Khuda Kay Liye (2007)
Also Known As: In the Name of God, Khuda Ke Liye
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, Thriller
The film is about the difficult situation in which Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the fundamentalists and the liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not only between the western world and the Muslims but also within the Muslim community. The educated and the modern Muslims are in a difficult situation because of the approach towards life and their western attire. They are criticized and harassed by the fundamentalists and on the other hand the western world sees them as potential suspects of terrorism just because of their Muslim names.
The paradox is resulting in great suffering for a forward looking Muslim. This is the theme of the film Khuda Kay Liye, Which in English means In The Name Of God.
The interesting thing about the film is how it connects the happenings in three continents. Unlike the usual Indian and Pakistani films based on romantic sagas, dances and songs, this film is based on some very serious issues, raising a lot of controversial questions engaging the Muslim youth these days...
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Iman Ali, Fawad Khan, Shan, Austin Marie Sayre, Larry Newman, Rasheed Naz, Simin Raheel, Humayun Kazmi, Angela Williams, Alex Edwards, Hameed Sheikh, Ayub Khoso
Director: Shoaib Mansoor
Music Director: Javed Bashir, Shuja Haider, Lagan Band, Ahmad Jahanzeb, Khawar Jawad