Race for the Oscar: Saawan in list of 92 foreign-language films | Entertainment

Pakistani movie Saawan is among a record 92 films submitted from across the world for the best foreign-language Oscar.

The award will be handed out at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018. 

Earlier, Saawan received the Best Foreign Language Feature Film award during the International Film Festival’s award ceremony on July 8-15, 2017.

Directed by Farhan Alam, the film touches on the true story of a child with physical disabilities. 

The film is a “quest for survival” and a tale of struggle and survival against all odds.

Shot in a barren wasteland, Saawan, on the basis of its trailer, seems to be a journey of the child who initially feels helpless due to his disability, but eventually rises above the evils that surround him.

The flick that seems to depict harsh realities of life may prove to be inspiring for people with disabilities.

The film stars Karam Hussain, Arif Bahalim, Najeeba Faiz, Imran Aslam, Saleem Mairaj, Tipu Yorguc, Hafeez Ali, Shahid Nizami, among others. 

Written by Mashood Qadri, Saawan hit local theatres earlier this year.

News Reporter

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