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Ramchand Pakistani to compete in Tribeca Film Fest

NEW DELHI: Pakistani film Ramchand Pakistani, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, has been selected for the competition section of the Tribeca Film Festival. The film will also be screened at the Seattle Film Festival.

The film, slated for a simultaneous release in theaters pan India and Pakistan in August, is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan.


They end up spending five years in an Indian prison while the mother is left wondering about her husband‘s and son‘s whereabouts. The story aims to capture the plight of an eight-year old child who learns to cope with the trauma of forced separation from his mother while being held prisoner.


Javed, producer of Ramchand Pakistani, said at a press meet at the ongoing 10th OCFF that this was the first-ever Pakistani film to be shot in the Bhuj area of Gujarat . It also stars Rashid Farooqi, Fazal Hussain, Nouman Ijaz and Maria Wasti.

When asked about her experience with the film, Nandita Das said that she often forgot she was in a different country and behaved as she does when in her own home. "Human emotions are universal and so I had no difficulty to adjusting to working in Pakistan," she added.

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