A thriller based on crimes in Karachi, Laal Kabootar, has now been officially chosen as Pakistan’s submission for the upcoming Academy Awards, Oscars 2020.
Laal Kabootar was a joint venture of Geo Films and Nehr Ghar Films. The action-packed crime thriller features Adeel Nawaz as Ahmed Ali Akbar, a stubborn taxi-driver who wishes to move from Karachi to Dubai, and Mansha Pasha as Aliya Malik, a strong-willed woman whose life changes its course when a series of unexpected events take place.
Laal Kabootar was released on March 22, 2019.
“In an exciting update on Twitter, the Laal Kabootar team announced the film’s selection for Oscars 2020. Ladies and gents some exciting news ahead: Laal Kabootar has been selected as Pakistan’s submission to the Oscars!!! Something for us all to be proud of as a team. All the sweat and hard work were more than worth it.” It was tweeted by the team.
Ladies and gents some exciting news ahead:
Laal Kabootar has been selected as Pakistan’s submission to the Oscars!!!
Something for us all to be proud of as a team. All the sweat and hard work was more than worth it. pic.twitter.com/EYz8aFz6Rn
— Laal Kabootar (@LaalKabootar) September 13, 2019
The lead actor, Mansha Pasha called this movie a gift that stands as a landmark project within her 6 years of career. The star actor said it in a tweet.
Our film @LaalKabootar has been selected as Pakistans submission to the #oscars !
Laal Kabootar is a gift that keeps on giving and truly one of its kind! To me, it stands as a landmark project within my 6 year career.
Thank u Allah and hugs to the team! ❤@kamaltkhan
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) September 13, 2019