Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Revenge of the Worthless hits the theaters


Revenge Of The Worthless Pakistani

Pakistani veteran actor, director, painter, and a social worker, Jamal Shah stays confident of a stunning opening and in his views the experience of directing a movie relied on real-life happenings and that was rather intimidating. Jamal Shah, the director of the upcoming movie Revenge of the Worthless talked about his idea at the back of the storyline, in reference to the 2009 Swat insurgency.

He was stating in an interview that “I initially wanted to produce a documentary on the Swat situation as it was in 2009 but I later realized that a film should be made on it because terrorism is an important topic. As a director, it was my duty to shoot it in Swat, so that the audience is able to relate to the actual circumstances at the time,” Shah continued by saying that he is optimistic that the movie will magnetize a huge amount of cinemagoers. “For me, the film was a big challenge not only due to its content but also the shooting locations as they were difficult to access.”

Revenge of the Worthless and Ishq Positive which is Noor Bukhari’s film are releasing along with Faisal Bukhari’s Blind Love. Nevertheless, Shah thinks no menace for the reason that his movie, he states, delivers a message that is original and unique. He told “It talks about the effects of the Swat incident on cultural narratives and the lives of the people residing in the region. The film also paints a positive picture of Pakistan as a country with rich culture and heritage.” whereas the milieu score of the film has been produced by Mehdi Raza, Qawwal Zafar Raza and debutant Sunny Khan has as well provided their vocals to the movie.

Fascinatingly, veteran actors like Firdous Jamal and Ayub Khoso will perform the roles of a few infamous Taliban figures. Shah shared that “The movie features people such as Sufi Muhammad and Mullah Fazlullah who have been involved in acts of terrorism are also in the film,” Jamal who made his acting debut in K2, directed by Franc Roddam in 1992 further added that “All the characters are based on real people, but have different names for obvious reasons.”

The dialogues are for the most part in Urdu, with a little of Pashto and English. Revenge of the Worthless was declared by the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) previously this week and is being produced under the banner of Hunerkada Films.


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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.