Newly-released Pakistani film Talash recently won plaudits from the Pakistani-American community after being screened at the United Nations office in the USA. It is garnering much acclaim for its unique script and production value in particular.
The film revolves around three medical students who are sent to a far-flung village in interior Sindh to set up a medical camp there. Upon their arrival, the trio ends up having to deal with famine, diseases and a host of other problems plaguing the communities of the region – children in particular.
As per details, the special screening was held for Talash this week, attended by UN officials and guests from all walks of life, including those without Pakistani backgrounds. It was organised by the UN Pakistan Club and Chamber of Economics and Social Council as part of the 30th annual Children’s Rights convention, which sees participants from around the world.
In Pakistan, Talash hit theatres back on November 15 and is still playing in cinemas across the country. Senior actor Mustafa Qureshi, Adnan Shah, Saleem Mairaj, Mumtaz Kanwal, Ahmed Zeb, Fariya Hasan and Humaira Bano, amongst others, comprise its ensemble cast.
Luckily, the success of Talash came at a time when the local cinema industry was still recovering from the losses incurred by Durj and Kaaf Kangana, as well as the current ban on Indian films being screened Pakistan.