Jeewan Hathi (Elephant in The Room) | World Premiere
Director: Meenu Gaur, Farjad Nabi Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Hina Dilpazeer, Samiya Mumtaz. Run time: 60 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Urdu with English subtitles | Year: 2016 | Country: Pakistan/India
ZEAL FOR UNITY PRESENTS PAKISTAN DOUBLE BILL :
Made under the Zeal for Unity India-Pakistan filmmaking initiative, these films explore different facets of life in Pakistan. In Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain, life in a remote village becomes exciting when a travelling circus pitches up in town. The men and boys of the village cannot get enough of the ravishingly beautiful trapeze artist and visit every night to catch a glimpse of her. But, there is a secret. Acclaimed Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah headlines Jeewan Hathi as a channel owner who will do anything for higher ratings. This riotously funny satire on Pakistan’s media industry explores the dark underbelly of a reality show that has the nation enthralled.
Meenu Gaur, Farjad Nabi