Rahm - Film screening
Rahm - Film screening

Rahm - Film screening

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, in Urdu (sub-titled)

Thursday August 17


‘A nuanced interpretation…faithfully translates the spirit of Measure for Measure…watch this film and be challenged’- Adnan Murad, Huffington Post

Rahm is the first Urdu film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure. With rising star Sanam Saeed (Sameena) - an actress making waves in Pakistan and now internationally - and well renowned Pakistani actor Sajid Hasan (Governor). A British/Pakistani production from Director Ahmed Jamal and Writer/Producer Mahmood Jamal, Rahm is part of the emergence of cinema from Pakistan. This is a timely and much needed story on tolerance and forgiveness, cutting across national and cultural boundaries reaching out to our common humanity.

A kindly Governor goes into hiding after appointing a younger, puritanical Deputy in his place who is convinced that Lahore needs harsher punishments and strict implementation of laws. Fear begins to grip the city as a young man is condemned to death after getting his fiancĂ© pregnant on the accusations of her parents. Sameena, his sister, begs the Deputy for mercy. He refuses at first but can’t resist her beauty and offers her a deal that requires Sameena to dishonour herself in exchange for commuting the death sentence on her brother. Sameena has to outwit him, and, with the help of the disguised ex-Governor they attempt to turn the tables in a gripping climax.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Director, Ahmed Jamal and Producer and Writer Mahmood Jamal. 

 Rahm gets six nominations for NIGAR Pakistan’s premiere film award

Winner - Best Adapted Screenplay London Asian Film Festival 2017

Winner - Best Actress in Film, Sanam Saeed - Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards 2017

Nominee, Best Director,  Ahmed Jamal - Eastern Eye Arts, Cultural Theatre Awards 2017

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