The Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat-starrer Pakistani film “Load Wedding” has won special viewer’s choice award for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ at ‘Rajasthan International Film Festival 2019’ (RIFF), India.
RIFF is the biggest Academic and Glamour Film Festival in Rajasthan. Held from January 19 to 23, the five-day event showcased a diverse, language independent selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world.
Load Wedding with its top-notch direction, powerful script with good quality of comedy and emotion, good music and lively colours managed to impress the jury against the enormous number of films nominated this year.
Load Wedding’s producer Fizza Ali Meerza, said in a statement, “We are extremely excited that our hard work is getting recognized internationally. We always believe in working with stories that has a positive message to give back to society and portrayal of a positive image of Pakistan worldwide.” She added, “This is the first award Load Wedding won since the release, and we are sure it’s the first of many.”
The film’s Director Nabeel Qureshi said, “It’s always a very pleasant feeling to see your work being recognised and acknowledged.” He added, “Load Wedding is a film very different from all the other films I have done and also very special to me. I’m very happy to be honored by this award from RIFF 2019.”
Load Wedding was a film which combined fun, entertainment and social message together in great proportions. The film talked about the vices of dowry and being a widow in a society like ours.
The film stars Fahad Mustafa, Mehwish Hayat and Samina Peerzada in lead roles. It revolves around Punjabi man played by Fahad Mustafa (Raja) living in a small town and in love with Mehwish Hayat aka Meeru since childhood. Here comes the challenge for their love story – they can’t marry before Raja’s elder sister Baby is married. While baby struggles with weight loss and body shaming, Meeru pressures Raja for marriage and finally rejecting him for a delay.