Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) In the summer of 2019 Waadi Animations will embark on a new adventure, SITARA. The upcoming animated film is developed by Waadi Animations, Sitara is the first Pakistani animated film co-produced with Broadly Films which is based in New York.
Sitara tells the story of a family living in the old city of Lahore in the 1970’s. The film is told from the perspective of a 6 year old as she watches her elder sister’s dreams of becoming a pilot being snatched away. The first look of Sitara was released in cinemas across Pakistan with the release of 3 Bahadur – Rise of the Warriors. The film is full of positive messages to inspire the coming generation to realize that they too hold the power to change their own future and that of Pakistan.
Founder and President – ARY Digital Network and Director Waadi Animations, Mr. Salman Iqbal said:
“With the market for animated films on the rise, our efforts to connect with children did not stop with the 3 Bahadur franchise, SITARA is the next step in a desire to inspire the future generation to follow their dreams”
Speaking about the upcoming project, CEO – Waadi Animations, Academy Award Winning Film Director and Creative Director of the ‘3 Bahadur’ franchise Ms. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy said: “When we set up Waadi animations we wanted to create characters and stories that could be shared with the world.
The visuals of Lahore in Sitara, the bustling markets and the throw back to the 1970s will evoke a sense of nostalgia. This story will resonate with girls who dare to dream big.”
CEO – ARY Digital Network, Mr. Jerjees Seja said: “The empowerment of women has always been important to us here at ARY Films, with SITARA we aim to encourage young girls to realize their potential and the significance they hold in our society.”