Zinda Bhaag (Urdu: زندہ بھاگ) is a 2013 Pakistani Punjabi-language drama film directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and produced by Mazhar Zaidi. The film had a premiere show on September 19, 2013 and a wide release on September 20. The film was selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, the first in over 50 years,but it was not nominated.
Zinda Bhaag is a film about three young men trying to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeeding in ways they had least expected. In a nondescript neighbourhood of Lahore, three friends are desperate to get on to the fast track to success. Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta, all in their early twenties, believe that the only way out is to the West. The journey that unfolds through the story of this film gives us a peep into what constitutes the everyday in the lives of many young men and women in Pakistan - a sense of entitlement that cannot be fulfilled, desperation to somehow prove themselves in the face of all legitimate doors being locked and an ennui from which they feel there is no getaway.
- Naseerudin Shah as Puhlwan
- Amna Ilyas as Rubina
- Khurram Patras as Khaldi
- Salman Ahmad Khan as Chitta
- Zohaib Asghar as Taambi
The film won four awards at the International South Asian Film Festival in Canada.
The original soundtrack (OST) of the film, sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The film’s music features voices Abrarul Haq,Arif Lohar and Saleema Jawwad. Lohar and Jawwad have sung a song on love and death while Bagga has contributed his vocals to two tracks, an upbeat dance-bhangra number and a romantic ballad.
||Arif Lohar & Saleema Jawad||4:00|
|2||“Saari Saari Raat”||Sahir Ali Bagga, Farah Anwar||4:00|
|4||“Taariyan”||Sahir Ali Bagga||4:00|
|5||“Pani da Bulbula”
||Abrar ul Haq||4:00|
|6||“Pata Yaar Da”||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sahir Ali Bagga||4:00|
|7||“Kurri Yes A”||Amanat Ali, Iqra Ali||4:00|
First look of Zinda Bhaag’s trailer was unveiled on 18 June 2013. This film was earlier set to release on the 6th of September.Due to a backlog of unreleased films, the release of ‘Zinda Bhaag’ was postponed. It released on 20 September 2013. ’Zinda Bhaag’ has been released in 10 states of US as well on 18 October 2013. Film may also release in India.The film arrived at Abu Dhabi Film Festival (24 October – 2 November 2013). “Zinda Bhaag” is set to be screened during the seventh edition of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative Film Bazaar, which would begin from 20 November 2013 in Goa.