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Pakistani movie Saawan of 2017, to be showcased at ALIIFF

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) is proud to announce that the Oscar nominated Pakistani movie Saawan, will be showcased at the festival as part of the International Competition for Feature Films segment.

Saawan is the story of a handicapped 9-year old boy, abandoned in a desolate valley in the mountains of Balochistan. The boy is rejected by his father, intimidated by society, harassed by friends and left alone in a valley in the scorching heat to die due to his disability. Strengthened by memories and dreams of his love for his mother, he begins a perilous journey back to his family in the main city.

The film, based on true events has won national and international recognition. It has been helmed by veteran film and TV director Farhan Alam and is backed by US-based physician Mashood Qadri under the banner of Kalakar Films.

3rd All Lights India International Film Festival,
2017 Dec 01 – 04, Hyderabad

Film Title                                              :        Saawan

Director                                               :        FARHAN ALAM

Producer                                              :        FARHAN ALAM

Cinematographer                                   :        FARHAN ALAM
Editor                                                  :        Aseem Sinha

Movie censored or NOT                           :

Debut Director or NOT                            :        Yes

Country                                               :        United States

Year                                                    :        2017

Runtime in Minutes                                 :        138 minute

Language                                             :        Urdu

Cast _





Awards if any_

Synopsis (100 Words) _

Saawan is a story of a 9-year-old Baluchistani boy, stricken by polio in Pakistan. He was rejected by his father, hated by society and harassed by his peers. He gets left behind in his village as the residents are forced to vacate the valley where they live. But he relies on the memories of his mother and begins a journey into the city. Saawan achieves self-rehabilitation, befriends a spirt living in the mountains and meet his new best friend, a three-legged dog. He then encounters kidnappers from whom he rescues 4 kids. While on his trip, he is followed by the kidnapper, with his father and a journalist tracing his steps in search of him. As he is close to finishing his journey the kidnapper attacks killing 40 people with Sawaan getting injured
Director Biography & Filmography (100 Words)   

  • Director Photo
  • Vertical poster
  • Movie Images – 2 no’s

  About ALIIFF 2017

After the grand success of its first two editions, ALIFF 2017 has lived up to its reputation as one

of Asia’s finest film festivals, receiving well over 1000 film submissions from nearly 80 countries.

Veteran Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal will curate the event as its Festival Director.

Started in the coastal city of Kochi in 2015, ALIIFF is considered as one of India’s premier film

festivals. In the last 3 years, it has grown in stature, shifting base to Ramoji Film City in

Hyderabad. For its 2017 edition, to be held from Dec 1-4, a total of 115 films from 80+ countries

will be featured in 6 competition and 9 non-competition categories. Movies screened at ALIIFF,

such as Theeb, have gone on to gain global recognition at the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.

About Indywood Film Carnival 2017

ALIIFF is held as part of the annual Indywood Film Carnival, the world’s largest film carnival and

technology expo. Sohan Roy, director of Hollywood movie Dam999 and member-IATAS,

spearheads the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood which aims at elevating Indian Film

Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2000 Indian

billionaires and corporates. He was listed among the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in

Middle East 2017 released by Forbes Middle East.

The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex

screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX

studios and film schools conforming to international standards.

The 2017 edition of the 4-day carnival is three times larger than its previous editions, and will

comprise 15 major events. The conference sessions include Media Interactions, Conferences &

Panel Discussions, Workshops & Seminars, Film Business Quiz, Golden Frame Awards,

Excellence Awards, Red Carpet & Networking Events, Product & Project Launches, Film Tourism

and Investors Meet.

Special country and regional pavilions will add to the global appeal of the event, while a variety

of entertainment programmes set amidst the company of national and international film

makers, celebrity guests, social influencers, industry leaders and government decision makers

will bring in the much needed charisma to one of the most anticipated events of the Indian film



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