â€œShahrukh Khan Ki Mautâ€ (The Death of Shahrukh Khan)
Shah Rukh Khan Ki Maut, was screened at the recent KaraFilm Festival and is based on a boyâ€™s (Murad) innocent dream and how his soul is hurt when his dream is shattered.
a young boy Murad, who aspires to become like Shahrukh Khan. He spends a miniscule amount from his daily wages earned at a workshop, on films and posters of Shahrukh Khan. Because of his obsession with the actor everyone addresses him by Shahrukh and his friends at work also taunt for his fantasy of his resemblance with the actor. They convince him to have a haircut like Shahrukh at an expensive salon for which he does not have the required amount. He is accused of stealing the amount from his bossâ€™s cupboard, who eventually orders the barber to clean-shave his head. This shatters Muradâ€™s hopes and his fascination with the actor turns into hatred.
â€œThe main theme was a childâ€™s adulation for his idol, Shah Rukh Khan in this case was a very relevant choice as he has come to represent all that is synonymous with success. Letâ€™s face the reality that Bollywood stars do have this kind of impact on Pakistani audience. But the film is not about Bollywood but about Murad and his dreams. I was pleased that many viewers from the intelligent audience at Kara picked up the underlying theme of child labour in the film as well,â€ says Rahim.
Executive Producer: Arjumand Rahim
Producer: Natasha Dâ€™Souza
Written & Directed by: Ehteshamuddin
Cast: Salim Meraj, Rashid Farooqui, Saife Hassan, Aqeel Ahmed, Sajid Shah & Tabraiz Shah Shahrukh Khan Ki Maut