LAHORE: Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha might have been through the ringer but hey, there’s a silver lining. Despite the movie not having seen the light of the day in Pakistan, it has been receiving appreciation and acclaim internationally.
Following the movie as Pakistan’s official entry to Oscars, it has now bagged the Snow Leopard Award for Best Film at the 6th Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) held on March 15. Director Sarmad Sultan Khoosat received the award from jury member Luba Balagova Kandoor.
Arif Hassan was awarded Best Actor award for his performance in the film.
According to the official synopsis, Zindagi Tamasha, or Circus of Life as it is known, is “an intimate portrait of a family as well as a scorching political commentary on little gods on this earth who police our private passions.”