Twitter raves about Sarmad Khoosat's 'Zindagi Tamasha' a after its release on YouTube

07:00 PM | 5 Aug, 2023
Twitter raves about Sarmad Khoosat's 'Zindagi Tamasha' a after its release on YouTube
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Since its release on YouTube on Friday, 'Zindagi Tamasha' (Circus of Life) by renowned filmmaker Sarmad Sultan Khoosat has been receiving overwhelming praise from Twitter users.

Despite facing numerous obstacles on its path to the audience, the film's compelling story and thought-provoking themes have struck a deep chord with the viewers.

Originally scheduled for a theatrical release in Pakistan on March 18, 2022, 'Zindagi Tamasha' encountered unexpected challenges due to its sensitive portrayal of certain themes and characters. Consequently, the cinematic release was indefinitely put on hold, sparking curiosity among fans and tweeps who are now attempting to understand the reasons behind its recurrent cancellations. Contrary to the controversies, many are hailing it as the "most authentic" Pakistani film ever.

One Twitter user expressed bewilderment, stating, "Just watched 'Zindagi Tamasha,' a film banned in Pakistan. It truthfully depicts the religious-hypocritical standards prevalent in typical Pakistani urban society. Wondering what justification led to banning this thought-provoking film?"

Another viewer praised the film's content and Sarmad Khoosat's exceptional filmmaking skills, exclaiming, "Halfway into 'Zindagi Tamasha,' and the constant heartache I'm feeling is just beyond... Sarmad Khoosat productions never disappoint in terms of content, quality, and production. I became his lifelong fan after watching 'Manto'."

Twitter users were captivated by the film's controversies and lauded its ability to provoke thought. One tweet reads, "Why all the fuss and controversy around 'Zindagi Tamasha'? I just watched it, and it's truly thought-provoking and heart-touching. It follows the journey of a man living a simple life, and one seemingly harmless aspect of his life triggers the 'perfect' maulvis (clerics) of our society."

The film's ability to shed light on the intricate social and cultural nuances of Pakistani society garnered admiration from viewers. Another Twitter user remarked, "I just finished watching 'Zindagi Tamasha,' what a brilliant film. It subtly exposes the culture of our 'Muslim' country, where presenting a facade of being a true Muslim is deemed more important and respected than genuinely embodying the values."

Many praised Khoosat's bravery in addressing sensitive subjects despite facing opposition. One tweet expressed, "Absolutely stunned by 'Zindagi Tamasha.' If the right-wing campaign against the film horrified you, the film will leave you heartbroken by the time it's over."

In 2019, the film premiered at the 24th International Busan Film Festival, leaving a significant impact on the audience and critics alike. It received accolades at Busan and the 2021 Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles, solidifying its reputation as a compelling masterpiece of cinema.

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Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

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Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

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Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

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Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
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Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
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Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
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Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
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