Lok Virsa Screens `Jinnah' Movie To Educate Youngsters

Lok Virsa screens `Jinnah' movie to educate youngsters

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th August, 2016) : Lok Virsa's Mandwa Film Club on Saturday screened film `Jinnah' to educate the younger generation about the struggle for creation of Pakistan and pay tribute to the Founder of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The movie was screened as part of the Lok Virsa's week-long activities to mark the 70th Independence Day. The movie with its strong theme and picturization entertained the youth who came from different areas and walks of life to watch the movie. `Jinnah' is a 1998 epic biographical film which follows the life of the Founder of the Nation.

It was directed by Jamil Dehlavi and written by Akbar S. Ahmed and Jamil Dehlavi. Talking to APP, Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fauzia Saeed said the purpose of screening `Jinnah' movie was to educate the younger generation about the struggle of forefathers to acquire a separate homeland.

"It is the only English movie made on the life, vision and contribution of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which we can show to our youth to give them education and a right direction towards their goals.

" The movie `Jinnah' is in fact the story of a true Muslim and the people around him who decided that the Muslims of India need a country of their own.

The man responsible for creating Pakistan, was one man, Muhammad Ali Jinnah: known of course to Pakistanis as the Quaid-i- Azam, which means "the great leader." A brilliant man with great intellect, great determination and an iron will, honest, a man of total integrity and he believed implicitly in what he was doing.

He was determined that it would be for the good of the Muslim population to have their own country. The story is not just about the creation of a state which is of course with us today, it is about basically one man and what he achieved, not just as a political leader but as a father, as a brother and a husband.

The film was released in 1998 in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.