MUMBAI: Yet another initiative to defy all the boundaries and show the world that no war is bigger than the silence of peace has gone in vain. Based on Kickboxing Sport, the most critically acclaimed Indian film of this season, LAHORE which releases globally on 19th March, 2010, has been denied a release in Pakistan.
The reason that the concerned authorities in Pakistan mention is the title of the film, which is being looked upon as creating hassles in the neighboring country. In addition also a thought that all the Indian Films show Pakistan in a negative way, is the another reason that the film did not get the permission to be released in Pakistan. Though the Director, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan tried to take a step ahead in bringing down barriers and also taking a gutsy decision of naming his film to Lahore, but now it all seems to be going against him.
Produced by Sai Om Film Pvt. Ltd. and being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in India, Lahore stars a blend of talented vast like Farouque Shaikh, Nafisa Ali, Sushant Singh, Shraddha Nigam, Saurabh Shukla, Kelly Dorji, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Late Nirmal Pandey & Mukesh Rishi. The film also marks the Debut of Aanaahad & Shraddha Das in the lead pair.
The story of LAHORE is about Veerender Singh from India, played by debutant Aanaahad, who is living with an aspiration to quench the thirst of revenge for a long forgotten wrong doing and restore the lost pride. He has to satisfy the nation and a billion. Though he is a sportsperson, who has to win the Kickboxing Tournament for his nation, but more than this sport, is a vengeance mounting deep somewhere in his heart which is much bigger than any victory. Will he be able to retain the pride of his country as well as fulfill his wish and retaliate back for one ill event that changed his life forever? Is what is to be seen….
Lahore is being looked upon as the most authentic sports film ever made in India and despite of the film being shot in Pakistan itself, it hasn’t got a nod from the neighbors. Well As the tag line of the film says, “Beyond borders, between Nations lies a battle to end all wars”. What is to be seen now is that will the film end all the wars or will it indulge itlsef in to a political and debatable war which might do a financial damage to the film and its makers.