This short Pakistani film inspired by cyberpunk classics is going to give you chills

The film is set in year 2071, Pakistan is free from terrorism but there are bigger problems now

You may remember Omar Gilani’s version of sci-fi Pakistan. But if you thought that was the only futuristic depiction of Pakistan, here is another.

Upcoming Pakistani short film, titled ‘Shehr-e-Tabassum’s teaser has just been released and it is unlike anything you will see from the Pakistani animation industry.

First look at the teaser will remind you classics like Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, and novels like George Orwell’s 1984. It is indeed inspired by these cyberpunk and dystopian era books, animations and films.

Shehr e Tabassum (شہر تبسم) Teaser

It is the year 2071. There have been no reported instances of terrorism or violent crime in over 3 decades in Pakistan. The cost – the systematic subjugation of human emotion.Welcome to Shehr e Tabassum.Inspired by cyberpunk classics like Blade Runner – 1982 and AKIRA as well as classic novels such as 1984 – George Orwell, Shehr e Tabassum is the first of its kind animated Urdu short film set in a dystopian future.This is a teaser for the short film "Shehr e Tabassum" coming soon to your screens.Watch in HD: https://youtu.be/41_ueBF66VgCreative Director: Isma Gul HasanLead Character Animator: Haseeb RehmanAnimation Team: Zahra Aamer; Arafat Mazhar; Isma Gul HasanBackground Design: Isma Gul HasanMotion Work: Mustafa Kamal; Waleed ZaidiSignage and Typography: Shumyle Haider Inking and Colouring: Ahsan Iftikhar; Momin Masood; Zahra AamerSound: Shahrukh Aslam; Arafat MazharScript: Muhammad Rafay; Rasti FarooqConcept: Ayesha IftikharDirected by: Arafat Mazharfor queries and press: contact@shehripakistan.com© 2019 Shehr e Tabassum All Rights Reservedہم سال 2071 میں ہیں۔ پچھلے تین عشروں سے دہشت گردی اور تشدد کا کوئی واقعہ رونما نہیں ہوا ہے۔قیمت- انسانی جذبات کی منظم محکومیتشہر تبسم میں خوش آمدید یہ شارٹ فلم سائبرپنک کلاسیکی فلمز جیسا کہ بلیڈ رنر، آکیرا اور ناولز جیسا کہ 1984 سے متاثر ہوکر تیار کی گئی ہے۔ یہ شارٹ فلم اردو کی اپنی نوعیت کی پہلی ایسی فلم ہے جو ایک بدترین اور کڑوے مستقبل کے پس منظر میں بنائی گئی ہے۔

Geplaatst door Shehr e Tabassum op Dinsdag 29 januari 2019

Shehr-e-Tabassum describes itself something like this:

Shehr e Tabassum is the first of its kind animated Urdu short film set in a dystopian future… It is the year 2071. There have been no reported instances of terrorism or violent crime in over 3 decades in Pakistan. The cost – the systematic subjugation of human emotion.
Welcome to Shehr e Tabassum

The film hopes to introduce Pakistani audience to a genre that is not so common in the country. It is the brainchild of Ayesha Iftikhar and is directed by Arafat Mazhar.


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