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Pakistani Film Scoops Up Two Awards

Seedlings, a Pakistani film that was screened at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), left the audience spellbound by winning two major awards at the ceremony.

Starring Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza and Gohar Rasheed, the production of Seedlings, also known as Lamha, was completed in Karachi in June 2012 and was directed by newcomer Mansoor Mujahid.

The film revolves around the lives of three individuals bound together by a devastating accident.

An intricately woven story of loss, forgiveness and redemption, the film explores the terrifying prospects of piecing together a broken life.

The film, produced by Bodhchitta Film Works, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Film and well-known actress Aaminah Sheikh won the award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.

It was nominated in seven categories, including Mansoor Mujahid for Best Director, Aaminah Sheikh for Best Actress, Mohib Mirza for Best Actor in a Lead Role, Gohar Rasheed for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Summer Nicks for Best Original Screenplay and the young and talented Usman Riaz for Best Original Score and also Best Film.

However, the People’s Choice Award was a surprise and Aaminah’s award is yet another feather in her cap after her celebrated work for Pakistan Television.