Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha, has already made a mark on the film festival circuit (the flick bagged Kim Ji Seok Award at Busan International Film Festival) but it seems like it might have run into some trouble back home even before its release.
The movie's trailer disappeared from YouTube recently, raising eyebrows; judging from the teasers and trailer, the film will aim to shed a light on the misuse of blasphemy law.
Clearing the air, Sarmad shared, "Khoosat Films took down the trailer from YouTube themselves. A trailer is just a tiny part of the entire film, there's no context so a few people had some issues regarding the content of that clip and we took that into account. After minor tweaks, we'll reupload it soon enough."
The filmmaker also announced that the movie will be releasing on 24 January, 2020.
Directed and co-produced by Sarmad, along with his sister, Kanwal Khoosat and written by Nirmal Bano, Zindagi Tamasha is a bilingual film, mostly shot in Punjabi.
The movie's cast features Arif Hassan, Samiya Mumtaz, Eman Suleman and Ali Qureshi in pivotal roles and the soundtrack has been composed by Lux Style Award winners, Saakin.