Produced under the banner of Hum Films, Mah-e-Mir features an ensemble cast of Alyy Khan, Manzar Sehbai, Paras Masroor and Sanam Saeed. The film was released on May 6 alongside Captain America: Civil War.
Written by Sarmad Sehbai, Mah-e-Mir is set in contemporary times. The film chronicles the life of a young anarchist poet who experiences the suffering that accompanies love, separation and poverty while denouncing tradition. Driven to madness, he discovers celebrated 18th century Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir .
Mah-e-Mir was also chosen by Pakistan’s Academy Selection Committee as it was shortlisted as the nation’s official submission for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film Award category at the 89th Academy Awards .