“Hai naam majlison mein mera Mir-e-bedimaagh, Az baske kam dimaaghi nay paaya hai ishtihaar” – A Companion to the Historical Film

Anjum Shehzad teams up with Sarmad Sehbai for “MAH-E-MIR”

Anjum Shehzad prefers to be in a league of his own, unlike other Pakistani filmmakers! Yes, our very own Bobby from Famous Old Pakistani Comedy Drama Family Front. The director who’s totally engrossed in the making of Mah-E-Mir.

The veteran poet, dramatist, film and theatre director Sarmad Sehbai has brilliantly scripted the film based on the legendary poet, Mir Taqi Mir.

Gone are the days when every other Pakistani movie was “Maula jatt Noori Nath Style”

Pakistani cinema is back with a bang with some praise worthy movies over the past years.

With most released films in 2015. Three of which were massive blockbusters, the most awaited revival of  Pakistani cinema is happening, Slowly but Steadily.

We see a new Pakistani movie every so often with a great script and a better direction.

Mah-e-Mir a movie based on the life of the legendary literary figure, Mir Taqi Mir, is yet another film every movie enthusiast is looking forward to this year. Releasing on May 5th in the UAE and across Pakistan on May 6th 2016, Mah-e-Mir shows potential with its astral cast and production crew.

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Written by Sarmad Sehbai, poet, playwright, film and theater director and directed by the popular Anjum Shahzad who has raised a name for himself as a very talented director with in a short period of time.

Some of his notable works include dramas like Thoda Toda Pyar, Khuda aur Mohabbat and Mirat Ul Uroos that highlight some sensitive issues along with other topics.

A lasting legacy to be celebrated, some of Mir’s impeccable and notable couplets like:

 “Hasti apni habab ki si hai, Yeh numaish ik serab ki si hai”

 “Ibtidaa-e-ishq hai rotaa hai kyaa, Aage aage dekhiye hotaa hai kyaa”

The movie has used poetry of course  by Mir and sung by. Bina, Rajab Ali, Farid Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawal and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

The first video song of Mah-e-Mir “Us Ka Kharam” is out.

The first look and complete song line-up of Mah-e-Mir would be available digitally for all to view and download, and would be the first of a series of videos to go digital daily till all the music will be available on the internet.

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Miraqasm Media will soon be releasing Mah-e-Mir to honor the legend of Urdu literature.

The Film will be distributed by HUM FIMS & EVEREADY GROUP OF COMPANIES.  The PR of MAH-E-MIR is handled by STARLINKS PR

This will be the first time that a movie based on Mir’s life will hit the silver screens, produced by Sahir Rasheed and Khurram Rana.

What’s more, the coveted avatar of Mir/Jamal in the movie is donned by Fahad Mustafa. Alongside him is the cream of the crop Iman Ali as Mir’s courtesan lover, Sanam Saeed as Naina Kanwal and Aly Khan as Nawab Sahab with Manzar Sehbai and Huma Nawab.

The story follows the struggle of the contemporary poet and draws parallels with events in Jamal’s life. Based on the life of the famous poet, his dilemma in relationships and his career as a poet.

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This alone creates enough eagerness to go watch MAH-E-MIR.

 

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