The sky is the limit for Pakistani actors when it comes to success. Adnan Shah Tipu, an actor and comedian, offered the country another cause to celebrate after Saim Sadiq’s Joyland enjoyed tremendous success following its Cannes win.
Tipu, who has been in numerous plays and motion pictures, including Suno Chanda, Na Maloom Afraad, and Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat, among others, was invited to the Cannes thriller Festival this year for his performance in the horror thriller In Flames directed by Zarrar Kahn.
The entertainment community used social media to highlight how much Tipu deserved to be praised for his enormous accomplishment.
“In Flames,” part of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection, had its world premiere on May 19, receiving a positive response from the audience. The film, produced by Anam Abbas and executive produced by Shant Joshi, Todd Brown, and Maxime Cottray, captivated viewers with its gripping narrative, centered around a mother and daughter whose lives are disrupted by the resurgence of figures from their past, both real and supernatural. Exploring themes of women’s rights and defying patriarchal norms, “In Flames” is the first Pakistan-set film in Directors’ Fortnight since Jamil Dehlavi’s “The Blood of Hussain” in 1980.
The cast and crew of “In Flames” shared their excitement on social media, posting selfies and red-carpet photos, showcasing the film’s success at Cannes. The movie is set to continue screening at the festival until May 27, leaving an indelible mark on the international stage and elevating the representation of Pakistani cinema.