5F Films brings to the marquee, Karbala, the mega-historical that will bring to life the epic which remains unparalleled in history with the kind of production values expected from films of the likes of Braveheart, 300 Spartans among others, penned by veteran actor-writer Kader Khan.
The launch event of Karbala, directed by Kalim Sheikh, produced by Dr Naseem, Dr Umesh, Mahesh, and Rahul was attended by veterans of the likes of Kader Khan, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (guru of AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Shaan among others), sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Victoria Polyakova, Raja Hasan, Sharib-Toshi, Vaishali Desai, Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Amaan Khan, Pitobash, Viveck Vaswani, Payal Rohatgi, Sangram Singh, directors Shawn Arranha, Namashi Chakraborty, Gitanjali Sinha and Sunny Bhambhani, comedian Rahman, Rabbani Khan, Neha Hinge, Ashmit Kunder, Vicky Idnani among others.
The journey of Imam Hussain (R.A.) and his eventual martyrdom along with his 72 faithful companions at the lands of Karbala, showcases the valour at the highly uneven battle of Karbala where on one side were small pious group of Imam Hussain and his devoted followers including children, women and aged and on other side was a la caliph. The sacrifice of Imam Hussain and his followers is symbolic of victory of truth against falsehood. The event is still mournfully remembered universally as the most tragic incident in the history of mankind.
Says director Kalim Sheikh, “we have done extensive research on this subject to ensure the historic authenticity is maintained and owing to the sensitivity of the subject adequate care has been taken to honour all sentiments involved.