A documentary ‘Insha’Allah Democracy’ was screened at Karachi’s Capri Cinema last Sunday. What’s significant about the project is the fact that it is a documentary that revolves around the life and reign of General Retired Pervez Musharraf, so far the last dictator of Pakistan.
Thrilled to return to the legendary Capri! Last time it was Jurassic Park – now 30 years later, I get to show my latest Insha'Allah Democracy … thanks to all of… https://t.co/j7GAu8rPWB
— Mohammed Naqvi (@manaqvi) March 25, 2019
The film credits President Musharraf for heralding democracy in Pakistan in a satirical way, especially when it was fighting the War on Terror alongside the United States.
When was the last time you watched a documentary in a Pakistani cinema? And that too at CAPRI! We are getting pumped up about this special screening + discussion with director Mo Naqvi. Invite your friends, This is not to be missed! pic.twitter.com/cXhpalA9c8
— Insha'Allah Democracy (@idemocracyfilm) March 22, 2019
Mohammad Ali ‘Mo’ Naqvi said that he got the idea of the documentary way back in 2010 after which he conducted lots of interviews of known politicians including Pervez Musharraf, who was facing self-imposed exile in Dubai.
Thank you Karachi for an amazing response and discussion of Insha'Allah Democracy at Capri Cinema and thoughtful comments on the film. Please stay tuned for updates on further screenings. Many thanks to Goethe-Institut Pk & Documentary Association of Pakistan for their support. pic.twitter.com/qz40GKHEO7
— Insha'Allah Democracy (@idemocracyfilm) March 25, 2019
Mo further added that the documentary has its own essence as it provides the whole picture to the audience. Huffington Post labeled it a ‘Must See Documentary’ about the world current politics.
— Mohammed Naqvi (@manaqvi) March 19, 2019
The Santiago Times termed it ‘Extraordinary Political Satire’ that connects the audience with the ongoing politics.
Looking forward to the screening on 24th march at 11.30am at the historic Capri Cinema! Don't miss this unique opportunity to watch Insha'Allah Democracy in a theatre in Karachi. pic.twitter.com/GO1XcEekcT
— Insha'Allah Democracy (@idemocracyfilm) March 20, 2019
In an interview, Mo added, “The whole of the documentary took a total of 5 years to be completed as more and more I went into the film I get more of more info about the whole situation and then I realized the idea I have thought is more of hilarious than being a tragic one.”
Thank you to @thesecondfloor Documentary Association of Pakistan and everyone who turned up for an excellent screening and discussion yesterday! For those who missed out, we have another screening coming up at Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences on Saturday 16 March 4pm pic.twitter.com/rjOmcKFo6z
— Insha'Allah Democracy (@idemocracyfilm) March 14, 2019
It was the Goethe Institute that organized the screening of the documentary in collaboration with Documentary Association of Pakistan. Two short films – Ghungroo and Ganda Nala – were also previewed before the awaited documentary at the same venue.