Fahad Mustafa channels Mir Taqi Mir, Iman Ali makes a comeback in this new film

Updated 23 Mar, 2016 12:43pm

Images Staff

Upcoming film Mah-i-Mir flits between the past and present as it explores a contemporary poet's struggles

Iman Ali has stayed away from the silver screen for several years
Iman Ali has stayed away from the silver screen for several years

Long in production, Anjum Shehzad's Mah-e-Mir is finally set to release in cinemas on May 6.

The producers released an official trailer which intersperses scenes from the initial teaser with fresh visuals and more of Sarmad Sehbai's poetic dialogue.

Mah-e-Mir flits between past and present, as Fahad Mustafa stars as a writer struggling to grasp the mystique of the poet Mir Taqi Mir and then takes on the guise of the poet himself when the film travels back to the Mughal era. Iman Ali stars as Mir's object of desire and her character is said to have a metaphorical significance in the film.

Fahad Mustafa's character has two sides in Mah-e-Mir - Screengrab
Fahad Mustafa's character has two sides in Mah-e-Mir - Screengrab

"I don't want to give away too much but Mah-e-Mir is a film with a lot of subtext. It's a film about ideas. And of course, about Mir Taqi Mir as well," shared the director Anjum Shehzad with Images.

Iman Ali stars as Mir's object of desire and her character is said to have a metaphorical significance in the film - Screengrab
Iman Ali stars as Mir's object of desire and her character is said to have a metaphorical significance in the film - Screengrab

"The film was shot mostly in Karachi and we used detailed sets for a lot of the scenes," he added.

The film, partly set in the Mughal era, boasts elaborate sets - Screengrab
The film, partly set in the Mughal era, boasts elaborate sets - Screengrab

"The cast and crew is very excited that the film is finally going to be released. It's now close to what we want it to look like," Anjum said, referring to the delayed release of the film, which was earlier slated for a November 2015 release.

Manzar Sehbai stars as Fahad Mustafa's editor in the film
Manzar Sehbai stars as Fahad Mustafa's editor in the film

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