Veteran actress Sakina Samo is proving to be a triple threat with her acting, direction and production prowess. Now she’s taking this killer combo to the silver screen, making her debut as a film director.
The Aseerzadi actress has made many hit drama serials. Now she’s trying her hand at cinematography. Over the last six months, Sakina Samo has been making her first feature film titled Intezaar (Waiting).
Sakina Samo announced the news by tweeting a poster for the film.
I always wanted to make films and when the time was right, the call came loud and clear. Making a first feature film with absolute certainty, without thinking of result or reward – that is a labour of love supported by a bit of madness. #pakistancinema #worldcinema #indiefilm pic.twitter.com/NQRYzK4DpK
— Sakina Samo (@sakinasamo) June 7, 2019
Describing the six months of film production Sakina Samo said she ‘could write a book on how wonderful a ride the last six months have been’.
In an Instagram post, Sakina clarified that Waiting / Intezaar will be an independent film.
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Someone who can work with the minimum can work with the most. One who can with the most cannot, inevitably, with the minimum. #notesoncinematography #robertbresson #theartoffilm Me: When you are focused with an absolute certainty, nothing will scare you. #indiefilm #independentcinema #wedidit Yay!
Indie Films in Pakistan
Although Pakistan’s contemporary film industry is not that grandiose, indie films are not that common either. Indie films tend to rely on strong scripts and acting rather than astronomical production values.
Often these indie movies do not usually cast industry big-wigs in order to work around their limited budgets. Surprisingly that’s not the case with Sakina Samo’s Waiting / Intezaar which has cast big names like Samina Ahmed, Khalid Ahmed, and Adnan Jaffar. It also cast National Academy of Arts’ Raza Ali Abid and model Kaif Ghaznavi.
Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila writer Bee Gul wrote the script for Waiting / Intezaar. The band Darvesh is looking after music.
Waiting/Intezaar release date has not been announced, but we’ll be waiting for it.
via Something Haute