3 Bahadur (film series)

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3 Bahadur (film series)
3 Bahadur logo.png
Directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (1, 2)
Produced by
Written by Kamran Khan (1)
Story by Kamran Khan (1)
Music by John Angier (1)
Cinematography Kamran Khan (1)
Edited by Husain Qaizar (1)
Distributed by ARY Films (1, 2)
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
Box office 13.40 crore (US$1.3 million) (1, 2)

3 Bahadur is a Pakistani film series comprising the 3D computer animated films directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. The series started with the film 3 Bahadur in 2015 and is followed by the sequel 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam (2016). Distributed by ARY Films, both films gather the story of three friends and their adventurous journey to save their community from evil.[1]


3 Bahadur (2015)[edit]

Directed by two times Oscar award winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the plot of the film focuses on three friends and their journey of saving the community from evils like Baba Balaam. The main roles were played by Zuhab Khan, Hanzala Shahid, Muneeba Yaseen, Behroze Sabzwari and Alyy Khan, as Saadi, Kamil, Amna, Dennu and Young Mangu respectively.[2] The film was released on 22 May 2016 in Pakistan as the first full length computer-animated film of Pakistan. It also became highest grossing animated film in Pakistan.[3]

3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam (2016)[edit]

After getting positive response on 3 Bahadur, director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy announced the sequel 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam. She said “3 Bahadur was a very special project for me because it inculcated a sense of pride and ownership in Pakistani children. Now, with #3Bahadur Part 2, I want to make sure that Saadi, Kamil and Amna inspire bravery and fearlessness in every child across the country.”[4] The film will be released in December 2016 and it will be the debut of Fahad Mustafa, Ahmed Ali Butt, Ali Gul Pir and Sarwat Gilani as a voice over artist.[5]

3 Bahadur: Rise of The Warriors (2018)[edit]

The third film, 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors is scheduled to be released in December 2018, which has the voice by Mehwish Hayat, Fahad Mustafa, Sarwat Gillani, Nimra Bucha, and Behroze Sabzwari.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Film
3 Bahadur
3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam
Saadi Zuhab Khan
Kamil Hanzala Shahid
Amna Muneeba Yaseen Arisha Razi
Baba Balaam Nadir Siddiqui Salman Shahid
Deenu Behroze Sabzwari
Tony Mustafa Changazi
Teeli Wasif Ashraf Ali Gul Pir
Saadi's mother Kolsoom Aftab Ahmed Sarwat Gilani
Saadi's father Farhan Qureshi  
Kamil's father Abu Rashid Khan  
Pateeli Bassam Shazali
Chatpa Bassam Shazali
Ghutka Hammad Siddiq
Shikra Hammad Siddiq
Young Mangu Alyy Khan  
Old Mangu Khalid Ahmed  
Sannata Badar Qureshi  
Gabru Joel Frenzer  
Gola   Ahmed Ali Butt
Lolly   Ali Gul Pir
Imran   Fahad Mustafa
Parrot   Zeba Shehnaz


Film Director Writer(s) Producer(s)
3 Bahadur (2015) Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Kamran Khan Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Salman Iqbal
Jarjees Seja
3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam (2016) Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Unknown Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Salman Iqbal
Jarjees Seja


Box office[edit]

Film Release date Budget Box office
3 Bahadur May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22) (Pakistan) 1.50 crore (US$140,000) 6.75 crore (US$640,000)
3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam December 15, 2016 (2016-12-15) (Pakistan) 6.75 crore (US$640,000) [7]
Total 13.40 crore (US$1.3 million)

Critical reception[edit]

Film IMDb Rotten Tomatoes
3 Bahadur 7.9 /10
(20 March 2016)
3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam 6.9/10[8] Coming soon
Source IMDb Rotten Tomatoes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Why you should watch 3 Bahadur, Pakistan's first animated film". DAWN. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Is 3 Bahadur teaching our kids the right lessons about good and evil?". DAWN. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  3. ^ "3 Bahadur becomes highest grossing animated film ever in Pakistan". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  4. ^ "3 Bahadur to return with a sequel". The Express Tribune. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  5. ^ Naseer, Effat (18 November 2015). "Fahad Mustafa signs up for '3 Bahadur' sequel". Aaj TV. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  6. ^ Anwar, Shaheera (29 August 2018). "'3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors' teaser brings nothing new to the table". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  7. ^ http://boxofficedetail.com/view_post.php?value=7418
  8. ^ Mustafa, Fahad; Gilani, Sarwat; Sabzwari, Behroze; Razi, Arisha (2016-12-15), 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam, retrieved 2017-04-06

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