Zinda Bhaag is the first film in fifty years that the Pakistani authorities decided to send to the Oscars. Contrary to escapist tendencies of Pakistani cinema, the film focuses on the everyday hardships and frustrations that pushes three young metropolitan friends to the idea that their only hope for a happy life lies in escaping abroad.
Trailer Zinda Bhaag with English subtitles.
2013 – 115 min – drama
Directed by: Meenu Gaur, Farjad Nabi
Cast: Amna Ilyas, Naseeruddin Shah, Khurram Pat
Language: Panjabi, Urdu
Subtitles: Czech, English
About the directors
Meenu Gaur (Co-Director) completed her PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of London in 2010. She is the co-editor of the book ‘Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change’, published by Routledge 2011 and distributed by OUP Pakistan. She is also the co-director of the award winning documentary film, ‘Paradise On a River of Hell’.
Farjad Nabi (Co-Director) has directed award-winning documentaries including Nusrat has Left the Building… But When?, No One Believes the Professor & The Final Touch. His Punjabi stage plays Annhi Chunni di Tikki (Bread of Chaff & Husk) and Jeebho Jani di Kahani (The Story of Jeebho Jani) have been recently staged and published.