Son of Pakistan

Son of Pakistan (Urdu: سن آف ٻاكستان, English: Son of Pakistan) is a 2011 Lollywood Urdu film written and directed by Jarrar Rizvi and released in summer 2011. It stars Sana Nawaz, Meera, Shamil Khan and Ghulam Mohiuddin, Baber Ali and Shafqat Cheema in the lead roles & Amna Zaheer (Daughter of Syed Zaheer Rizvi) as a Child Star daughter of Meera in the film.

Son of Pakistan
Directed byJarar Rizvi
Produced byChaudhry Hameed
Written byMuhammad Tariq
StarringMeera
Shamil Khan
Ghulam Mohiuddin
Sana Nawaz
Amna Zaheer
Music byNaveed Wajid Ali Naushad.
Production
company
New Vision Productions
Distributed byGeo Films
Release date
  • 16 December 2011 (2011-12-16)
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu
Box office0.85 crore (US$60,000)

The film is shot in several cities of Pakistan, while special shots made in Royal Park, Lahore.

Premise

The story is set in Pakistan against the backdrop of the War on Terror and the prevalent consequences of the war that have stigmatised Pakistan as a country that breeds and indoctrinates terrorism. The filmmakers intended Son of Pakistan to enlighten the masses and the world at large about Pakistan and its people against the backdrop of the War on Terror's consequences. The filmmakers intended to counter a negative prejudice about Pakistan and its people as terrorists and to show their perspective that the people of Pakistan follow a peaceful way of life.

The movie tells the story of a dutiful police officer S.P. Islam who comes from a patriotic upbringing as does his brother. Son of Pakistan depicts uncertainty in the concept of patriotism while taking the protagonist's perspective of compassion towards his fellow citizens when he cannot be certain that everyone shares his beliefs. In a place of uncertainty being an enforcer of law where he comes across a potential terrorist every day, he can't trust anyone and has only himself to trust.

Cast

Filming

This film was shot in the cities of Pakistan; it was also shot in Kallar Kahar Daman-e-koh Islamabad and farm house of Lahore and different locations of Lahore.

Budget

Director and producer Jarar Rizvi claims that this movie is the most expensive to be made in Lollywood making it false that film is made in 3 crore the film cost its producer around 85 lacs.

Release

The film was released on 16 December 2011.

Reception

Son of Pakistan mostly faced negative reviews. A critical review published in the Express Tribune stated "Son of Pakistan disappoints."[1] There are some sources who praises the film, especially the director and producer for their courageous effort.

Box office

The film opened to an occupancy of 30% - 40%. It was released after a long delay and got just few cinemas for release. Son of Pakistan got a poor start but managed to do good business. The critics are rating it as a "Below Average" movie.

Soundtrack

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Son of Pakistan Title Song"Ameer Ali3:18
2."Bhangra Punjabi Bha Zara"Saima Jahan, Ameer Ali, Amna Zaheer, Nadeem Abbas, Amir Ghulam Abbas4:35
3."Kaali Kaali Tere Ankhein"Ahmed Jahanzeb5:20
4."Hum Tum Sa Mila"Ameer Ali, Saima Jahan3:01
5."Bibi Sheerini"Saima Jahan1:42
6."Toona Toona"Maria Shaukat2:47
7."Yeh Mausam"Saima Jahan, Nadeem Abbas2:53

References

  1. Mahmood, Rafay (21 December 2011). "Son of Pakistan disappoints". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
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