Lollywood is going to release a new biopic based on the life of a legendary Pakistani boxer Hussain Shah on August 14, 2015 all over the country.
It is a real story in which it is portrayed that how Shah transformed his life from living as a street child to become the Olympic champion.
Hussain Shah started his life as a homeless child on the streets of Karachi and went on to dominate Asian boxing for nearly a decade before becoming the first South Asian in history to win an Olympic Bronze medal in boxing in the Middleweight division (71-75 kg) at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He remained the only Pakistani athlete to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games for more than 50 years.
The film features mostly a brand new cast with Lahore based musician and actor Adnan sarwar portraying Hussain Shah on the silver screen after undergoing a year long boxing training programme to prepare for the role. Other cast members include Kiran Chaudhry, Sardar Baloch, Adeel Raees and Gulab Chandio.
The film is backed by some of the top brands of Pakistan, helping to bring the story of the forgotten Pakistani hero to local audience. Bank Alfalah, Pepsi and Samsung have joined the film production as brand partners and have provided funding for the project.
Shah has been produced by Logos Films and is being distributed in cinemas across Pakistan by Footprint Entertainment.
Hussain Fighting in the Ring: