Khudi, a film by a young filmmaker, Ali Emran Kureshi marks the beginning of a trend in Urdu feature films from Kashmir. Khudi –an Urdu feature film, is based on adaptation of Ayn Rand’s bestseller novel ‘The Fountainhead’. It is scheduled for World Premier Director’s Cut on Dec 28 at IMPA Auditorium MA Road Srinagar, Kashmir Observer newspaper reported.
“It has been so produced that it’ll entice the local as well international audience including the literature lovers,” director of the film, Kureshi said.The film screening event, the organizers said, will attract people from all walks of life including literary personalities and, film and media students. The organizers of the event said: “The film is two hour long in Urdu while it has 90 minutes English version for international audience.”
The novel ‘Fountainhead’ on which the film is ‘loosely based’ is precisely about a protagonist, Howard Roark, who is an individualistic young architect and chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. The novel follows his battle to practice what the public sees as modern architecture, which he believes to be superior.
About the plot, Kureshi said its theme was driven by ‘integrity’. “The plot pits the perfect good against the perfect evil,” he said, adding, “This film is driven by integrity and my humble effort to bring digital filmmaking to counter the intellectually sickening Bollywood”.
He said the film offers an unconventional presentation with respect to the international as well as south Asian audience.
According to Kashmir Observer, “Like the novel, the film tries to generate hope, and celebrate honesty and ruth,” Kureshi said.
Prior to Khudi, the director has made several films which include Ninth Act, Know Me and Wandering Kashmir etc.
Filmmaker said the credit for completing such a herculean project goes to after God almighty to two hundred and thirty seven people who have been involved with the making of this film.
The main characters in the film are played Zameer Ashai, Bashir Dada, Parvez Masoodi, Shahid Gulfaam, Tariq Jameel, Shafi Moghul, and Preerna Bhat, reported by Kashmir Observer.
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