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Janaan to enter final phase of production

The film features an ensemble cast, including Armeena Rana Khan. PHOTO: FILE

The film features an ensemble cast, including Armeena Rana Khan. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Aiming for a release in the first quarter of 2016, Reham Khan’s Janaan seems to be well on its course to meet the set target. As the film completes its first two spells of production, the producers are now hopeful to release the movie by early next year.

“Almost 65 per cent of the movie has been completed during the first two spells that took place in Swat and Islamabad,” the film’s co-producer Imran Raza Kazmi told The Express Tribune. “We’re more than confident that we’ll wind up the film during the third spell, which is expected to begin in January 2016,” he added.

With a big slice of filming out of the way, Imran shared the team only needs to film a few songs and sequences. Having already announced that the final leg of shooting will take place in Swat and Islamabad this winter, he was wary about how it would be difficult to film a movie in Northern areas in the season.

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“We’ve worked out all the logistics and have prepared a contingency plan in case we’re unable to film in Swat. Nathia Galli, Abbotabad, Thandyani and Kalabagh are being assessed as alternatives if Swat is inaccessible,” he shared. Editing for the movie is slated to commence in the next few days and the production team is already looking for potential editors to helm the responsibility.

“We’re in talks with a few post-production houses from Pakistan, India and Dubai to start work on Janaan.” Imran also revealed that the music and background score for the film have been composed by well-known collaborator Ahmed Ali, who also worked on the score for his previous production Siyaah.

Produced by Imran and Reham, Janaan features an ensemble cast of emerging actors, including Bilal Ashraf, Armeena Rana Khan and Ali Rehman Khan, with TV actor Osman Khalid Butt as the screenwriter. The movie narrates the story of three brothers, who are based in Pakistan and overseas. It focuses on their children as they gather for a family wedding in the Northern areas of Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2015.

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