Saturday, February 08, 2014

Hitler taken down by Lollywood Heroes - Pakistani Science Fiction Week

by Salman Hameed

I have previously pointed to this excellent Islam and Science Fiction website run by Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad (who is also responsible for designing the Irtiqa banner). His website is celebrating Pakistani science fiction, and started off with a Lollywood alternative history movie where Hitler not only survives World War II, but escapes to Pakistan, gets married there, and even ends up having a son.   I have not seen the film, though now I'm quite tempted by it. Here is the description from the Islam and Science Fiction website:
Lets start the first day of Pakistani Science Fiction with alternate history. There are movies
which are bizarre and then there are movies which lie at the border of being bizarre and being socially conscious.  The film was released in 1986 and starred leading actors of Pakistani Cinema at the time: Mustafa Qureshi, Sultan Rahi and Anjuman. It was directed by Idrees Khan who was otherwise known to have mostly made movies with socially conscious theme. The premise of the movie is that after his defeat in the Second World War Hitler did not commit suicide but disguised himself and fled to Pakistan. Hitler married a local Pakistani woman and has a son. Not only that but the United States was not responsible for using atomic weapons against Japan but rather it was Germany under Hitler that used these weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, although it is never explained why would Germany want to do that.
Now how can you go wrong with that. Check out this and other entries as part of Pakistani Science Fiction week


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