international film festival, Dev Patel’s ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ to open 46th IFFI.