Hamza Bangash in The Kollective

The Kollective

It’s difficult to talk about his upcoming film ‘Rang Raaz’ (‘The Secret of Colour’) without pondering over where Pakistani films have catapulted themselves to. From having no releases for years to having multiple movie screenings in a month, we are truly witnessing a marriage of extremes and the young director acknowledges an innate dichotomy, “we have some filmmakers who are making daring, original work that addresses social issues so well,” he says, particularly praising ‘Moor’ and ‘Actor-In-Law’ before adding, “It’s all of the stuff in between that is the problem. The films that are so clearly cash grabs; made with no vision.”