Animated feature film Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor garnered much attention in Pakistan as it was a fresh concept here to see animals talking and conversing in Urdu with humans. After entertaining cinegoers in the country, the film was recently screened at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) and is now bringing home an award for Best Feature Film in the Audience Choice category.
The team behind the movie shared the good news on the movie’s official Facebook account:
Congratulations to the 'Gluco, Allahyar & The Legend of Markhor' team on winning the "Audience Choice – Best Feature…
Written and directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan, the animated production is based in the lush green valleys of Northern Pakistan and follows the story of Allahyar – a mischievous boy who ends up dealing with difficult circumstances when he accidentally meets Mehru (the markhor). The movie aims to highlight themes of preservation and respect for wildlife.
The film won over hearts with its fantastic soundtrack, sharp animation and endearing characters. Last month, Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor won the prestigious Monolith Award at the Infinity Film Festival.