The biopic honors the life and work of Major General Nigar Johar and stars Mahira Khan 2022 Best Asian is the year of the Pakistani entertainment industry and international success.
The biopic honoring the life and work of Major General Nigar Johar, the first female officer to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, won a huge hit in Amsterdam! Aik Hai Nigar, a TV movie starring Mahira Khan, has won the Best Asian Film category at the prestigious Septimius Awards.
Aik Hai Nigar not only sheds light on Lt. Gen. Nigar’s professional accomplishments but also highlighted her personal life, a big part of which is her husband Johar Ali Khan, played by actor Bilal Ashraf. The film paved the way for more women to climb their way into leadership positions in the military and otherwise.
The international film festival presents the best independent films from all over the world every year. It places a strong emphasis on discovering and nurturing new talent and has a wide range of participants including Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners. The Best Asian Film category included a total of eight films.
In addition to producing Nina Kashif, nominees included Farha, a 1948 film about a 14-year-old girl in Palestine who watches from a locked basement as disaster engulfs her home; 218: Behind the Wall of Silence, an Emirati film about three women who share an apartment 218 and their stories of domestic violence, longing for a lost past and seeking revenge; Sermon on the Mount, a documentary about black experiences and Paka (River of Blood), an Indian Malayalam drama based on a river that swells with the blood of two feuding families and a young couple trying to stem that hate with their to overcome love.
The festival also screened Gensan Punch, based on a true story of a Japanese athlete, Major, a biopic about Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s struggle and death during the 2008 Taj Palace Hotel attacks in Mumbai, India, and Careless Crime, a film about four boys burn down a theater in Iran in protest.