Published On: Sat, May 28th, 2016

Revenge of the Worthless’ set to release


Revenge of the Worthless

Revenge of the Worthless is the directorial debut of Jamal Shah and since its inception, the venture has had a problematic life. From an extensive production agenda to an unstable post-production spell, all that went erroneous for the film cannot be resolved. Though, to shun any further misfortunes, Shah is equipped to give the film to the censor boards a month prior to its official release date.

The production team at the back of the film has become much vigilant pursuing a the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) ban on Maalik three weeks into its release. With Eidul Fitr cleared as a possible release date for Revenge of the Worthless, Shah shared that he will be giving the film to the censor boards in the subsequently some days.  He said in an interview that “After the Maalik ban, we want to be careful and don’t want to take any unnecessary risks,” he further added that “We will submit our movie early so that any changes or cuts that the censor board recommends can be made beforehand. If we keep it for later, it will just become difficult near the movie’s release.” When inquired regarding his viewpoint about the divisive ban on Maalik, the director-actor rejected to get a side. He said that “I firmly believe that movies should not be banned but then again it is also the responsibility of film-makers to retain objectivity and originality,”

Though Revenge of the Worthless has been belated on numerous events in the history, Shah is sure regarding releasing the movie on the sealed date. At first scheduled to strike cinema screens in spring of 2015, the movie’s release was repelled to March 2016, prior to ultimately settling for Eidul Fitr.

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Earlier holdups were mostly because of the issues the film encountered all through its post-production. The team had to resume the editing procedure subsequent to they missed the near-finished cut of the movie all through a system collapse. Provided that Shah’s movie gets motivation from the 2009 ‘insurgency’ in Swat, he is conscious that the film will be evaluated strongly by the censor board. He told that “I am confident about our product because we have made a very objective film,” he explained that “We aren’t trying to set an agenda or anything, it is just a simple movie about our land.”

To make sure that his film is suitable for all types of audiences, Shah has gone a pace additional and previously organized test-screenings with diverse groups.

Revenge of the Worthless will face a contradictory release with the Salman Khan starred Sultan. Though unfretted by the competition, Shah shared that the verdict was made subsequent to a lot of thought. “Revenge [of the Worthless] can actually benefit from it by getting the footfall from Sultan.”

The film is starring eminent Pakistani actors Firdous Jamal, Maira Khan, Ayub Khoso and Shamil Khan. The film is mainly in Urdu, characterizing parts in Pashto and English. It will be dispersed by Summit Entertainment.


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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.