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Song of Lahore

 

Oscar Lady Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary film “Song of Lahore” has been awarded the Audience Choice Award at the London Indian Film Festival organized by the Bagri Foundation. This documentary film is co-directed by Andy Schocken. It is based on the music community of Lahore during the 1970s. The film comprises of interviews from different musicians.

While talking about her documentary film earlier at the Karachi Literature Festival 2016, Sharmeen highlighted that how she aims to establish the music talent in Pakistan. There are numerous musicians in the country, which may not have the formal education but they have the individual natural talent for music, which can be transformed to the next level if given proper forum and resources.

Now that Song of Lahore has won the Audience Choice Award, it is clear that the film is being loved by the audience. With two Oscars in her haul, Sharmeen can anticipate winning yet another one with this new film!

In a world filled with the glitz and glamour of commercial movies, Sharmeen, and her talent is a big ray of hope for the cinema with the message. She has already highlighted the heinous taboos of acid and honor killings in Pakistan. Her movies have so far resulted in making serious efforts on the government and private levels to eradicate crime and social taboos of the society. Let’s hope that laurels for Song of Lahore will also bring something good for the musicians and traditional music industry of the country.

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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