Lahore, 20th October: Pakistani actor Ali Kazmi’s ‘Funny Boy’ is all set to release on the 10th of December 2020 on Netflix.
Baaghi TV: The film directed by Deepa Mehta is set for its debut on Netflix in the USA, UK, New Zealand and Australia.
The much-anticipated release is an adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s Sri Lanka-set coming-of-age novel Funny Boy of the same name.
The film will include performances by a star-studded cast of actors: Ingram, Nimmi Harasgama, Ali Kazmi, Agam Darshi, Seema Biswas, Rehan Mudannayake and Shivantha Wijesinha, as reported by the Variety.
Ali Kazmi posted on his Instagram account, “Coming of age, family, politics, sexuality, love in strange times and circumstances set in the 70s and 80s but even more relevant today. It’s relevancy transcends time, race, religion and cultures. It puts up a mirror to reflect the human condition.”
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Two Avant-garde Women, creative powerhouses #Deepamehta #avaduvernay , One Superbly gifted time transcending Writer #shyamselvadurai and A beautiful team of humans from all across the globe (Srilanka, Canada, USA, Pakistan and India) that one dreams of working with! Coming of age, Family, politics, sexuality, love in strange times and circumstances set in the 70s and 80s but even more relevant today. It’s a film based on the critically acclaimed novel “Funny boy”, it’s relevancy transcends time, race, religion and cultures. It Puts up a mirror to reflect the human condition. It takes a lot of hard work, literal blood sweat and tears to bring a film to life and I’m so proud to be a part of this ones journey! There’s nothing Funny about #Funnyboy ! I Can’t wait for you all to experience it December 10th, 2020! Sit tight, The ride 🌊 has just begun! 🌎 Link in bio ☝🏽for full article #varietymagazine #hollywood #global #international #cinema #movies #davidhamilton #netflix #december10th2020 #arraynow #love #life #srilanka #canada #usa #pakistan #india #diversity #tolerance #humanity
He further added, “It takes a lot of hard work, literal blood sweat and tears to bring a film to life and I’m so proud to be a part of this one’s journey! There’s nothing funny about #FunnyBoy!”
Speaking to the Dawn Images about his experience, Kazmi also spoke about how excited he was of the opportunity.
“The other actors are From Srilanka, India, Canada, England and the USA! I’m the only Pakistani and that too a lead in the film playing the Appa – the father of Funny Boy!”
The movie is shot on a location in Colombo and it explores Tamil protagonist Arjie’s (Arush Nand/Brandon Ingram) sexual awakening from a young boy to a teenager.
The film is produced by David Hamilton and three-time-Oscar-winner Howard Shore will be working on the score.
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