A review on Pakistani drama Short Film, ‘Wahim’ (2017). The DOP (Doll House Sequence) is Farhat Wahid as well while it’s lighting by Iqra Shahid, Saif Shams & Muneeb Baig.

 

 

+ Crew

  • Directed, Production Mgt, Edited & Written by Farhat Wahid
  • Cinematography by Kamran Khan
  • Asst. Directed, Production Design & Co-Edited by Maria Sajid
  • Sound Mixing by Saif Shams
  • Co-Production Design by Sana Chaudhry

 

 

+ Note

Wahim is inspired by several films such as ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ (1961), ‘Persona’ (1966) and ‘Cries & Whispers’ (1972) all award-winning films by Ingmar Bergman.

Since this film is not for mass to watch with interest, therefore the actions behind its vague signs carries in-depth meaning.

 

 

+ Full Cast

  1. Roohi Ahmed as Sakina
  2. Saad Zameer Fareedi as (Husband)
  3. Meher Asif as Jamila
  4. Kulsoom Aftab as (Woman)
  5. Rania Asif as (Child’s Voice)

 

 

+ Plot

It is about Sakina, a schizophrenia living on a remote house with her husband & a nurse.

 

 

+ High Points
i – The performances by everyone is good.

ii – The production design is well taken care of. It is perceivable suited fit with the mood of the film.

iii – The cinematography is effective, makes the film more interesting to watch.

 

+ Low Points
i – The visual storytelling needs further improvement.

ii – There were many questions which remained unanswered. Such as the mehndi decoration on the lead character’s hands & feet, the last few scenes on confronting her husband, who is the child whose voices Sakina keeps hearing and many more.

iii – The noise pollution needed to be toned down or mute.

 

 

+ Overall
Wahim is a combination of thoughtful truths which has caught afterglows of fear, being socially isolated that is truly a noteworthy work.

 

 

Rate: 3.50 out of 5 stars