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Oscars 2016: Which Pakistani film is being considered?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:26 IST

Do you know which film from Pakistan has been selected for Oscars consideration? Well, it's Moor, a film based on the closure of Zhob Valley railways in 1984, in Pakistan.

What makes the film interesting is the way it portrays women running the families. The film got tremendous appreciation from critics and was equally liked by viewers as well. Considering the film as Pakistan's official entry to Oscars, the Pakistani Academy Selection Committe issued a statement saying:

"We are proud to announce that the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected Moor to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'Foreign Language Film Award' category at the 88th Academy Awards."

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Watch the trailer of Moor here:

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Directed by Jami, Moor was selected via secret ballot. It is the third film to be selected for Oscar consideration in the history of Pakistani cinema. Zinda Bhaag, released in 2013, was the first film in over fifty years to be submitted for Oscars consideration, followed by Dukhtar in 2014.

First published: 11 September 2015, 6:07 IST