On the relevance of Khuda Ke Liye

I had reviewed the film Khuda Ke Liye last weekend in this post, drawing the conclusion that the film is perhaps the most relevant film on Islam and the two sides to the coin of followers. Read some of the reviews of the film which was released in India this past week, and watched this news video clip. Seems like the first Pakistani film to release in India in the modern era is doing well! Here is one of the reviews by Rajeev Masand. Well said!

In this article, Naseeruddin Shah discusses his understanding of Muslim clerics and their views on the film industry (which are accurate, I might add). Also watch this accompanying video. Here are a couple of pictures from the premiere from this gallery. The first features Javed Sheikh, Naseeruddin Shah and Subhash Ghai. The second features the stunning Pakistani actress Iman Ali.

3 comments:

SAURABH JAISWAL said...

I haven't wathced the movie yet but I am uite eager to watch it ..heard a lot of praise about it .

salek said...

After the critical success of Khuda Kay Liye, the director and creative genius behind Umrao Jaan (the original), Muzaffar Ali, has signed Iman Ali for his next project.

The film will tell the story of Mughal emperor Jahangir and his favorite wife, Noor Jahan. I believe the role is a substantial one. While Jahangir was often inebriated, Noor Jahan fulfilled his duty in running the empire. Thus she was able to wield considerable influence over the royal court and the subcontinent. She has since gained legendary status in South Asia and is recognized as one of the most powerful women in history.

Pakistani sources have reported that Muzaffar Ali has already visited Lahore to find locations for filming. Shooting is set to begin in August of this year. Lyrics for this film will be provided by Shahryar, the distinguished Urdu poet who was the lyricist for the original Umrao Jaan. (Bollywood Trade News Network)

It still hasn't been reported who will be playing Jahangir.

Let us hope that this film will be just as magnificent as Muzaffar Ali’s previous magnum opus.

theBollywoodFan said...

Salek: Thank you very much for the information. This sounds like a fantastic project! And playing Noor Jahan will be no mean feat. Let's not expect anything but the very best!