"Khuda Ke Liye" A movie By Shoaib Mansoor
Khuda Ke Liye ( In the name of God) is a movie directed by Shoaib Mansoor.
The movie revolves around a Pakistani young man (Shaan) who goes to the United States of America for higher education. During his study years, the tragic event of 9/11 takes place where the World Trade Center is turned into dust. In a long array of investigations and arrests, the young man gets arrested by the American authorities; and his younger brother is being motivated by his old friend Shershah Hameed Sheikh on the path of God and to quit all musical activities in favor of the "straight" path. Meanwhile, his uncle (Humayun Kazmi) arrives from UK with his only cousin Mary (Iman Ali) who wanted to marry her non-Muslim boyfriend back in the UK against her family's wishes. He brings her to Pakistan where Shershah tucks them to their village in a tribal area near Afghanistan. There tries to escape but Shershah follows her and brings her back to the village.
The experiences of the young man are shown in this movie. There are plenty of other issues that are highlighted in this film. Iman Ali makes her cinema debut with this film, and enacts the character of a Pakistani-Briton. Austin Sayre also makes her film debut and plays Shaan's wife. The young music prodigy Ahmed Jahanzeb produced the soundtrack for the film.
The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the Fundamentalists and the Liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not only between the Western world and the Muslims, but also within the Muslims. The educated and modern Muslims are in a difficult situation because of their approach towards life and their western attire. They are criticized and harassed by the fundamentalists and on the other hand the Western world sees them as potential suspects of terrorism just because of their Muslim names.
This paradox is resulting in great suffering for a forward looking Muslim.
Above mentioned is the theme of the film "KHUDA KE LIYE" which in English means "IN THE NAME OF GOD".
The interesting thing about the film is how it connects the happenings in the three continents. Unlike the usual Indian and Pakistani films based on romantic saga, dances and songs, this film is based on some very serious issues, raising a lot of controversial questions boggling the Muslim minds these days. It helps the Muslim youth to find a direction— the right direction, which we are all looking forward to.
The Cast of the movie includes Shaan,Fawad khan,Iman Ali,Naseeruddin Shah,Hameed Sheikh,Austin Marie Sayre,Larry Neumann,Rasheed Naz,Naeem Tahir,Seemin Raheel,Humayun kazmi,Najeeb Ullah Anjum,Ayub Khosa,Rufus Graham,Angela Williams & Alex Edwards.
Vocals : Ahmad Jahanzeb,Shuja Haider,Farah Zala,Ammar Hassan Khawar Jawwad,Faiza Mujahid,Saeen Zahoor,Zara Madani
Lyrics : Shoib Mansoor; Bhule Shah; Faiza Mujahid
Songs Composed By : Ahmad Jahanzeb,Shuja Haider,Lagan Band,Khawar Jawad,Jawwad Bashir.
The movie is scheduled to released on Friday, 20th July 2007 & Music to be released on 7th July 2007.