The System (2014 film)

The System is a 2014 Pakistani Urdu-language action drama film, directed by Norway-based Shahzad Ghufoor,[2] produced by Ghafoor Butt of Leos Productions (Norway). Nadeem Baig, Shafqat Cheema, Irfan Khoosat, and Nayyar Ejaz play the lead roles.

The System
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShahzad Ghufoor
Produced byGhafoor Butt
Written byWajid Zubairi
Kashaf Ali
Music byShailesh Suvarna
CinematographySyed Faisal Bukhari
Jennifer Lucien
Edited byAhtisham Ali
Leos Productions
Distributed byPrime Film International
Green Chili Entertainment
Release date
  • 30 May 2014 (2014-05-30)
Budget7 crore (US$500,000)
Box office4.06 crore (US$290,000)[1]

The film is set in a neighbourhood in Lahore and telescopes out from the everyday lives of a middle-class family to expose local corruption.[3][4]


The story is about a lower middle class boy Haider Ali (Sheraz) who is the son of a Pesh Imam (Nadeem Baig). He is in love with his neighborhood girl Sara (Kashaf Ali). Haider’s uncle (Irfan Khoosat) is a normal government officer who does not consider taking bribes to be a sin. Haider gets hooked by the local SHO (Shafqat Cheema) in a mob firing case. Ultimately after getting away with this case, Haider´s life takes a drastic change. Haider now sees the bigger and bitter picture of the current system, and how it affects everybody. He decides to do something about this system, and in the process, his education, family, friends and love are at stake.[5]


  • Sheraz Ghufoor as Haider Ali[6][7]
  • Kashaf Ali - Sara
  • Nadeem Baig - Pesh Imam (Haider's father)
  • Irfan Khoosat - Haider’s uncle
  • Shafqat Cheema - corrupt SHO
  • Nayyar Ejaz - corrupt minister
  • Mariyam Ali Hussiain - dancer
  • Ejaz Hussain Bugti
  • Rabia Tabassum
  • Sufian Bhatti
  • Saleem Shah
  • Saima Saleem
  • Saira


Four songs on the soundtrack were produced in India. The music director was Shailesh Suvarna, with poetry from Bollywood’s lyricist Irfan Siddiqui and Mohit Pathak. The tracks included several leading singers such as Javed Ali,[8] Komal Rizvi,[9] Palak Muchhal, Mohit Pathak and Krishna Beura. Two of the film’s song videos were shot in Norway.[10]

The System
1."Lutt geya"Krishna Beura5:05
2."Naughty Saiyyan"Supriya Ramalingam and Mohit Pathak3:51
3."Sayyon Re"Palak Muchhal and Mohit Pathak4:38
4."Aa Re Aa"Javed Ali and Komal Rizvi4:08


The film was premiered on 29 May 2014 in, Lahore and released countrywide on 59 screens on 30 May.[11][12] The film was also released in Norway on 13 June.[13][14][15]

See also


  1. "Yearly Report Card Pakistan". BoxOfficeDetail. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. "Film-maker hopes to change Lollywood clichés with The System". Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. Sher, Khan (4 July 2013). "In order to beat The System, you have to shoot it". Tribune. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  4. Sher, Khan (22 September 2013). "Film-maker hopes to change Lollywood clichés with The System". Tribune. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  5. "Film synopsis". Official website. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. Sher Khan (18 December 2013). "Introducing the muscle man". Tribune. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  7. Sher Khan. "Introducing the muscle man". Tribune (e-paper). Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  8. "Javed Ali and Komal Rizvi – Aa Re Aa OST The System". PAKIUM. Rizwan Shaikh. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  9. "Komal sings 'Aa re aa' for 'The System'". Daily Times. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  10. "New Pakistani film "The System" vouches to create a lasting impact". Umer Ali. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  11. "Film The System to release on 30 May 2014". Rashid Nazir Ali. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  12. "The System to hit cinemas on May 30". HIP. Wajiha Jawaid. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  13. "The System - a Tale of Justice". Desi Blitz. Sharmeen Chowdhury. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  14. "The System's pre-release hype creates hope and anticipation". The Express Tribune. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  15. Shoaib Ahmed (4 May 2014). "The System set to release next month". Retrieved 30 May 2014.


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