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Mehreen Jabbar (Artist)

2017-12-22 16:19:02Mehreen Jabbar
Mehreen JabbarMehreen Jabbar

  • Personal
  • Name:

    Mehreen Jabbar

  • In Urdu:

    م‍ﮩ‍رين جبار

  • Famous As:

    Director

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Residence:

    New york, USA

  • Education:

    Completed two-year program at University of California Los Angeles in 1993, with a Film, Television and Video certificate,

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Television producer, television director, film director

  • Website:

    https://www.mehreenjabbar.com/

  • Awards :

    Pakistan media awards, Lux style awards, Indus awards, Hum awards, International awards

  • Born
  • Date:

    29 December 1971

  • Age:

    46

  • Zodiac:

    Capricorn

  • Place:

    Karachi

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:

    Sindhi

  • Parents:

    Javed Jabbar(famous media person) Ms. Shabnum Jabbar(mother)

  • Relatives:

    Ayaz nayek, Yasir Akhtar, Shazia Akhtar, Bia zaffar

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Television producer, television director, film director

  • Famous plays:

    Doraha, Mata-e jan hy too, Malal

  • Famous movies:

    Ramachand pakistani, Dobara phir sey

      
Mehreen is a Pakistani ­ American director who’s a 20 year veteran of the industry, with a prolific career as Director/Producer of gritty, hard ­hitting films and TV series for Pakistan and South Asia which have earned her both critical and commercial success.
Mehreen has also made a number of narrative shorts that have been screened internationally in film festivals as well as on TV.

Biography

20 year old veteran in the field of direction--Mehreen jabbar
20 year old veteran in the field of direction--Mehreen jabbar
Mehreen Jabbar is the daughter of Javed Jabbar and holds a prominent place as a director of television dramas. Mehreen has directed and produced many television dramas serials, drama series, tele plays and feature films of long and short duration. Inspired from the towering personality of her father Javed Jabbar, Mehreen studied media sciences from USA. Along with this degree, She also holds certificate of film, television and video.  [1] abouts

Career

Mehreen and her father- Javed jabbar
Mehreen and her father- Javed jabbar
Her first drama was a teleplay name niwala (morsel) in mid 1990’s which was based on a short story of Ismat Chughtai. Her first drama serial was Dhoop Mein Saawan in late 1990’s on PTV. Mehreen’s direction style is totally different from routine direction style of PTV dramas. Her dramas have much shorter scenes when compared with contemporary drama of 1990’s. She also prefers dialogues in simple and spoken language rather heavy dialogues full of philosophy. Symbolism, use of props and space is another important aspect of her direction. [2] career

Dramas and teleplays

Mehreen directed many famous drama serials like Aur Zindagi Badalti Hai, Daam, Doraha, Vasl, Malaal,Mata-e-Jaan, Pehchaan, Neeyat, Harjai, Jackson Heights. She has also directed drama series Kahaniyan and Newyork Stories. Speaking of tele plays, Ab Tum Ja Saktay Ho is her most famous tele play which featured Khalida Riyasat, Humayun Saeed and Sania Saeed. Ab Tum Ja Saktay Ho was based on a short story of Khadija Mastoor. Her other famous tele films are Farar, Abba, Amman Aur Ali, Chalo Phir Se Muskarayen and Putli Ghar. [3] Plays

Feature films

Mehreen Jabbar has produced 3 feature films in her direction career and all of her feature films are prove to be  award winning films both nationally and internationally.

Ramchand Pakistani

Ramchand Pakistani
Ramchand Pakistani
Mehreen Jabbar also directed her first feature film Ramchand Pakistani in 2008. A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them. 'Ramchand Pakistani', her first feature length film, was released theatrically in Pakistan,India and the UK in 2008/2009 to wide critical and audience acclaim. The film premiered in the competition section of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2008. It won the Fipresci Prize from the International Federation of Film Critics and received many other awards at film festivals around the world. It was shown at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York for a week long screening in 2010. The film continues to screen in film festivals and college campuses.   [4] ramchand

Lala Begum

Lala Begum- film by Mehreen jabbar
Lala Begum- film by Mehreen jabbar
Lala Begum was 2nd feature film by Mehreen Jabbar in 2015. Film story was about confrontation of two sisters after a very long time. What happens when after 20 odd years of estrangement, two sisters are forced to have a face-to- face confrontation? With the tragic demise of her husband, Seher has no option but to return to her hometown and live with her older sister, Meher. But Meher has made it clear that Seher is not welcome in their home. After all, she had been tending to the house in her sister’s absence for all these years. Furthermore, she cannot find it in her heart to forgive Seher for running off with the man she believed was in love with her. But the reality of what actually transpired is revealed through the story as both sisters try to find the right moment where they can come together and start a conversation.  The film wass written by Syed Mohammad Ahmed.,produced by Zeal for Unity and directed by very talented Mehreen Jabbar. The film starred Marina Khan, Sonia Rehman Qureshi, Humayun Saeed, Mohammad Ahmed, Shahryar Zaidi, Jahan Ara Hai.   [5] Lala

Dobara Phir se

Another feature film by Mehreen Jabbar is "Dobara Phir se" which hits the theaters on 25 november 2016. The film plot is about a divorced Pakistani woman visits an upscale Connecticut suburb in an attempt to reconnect with her estranged ex-mother-law. 

Awards and nominations

Cast of film
Cast of film"Dobara phir sa"
Mehreen has won a number of Awards for her excellent and exceptional work in the field of direction. 
  • Ramchand Pakistani wins FIPRESCI Award from the International Federation of Film Critics and receives Honourable mention by the 13th Annual Satyajit Ray Awards at the London Film Festival (2008)
  • Won – Indus Drama Awards (2004) Best Director for Harjai
  • Won – IndusVision Young Achievers Award (2002)
  • Won – Lux Style Awards (2002) Aur Zindagi Badalti Hai nominated for Best TV Series
  • Won – Kara Film Festival (2001) Best Director & Best medium-length Film for Daughters of the Late Colonel
  • Won – 9th Lux Style Awards (2010) Best TV Director for Doraha
  • Nominated – 10th Lux Style Awards (2011) Best TV Director for Daam
  • Won – Pakistan Media Award (2010) Best Drama – Satellite Malal
  • Nominated - Hum Awards (2012) Best Director for Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu [6] Awards

Screening 

 Movie Screening at
 Beauty Parlor Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Pusan Film Festival, South Korea
  San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, USA
  Trikone Festival, USA
  New Orleans Film Festival, USA
  Toronto Inside Out Film Festival, Canada
  Regent Park Film Festival, Canada
  Leeds Film Festival,UK
  Bite the Mango Festival,UK
  Travelling Film Festival of the British Film Institute. UK
  Pioneer Theatre, and the Queens Museum of Art, New York .
 Daughters of the Late Colonel  KaraFilm Festival, Pakistan
 Ramchand Pakistani  Tribeca Film Festival
  Seattle International Film Festival
  Osian Film Festival
  Rhode Island International Film Festival
  Pusan International Film Festival
  London International Film Festival
  South Asian International Film Festival
  Third I Film Festival, San Francisco
  Cairo International Film Festival
  Dubai International Film Festival
  Kerala Film Festival
  Fribourg Film Festival

Complete list of Mehreen's direction career 

 Categories Film/Short film/Commercial/Drama/telefilm
 Features Ramchand Pakistani(2008)
  Dobara Phir se(2016), Kasam se(2017)
 TV series Jackson heights
  Mera naam Yousaf ha
  Malal
  Vasl
  Daam
  Mata-e jan
  Rehaii
  Doraha
  Coke kahani
  Khanian
  Aur zindagi badalti hy
  Harjai
  Neyat
  Pehchan 
  New york Stories
 TV films Ghonghat
  Lala Begum
  Ab tum ja sskty ho
  Farar
  Putli ghar
  Sham sy pehly
  Chaal
  Wapsi
  Blind Spots
  Lagta to esa hi hay
 Coffe shop 
 Short films Beauty Parlour
  Lal baig
  Sayey
  Sanam gazeeda
  Deedae Purkhoon
  Tumharay bina
  Office, Daughters of the late colonel
  Sarak
  Saraab
  Sehr hony tak
  Na men na tum
  Afsoon khwab
Commercials  Shan stories 1
  Shan stories 2
  Shan stories 3
  Shan stories 4
  Golden Pearl
  Tifanny rusks
Others Dou Ghari(bilal Khan Video)


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