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‘Wakhri’ to premiere at the Red Sea Film Festival in remembrance of Qandeel Baloch.


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Abid Aziz Merchant, the producer of the provocative movie Wakhri, expressed his joy over the film’s inclusion in the prestigious Red Sea Film Festival Foundation alongside colleagues and artists. The movie, which was produced locally, has had an incredible journey that defies classifications and boxes.

“We are honored beyond measure to have the best launch for our film Wakhri made by the region and for the region’s first; #YourStoryYourFestival to be in competition at the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation in the company of peers and artists, all defying labels and checkboxes,” Merchant wrote on social media after posting a trailer for the movie. Best wishes to all the other flicks.

“This is a picture of the team leads,” he went on. Kindly mention anyone we may have unintentionally overlooked in the comments. With appreciation and modesty for our joint endeavor. Insha’Allah, we can’t wait for Wakhrito to see her beloved audiences soon.”

Faryal Mehmood, Gulshan Majeed, Saleem Mairaj, Sohail Sameer, and Shees Sajjad Gul are among the star-studded cast members of Wakhri. It also showcases the musical abilities of well-known performers like Ali Sethi, Meesha Shafi, Eva B, Natasha Noorani, and others. In addition to showcasing the abilities of well-known actors, the movie includes cameos from Mathira, Khalid Malik, and Waseem Hassan Sheikh. Wakhri’s acknowledgment by the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation is a well-earned honor, as the film is poised to serve as a monument to the artistic talent of the area.

Wakhri, directed by Iram Parveen Bilal, tells the tale of a Pakistani widowed schoolteacher who, via her candid comments on social media, inadvertently becomes a viral hit. The story reveals the difficulties she encounters as an unanticipated influencer navigating social conventions and hidden identities while caring for her ten-year-old son.

According to Variety, the terrible 2016 murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch served as the inspiration for the movie, which emphasizes the ongoing struggle women face to establish their presence and rights in both physical and virtual environments.

Merchant conveyed his humility and appreciation for the team’s collaborative efforts in making Wakhri a reality. The film is set to finally meet its much-anticipated audiences, delivering an unforgettable cinematic experience as it competes at the esteemed Red Sea Film Festival Foundation.

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