This Sanam Saeed-starrer is inspired by Shakespeare and set in Pakistan

Published 11 Dec, 2015 12:38pm

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Titled Rahm, the film is based on Measure for Measure and has been shot in Lahore

Rahm, set for release in August 2016, is inspired by British playwright/poet William Shakespeare's comedy Measure for Measure.
Rahm, set for release in August 2016, is inspired by British playwright/poet William Shakespeare's comedy Measure for Measure.

We've seen Shakespeare adaptations aplenty on stage in Pakistan, but it's now time to see its translation on the big screen.

A new film Rahm, set for release in August 2016, is inspired by British playwright/poet William Shakespeare's comedy Measure for Measure. It will explore themes of honesty, justice, love and unity.

Rahm will explore themes of honesty, justice, love and unity – Publicity photo
Rahm will explore themes of honesty, justice, love and unity – Publicity photo

Starring Sanam Saeed, Sunil Shanker, Sajid Hasan and Nayyar Ejaz in main roles, the film's script has been written in Urdu by poet/translator Mahmood Jamal, who doubles as the film's producer. Rahm is being directed by Ahmed Jamal, who wrapped up the shoot in Lahore earlier this week.

#Rehm last days of filming with the legends!

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Here are some stills from the film:

Sanam Saeed in Rahm
Sanam Saeed in Rahm
Sunil Shankar in Rahm
Sunil Shankar in Rahm

And we can't wait to see more!