Mumbai: Precept Productions announced that managing director Shoieb Yunus has completed the film Streets of Karachi, a contemporary drama illustrating the culture and contrasts on the streets of this 16 million people mega-city. A USA premiere is planned for later this summer.
"Our goal is to promote filmmaking in Southeast Asia and Pakistan, in particular," said Precept chairman Jawad Qureshi. " Streets of Karachi gives Pakistanis and the world a film about modern Karachi and helps to promote our filmmaking talents."
"Our team completed the film in only five months and captured what Karachi is like today, so we can share it with the world," remarked Yunus. "Our film shows that the citizens of Karachi, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Zoroastrians, live together and practice their respective religions with tolerance."
The concept and storyline were developed by Yunus, and the screenplay was written by Yunus, M. Dilawar Khan and Abdul Salam Naz. Qureshi is the executive producer.
The male lead is played by Adil Murad, the female lead is played by actress and model Nadia Hussain, and the lead character is played by veteran actor Munnawar Saeed. The film was shot in Precept’s studio and on location in Karachi.
Streets of Karachi is a drama about a man, who has achieved success in the United States, but realizes that his success and the possession of material things are not making him happy. He visits his ancestral hometown of Karachi, explores the city, sees immense contrast on the streets, and realizes Karachi is a vibrant city as well as the backbone of his country, where people from all over Pakistan come to fulfil their dreams.