Zinda Bhaag (Run for your Life)
What makes a man step into a cargo container that is going to be sealed for more than 48 hours? Why does he step into a flimsy overloaded boat to face a stormy sea? Or dart across international borders dodging bullets? What compels men in Pakistan to risk everything in pursuit of their dreams in alien lands? Set against the backdrop of illegal immigration, Zinda Bhaag is a film about three such men in Lahore and their desperate attempts to escape Pakistan … alive. In a nondescript neighborhood of Lahore, Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta are desperate to get on to the fast track to success and believe that the only way out is West. They find themselves closer to what they’d always wanted… but not in the ways they had imagined.
“With English subtitles and some good acting, Zinda Bhaag speaks to all. Don’t miss this one.” –Gulf News
“The fact that Zinda Bhaag comes from Pakistan, where filmmaking took a beating in the 1990s, and that it is contending for the Oscar in the best foreign film category, was a huge draw for film aficionados, who thronged the theatre here for the film’s screening. “ -NDTV
“Zinda Bhaag is a must watch. In its modest, yet ingenious approach towards storytelling, Zinda Bhaag easily becomes the best film to have come out of modern day Pakistani cinema.” -Express Tribune