Directed and co-produced by Sarmad, along with his sister, Kanwal Khoosat and written by Nirmal Bano, Zindagi Tamasha is a bilingual film, mostly shot in Punjabi. In the trailer, we’re introduced to Naat Khwan Rahat Khawaja (Arif Hassan) and his family who find themselves ostracised from society when a certain secret of Khawaja’s becomes public knowledge.
Actor and director Sarmad Khoosat, whose full-length debut film, Manto garnered critical acclaim and accolades, announced a few months ago that he has two films in the pipeline – his first ever Punjabi film and second Urdu feature film. Recent reports confirm that one of the two movies – Zindagi Tamasha – is ready and has been cleared by the three censor boards and is slated to release by the end of this year.
The film will center around the story of a naat khwan named Rahat Khawaja (played by Arif Hassan) and his family who find themselves ostracized when a certain video of Khawaja becomes public.
Khawaja’s daughter Sadaf, played by model Eman Suleiman — who is also making her acting debut in the film — also appears to be ashamed of him in the trailer.
Directed and co-produced by Khoosat and his sister Kanwal Khoosat and written by Nirmal Bano, Zindagi Tamasha is a bilingual film, with much of its dialogue shot in Punjabi.