Baazgasht

This story revolves around a boy who comes to his hometown after six years. He has to attend his sister wedding but before he reaches his village he passes from a military check post where the officer talks to him in Chitrali dialect and due to staying away from his district he doesn’t know the language which the soldiers didn’t like about him than they speak in harsh tone and let him go.
He reaches his home, met with his family He asks his father permission to go for the pray together.After that they go to his grandfather grave where they sit and pray for his afterlife. Later that day both father and son are working in the fields
Later that night in dinner his father accused him of running away from home and situations just as he had ran away from the field today. In return to his father’s allegations he wanted to answer but couldn’t get the guts so he just expresses his bad luck, left the dinner and gets back to his room.
After that he gets what his sister had tried to say, he attends his sister wedding and helped his father in every possible way in the wedding. Their relationship was gradually progressing towards good terms.
One day the boy, his father and his father friends are working on field together where one of his father friends who is also a hunter comes and tell his father to go for hunt before your son goes to city again. His father becomes conscious and furious that he is about to go again and God knows when he will come again. On his way back when the boy tries to talk with his father over his return, his father ignores him and didn’t answer his questions until he says it directly to him. Where he becomes furious over him because he came after six years, hasn’t been there for one month and talking about returning back. His father doesn’t get it and upsets with him.
The other day the hunters gathers In his home where the father is preparing himself for hunt. They ask about the boy which he tells to ask themselves. The hunters tell the boy to get ready in a mannerly authoritative tone. For his father acceptance he gets out of his house to get the special requirements. As he gets out of his house he sees the girl which he had seen in his sister wedding.
After that they go for the hunt where the journey brought father and son closer to each other and they both compromise on their dreams.

  • Saif Ali
    Director
  • Saif Ali
    Writer
  • Ali Abbas
    Producer
  • Shakir Ali
    Key Cast
    "Sultan"
  • Shermast Gul
    Key Cast
    "Father"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Pakistan
  • Country of Filming:
    Pakistan
  • Language:
    Persian, Urdu
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • National college of Arts, Lahore
    Lahore
    Pakistan
    January 22, 2019
    NCA Batch 2015 thesis show
Director Biography - Saif Ali

I spent my childhood in the landscapes and simplicity of north (Chitral) while i was brought up in crowd and competitive life of south (Karachi) and my higher education from the heart of Pakistan (Lahore). I have seen the diversity and the potential of these diverse communities which they can bring on to the screen living under the same roof/wall.
I Saif Ali ,a story teller is in search of exploring more mediums and searching stories which can make a difference.

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Director Statement

In this era where the world is going towards a homogenous mega culture it has become really important for the people of minority communities to protect and know their identity which makes them different and create diversity in our societies. My own community is a minority in Pakistan. That’s why I have chosen some of our forgotten traditions which in the past were used to be our identity. I want to show the people the traditions and the mindset which our new generation is really trying to understand it. As a filmmaker it is necessary for me continue the storytelling tradition like my ancestors did in their time but of course with the change in medium as per the passage of time. The essence of my work will be to aware and educate whatever I have observed and learned during this time.