There’s some amazing news for patriotic Pakistanis and cinema afecionados alike as our country’s blockbuster film of this year, Sherdil, has been selected for screening in the Cannes Film Festival 2019. The Cannes Festival is one of the world’s biggest film events where new films and documentaries around the world are showcased and consumed by guests who have been sent an invitation to the event . This year’s festival is touted to commence on the 14th of May and end at the 25th and will be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. Between the dates, people from around the world will get to witness and be impressed by the cinematic experience of Sherdil.
When interviewing our reporter about the film, Thierry Frémaux, who has presided over the festival since 2007 had to say this, “I was really impressed when the jury and I watched Sherdil. We have seen many Pakistani films but this one particularly stood out. I was particularly impressed by the nuanced way the script was written and portrayed a really realistic and unpretentious story of soldiers fighting the enemy for a cause much greater than themselves. I was particularly impressed by the performance of Mikaal Zulfiqar who in this film delivers a performance of such brilliance and magnitude that it instantly reminded me of other legendary performances such as that of Al Pacino in The Godfather and Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.
Seriously, I loved Sherdil so much it made me wish I was Pakistani.”
At this point, Mr. Frémaux literally fell to his knees and clutching the jeans of our reporter begged to know if the embassy of Pakistan would give him a citizenship if he really insisted.
Anyways, this is big news and a source of pride for us Pakistanis as a film from within our borders now gets to be represented on the bigger stage. Sherdil has proven that with its incredibly original and campy storyline mixed with uncompromising flag-waving patriotism, the only way for the Pakistani film industry is to the skies and beyond.