A review on Pakistani Drama Short Film, ‘Aliya’ (2017).
I. Directed, Edited & Written by Fahad Alvi.
II. Cinematography by Mariam Desai & Umer Taimuri.
III. Asst Directed & Sound Mixing by Salman Khan
Aliya is based on ‘Down Syndrome’ (genetic disorder) patient who happens be the child of the film couple.
+ Full Cast
1) Farah Vohra as Aliya
2) Kulsoom Aftab Khan as Fatima
3) Farhan Alam as Aslam
4) Junaid Saleem as Inspector
5) Ishtiaq as Omer
The married couple life is disturbed mainly due to their genetic disorder daughter, Aliya.
+ High Points
i – Farhan Alam plays a confused, troubled parent over his daughter (down syndrome) has performed convincingly. Other Honorable Mentions: Kulsoom Aftab.
ii – The direction is good, makes the film interesting.
iii – How the story takes the film and the way it is executed is appreciated by the audience.
+ Low Points
i – Everything else technically is average.
ii – The problems a genetic disorder patient needs to face especially by the parents and how to cope up with, was not shown in detail.
Aliya is definitely a work of art, mise-en-scène, which should not be missed in a lifetime!
Rate: 3.0 out of 5 stars