Mahwish Hayat and Fahad Mustafa starrer Load Wedding met a mixed reaction across Pakistan. The film was an entertaining watch, touching sensitive issues like dowry and taboo associated with female polio workers in a much relevant, understandable way.
However, the critically analyzed movie has been nominated for Best Feature by the Jaipur Film Festival in India. Expressing his sentiments, the writer of the movie, Nabeel Qureshi, says that it is indeed an honour. Speaking to a local media source, he said:
”It feels great to be nominated! It’s a prestigious film festival and we really hope we win.”
Producer of the film Fizza Ali Meerza also called the nomination as rewarding. “It’s very humbling and it already feels very rewarding” – Meerza said.
Jaipur Film Festival is a prestigious event being arranged since 2009. It receives thousands of film entries around the year from across the world. The 11th edition of the prestigious event will be held between January 18 and January 22 and will be attended by both Qureshi and Meerza.
Load Wedding features Fahad Mustafa in the role of an energetic young man, Raja, who falls in love with Mehru (played by Mahwish Hayat). However, before thinking to proceed with his own love affair, Raja has a lot of responsibilities to take care off – especially arranging dowry for his sister Baby Baji (played by Faiza Hassan).
The film not only sensitively highlights the issue of dowry in Asian societies, but also shows how the heroine goes against all odds of the society to pursue her career as a polio worker.
The movie not only touches certain evils of the society but also provides entertainment and some amazing Punajbi music – which was enjoyed incredibly by both sides of the border. With calling out the toxic wedding culture in Pakistan, the movie is an incredible watch.
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