Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC
The local lead actors describe their own ability to relate to the characters living in Lahore in the Tribune Express: “Before the film’s release, hardly anyone knew or recognised actors Khurram Patras, Zohaib Asghar and Salman Ahmed Khan, who breathed life into the characters of the three struggling young men, desperate for a ticket to a better life. For these men, who belong to humble backgrounds themselves, these roles were too close to home. They knew the dejection which comes hand-in-hand with being born into poverty. The struggle, the grind and the lure of the dark side were uncannily reminiscent of their own lives.”
“Zinda Bhaag” opens Friday Oct 18th at UA Brandon Cinema 2. All screenings are open to the public; its advisable to purchase tickets in advance. Cast includes: Amna Ilyas, Khurram Patras, Salman Ahmad Khan, Zohaib and Naseerudin Shah. In Urdu & Punjabi with ENGLISH subtitles.