A recent Lolywood movie ‘Sawan’ has won the Best Foreign Film Award at the Alexandria Film Festival, held in Virginia U.S.A. These Awards were held on 9th – 12th November where number of films were got nominated and many different actors and directors attended the event. Besides Pakistan the countries who took part in the 11th annual festival were France, Finland, Cyprus, Norway, Austria, Australia and the U.K. ‘Sawan’ was displayed on the second – day of the four – day event.
The film was directed by renowned director ‘’. He is better known for his work in drama serial ‘Dastaan’ and ‘Bin roye’, people really appreciated him for these dramas and now his recent movie ‘Sawan’ not only got nominated in a Foreign Film Award but also won an award. He has directed many Pakistani films and receive much appreciation from viewers. The film has won 5 total awards including :
1- Best Foreign Film Award
2- Best Foreign Language Film Award
3- Best Film Award
4- Best Director Award
5- Best Music Award
The Film is based on a disabled child who faced many difficulties in his life but never give up and in the end got succeeded. It was a true story as he told in his interview that few years back he heard this story in a news that a disabled girl from a remote village in Baluchistan was able to make it by herself to the city to find her parents, Indeed the story was inspiring and motivated. The main cast o this Film include:
1- Saleem Mairaj
2- Syed Karam Abbas
3- Arif Bahalim
4- Najiba Faiz
5- Imran Aslam
The Filmmaker expressed his feelings on the facebook page by saying,
CONGRATULATIONS! After winning 5 international awards, the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected ‘Saawan’ to be submitted for for Oscar consideration in the in the Foreign ‘language Film Award’ category at the 90th Academy award.
Yes the film also got nominated for the Oscar too which will held in 2018. Good luck to the entire team of ‘Sawaan’. Hope they will grab this award too.