Zinda Bhaag is a film about three young men trying to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeeding in ways they had least expected. In a nondescript neighbourhood of Lahore three friends are desperate to get on to the fast track to success. Khaldi, Taambi and Chitta, all in their early twenties, believe that the only way out is to the West. The journey that unfolds through the story of this film gives us a peep into what constitutes the everyday in the lives of many young men and women in Pakistan – a sense of entitlement that cannot be fulfilled, desperation to somehow prove themselves in the face of all legitimate doors being locked and an ennui from which they feel there is no getaway.
September 20, 2013(Pakistan)
October 18, 2013 (US)
January 15, 2014 (UAE)
Pakistan’s official entry for Oscars 2014, Long-listed.
Best Film, Best Music & 2 awards for Actors, MISAFF, MOSAIC 2013
Jury Prize, Jaipur International Film Festival
ARY Film Awards 2014- Best Film, Best Story, Best Music, Best Actress & Best Playback Singer
Lux Style Awards 2015- Best Film, Best Directors and Best Actor
Student jury award at the Festival du Film d’Asie du Sud Transgressif (FFAST) in Paris 2015
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Zinda Bhaag DVD is available in Pakistan
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