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Aijaz Aslam headlines a stellar cast in “Future Imperfect”

“Future Imperfect”, an action-thriller with supernatural elements, stars Aijaz Aslam as Zahid, a self-conflicted medical sales rep, who finds a diary written in his own handwriting.

A diary he doesn’t remember writing, and whose entries, bewildering to him, chart out his next twenty-four hours in explicit detail. The diary has one rule for Zahid: don’t question anything, just follow along.

With orders from the diary propelling him on a frantic journey to fulfill his own foreordained destiny, Zahid ignites a chain reaction that will change his own future…a future that needs to come to pass, without his consent or volition.

Produced by Zaid Aziz under his banner Vox Vision, “Future Imperfect” is written, directed, co-cinematographed, edited (amongst other credits) by Mohammad Kamran Jawaid, a veteran film critic associated with Dawn’s newspapers’ Icon magazine (formerly titled Images and Images on Sunday) for nearly two-decades.

“I have always been intrigued by anthology shows that had supernatural or fantastic and far-fetched overtones, like the Twilight Zone and the Black Mirror, so when producer Zaid Aziz approached me to do a ‘different’ project, I felt it was the right time to make a statement, of sorts”, said Jawaid.

“As a producer, I am always keen on pushing the boundaries”, said Zaid Aziz, who previously took a risk on cutting edge projects like The Early Days and Aurat Aur Mard.

“With Future Imperfect, the attraction to the genre and the type of story we were going to tell, was immediate, but more than that it was the challenge to do it within our resources”, Aziz added.

“More than anything, we wanted to prove a point: in Pakistan storytellers are often stonewalled when they propose projects in genres that are out of the norm. Doing a project with action elements is deemed expensive and undoable, even in film. Doing it within the scope and limitations of a telefilm is unfathomable”, said Jawaid.

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