The much awaited release of the Amazon Prime series, Mirzapur 2, is enough reason for Ali Fazal to celebrate! Now, looks like he has another reason for celebration! An animated short, Tasveer, which has been written and directed by Ashutosh Pathak, for which Ali lent his voice, is all set to screen at the Dharamshala International Film Festival happening from October 29 — November 4.
Tasveer is a poignant tale told emphatically by Pathak and together, he and Ali showed their support to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country owing to COVID-19. The video was thoughtfully crafted and written with satirical undertones to it. It spoke about the importance of being kind, checking one’s privilege and the dire need for empathy towards the underprivileged, especially in today’s times. Tasveer was widely lauded by people all over for bringing to light the prevalence of privilege and offers a heartfelt apology to those who have suffered.
Ali’s voice bought the couplet and Ashutosh’s brilliant animation to life. With the piece screening at a festival, Ali is hopeful that the powerful theme reaches out to more people. With the last 6 months throwing light on the pain and predicament of daily wage workers, Ali and Ashutosh hope that Tasveer is a timely reminder to be grateful and empathetic.
We are so happy that a small video we made will now screen at a reputed film festival. Ashutosh’s visual had great power and his lines, even more. It was hard to not be moved by his writing and the theme of what he was telling. This was the kind of art that asks the right questions and I am glad our cry for kindness was heard, appreciated and have found new takers.
Ali also recently starred in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s Death On The Nile. He is always making us proud, isn’t he? Congratulations to Ali and the entire team!