Updated  
September, 27 2012 10:21:18

Pakistan Film Festival unspools in Ha Noi

 

Revealing: The critically and commercially acclaimed Pakistani feature film Bol will be presented at the Pakistan Film Festival in Ha Noi tomorrow.
HA NOI  (VNS)— The silver screen at Ha Noi's Cinematheque is receiving a final polish as it prepares to showcase the Pakistan Film Festival which starts tomorrow.

The event, hosted by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ha Noi, will kick off at 7pm with a screening of the critically and commercially acclaimed Pakistani feature film Bol.

A social drama, the movie follows a religious family battling financial difficulties and changing social attitudes, with a major plot involving the father's unwillingness to accept a hijra (transgender) son.

Released in June 2011, the 165-minute film was directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor and was a box office smash.

It became the highest earning film in Pakistan in its first week of release, breaking all previous records.

The previous record was held by Bollywood movie My Name Is Khan, which grossed PKR 13,417 million (US$143 million) in its first week, whereas Bol took PKR 62,792 million in six days.

The Pakistani Ambassador to Viet Nam, Shahid M G Kiani said: "The movie received high reviews from critics for the excellent portrayal of a family facing various challenges and how they resolve them. I am sure you will like this film immensely."

It went on to receive the Best Hindi film award at the IRDS Film awards 2011 by the Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS).

Bol also received highly positive reviews from newspapers.

The Bollywood Hungama, a leading Bollywood entertainment website described it as: "A brilliant film embellished with bravura performances". Likewise, The Times of India, an Indian English-language daily newspaper, described the film as "topical and thought-provoking".

The festival opening ceremony takes place at 6.30pm at the Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung Street, consisting of a reception followed by the film screening. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.