Laal Kabootar is Nehr Ghar Films’ debut production, “Laal Kabootar” won the Best Feature Film Award at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2019. Director Kamal Khan received the award on the Closing Night & Awards Ceremony held at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, British Columbia on 17th November 2019.
Director Kamal Khan received the award on the Closing Night & Awards Ceremony held at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, British Columbia on 17th November 2019.
Earlier this year, Laal Kabootar which is also the official submission of Pakistan for the 92nd Academy Awards in the 'International Feature Film Award’ category, have also grabbed the Archana Soy Audience Award for 'Best Feature Film' at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival 2019 in Seattle.
Previously, Laal Kabootar as an official selection was at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2019 and also at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2019. In Washington DC the critically acclaimed actor and the lead of Laal Kabootar Ahmed Ali Akbar, won the 'Best Actor Male' Award for his performance.
Laal Kabootar is a critically acclaimed film that was released in March 2019 in Pakistan and so far, critiques have credited it as the best Pakistani movie of this year.
The crew of 'Laal Kabootar'
Laal Kabootar is a rollercoaster ride featuring Ahmed Ali Akbar as Adeel Nawaz - a hustling taxi-driver, looking for a way out of Karachi. But with his back against the wall, Adeel has some hard choices to make. Aliya Malik, played by the alluring Mansha Pasha, is strong-headed to the point of being stubborn, however when her world turns upside down in a series of incidents, she chooses to put up a fight even though her life is on the line.
With its action-packed sequences and blinding pace, the critically acclaimed film also stars multi-talent actors such as Rashid Farooqui, Saleem Meraj, Ali Kazmi, Shamim Hilali, Akbar Islam, Syed Arsalan, Saad Fareedi, Hammad Siddiq, Ishtiaq Omar, Meesum Naqvi, Faiza Gillani, Mohammed Ahmed and Kaleem Ghour to name a few. Laal Kabootar has been directed by the award-winning Kamal Khan with Harvard graduates Hania Chima and Kamil Chima as the Executive Producers.
So far no Pakistani film has ever made it to final nominations at Oscars, however with Laal Kabootar, Pakistani Cinema lovers are keeping their fingers crossed.