‘Moment Of Pride’: Saim Sadiq’s ‘Joyland’ Flies Into The Oscar Best 15 Shortlisted Films!
Siam Sadiq’s Joyland becomes the first Pakistani film steadily inching toward the prestigious Academy Award. The film becomes Pakistan’s first selection in Oscar’s International Feature Film category. For the unversed, the film starring Alina Khan, Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Salman Peerzada, and Sania Saeed, was announced as the country’s official submission in the […]
No Film Can Please 220 Million People; Here’s Why Halting Joyland’s Release Is Anything But Regressive
The release of much-anticipated film Joyland directed by Saim Sadiq has been banned a week before its release. Joyland is facing a major setback as the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting canceled its exhibition license issued months ago. Joyland tells the story of Haider (Ali Junejo), the youngest son of the Ranas family, who, while […]
Trailer (Review): ‘Joyland’ Hints At A Whole New Cinematic Experience
Cinema in Pakistan is slowly but surely reviving. Gone are the days when movies were notoriously known for stereotypes. There have been movies that have explored various sections responsibly. But the representation of the LGBTQ community has been lacking. Debutant director Saim Sadiq’s upcoming film Joyland aims to give them the self-respect they deserve. After […]
Joyland Teaser (Review): A Rare Film That Courageously Stands For Transgenders in Pakistan
The teaser of Saim Sadiq’s much-awaited Joyland has finally hit the web world. The tale of the sexual revolution sees a patriarchal family yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, while their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls for an ambitious transsexual starlet. The first […]