Inaamulhaq who was last seen playing a Pakistani in Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan had shot for a short film Ab Rab Havale directed by Ritika Bajaj Vijra and produced by Creative Canvas Entertainment was nominated in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA), The Cannes Short Film Corner, 2015 and Indie Fest USA has now released on YouTube.
Based on the story of partition, the night when India and Pakistan became two entities and where families got separated. Inaamulhaq who is playing a pivotal role in the short film says he is privileged to be a part of this film and is reminded of a dialogue from his film Filmistaan, ‘Film badi ho ya choti par dil se banni chahiye’ and Ritika has made this film ‘Dil Se’.
Inaamulhaq’s earlier two short films include Parchhaiyaan and The Search in 2004 and 2005 respectively. The Search was nominated for the Best Film Award in competition category at Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival 2006. “The problem with short films is that they are only viewed at festivals but no more, now we have an international audience sitting at home on the YouTube.”
Bhawana Somaaya/ @bhawanasomaaya