Written and directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan, Pakistan’s full length animated movie Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’ has won the Audience Choice – Best Feature Film Award” at the 15th Annual South Asian International Film Festival.
The team of the movie made the big announcement on the film’s social media pages. “Congratulations, everyone! It gives us great pleasure to make Pakistan so proud! We’d like to thank everyone for all the love and support!” read the facebook post. South Asian International Film Festival shared a post on facebook stating “Congratulations to the ‘Gluco, Allahyar & The Legend of Markhor’ team on winning the “Audience Choice – Best Feature Film Award” at the 15th Annual South Asian International Film Festival!”
With this story line, Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor aimed to teach children the importance of wildlife preservation – a topic rarely paid much heed in Pakistan. The indigenous storyline, localised characters and commendable animation and graphics rendered it a must-watch for youngsters across the country.
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18 August, 2019