Young Journalist and Social Activist Chowdhary Rabiya Shafiq, who hails from District Rajouri of J&K UT, released the Trailer of her debut Short Film “AINA” (Reflection of Society).
Chowdhary is the first woman from Pir Panjal region who made her foray into the film making. Earlier she had also broken various stereotypes and carved a niche for herself in the male dominated work world.
The film has been written, directed and shot by Chowdhary.
Chowdhary says that the theme of movie revolves round the social issues including prevailing misconceptions, evils and the ignorance of common masses, particularly those living in the vast rural swathes of Jammu and Kashmir.
The trailer was released under the banner of Creative Revolutionalist Studio (CRS) in association with TAJA Educational Services Pvt. Ltd on her Youtube Channel–Chowdhary Rabiya Shafiq.
With this short film 24 year old Chowdhary Rabiya Shafiq has made her debut in the filed of film making.
“I have tried to showcase around 20 social issues and evils, misconceptions pervalent among people in this short film”, says Chowdhary.
The title song of the movie has been sung by Indian Idol 7 contestant Ehsan Asghar and the
trailer is Edited by Shiraz Sikander.
The “AINA” team comprising of 14 members who played various roles shot at different mesmerising locations.
“I preferred new faces over trained actors because I wanted to explore and give opportunity and platform to new talent who are passionate and serious about acting” Chowdhary said.
She added that she had tried to avoid controversial content and anything that could hurt the sentiments of any section of society.
AINA team has completed film shooting in 7days during the phase of COVID 19 by taking all the Precautionary Measures prescribed by the government and Health department.
While speaking about her career she said , “I started my journey as a Journalist in 2013 since then I am always keen to highlight the issues of our society and believed that I would serve the society through short films”
“AINA would disseminate a good message through its visuals and words”
Chowdhary said that there might be some loopholes in AINA as it is her first project.
“After 5th August 2019 Lockdown I was in Kashmir and there was no source of any past time activity, save for reading the books.
I started reading books on various social subjects which broadened my mindscape and drew my attention towards various social issues”,Chowdhary added.
The finalization of star cast for AINA, according to Chowdhary, was completed just a few hours after she announced on her facebook page about the requirement of artists for the film. The artits who played various roles included
Rahees Khan, Irazz Mughal, Saqib Malik, Mohd Imran Chowdhary, Israr Raina, Qammer Arshad, Sharik Ghanie, Sayed Alia khalid, Sayed Adeeba Khalid, Murtaza Khan, Mohd Ajaz and Zaheer Chowdhary.
Chowdhary extended her gratitude to Mr. Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, Kashmir based film director and International based Media cum Human Right Organisation Video Volunteers for grooming her skill and ideas and making her possible to complete the project. She also thanked her family for their unconditional support.
” I am also very thankful to my Social Media audiences for immense support and love” Chowdhary said.
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