Crew Motion Pictures, a part of The Crew Films and the makers of social-drama Dukhtar (2014) which bagged an award for the Best Actress at Lux Style Awards this year, revealed first of their seven projects in the pipeline.
The film, titled as, Ishq 2020 is a youth based romantic comedy film and it features young and promising actors Muneeb Butt, Sanam Chaudary, Furqan Qureshi and Mariam Ansari, as revealed in the official press release by Crew Motion Pictures.
Muneeb and Sanam are playing the characters of the leading pair in the film. It is the second film of Muneeb who was seen earlier in Halla Gulla, released this year on Eid-al-Azha. Sanam, who has garnered a considerable fan following over a short period of time based on her remarkable work on TV, will debut in the film.
Ishq 2020 is about the youth, their believes and understanding of love and life, says the press release.
“It is about the feeling of love. Be it 1857, or 2020 or even in future one thing that can’t be changed is the feeling of love. That will always remain constant”, shared by Asma Nabeel, Head of Films, The Crew Films, while discussing the story behind the title of the film exclusively with Galaxy Lollywood.
The leading lady of the film, Sanam Chaudary, expressed her feelings on signing the first film project in following words, “this is an elevation in my acting career as its going to be my first feature film and I am super excited. I am on cloud no. 9. All the best to the team and everyone involved”.
We also spoke to the heartthrob Muneeb Butt, who is transforming to a muscular hunk for the film, about his latest venture. “I’m flooded with euphoria and feeling extremely grateful to Allah as I have recently signed my second movie Ishq 2020. The entire team of the movie is very promising and I hope that this will be a great support for the revival of the Pakistani cinema”, said the handsome star.
The film is being directed by Najaf Bilgarami and co-directed by Asma Nabeel and Khalid Ali. Bilgirami was also associated with the earlier production of Crew Motion Pictures, Dukhtar, as the cinematographer. The script of the film is penned by Asma Nabeel and Ahsan Firdosi.
The styling of all stars is being taken care of with great attention. The film will present the young actors in attractive avatars catching the people’s attention, Asma shared the plans.
Dukhtar was praised for being a women-centric film and this legacy will be continued by Ishq 2020 as the film has a female protagonist. “In all the recent films the story is around a lot of people but here the story is revolving around our girl”, Asma explained.
The makers of Ishq 2020 are also trying to rope in a Bollywood star for a guest appearance in the film and they are in talks with a production house in India for this, as shared in the press release. Earlier Bollywood veteran actor Naseerudin Shah has worked in two Pakistani films, Khuda Ke Liye and Zinda Bhaag.
Besides this, the film’s music will be a treat for everyone and the singers from Pakistan and India will be involved in the project, as shared by Asma Nabeel with Galaxy Lollywood. More details of it will be shared as the things take shape.
“Ishq 2020 is our dream. A dream to give Pakistani cinema a true film flavor. The story is strong and it will be a great big screen experience for all the cinema lovers”, Asma shared her aspirations.
The film is expected to hit cinemas next year on Eid.
The official logo of the film is also revealed on the Facebook page of Crew Motion Pictures.