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Eloping to Pakistan Represents a Life-Altering Challenge for Newlyweds in ‘Rang Raaz: The Secret of Colour’

"How to stay hopeful in a world where there is often too little to hope for."

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Rang Raaz: The Secret of Colour

Logline: A short about a Hindu-Muslim couple who elope one night in Pakistan. As day breaks they must reckon with the consequences.

Elevator Pitch:

“Rang Raaz: The Secret of Colour” is about a young Muslim-Hindu couple who elope with the help of their best friend. As day breaks and reality sets in, the newlyweds must come to terms with the consequences of their marriage.

The film is set in Karachi, Pakistan. It explores the dynamics between childhood friends, the recklessness of youth, and the tensions that arise from the journey into adulthood.

At its heart, the film is about growing up, and how to stay hopeful in a world where there is often too little to hope for.

Production Team:

Writer & Director: Hamza Bangash
Cinematographer: Osman Rafique
Producer: Sumair Saleem
Sound Designer: Danish Lochner
Cast: Amtul Baweja, Hadi Bin Arshad, Kashif Hussein, Syed M Jameel

About the Film:

I wanted to make this movie, because of the growing intolerance in Pakistan.

I read a recent headline about the Hindu Marriage Bill, and how it finally got passed. Meaning that for 68 years they couldn’t get legally married! What this amounted to is that Hindu women were abducted, and forced to marry and convert out of their religion- because they couldn’t prove that they are already married. I wanted to subvert that and show a Hindu-Muslim love story where a Muslim girl and Hindu boy want to get married. Because, in Pakistan, love is never enough.

Current Status: Post-Production.

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