Pakistani Chainsaw: A Love Story

A young American woman Rony leaves her boyfriend and goes to Pakistan to document child labor issues. She gets trapped by a chainsaw-wielding maniac and his sidekick cockroach while her newfound boyfriend Ben Hur tries to save her.

  • Hassan Zee
    Bicycle Bride, Night of Henna, Good Morning Pakistan, House of Temptation
  • Jeffrey B. Wayne
    Ghost in San Francisco
  • Hassan Zee
    Bicycle Bride, Night of Henna, House of Temptation, Good Morning pakistan
  • Meerab Awaan
    Key Cast
    Good Morning Pakistan
  • Ali Raza
    Key Cast
    "Ben Hur"
    Good Morning Pakistan
  • Hassan Zee
    Key Cast
    "Borack Obamma"
    Good Morning Pakistan
  • Saeed Anwar Jatt
    Key Cast
    "Chainsaw Girl"
    Good Morning Pakistan
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    1 hour 40 minutes
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    June 23, 2021
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    English, Urdu
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  • India
Director Biography - Hassan Zee

Medical doctor/ filmmaker, Doctor Zee lives in San Francisco and has made four award-winning feature films. He graduated from medical school at the age of 26. After only a year of practice, he was appointed the Resident Physician at a Hospital Burn Unit in the Pakistan countryside. Dr. Zee soon found that many of his burn patients had tragically set fire to themselves to avoid punishment by hostile in-laws, a common practice for non-childbearing women or wives with a low dowry. Per Zee, women would die in his ward every day and that is what shifted his focus. He was determined to find a way to help these vulnerable women. Zee came to the USA, twenty years ago and started to pursue his passion for filmmaking. Human Empowerment was Zee's inspiration for his film 'Night of Henna', which was shot by a 3 time Emmy nominated cinematographer. His second film, Bicycle Bride was released theatrically in 20 cities by Pathfinder Pictures and got worldwide distribution through Cinema Arts Entertainment in France.'Pakistani Chainsaw: A Love Story' is Dr. Zee's fifth feature film.

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Director Statement

My enthusiasm for storytelling first took shape as a young child growing up in Pakistan. There, I would walk the streets with music in my head and stories playing out before my eyes. Everywhere I looked, I was surrounded by beauty and culture - life, love and drama. At the age of 13, I got my start in the world of entertainment at Radio Pakistan where I wrote and produced radio dramas and musical programs. It was then that I realized that my passion for storytelling and my passion for people were one and the same.

At the age of 26, I earned my medical doctor degree and did my residency in a burn unit at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. I cared for women who were victims of "Bride Burning." While working at the hospital, I made a promise to myself that I would do everything in my power to bring attention to the injustices I had witnessed. For centuries, women have been mistreated by men in all cultures. All over the world, women are continuously forced into marriages with men they do not love. I needed to raise a voice for those women through the power of film.

With a renewed sense of purpose and camera in hand, I came to the United States to make films. For the past 20 years, I have fully immersed myself in my art. I have written, produced, and directed five feature films- 'Night of Henna', 'Bicycle Bride', 'House of Temptation', 'Good Morning Pakistan' and "Pakistani Chainsaw: A Love Story".. Each of my films is a reflection of my experiences, and the people I have met along the way.