It’s not everyday that you hear of a superhero film from Pakistan. That’s exactly why the latest film to come from Pakistan is so intriguing. From producer Aamir Sajjad comes the new movie ‘Nation Awakes.’ This superhero film features a superhero named “Pakistan” who grows up with foster parents – those are the only details that Sajjad had disclosed thus far.
Sajjad is an avid comic book fan. He owns an extensive collection of comic books and items from movies such as Iron Man. He also thinks it’s about time that Pakistan learns about the realm of superheroes. Right now, there isn’t much of a superhero culture in Pakistan, but Sajjad is looking to change that.
Sajjad is planning a comic-con type event in June that will mark the official launch of his project. The event will include movie details as well as “comic-related” items. Not only is Sajjad producing the movie, ‘Nation Awakes,’ he will also be starring in the film. He doesn’t have any real acting experience, but he claims that his knowledge of superhero comics and movies is more than enough to entice Pakistani viewers. He also hopes that this film will spark a general interest in comics with Pakistani audiences.
‘Nation Awakes’ is an international movie that will be filmed in twelve different countries. The film will mostly be in English with some Urdu dialogue (subtitles available). Since most of the movies coming from Pakistan are of the love and drama sort, it will be interesting to see if Sajjad succeeds in his quest to “…develop an adequate pop culture in Pakistan that respects comics.” Take a look at the ‘Nation Awakes’ movie poster below.