Nazar Ul Hasan bags Best Actor award at Mumbai International Film Festival 2018
Artist Nazar Ul Hasan, who has some remarkable theatre performances to his credit such as Jasoosi Duniya and Jaza, Saza, recently won the Best Actor award for his role in Pakistani short film Kachrachi at the Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival (MSIFF) 2018.
The good news was announced on the short film’s official Facebook page. “Congratulations to Mr. Nazar Ul Hasan on his award winning performance. We’re delighted to announce that Kachrachi, the short film, has won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival (MSIFF) 2018,” the post read.
In a recent interview, Nazar Ul Hasan shared that he had no clue that he was nominated and that it feels amazing to have won the award.
Directed by Ali Mehdi, Kachrachi follows the story of a homeless madman essayed by Nazar Ul Hasan, who lives under a city bridge. The title of the short, Kachrachi is basically a combination of the Urdu word kachra (trash) and the city Karachi and sarcastically highlights social issues that have been overlooked by its people. According to the actor, the short film is based on the pollution in Karachi and he plays a person who has been driven to madness by the filth in the city.
In the recent past, the film has been screened at numerous film festivals, including the 2018 Chicago South Asian Film Festival and Canada Shorts 2018 where the short film also won the Award of Commendation.