The poster for film Aar Paar is finally here

The poster for film Aar Paar is finally here

The upcoming film frames its narrative on the anxieties coronavirus forced onto the common man.
Updated 02 Apr, 2022

Shot in Lahore, Karachi, and the Gurdwara at Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib, the upcoming feature film Aar Paar is one of the first titles to release that frames its narrative on the anxieties coronavirus forced onto the common man. The film, though, is much more than that, affirms its screenwriter and producer Mashood Qadri.

Qadri, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) by profession who lives in Arizona, has previously written and produced Saawan. The film was Pakistan’s submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 89th Academy Awards.

Aar Paar, whose poster launches exclusively through Images, stars Erum Akhtar, Shamyl Khan and Moammar Rana in the lead. The film is directed by Saleem Daad, one of the most prominent film and commercials’ cinematographer in Pakistan whose filmography includes Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, Abdullah: The Final Witness, Balu Mahi and Mehrunisa V Lub U.

The film was shot last year in March and November of 2021.

Aar Paar, according to Qadri, “is the story of a strong woman named Sara (Erum Akhtar), who is fighting for integrity, while standing brave against a group of social evils”.

Shamyl Khan plays Kamal Ahsan, a struggling husband who, facing peer pressure, is trying to get a handle on social myths. “The character, a failed husband and an indecisive father, is seen going through the boredom of not being able to cope with the stresses of Covid related lockdowns. He is frustrated, sometimes belligerent, and worse, paranoid”, Qadri said.

“The situation worsened when a group of cybercriminals” — who Qadri calls ‘society’s evils’ — “started playing their hidden cards to further distance the couple”.

Moammar Rana plays Arman Singh, Kamal’s friend from Chandigarh, India, who strives to save Kamal and Sara’s relationship. The film is about friendship, intertwined family dynamics, and the triumph of motherhood, Qadri says.

“When you think about it, every relationship is flawed, but it is best to mend them, rather than throw them away”, Daad tells Images.

According to Daad, Aar Paar's best aspect is that it is too real and all-encompassing. “It doesn’t matter if you are a conservative, liberal, or a feminist — if you are human, you will like the film”, he said.

“Movies like Aar Paar show the strength and diversity of Pakistani cinema,” he adds.

The film, produced under the banner of Kalakar Entertainments, is co-produced by Cinelight. The cast also includes: Raneya Moammar, Ahmed Hassan, Furqan Ahmed, Zuhab Khan, Pulwasha Shah and Subhan Liaquat.

Although a final release date is expected to be announced with the trailer’s release sometime during or after Ramazan, the film should be out in cinemas this summer.


Gary Apr 01, 2022 12:22pm
Why waste money in making films? Just watch Bollywood.
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Richard Apr 01, 2022 12:40pm
Was the guy playing the sikh safe
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zebswati Apr 01, 2022 12:58pm
looking forward
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Maria Khalid Apr 01, 2022 03:01pm
Poster looks good. Hoping for the revival of cinema. I hope with this in line, the censor board will think about releasing Zindagi Tamasha and I'll Meet You There.
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ChakaZulu Apr 01, 2022 11:05pm
@Richard This was shot in Pakistan not India . Initially I was concerned too .
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Pandu Apr 02, 2022 01:20am
Why such fanciful and unrealistic tales? Why can't you make movies about the real state of affairs in Pakistan, like rampant corruption, poverty, sexual deviancy and extremism? Let the people watch something true.
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Pandu Apr 02, 2022 01:21am
In the poster, is that supposed to be a sikh? With a strategically trimmed beard? Which world do you people live in?
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C M Datta Apr 02, 2022 11:06am
@ChakaZulu India would not have allowed shooting anyway.
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M. Saeed Apr 02, 2022 01:21pm
@Pandu don't you know artistic Sikhs wound their beards around a sting, hide it in the bristles around and make them look trimmed?
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Syed Hasni Apr 02, 2022 03:44pm
Did the Poster say, Tickets are free for FRONTLINERS, at least he can fill the Frontlines this way? I heard a Kidney specialist is producing the movie, by the looks of it, Doc, URINE TROUBLE. Best of Luck!
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Indian Apr 03, 2022 09:16am
@Gary if you can't appreciate, you'll be better off keeping the negativity to yourself.. Have a life..
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