Sept 2016 – DC South Asian Film Festival (world premiere)
Oct 2016 – Seattle South Asian Film Festival (Seattle premiere)
Nov 2016 – Thirdi – San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival. (San Francisco premiere)
Set in Karachi, Pakistan, Gardaab (Whirlpool) is an intimate portrait of a city, rife with ethnic & class divisions, turf wars and bouts of violence. In this pulsating cityscape blooms a tender romance between a boy and girl from two warring factions. Gardaab is a story of this romance and the violence that surrounds it.
Gardaab also lays bare the cyclical nature of an environment, where a constant flow of young recruits cornered by circumstance, feed this violence.