Police officer Akbar Nasir Khan was inspired by RFAK to compose music for his film

Police officer Akbar Nasir Khan was inspired by RFAK to compose music for his film

The Deputy Inspector General of Police made his directorial debut with Daal Chawal, which he also wrote and produced
Updated 13 Oct, 2019

Deputy Inspector General of Police Akbar Nasir Khan found inspiration for composing music in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who encouraged him to compose music of his movie, Daal Chawal.

Academically a civil engineer, he believes Pakistan needs educated people and intellectuals in cinema to make it socially relevant and meaningful.

Akbar Nasir Khan is the producer, writer and music director of the movie, Daal Chawal, released on Oct 4.

A Funclub Production, the movie, focusing on image-building of police, has been directed by Awais Khalid and it has Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jabbar Abbas and Maria Mir as playback singers. The theme song of the movie has been sung by Rahat.

The cast has heavyweights such as Salman Shahid and Shafqat Cheema with the new faces such as Ahmed Sufiyan and Momina Iqbal as male and female leads.

Akbar Nasir Khan told Dawn, “The film is doing good at the box office. The response is bit slow since the film is not a commercial venture. But it carries a public service message aimed at building the image of police and policing in Pakistan in connection with the Safe City Project”.

H said the basic message in the film was how to lead an honest and upright life and how one could do crime management on rational lines.

“The unemployed youth needs channels and film for sure is the most powerful medium to convey one’s massage,” Mr Khan said. The families of police martyrs were invited as chief guests at the premier of the movie and it was an emotional moment for them, he added.

Talking about the future plan, he said the film might be released on Netflix too and it might also be screened in other countries.

The very name of the movie immediately set in motion the taste buds of the cinegoer since movie’s name is related to a local cuisine, Daal Chawal.

Khan said this is a private production feature film which revolves around the story of an erudite young man Ahmed.

“In a colorful transforming environment of Lahore where policing is changing by installation of cameras and use of technology it is becoming increasingly difficult for the criminals to get away with their old tactics, Safe City Centre is a hawk’s eye of police for checking criminals,” stated Khan.

Originally published in Dawn, October 13th, 2019


Umair Oct 13, 2019 01:51pm
Must to watch movie with a different concept, Full of Action and Thriller. At last, someone came with a unique story based on true sociological concept.
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Fazal Abbas Oct 13, 2019 01:54pm
What a way to pay tribute to the police martyrs by an inspirational personality.
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Zahid Bashir Oct 13, 2019 02:17pm
Must to watch movie with a different concept, Full of Action and Thriller. Extra Ordinary hard work done to reflect the image of the Police in the society.....Great work
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asad Oct 13, 2019 02:19pm
awesome movie, unique story, enjoyed alot with friends, must watch
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Awais Ahmad Oct 13, 2019 11:34pm
This is the first movie in which tribute is paid to martyr as well as motivation for young professionals.
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Itrat Oct 14, 2019 07:11pm
The guy should have chosen actors who at least looks similar to the police personnel . Let's see where this film leads us too!
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