Not many people got to watch “Swaarangi” when it was released. A decidedly low budget feature that deals with drug addiction, child labour, and poverty in rural Pakistan, film was a comeback project of Lollywood’s superstar from ’90s, Resham, after a hiatus.
Film was also banned by Pakistan’s Central Censor Board for presenting an “inappropriate image of Pakistan”. Though it eventually got a limited release in theaters, it has largely remained unknown amongst Pakistani audiences. “Swaarangi” and “Manto” released on the same date on 11th September 2015 and the later outshined the former on all grounds. However, now that it’s available online on YouTube,it can be your perfect weekend watch.
Watch it here:
“Swaarangi” is produced by Mazhar Abbas and directed by Phida Hussain. It stars Resham, Ayub Khoso, Naveed Akbar, Waseem Manzoor, Hamza Mushtaq and Shahzaib Johar in lead roles.