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2 Band Radio: Rahat Kazmi’s Production Set to Make Noise at U.K Asian Film Festival 2019

Known for making out-of-the-box movies like Lihaaf, Mantostaan and Identity Cards, Rahat Kazmi Films is revisiting the 1970’s to bring to life the journey of the radio coming into existence and the consequences that follow.

A story told through a blend of tragedy and comedy, 2 Band Radio will be showcased at the UK Asian Film festival on Saturday 6th April 2019 at Watermans Arts Centre.

Produced by Rahat Kazmi Films, Tariq Khan Productions and Zeba Sajid Films and co-production by UK based company RIAAN RAI MOTION PICTURES.

2 Band Radio is loosely based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel Quench the Spark, also translated as A Spark Neglected Burns the House.

“The film is relevant today because it portrays a satire on the present generation who equate status to possessing luxuries and Instagram followers at the cost of personal happiness and relationships.

Perhaps the radio in the 1970s was the same catalyst that gadgets are today,” concludes director Saki Shah.

”UK Asian Film Festival is the best platform for Asian and international audiences in the UK because of its long-standing reputation over the past 21 years.

Getting selected was a privilege and opportunity to share my latest work which will resonate with many families.”

Set in a Himalayan village, the story is based on a real-life incident involving two neighbours and their desire to purchase a radio for the purpose of elevating their social status amongst society.

The cast includes Indian actor Jitendra Rai, who has worked with many Hollywood stars, Pradhuman Singh of Tere Bin Laden fame, Zahid Qureshi,

Ritu Rajput, who is from Himachal Pradesh and is debuting with this movie, Miss India Tourism Sneha Jagiasi and senior actress of National School of Drama Neelu Dogra playing the female lead.

Rahat Kazmi also features within the movie.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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