After being stalled due to the pandemic, Sakina Samo’s directorial debut film, ‘Intezaar’ has been released in cinemas today. Scroll to find out more about the film.
The film had its world premiere in September 2020 at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York where Khalid Ahmed bagged the award for the Best Actor at the festival. The film was initially set to release in March 2020 but got postponed due to the pandemic. Now, after two years ‘Intezaar’ is releasing in cinemas across Pakistan on the 19th of August.
About The Film:
Written by the celebrated writer Bee Gul, the film is co-produced by Azeem Mughal and stars Samina Ahmed, Khalid Ahmed, Kaif Ghaznavi, Raza Ali Abid, and Adnan Jaffar. This film marks Sakina Samo’s directorial debut.
According to IMDb, ‘Intezaar’ is the story of a family in waiting. Even amongst the despairing, often hopeless lives they as a family lead, they find reasons to celebrate life and to live on. To continue waiting for what is yet to come.
The trailer is captivating. On the surface, it seems like a story of a dysfunctional family who is learning and re-learning while trying to fight their inner demons and desires and maybe are trying to move on from a reality that is haunting them. Bonded by blood, but separated by harsh realities. this story is of a family that is trying to find a way to navigate through life whilst staying together.
Fawad Khan shared the trailer of the film today on his Instagram account. Take a look:
Director Sakina Samo penned down a beautiful message about the film on her Instagram account:
Sakina Samo shared a heart warming thank you note on her Instagram account & urged her followers and fans to go and watch the film
Directed by Sakina Samo and written by Bee Gul, ‘Intezaar’ seems like a promising addition to the local cinema. What are your thoughts?