Shaani

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Shanee
Shaani (1989 movie poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed bySaeed Rizvi
Produced byRafiq Rizvi
StarringBabra Sharif
Ghulam Mohiuddin
Sheri Malik
Asif Khan
Mohammad Ali
Music byAzhar Hussain
Production
company
Novitas
Distributed byEvernew Pictures (Pvt) Ltd.
Release date
  • 10 March 1989 (1989-03-10)
Running time
180 minutes
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu

Shanee is a 1989 Pakistani science fiction film directed by Saeed Rizvi and starring Babra Sharif, Sheri Malik, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Asif Khan, Saeed Rizvi and Mohammad Ali. The film is famous for its special effects which were first used in Pakistan.[1][2] The film won four Nigar Awards in 1989. The film also does not have any songs which according to director Saeed Rizvi, increased his belief in special effects.[3]

Plot[edit]

Shanee begins with a glowing space ship that arrives in the middle of the forest near a village. A glowing figure appears and follows a terrified Babra Sharif to her house where he decides to assume the appearance of a young man he happens to view in a lovingly framed photograph. He is greeted with open arms by the villagers and especially by a blushing Babra and her family for unknown to the spaceman that he has assumed the appearance of Shanee the man who Babra was due to marry and who was supposedly brutally murdered by a villainous goon by the name of Shamsher Khan (Asif Khan).

The fake Shanee lands in the thick of it upon his arrival because when he refuses to marry her as everyone expected, she blackmails him and forces him to change his mind. Anyway, all appears hunky dory and Shanee even turns his nose up at going home defying orders from his planet claiming that he has fallen for the ways of the humans! Then one fine day things turn nasty when evil goon Shamsher Khan, king of flesh trade discovers that the thorn he thought he had extracted once and for all has resurfaced to threaten him once again.

While trying to fight for the man whose identity he took on, due to the feeling of obligation he falls in love with Babra Sharif. The alien who landed on Earth came in search of a planet where his people are able to survive but after falling in love, will he be able to return to his people and his land after the hate against humanity that they have seen?

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Awards[edit]

Shanee is the highest recipient of Nigar film awards for 1989, tied with Barood ki chahoon, which also won four awards.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shani". Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Saeed Rizvi's interview". Kalpoint. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Horror, Lollywood style". Retrieved 13 April 2013.

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