Rahat Kazami Films which is known to make movies that are unique, and which brings interesting topics into limelight is all set to showcase their film 2 Band Radio at UK Asian Film Festival on Saturday, 6th April 2019 at Watermans Arts Center and a special screening at Birmingham City University on 13th April.
Rahat Kazami and his group has gained recognition and respect amongst the niche International audience with their films like Identity Card, Mantostaan and Lihaaf that talks about the issues which is unheard or not frequently spoken about. Along with 2 Band Radio, Himad directed by Aijaz Khan one of the most acclaimed movies that created a lot buzz in the industry will have a world premiere in UK. Both the movies have captured the emotions of common people and the use of technology that has affected lives.
This satirical film 2 Band Radio is produced by Rahat Kazami Films, Tariq Productions and Zeba Sajid Films and co-producing UK based company Riaan Ria Motion Pictures. It is written by none other than Rahat Kazami and Kunwar Shakti Singh and directed by debutante Saki Shah.
The film is set in the 70s when radio required license and Rahat Kazami has brought the past in life in a very interesting manner. 2 Band Radio is a film about how a radio changed people’s life in a Himalayan village, where people have never seen a radio and how the journey of the first radio in the village becomes the reason for chaos and the resultant comic situations. It involves two neighbours and their desire to purchase a radio to show their status in the society.
In movie you see pure talent of acting by Pradhuman Singh of Tere Bin Laden fame in the lead role alongside Neelu Dogra National School of Drama’s Senior actress, debutante actress Sneha Jagiasi who is also a Miss India Tourism-Supermodel as another female lead with Jitendra Rai a UK based actor, who has starred in many Hollywood movies.
“The film revisits the life of the Himalayan village in the 70s when none of them had seen radio before. Radio license which is now a collectible value contains stories of so many lives and their journey. Owning a radio at that time was a luxury and brought status in the society. I wanted to bring this into life and created this story with my friend Kunwar Shakti Singh.”
He adds,” I am over the moon that this film has got selected by UK Asian Film Festival, it is a privilege that this film that has changed our perspective of a mere radio to something that gave people a sense of importance in society in the earlier days.”
The most interesting part is that Rahat Kazami will also features in the movie. We hope the appreciated by all in the festival and brings us a lot of pride that an Indian film will have a world premiere.