Production of Feature Film Based on Pakistani Boxer Hussain Shah Begins


pakistani boxer syed hussain shahLogos Films, a local independent film and media production house, is proud to announce that the production of their debut feature film based on the life of Pakistani Boxer Syed Hussain Shah has started. This sports biopic is the first in a 3-part series of films based on the stories of forgotten Pakistani heroes and had been in pre-production since August 2013.

Shah is the only boxer in the history of Pakistan, and the first from South Asia, to put his country on the Olympics medals table after winning a historic bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Widely considered to be one of the finest boxers ever to emerge from Asia, Shah also has the distinction of winning the prestigious Asian Boxing Championship and multiple SAF Games Gold medals while on his unbeaten streak at the top of Asian boxing for a decade. His achievements in the field of boxing sound incredible considering the fact that he started his life as a homeless child on the streets of Lyari, an impoverished neighbourhood in Karachi, and used to make his living as a daily wage labourer while sleeping on a footpath at night. Unfortunately, soon after his retirement, he was forgotten by public and media alike and his amazing story buried in obscurity.

Lahore based musician Adnan Sarwar is portraying the role of Shah after a 6 month training program under the guidance of the legendary boxer himself. Logos Films acquired the life rights for the sports biopic last year and the film is expected to be released in late 2014. The film production is taking place in Pakistan, United Kingdom and Japan. – PR

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