LAHORE: Actor, film producer and director Jamal Shah shared with the media the details of his upcoming movie Revenge of Worthless during a press conference at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club here on Friday.
The film, primarily in Urdu language, is based on Swat insurgency and ordeals and struggle of the people hit by terrorism. It is written, directed and produced by Shah. Actor Firdous Jamal also accompanied him in the press conference.
Mr Shah said he initially wanted to produce a documentary on the Swat situation as it was in 2009 but later he realised that a film should be made on it.
“It’s my first film and I have shot it on original locations”.
Mr Shah regretted that the corporate sector never sponsored the movies like Revenge of Worthless.
“For me, the film was a big challenge not only due to its content but the locations as they were difficult to access”.
Shah said the roles of some of the famous Taliban names who remained in the news such as Sufi Muhammad and Mullah Fazlullah had been performed by seasoned actors such as Firdous Jamal and Ayub Khoso.
He claimed the film was a balanced one, having versions of both the Taliban as well as the other side. He said the ISPR had provided him help with the logistics for which he had paid it.
The film is set to release on July 22.
Originally published in Dawn, July 16th, 2016