Meesha Shafi, a renowned Pakistani artist, has added another accolade to her impressive portfolio by winning the 2023 Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
The Film Stage has praised Mustache, labelling it a "rebellious yet minor coming-of-age tale," thanks to the outstanding work of Imran J. Khan, who directed and wrote the film. Alongside Khan, Christina Won, Jessica Sittig, Christopher Storer, and Tyson Bidner produced the movie, contributing to its success and recognition.
Mustache tells the story of Ilyas, a Pakistani teen growing up in San Jose, who is sent to a public high school after being expelled from an Islamic grade school for starting a fight. Ilyas's main issue is that he has a moustache, which he grew at the age of ten, leading to awkward class photos. The film is set in the mid-90s and captures the emotional turmoil of being a child caught in a problem that feels like an insurmountable, life-changing challenge.
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Shafi expressed her excitement for the film back in January, sharing a photo of herself in a hijab, portraying a young teenager in the movie. She described Mustache as a beautiful film and praised her castmates, including Hasan Minhaj, Alicia Silverstone, and Atharva Verma.
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Undoubtedly, the recognition of Mustache at SXSW, a prestigious Texas-based annual event that celebrates creative talents in music, film, and comedy, is a remarkable achievement for those who advocate for the mainstream representation of Muslims.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|