Jinnah: The True Story



Jinnah: The True Story (2020) is an experimental film that presents the biography of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, from his own point of view. It is written, produced and directed by Khurram Ali Shafique, who has twice received the Presidential Iqbal Award for some of his previous work.

Although Jinnah: The True Story is feature-length (109 minutes) and aims at recreating the experience of watching an epic drama, it does not include on-screen acting roles. As a film, it relies instead on voiceovers, visuals, soundtrack and the occasional on-screen appearance of the writer-director.

The official presenters of this film are Marghdeen (the website of Shafique) and Allied Marketing Pvt Ltd, while a number of organizations and individuals have also contributed towards its making. Its cast of voice artists includes some famous names who are also lending voice to the Urdu version of the Turkish blockbuster TV serial Ertugral Ghazi. Veterans of cinema and showbiz industry who provided technical advice in the making of this film are the superstar Faisal Rehman, Ehteshamuddin (the director of the box office hit Superstar), actor-director Saife Hasan and the singer-composer Faisal Latif.

The movie has been released through YouTube (on the channel Khurramsdesk). It is a non-commercial presentation (the YouTube channel through which it has been released is also not monetizing).

Credits


The following is a list of credits approximately as they appear at the end of the film and the description on YouTube (with some additional information about image credits). Further details are available on this website on separate pages about the author, team, supporters and soundtrack.

Written, Produced And Directed by

Khurram Ali Shafique

Associate Director

Shamshad Ali Khan

Associate Producer

Zain Mukhi

Music

(You can find more details on the Soundtracks page).

  • Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt
  • The Blue Danube by John Strauss, Jr.
  • Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
  • Les Toreador by Georges Bizet
  • Habanera by Georges Bizet
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
  • Rule, Britannia! by Thomas Arne
  • God Save the Queen performed by US Navy Band

All soundtracks are from YouTube Audio Library except “God Save the Queen” and “Rule Britannia” from Wikimedia Commons

Technical Consultants

Sound Engineer

Raheel Siddiqui

Camera

The Shutter Freaks Studio, Waheed Murad Road, Karachi

  • Cinematographer: Sheikh Ali Sultan
  • Assistants: Syed Ali Abbas Shah and Muhammad Qasim

Still Photographs

Still photographs used and modified in this film either belong to public domain, or have been shown on a fair use basis, or obtained according to the standard policies of websites, including the following.

Images used via Wikimedia Commons and modified include the following works distributed under CC BY-SA 2.5, 3.0 or 4.0 (links are also being provided to the individual pages of the users if they existed at Wikimedia Commons at the time of this writing):

Illustrations by Haddy Hass for “Jinnah’s case for Pakistan” © Hady Hass; and portrait of Mary Parker Follett by Rabia Javed © Topline Publishers have been used with the owners’ permission.

All graphics belong to their respective owners. It is not being suggested in any way that they endorse us or our use.

Edited by

Khurram Ali Shafique

Online Promotion

Raazia Attique

Research Mangement

Topline Publishers

Cast

Khurram Ali Shafique as Narrator (On-screen and Voiceover)

Voice Artists

In the order of appearance.

  • Shamshad Ali Khan as Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • Syeda Marium Rizvi as Narrator
  • Shuja Ullah Khan as Dadabhai Naoroji, as H. G. Wells
  • Asif Ilyas as Surendranath Banerjee, as Hindu Mahasabha
  • Basit Faryad as Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal, as Edwin Montagu, as Clement Attlee
  • Faisal Rehman for Poetry Recital
  • Raheel Siddiqui as Jogendra Nath Mandal
  • Zain Mukhi as Liaquat Ali Khan

Special Thanks to

Quaid-i-Azam Academy for access to their collection

Thanks for Supporting the Project

(You can find more details on the Supporters’ page).

  • Libredux UK
  • Musarat Jamal Khurshid Trust
  • Topline Publishers
  • Nayyer Sultana
  • Raazia Attique
  • Ahmad Safi
  • Kanwal Zubair
  • M. Suheyl Umar
  • Pervaiz Kausar
  • Asif Saeed
  • Razia Ahmad

Presentation

This movie is a non-commercial educational presentation from Marghdeen and Allied Marketing Pvt Ltd

© MMXX Khurram Ali Shafique. All rights reserved. Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution or copying of this film or any part thereof is an infringement of the relevant copyright and may result in civil liability and/or criminal prosecution.

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