In conversation with Emmad Irfani and Qavi Khan at the platform of “Gawah Rehna”


“Gawah Rehna” is a new project in line which will feature the subject of pre-partition life and Khilafat Movement in sub-continent.

“Gawah Rehna” will feature the veteran actor Qavi Khan and Emmad Irfani in pivotal roles. The film is directed and written by Tahir Mahmood and it will revolve around the Khilafat Movement. The film is produced by Kashif Ismail. It is destined to hit the theaters by October (next year).

The movie will be released in both Pakistan and Turkey. It will be shot in Urdu. However, it will later be dubbed in Turkish.

During a media briefing which was held at Karachi Press Club, the director Tahir Mehmood shared some details about the upcoming project. He asserted,

“Some 100 years ago (in the 1920s) our ancestors began a movement in the region, the Tehreek-i-Khilafat, as a result of which a great deal of help was given to Turkey where Ghazi Mustafa Kamal was fighting imperial forces. The Turkish nation hasn’t forgotten the gesture; the film’s subject is based on that.”

He went on saying that “there are a lot of unsung heroes of the movement about which we don’t know much. The film is about those unsung heroes.”

While Emmad Irfani has also shared the details regarding the project and the reasons why he chose to be in this project. He said, “I loved the director’s attention to detail and the way the characters have been defined.”

On the other hand, the veteran actor Qavi Khan has also shared his personal experience declaring that,

“This project is aimed at telling out the younger generation about the history of these bonds. I assure you that it will be a hit and live up to the expectations of movie lovers.”

Apart from Qavi Khan and Emmad Irfani, the film will feature Ghana Ali, Rabya Kulsoom, Rehan Nazim, Faisal Imtiaz and some Turkish stars in key roles.

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