“Zindagi Tamasha” by Sarmad Khoosat was released on YouTube on August 4. Despite facing numerous challenges put forwards by TLP and other religious organizations, that led to its ban in Pakistan, the movie has deeply resonated with the viewers. Since yesterday, Twitter is all praise for the movie and financially supporting the artists.
Initially, it was scheduled for a theatrical release in Pakistan on March 18, 2022. However, due to the sensitive portrayal of Islamic scholars and (allegedly) blasphemous content, its screening was halted.
However, Twitter users and fans of the film are now expressing their frustration for depriving them of this “masterpiece.”
Many viewers were moved by the film’s depiction of the religious-hypocritical standards prevalent in Pakistani urban society.
Sarmad Khoosat’s hyper-realistic filmmaking skills were also appreciated by the viewers.
It shed light on the pressure to maintain a façade of being a “true Muslim,” rather than genuinely embodying those values.
“Zindagi Tamasha” premiered at the 24th International Busan Film Festival in 2019 and garnered awards at Busan and the 2021 Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles, solidifying its reputation as a compelling cinematic masterpiece.