Srinagar: Sanjay Dutt starer film Torbaaz features the work of Kashmiri musician, poet, singer and songwriter Mohammad Muneem. Two songs Mazhab and Gulati from his latest album are being featured in the film.
“It is a great experience to be in the film,” Muneem told Free Press Kashmir, who has also co-written the dialogues of the film with director Girish Malik and Bharti, adding that three Kashmiris play a part in the film including the character Baaz which is played by a Kashmiri child artist, Ehsan Javid.
Muneem’s band, Alif, is a winner of Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival award, for its Music video ‘Lalnawath’. Alif’s team includes Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri members.
The film also features Kashmiri actor-rapper Muazzam Bhat who will be playing the character of a journalist.
“My name is Ubaid in the film and I have played the journalist,” Bhat told Free Press Kashmir.
“I am an Afghani who is sent to UK by his family to study journalism just to stay away and safe from the war in Afghanistan. But I again go back to the place to cover the war there,” Bhat said.
Hailing from Srinagar, Bhat said that he had beautiful memories with Sanjay Dutt during the film shoot in Kyrgyzstan. “In the film I keep following his every moment, go where he goes, whom he meets and other activities. Later, we meet in the film and had some scenes jointly,” said Bhat, a pass-out of Journalism department from University of Kashmir.
The story of the film reportedly revolves around child suicide bombers in Afghanistan and the role of Dutt as a doctor from India who helps rehabilitating kids in war-torn region by engaging them in the game of cricket.
The film has been directed by Girish Malik and is slated for release in 2018, but the dates cannot be confirmed as of now.