Actress Resham has made a comeback in films after a gap of seven years as her movie ‘Swarangi’ will hit cinemas next month.
The upcoming film belongs to a kind of cinema known as middle-of-the-road cinema. It’s a commercial movie but without traditional dances in which hero runs after the heroine around the trees.
The subject of the one hour and 30 minutes Urdu movie revolves around the menace of drug addiction and its consequences.
The story goes that Salma’s husband Jamal is not the easiest man to get along with, but for the sake of their children, she stays with him. Jamal is a heroin addict, dependent on Salma’s instincts to protect her wedding avowal so he can take advantage of her honorability to get his daily fix. He is lost without her, desperate to change however willing to sell his soul to the devil if need be. Although Salma is powerless to change his sick ways, she has to stand against the odds and struggle for everything she got.
‘Swarangi’ is an entwined story about life, fate, sacrifice and survival.
The cast includes Resham, Ayub Khoso, Naveed Akbar, Waseem Manzoor, Hamza Mushtaq, Shahzaib Johar, Zulfiqar Gullshahi, Aftab Nisar, Abrar Husain and Umar Farooq.
Resham commenting on her upcoming film told Dawn that Pakistan had marvelous actors and directors.
“It is the need of the hour to create movies on unique topics. ‘Swarangi’ is based on actual events and shot in Mianwali to give it a natural look. Hopefully cinema goers will like my comeback and appreciate my performance in a very challenging role.”
The film has been written and directed by Fida Husain, an innovative visual and canvas artist. He has directed numerous music videos and short plays in the course of nine years. He has fulfilled his lifelong ambition to direct a feature film. The movie has been produced by Mazhar Abbas.
‘Swarangi’ is an independently financed film. The film was shot over the course of four months in three different spells in distant and rural areas of Mianwali. The movie has 90 per cent exterior location.