Though he seems like an average Pakistani, Shahnawaz Zali is a lot more than that. He is a young and passionate film-maker. And with this passion, he did wonder last year.
The Pakistani student Shahnawaz Zali made a film under the title 100 Steps – Sau Qadam. He not only managed to do something great but also, his movie grabbed the attention of some really important people.
Zali’s movie 100 Steps – Sau Qadam is nominated for Student Academy Awards under the Narrative category. Student Academy Awards were first introduced in 1972. The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences came up with this award. The award is aimed to show support and encourage the college level students who are doing excellent work in film-making.
The students nominated for Student Academy Award might receive an Oscar. Zali might also be bringing a student Oscar as he is nominated as one of the finalists in the Narrative category.
About the Movie 100 Steps – Sau Qadam
Zali selected quite a powerful subject. His incredible movie is about one of the hottest issues that Pakistan has been facing for a long time now – suicide bombings and terrorism.
The plot revolves around a young boy who is led to be a suicide bomber as the circumstances unfold. The concept and cinematography of the movie are phenomenal.
The Movie 100 Steps-Sau Qadam shows how a simple and innocent individual is led to be trained as a terrorist out of sheer circumstances. The concept of creation of terrorists for mere advantage of a few people is depicted perfectly in this film.
The theme, storyline, and direction by the young film-maker simply talks about quality.
Shermeen Obaid on Shahnawaz Zali’s nomination for Student Oscar
On hearing the news of his nomination, Shahnawaz Zali turned ecstatic. But it’s not only him. Our very own two times Oscar winner Shermeen Obaid overwhelmed by the news.
The talented director, Shermeen Obaid said that she is overjoyed that a Pakistani student got nominated for Oscars. She congratulated Zali and said that this nomination was well deserved. The selection of Zali( 100 Steps – Sau Qadam) is an example of the talent Pakistan has in abundance.
She further added that if one has talent and he works hard to exhibit his talent with quality work, no one can stop him from competing with the best of the world.
The much-awaited award ceremony is scheduled to be held on September 22, 2016. Since Zali has achieved a lot as a student, we hope he is able to do great things outside the university life.
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Team Vidpk is quite excited about this nomination. We are keeping our fingers crossed for the big day. We wish Zali all the best for his future ventures. Pakistan is proud to have such gifted and brilliant youth who is working day and night to make the country shine its brightest.
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