Shamoon Abbasi’s Durj, the story of a Pakistani cannibal, is confirmed for an October 11, 2019 release, according to latest publicity reports.
The film, which is inspired by the real-life story of two cannibalistic brothers in Punjab, stars Shamoon Abbasi, Sherry Shah, Maira Khan, Nouman Javaid and Dodi Khan in main roles.
The film was made with a small crew, with Shamoon writing and directing it, Sherry producing it and Dodi serving as executive producer.
Talking about the hurdles of telling an unconventional story, Shamoon said, “Everyone is doing comedy because it is easier to sell, it is easier to advertise, you get a lot of sponsors. We did not have any sponsors, we did not have any advertiser, we do not have any channel, yet we never gave up, we kept doing whatever we could for this film.”
The film will simultaneously release in Pakistan and globally with screens booked in US, UK, Canada, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.