It’s time for the cricket lovers to rush to cinemas for Pakistan’s first ever sport based movie “Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi”. The film based on Pakistan’s most passionate game-cricket will be released on August 23, 2013 at the Atrium Cinema, Karachi. “Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi” is a movie for anyone who loves cricket and dreams to represent Pakistan. The premier of the movie will be organized by Catalyst PR.
Talking with pride about his latest movie, Humayun Saeed of Six Sigma Films International said,
“We feel proud to present Pakistan’s very first movie based on sports. We have taken special care of every single little element in the movie from sets, direction, costume designing, selection of cast to cinematography, to produce an entertainer with not just a gripping storyline but impressive visuals as well. ‘Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi’ is going to reshape our cinema industry forever. It is not just a movie about sports; it is packed with great music, romance, action as well as comedy. It is a movie with a uniform appeal for all age groups. This is Six Sigma International Film’s first movie venture but we want to produce many more entertaining movies and rejuvenate Pakistan’s cinema industry.”
The movie has a strong cast which includes Hamayun Saeed , Mahnoor Balock, Javed Sheikh , Nadeem Baig, Noman Habib , Shahzad Sheikh, Shafqat Cheema , Ismail Tara , Any Jaffri , Seemi Rahil, Gohar Rasheed , Hamza Ali Abbasi , Ainan Arif , Asym Mehmood , Summer Nicks along with special appearances of the Boom Boom Afridi, Ayesha Omer, Faisal Qureshi, Aijaz Aslam and Mathira.
“A very tough journey with multiple challenges which came as obstacles and hurdles in all aspects, but what they taught us was how to deal with the most difficult situations in the most creative way. Inventing solutions for different situations are itself dynamic and the efforts put in by the whole team have inevitably resulted in the movie itself. Says Syed Ali Raza (Director).
The entire exercise in itself is an evolution of a new beginning. The whole momentum of this process has evolved and will keep on evolving from here. After this film the change will be seen in other movies too and I’m sure that other filmmakers will put forward their efforts and make brilliant films which will way forward this momentum.” He added.
The writer of the movie Vasay Chaudhri is very excited for the release of his film. “Song, dance and drama are the style of cinema that we believe in .From 1947 to 2001, more than 4,300 films were released in Pakistan with dances, songs and drama. This is as much our style of cinema as it is our neighbour’s.” says Vasay.
Initially the producers offered Shahid Afridi to act in the leading role but he turned down the offer, but allowed the producers to use his name as he believed it will help build interest in the masses and will promote the sport.
Commenting in the spirit of the movie, Shahzad Nasib of Six Sigma Films International said, “Movies have the power to change people’s lives. A great scene from a movie can develop an emotional connection with the audience that makes a part of some of the best memories of their lives. Movies can inspire our souls; they give us a strong message about a specific topic. Those who are looking for the adrenaline rush and the edge of the seat entertainment in a movie are very likely to prefer watching a sport based movie.”
Since this is the first time that a sports based movie is being released, the Producer and director of the movie are fully confident for its great success. The movie is set to leave its marks on peoples’ mind which is to show the true identity of cricket a sport larger than life in Pakistan.