Azaadi (Urdu: آزادی; transl. Freedom) is a 2018 Pakistani action thriller war film, that was released on 16 June 2018. It is written, directed and co-produced by Imran Malik with his brother Irfan Malik under the banner of their father Pervez Malik Films.[4] Based on the issue of Kashmir conflict and freedom for Jammu and Kashmir, the film stars Moammar Rana, Sonya Hussain and Nadeem Baig in the leading roles.[5] Dialogues for the film are written by Wajid Zuberi, and the film has been distributed by ARY Films.[6][7]

film poster
Directed byImran Malik
Written byImran Malik
Screenplay byWajid Zuberi
Produced byIrfan Malik
Imran Malik
StarringMoammar Rana
Sonya Hussain
Nadeem Baig
CinematographyBen Jasper
Edited byM. Arif
Music bySahir Ali Bagga
Distributed byARY Films
Release date
Running time
152 min
BudgetRs. 70 million (US$310,000)[2]
Box officeRs. 84 million (US$370,000)[3][2]




Danish Taimoor was originally cast opposite lead female Sonya Hussain, as the lead male character of the film. But due to the fallout with the makers of the film he was later replaced by Moammar.[9][10] Pakistani television actress Sonya Hussain, plays the lead female role of a Pakistani-origin British journalist.[11] Vetern Pakistani actor Nadeem Baig will essay the father figure role in the film who devotes his life to the Kashmir struggle and passes on his vision of struggle to the youth.[7]


In an interview with DAWN Images, director Imran highlighted that a film of such a big canvas has never been attempted before in Pakistan, and that the film had elements of patriotism, action scenes and a very powerful love story.[4] The cinematography has been done by Ben Jasper.


The film has been shot in Azad Kashmir and Northern areas of Pakistan.[12]


The music of the film has been done by Sahir Ali Bagga, Jabar Abbas, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan and Afshan Abbas. Singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch have also lent their voices for the soundtrack. Natasha Khan from Coke Studio was the audio engineer of the movie.[13]

1."Mahiya Ve"Bobby WazirAfshan Fawad, Jabbar Abbas 
2."Lagiyaan"Sahir Ali BaggaSahir Ali Bagga 


The Film was released on Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan.

Box officeEdit

The film collected 64 million in its first week despite having tough competition from Bollywood movie Race 3 and three other Pakistani films including Saat Din Mohabbat In, Wajood and Na Band Na Baraati.[14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "WATCH: Trailer of Moammar Rana, Sonya Hussyn starrer 'Azaadi' released". ARY News. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mohammad Kamran Jawaid (30 December 2018). "TRADE: SO, HOW DID THE BOX OFFICE DO?". Dawn. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ Zeeshan Mahmood (30 June 2018). "Box Office: '7 Din Mohabbat In' and 'Azaadi' fare well, others fail miserably". Galaxy Lollywood. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Upcoming film Azaadi puts the struggle for Kashmir on the big screen". DAWN Images. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Azaadi trailer launched". The Nation. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Moammar Rana & Sonya Hussyn's Movie 'Azaadi' Teaser Is Out!". VeryFilmi. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b Zeeshan Mahmood (5 February 2017). "Teaser of upcoming film 'Azaadi' commemorating the struggle for Kashmir is out and it looks GREAT!". Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Omer Shahzad to do a cameo in Sonya Hussyn, Moammar Rana starrer Azaadi". Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Danish Taimoor no longer part of Irfan Malik's film". HIP. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  10. ^ Kinza Piracha (1 February 2017). "Moammar Rana and Sonya Hussayn geared up for upcoming film". ARY Digital. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ "There's a new movie about Kashmir – from Pakistan". 5 February 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  12. ^ "The curious case of Sonya Hussyn's male lead is solved". HIP. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Natasha Khan talks Coke Studio success | SAE Institute UK – Creative Media Courses in Audio Production, Music Business, Animation, VFX, Film, Games and Web Design". Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Tracking Estimated Boxoffice Numbers in Pakistan".

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