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Mah-e-Mir for Oscar Nomination

The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected Mah-e-Mir to be given for Oscar nomination in the category of “Foreign Language Film Award” at the 89th Academy Awards. This movie was selected by the secret ballot voting. According to the norm, films are selected by each individual country’s Academy selection committee and submitted to the Academy for screening, shortlisting and voting with official Oscar nominees announced later. Last year, Moor was selected.

Complete and final list for the Oscar nominees shall be announced in January by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as the ceremony is expected to take place in February. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee is chaired by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Iram Parveen Bilal, Zeba Bakhtiar, Adnan Siddiqui, Hasan Zaidi, Sheema Kermani, Sarmad Khoosat, Jamshed Mahmood Raza, Jamil Dehlavi and Adnan Sarwar.

Mah-e-Mir was written by Sarmad Sehbai and it was directed by Anjum Shahzad. The movie is based on the life of a young anarchist poet, who while denouncing tradition, goes through the suffering of separation, love and poverty, which drives him crazy and discovers the 18th century poet Mir Taqi Mir.

It is a moment of pride for all the Pakistanis that Pakistani film industry has achieved so much even after years of darkness and neglect. This has been possible due to the untiring efforts of Pakistani artists. People are excited about Pakistani film today and a lot of youngsters want to pursue film and art as their career passion to contribute more. 

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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