MudHouse & The Golden Doll – A Pakistani Feature Film
Written & Directed by Hamza Ali Abbasi
Director of Photography & Editor: Shayan Latif Sheikh
A story of an ordinary town, an ordinary family, an ordinary young girl…….and an extraordinary bond!
‘Mud House & the Golden Doll’ launched
ISLAMABAD: A large number of viewers and residents of the federal capital on Sunday enjoyed and appreciated the screening of Islamabad’s first feature film titled “Mud House & the Golden Doll”, encircling social issues and breaking the orthodox taboos present in society.
The movie was launched and screened by Icarus Incorporated – the only international PR firm currently operating in Pakistan – at the Pakistan National Council of Arts, where the entire cast of the movie was present.
The capital’s first feature film has been directed by veteran theatre actor Hamza Abbassi who incidentally played the homeless man in the movie as well, with his vision of trying to make a difference through lenses.
The event was attended by media persons, a large number of diplomats and heads of certain corporate entities.
One diplomat stated, “It is incredible that such an amazing movie was made in such a short passage of time.”
Atilla, another diplomat, said, “We are still under the effect of the drama. It was a nice and moving film. Congratulations to the makers of the movie!”
Terming it a wave of change in the filmmaking industry, Icarus Inc Chief Executive Officer Ali Murtaza Abbas said, “Films, movies are a powerful medium of communication, that can also create awareness in society as well as assist the efforts to break orthodox taboos.”
“We have geniuses and talented people like Hamza Abassi and Fauzia Mehmood in Pakistan, and such prodigies need to be patronised by the government,” Abbas added. When asked about his expectations from the movie, he said, “A good film is when the price of the dinner, the film ticket and the babysitter are worth it!”
‘Mud House & the Golden Doll’ revolves around the life of a dumb, homeless man (Malang) and a young girl; their budding relationship and the neurosis of society. The film follows the life of the young village girl in Multan whose childhood has been stolen from her, where she encounters the character of Malang.
Malang’s character offers an innuendo into the perplexities and prejudices of society, offering a glimpse into the fallacies of a man and the collective fears of society that drives it to make irrational and often cruel decisions.
“‘Mud House and the Golden Doll’ promises to leave you wondering whether it was a film about a mad man in a sane society or a sane man in a mad society, diluted into believing it was sane,” stated Tooba Raza, the host of the event. The commercial launch of the movie is expected next month in 3D cinemas.