Published On: Thu, Apr 28th, 2016

A feature film on Chottu gang


Jiyo Sar Utha Kay shoot

The Pakistani filmmakers have observed that the episode of the notorious Chottu gang of Rajanpur needs a feature film presentation.

The multitalented Irrfan Khan perhaps performed the central character in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Indian description of a much-related narrative, Paan Singh Tomar, which pursues the change of an athlete into a gang leader, Lollywood’s archetypal scoundrel Shafqat Cheema has been coded in to perform the role of Ghulam Rasool Alias Chottu.

A venture of the Cheema family, Jiyo Sar Utha Kay is at present in shooting process and if all happen as expected it will hit cinemas by Eidul Fitr. Shafqat’s son Shehryar is performing the hero whereas his brother Ahmed is financing the venture. It will be directed by Nadeem Cheema and will provide an impending into the situations that directed Chottu and co to become outlaws.

To put legitimacy to the movie, diverse sites across Bahawalpur, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Murree, and Lahore have been assigned for shooting. Jiyo Sar Utha Kay will be Shehryar’s debut movie with actor Areeba Khan who is performing the female leading role.  Jiyo Sar Utha Kay as well has an item song characterizing stage performer Mahnoor that has by now been filmed at Evernew Studios.

Ahmed stated that the family was working on the Chottu gang narrative for a long time and it is just a twist of fate that the military operation against the gang accrued. He stated “We have been on it for four months and have wrapped up almost 70% of the work,” he further added that the latest events just assisted them to modify the plot and provide it a rational ending.

The producer of the movie stated that Jiyo Sar Utha Kay praises police and security officials who sacrificed to bring criminals like Chottu to justice.  He stated, “The film is wholly based on real events and aims to highlight social evils,” he continued by saying that “We also talk about other such gangs that are actually supported by certain sections of the government.”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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