Usman Mukhtar’s upcoming quick movie Bench that has been making headways in worldwide festivals, simply unveiled it’s trailer on YouTube. Directed by Mukhtar with the script penned by Ali Mudar Bench is a dialogue centric movie that sees two folks, already at tough crossroads of their respective lives come throughout each other.
Their interior conflicts are explored by the dialog between them. ” The movie is about two individuals who meet on a bench. It’s a dialogue primarily based movie which takes very attention-grabbing twist and turns,” Mukhtar informed The Categorical Tribune with out dwelling into a lot element.
Rubya Chaudhry who performs one of many lead roles within the movie, describes it as “An intimate dialogue between two conflicted hearts, looking to find their own truth in life.”
The trailer sees Rubya stroll in direction of a bench after buying two packets of cigarettes. As she makes her method, Rubya’s character is giving a monologue to the viewers. about choices she regrets one in all which she goals to rectify.
“It takes courage to make tough decisions, to force yourself out of your comfort zone in order to take charge of your destiny,” she stated.
“Bench sets out to explore one such relationship; that turning point where you could either settle with the cards you’ve been dealt or break the mold to find your own truth.”
For Rubya, the subject material of the movie is near coronary heart. “It is the kind of project that artists like me crave to do. As Usman and I have worked on an independent short film before this, I was over the moon when there was another script with my name on it, this time written by Ali Mudar,” she stated.
Including on, Rubya notes that the general vibe of the movie comes off as pure. “It’s a story that’s close to home, one that has a natural flair as it progresses and where we attempt to display the greys of real emotions that are relatable. Yet just like it goes in real life, the end is never certain.. if there ever is an end at all.”
So far as the movie’s launch is worried, Mukhtar maintained that the present state of affairs across the pandemic has added confusion in that regard. “It will be screened locally for sure but obviously once the Covid-19 situation settles down. Right now we are also in the midst of dealing with different festivals the film has been submitted to, some of which are canceled while some are contemplating to go online” he stated.
“So we are somewhat in a state of confusion. So we are trying to figure that out. But yes the film will definitely be screened locally in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad once the Covid-19 situation settles down,” he added.
Over the previous few months, the movie has been submitted to a number of festivals. As of but it has been chosen for Unbiased Brief Awards Los Angeles, third South Asian Movie Competition Kolkata, Prisma Awards in Rome and South Asian Movie Competition Toronto.
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