Pakistani film “JOSH” screening in Toronto on June 8, 2013 – Don’t miss!

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Pakistani director Iram Parveen Bilal’s feature film Josh (English Title:Against the Grain), will have its Toronto premiere on June 8th at 7:30 PM at the Big Picture Cinemas Gerrard street Toronto along with a Q&A session with the director.

Josh is running to sold out audiences in the USA and is currently on its journey in the east coast before reaching Toronto on June 8, 2013.

[box_alert]There will be only ONE screening in Toronto, so don’t miss this opportunity![/box_alert]

[quote]”Hello Iram. Just saw your movie at amc. It was beyond brilliant. The story. The acting. The screenplay. Loved the aesthtics. And loved seeing karachi- the best city in the world.” Comment from a viewer in the US.[/quote]

[box_tip]Josh is the story of a privileged woman whose life is shattered in a single moment. It is the story of a woman in search for a dangerous truth. It is the story of the biggest challenge to Pakistan’s still reigning feudalism: the country’s youth. The film explores the internal debates the young are struggling with, and how solutions can be attainable if and when they stand united.[/box_tip]

Josh revolves around the character Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Josh is the story of Fatima’s search, despite the warning of her friends and family, for a dangerous truth in Nusrat’s feudal village.

[box_success]The cast includes talented names from Pakistan including, Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza, Khalid Malik, Navin Waqar, Khalid Ahmed, Parveen Akber, Nyla Jafri, Kaiser Khan Nizamani, Saleem Mairaj, Adnan Shah Tipu, Ali Rizvi, Faizan Haqquee, Gul e Rana & many more.[/box_success]

Another highlight of Josh is the inclusion of Ali Azmat’s song Na Re Na.

Iram Parveen Bilal studied at the California Institute of Technology in the US. Bilal is conscious of the rare opportunity and voice she has on the film making playground. Having directed internationally recognized, award-winning short films, Josh is her feature debut.

“The great multi Oscar winning director Frank Capra lives again, only this time as a young, Pakistani woman named Iram Bilal, who in JOSH, her stunning debut, manages the rare combination of trenchant social criticism and heart warming characters whose deep humanity shows in every frame.”
Robert Rosenstone, Film Historian, Author

“It’s exciting to see a new, powerful and clear voice emerge from Pakistan from such a talented young woman. JOSH needs to be seen by Western audiences so they will understand that Pakistani citizens are demanding justice and equality for all her people..”
– Mitchell Block, Indiewire

“JOSH is Top 3 at Mumbai International Film Festival”
– Mid Day, India, 24 October 2012

Josh had its world premier on October 22, 2012 in Mumbai at the Mumbai Film Festival and received rave reviews and applauds.

We bring you the teaser of Josh that was recently released:

Click to read our review of Josh here. is the Online Media Partner for JOSH in Toronto!

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