Take to the Skies & Smash the Stereotypes in Parwaaz Hai Junoon

Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival and Canadian Community Arts Initiative are collaborating with HUM Films International to present a star-studded press meet on Monday July 30 at the Living Art Centre Mississauga at 6:00pm.

Fly alongside Pakistan’s greatest pilots and discover what it is to be a hero of the skies in the hotly anticipated film Parwaaz Hai Junoon, produced by Momina & Duraid Films and HUM Films in association with the Pakistan Air Force. A story of youth, courage, love and patriotism, Parwaaz Hai Junoon promises to be a rousing tribute to Pakistan’s Air Force and is set to release worldwide on 24th August 2018.

Produced by Momina & Duraid Films and written by author and screenwriter Farhat Ishtiaq (Bin Roye), Parwaaz Hai Junoon is the coming of age story of a girl who has an ambition to be a pilot. Parwaaz Hai Junoon marks the second production from Momina Duraid the force behind 2015’s critically acclaimed film Bin Roye, one of Pakistan’s biggest international hits, particularly in the UK. Momina Duraid is a household name for Urdu drama lovers across the world and is the creative genius

delivering ground breaking content like Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Udari, Sang-e-marmar, and many many others. She specializes in social impact projects like women empowerment and is always a hit with the audiences. Hence the expectation from Parwaaz Hai Junoon is to be film with a soul, which separates it from competitors this Eid.


 

Ace director Haseeb Hasan makes his directorial debut on the big screen after enjoying huge success on the small screen. The film cast is a unique blend of fresh-faced and talented young stars alongside established veterans that include Hamza Ali Abbasi, Hania Amir, Shaz Khan, Kubra Khan, Syed Shafaat Ali, Adnan Jaffer, Sikandar Vincent, Rachel Viccaji, Mustafa Changezi, Sabeena Syed, Asif Raza Mir, Hina Bayat, Shamoon Abbasi, Farhan Ali Agha and Rasheed Naz, with a special appearance from Marina Khan. After capturing many hearts on the small screen, Ahad Raza Mir follows the footsteps of his father and grandfather by making a debut on the big screen.

The film follows Sania (Hania Amir), a young cadet who must fight against preconceived notions of gender roles to pursue her dream of becoming an ace pilot. Through her empowering journey, the audience will discover the human side of the Air Force, its pilots, and their families. Pakistani super star Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is also known for his social activism, essays the role of a fighter pilot. The film depicts the daily lives of cadets at a typical Air Force Academy, including laughs and mistakes along with the development of the core values of integrity, courage and honour

The film also subverts the misinformed clichés that appear in international media about Pakistan through depicting the country’s fight against terrorism.  Parwaaz Hai Junoon smashes the stereotypes that surround Pakistan to instead showcase the role Pakistan plays in safeguarding the region from terrorist threats.

The film’s soundtrack features music composed by first time music director Azaan Sami Khan, son of the acclaimed music maestro Adnan Sami Khan and contributions from Mustehsan Khan (bulyyea) , as well as Coke Studio favourites including Atif Aslam (tham lo). Both Bulyyea and Tham lo are already a hit with the audiences.

Camaraderie, commitment, honour and discipline are just some of the things these cadets will learn during their time at Pakistan’s Airforce Academy. Parwaaz Hai Junoon will break stereotypes and soar high.

Produced by Momina & Duraid Films and distributed by HUM Films, Parwaaz Hai Junoon is set to release worldwide on 24th August 2018.

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