Baaji bags two awards at Canadian film festival
MISSISSAUGA - Saqib Malik’s directorial debut, Baaji have received international awards. The film was screened this week at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) in Mississauga and won two awards.
Baaji features Meera in the lead role, and it is widely regarded as her comeback in the film industry. The cast also includes Osman Khalid Butt, Amna Ilyas, Baji Ali Kazmi and Nayyar Ejaz in major roles.
Ali Kazmi attended the fest alongside Saqib Malik. The actor was the first to announce on Instagram that their film has won two awards. Baaji won the Jury Prize (audience recognition category) and Nayyer Ejaz won ‘Best Supporting Actor’.
“Screened at the #Misaff2019 film festival to a packed audience and we won the grand jury prize plus best-supporting actor Nayyer Ejaz the chaandest Kamal (runner up was me, that’s a win in my book being runner up to a legend like Nayyer Ejaz:) it’s not only a win for us it’s a win for Pakistani cinema on a global scale!” Ali wrote.
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#Baaji Screened at the #Misaff2019 film festival to a packed audience and we won the grand jury prize plus best supporting actor @nayyar_ejaz the chaandest Kamal (runner up was me, that’s a win in my book being runner up to a legend like Nayyar ijaz:) it’s not only a win for us it’s a win for Pakistani cinema on a global scale! Thank you @mosaic_misaff for having us be a part of this prestigious festival with films and artists from all over the globe 🌎 and thank you the most amazing audiences that continue to keep Baaji rocking the cinemas 🤘🏼❤️its an honour! #baajithefilm #aryfilms #filmfest #pakistanicinema #actor #director #global #rammy #films #stillincinemas #arthasnoboundaries
Baaji (transl. elder sister) is a 2019 Pakistani romantic drama film, directed by Saqib Malik and produced by his Production company Page 33 Films. The film features Meera as Shameera Osman Khalid Butt as Rohail Khan/ Khalid Osman, Amna Ilyas as Neha, Mohsin Abbas Haider as Ajji, Ali Kazmi as Rammy , Nayyar Ejaz, and Nisho in pivotal roles.
It is a dramatic tale of a fading Lollywood actress Shameera (Meera), who is not accepting that now her position in the industry is not much valuable.
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