Yasir Hussain’s Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer selected for DC South Asian Film Festival

Yasir Hussain’s Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer selected for DC South Asian Film Festival

The crime-thriller film will screen at the 11th annual film festival in Washington DC, US which is being held from November 1 to 8.
01 Oct, 2022

Despite not getting the green light in Pakistan, Yasir Hussain and Ayesha Omar’s Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer has added another feather to its hat by being selected for the DC South Asian Film Festival. The film will be screened there in November.

Javed Iqbal will be screening at the 11th annual film festival which will be held in Washington DC, US from November 1 to 8 this year.

The event is being organised by the DC South Asian Arts Council. The non profit organisation aims to provides opportunities to South Asian artists around the world to showcase talent, be it films, dance, music, books, theatre, cooking, fashion, painting, or anything else. This year, the film festival will see entries from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives, and Tibet.

Javed Iqbal had its world premiere at the UK Film Festival in May where Hussain bagged an award for Best Actor whereas the director, Ali Sajjad Shah who goes by his alias Abu Aleeha, won the Best Director.

Javed Iqbal was originally supposed to be released in October last year, but the premiere was pushed to December 24 because it was still being cleared by the censor boards. December proved to be unlucky as well — the film’s release experienced yet another delay due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. The release date was then rescheduled to January 28.

With the new date announced, the film had its Karachi premiere at Nueplex Cinema on January 25, attended by the cast and crew as well as other members of the entertainment fraternity. The very next day, the director took to Twitter and shared that the Punjab government had put a halt to the film hitting cinemas. Nearly nine months since it was banned, there’s no update if the film will ever screen in Pakistan.

The film is based on the investigation into Javed Iqbal, the serial killer who killed 100 young boys in Lahore and sent evidence of his crimes to the authorities and media in 1999.


Citizen Oct 01, 2022 02:42pm
This film may be banned forthwith
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FACT Oct 01, 2022 02:56pm
Expect Overacting and worst dialogue delivery. Yasir hussain is there
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 01, 2022 03:13pm
Bring it on.
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Jim Oct 01, 2022 05:26pm
And this will fetch award as well like Acid Test. All negative images of Pakistan are very welcome by the World notwithstanding that the most Pakistanis disown these bad things!!!
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Rick Oct 01, 2022 06:58pm
payday loan
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M. Saeed Oct 01, 2022 08:32pm
Film on worst crime glorification.
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Omar Oct 02, 2022 04:20am
This guy is creepy enough to play him, but, unfortunately his acting sucks just like anything else that comes out if his mouth.
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Alrehan Oct 02, 2022 05:10am
@Jim This should be banned we cannot show world our negative side. Also don't provide people heart aches with such cruel movie
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Alrehan Oct 02, 2022 06:36am
Don't allow such negative movie
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Imtiaz. Faruqui Oct 02, 2022 08:59am
The Movie could be banned in Pakistan , because they do not want to see the reality.
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Aam aadami Oct 02, 2022 09:53am
I'll only watch the film if there is Iqra's item number!
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