Shah Rukh Khan The superstar's appeal among Pakistan's youngsters is captured in 'Shah Rukh Khan Ki Maut' - a 55-minute film by Ehteshamuudin. Participated in Dubai International Film Festival..
Stars: Tabraiz Shah, Rashid Farooqi, Saife Hassan, Salim Meraj, Aqeel Ahmed, Sajid Shah, Mehmood Bhatti, Sajis Rafi, Saira Umer, Yahya Rashidi, Imran Ali, Shaheer,Shoib Khan, Arif Khan
Written & Director: Ehteshamuddin, Producer : Natasha D'Souza
A little boy in Pakistan wants to walk, talk and look like Shah Rukh Khan. One way of making his dream come true is to get a haircut just like his idol. But Murad can't afford one, given that his job at the garage pays little and pay day is far away. When his boss Saleem finds money missing from his safe, the finger of suspicion points at young Murad aka Shah Rukh. What happens next unfolds over 55 minutes in Pakistani filmmaker Ehteshamuudin's touching film "Shah Rukh Khan Ki Maut" (The Death of Shah Rukh Khan).
Murad pays a price for his overenthusiastic hero worship. Reality takes over. There is also perhaps a hidden comment on how the older generation in Pakistan doesn't look kindly on the 'external influence' of Hindi films. The film premiered at the Kara Film Festival in Karachi in 2005, "The Kara Film Festival is one of the few venues in Pakistan that showcases independent cinema, even if it's shot on mini DV or 35 mm," says the one time television producer. ..........
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