SHAH, a sports biopic based on the the life of legendary Pakistani boxer Syed Hussain Shah, is to be released in cinemas across the country on the 14th of August 2015.
Hussain Shah started his life as a homeless child on the streets of Karachi and went on to dominate Asian boxing for nearly a decade before becoming the first South Asian in history to win an Olympic Bronze Medal in boxing at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He remains the only Pakistani athlete to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games in the more than 50 years.
The film features a mostly brand new cast, with Lahore based musician and actor Adnan Sarwar portraying Hussain Shah on the silver screen after undergoing a year long boxing training program to prepare for the role. Other cast members include Kiran Chaudhry, Sardar Baloch, Adeel Raees and Gulab Chandio.
The film is backed by some of the top brands of Pakistan, helping to bring the story of the forgotten Pakistani hero to local audience. Bank Alfalah, Pepsi and Samsung have joined the film production as brand partners and have provided funding for the project.
Shah has been produced by Logos Films and is being distributed in cinemas across Pakistan by Footprint Entertainment.