Project Peshawar

Project Peshawar is a 2017 Pakistani multi-lingual telefilm. It was Khyber Pakhtunkhwa first international suspense and Thriller film,[1][2][3] produced in four languages Pashto, Urdu , Dutch and English, film is Directed and filmed by Pakistan film industry director and Music Producer Irshu Bangash,[4] written, produced by junaid kamran siddique and executive producer was Javed khan mohmand . Project Peshawar was highlighted in print media and electronic media in all a cross the globe because Peshawar the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,[5] was for years hit by militancy, the film project Peshawar is a unique blend of eastern and western cultures highlighting the negative side of the modern-day social media boom,[6][7][8]

Project Peshawar
Project Peshawar 2017 Film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Project Peshawar
Directed byIrshu Bangash
Written byJunaid Kamran Siddique
Screenplay byHammad khan
Produced byJunaid Kamran Siddique
Shoaib Lodin
Javed Khan Mohmand
StarringShoaib Lodin
Navishta Sahar
Sally Ingry
Moez Mohmand
Mihela Bursc
Arbab Izhar Ahmad
James Ryan
Mustafa Khan
Mariyam Dilawar Jan
CinematographyIrshu Bangash
Music byFortitude
Khumariyaan
King compass
Naseer and Shahab
Production
company
Jeans Films
Release date
  • 20 August 2017 (2017-08-20) (Peshawar, Pakistan)
ahead in the US, UK, Canada and the Netherlands
CountryPakistan
Language
  • Pashto
    • Urdu
    • Dutch
    • English

The Project Peshawar film also highlights the historic places of the city Peshawar at national and international levels.[9] This film changed the trend and revived Pashto cinema due to its production quality and new, talented artists.[10][11][12][13]

PlotEdit

The story is based on real life incidents,[14] highlighting the negative side of the modern-day social media boom, raised awareness as to how some people use social media negatively.[15][16] Project Peshawar is based on a true story and revolves around a British Pakistani who falls in love with a Peshawar-based girl through the internet and travels back to Pakistan for her only to realize that it was merely a trap to capture him.[17]

CastEdit

  • Shoaib Lodin
  • Navishta Sahar
  • Sally Ingry
  • Moez Mohmand
  • Mihela Bursc
  • Arbab Izhar Ahmad
  • James Ryan
  • Mustafa Khan
  • Mariyam
  • Dilawar Jan

FilmingEdit

The telefilm was shot one and a half years ago in United Kingdom , the Netherlands and Pakistan,[18] with 70% of the production in Peshawar. Shoaib Lodin, a lead actor and consultant producer of this film is an Afghani-Dutch citizen who left Peshawar back in 1997.[19] He is a graduate of the Anupam Kher Indian Acting Institute of film making and TV serials.[20]

ReleaseEdit

The film was released on 20 August 2017 in Peshawar,[21] the Premiere of the multi-lingual international telefilm Project Peshawar held in Nishtar Hall Peshawar.[22] The premier show, being organised under the auspices of Jeans Films and sponsored by the Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its released in Film festivals of US, Canada and the Netherlands.[23]

Critical receptionEdit

Film-maker Irshu Bangash told The Express Tribune that there have been people from the local entertainment industry who are trying to sabotage the film, claiming that it spreads a negative image of the city and "promotes western values" instead of local cultural values.[24] Bangash shared how they decided to do a film about social media and how it's misused. "We see it all around us. Even Mashal Khan's case was elevated due to social media and its power, he said. "It's funny because these are our seniors, yet a lot of vulgar content has been released without any objections because of the lack of censor board in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa." He added there were Local Media Groups and Pashto cinema Artists who were trying to sabotage the premiere as well "because we didn't allow them to film in the theater during the premiere. It's obvious, one can't allow anyone to record the film on its premiere.”

Official websiteEdit

projectpeshawar.com

SoundtrackEdit

Musicians including Fortitude, Khumariyaan,[25] king compass and the duo of Naseer & Shahab have contributed tracks for Project Peshawar. There are five songs in this soundtrack.

ProjectPeshawar
Soundtrack album
Released20 August 2017
GenreFilm Soundtrack
Length17:07
LanguageEnglish, Pashto and Urdu
DirectorIrshu Bangash
Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Chaukor"Khumariyaan1:36
2."Okha"Billboard Band3:59
3."Rise On My Broken Knees"Naseer & Shahab4:43
4."So Fly"Fortitude4:16
5."Someday Someone"King Compass3:53
Total length:17:07

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Pakistani city Peshawar to release its first ever international movie – News Nation". www.newsnation.in. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
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  9. ^ "Peshawar shouldn't make films with item songs because it means we're not different: Irshu Bangash – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
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  12. ^ AFP (7 April 2017). "KP's first international film 'Project Peshawar' will release soon". Images. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  13. ^ Mumtaz, Kanwal (24 July 2017). "KP Releasing First Ever International Film 'Project Peshawar'". MeshPedia. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  14. ^ "KP's first international film 'Project Peshawar' will release soon". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
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  19. ^ "Peshawar shouldn't make films with item songs because it means we're not different: Irshad Bangash". www.dabang.pk. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  20. ^ "KP's first international film 'Project Peshawar' will release soon". en.dailytaqat.com. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  21. ^ "'Project Peshawar' premiere show today". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Tease Trailer of Telefilm "Project Peshawar" On Aug 20 | Pakistan Point". Pakistan Point. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Premiere show of telefilm 'Project Peshawar' on 20th". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  24. ^ "First international film from Peshawar receives flak for spreading 'negative image' – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  25. ^ NewsBytes. "Khumariyaan song 'Chaukor' featured on Project Peshawar OST". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 17 October 2017.