About this submission
The idea for Baba Jee came to me in 2019 while still in university. I executed a 5 minute short film for a film course assignment in fifth semester which had a similar plot to Baba Jee. Set in Karachi, the characters are heavily inspired by the 1990s gang-war in the metropolis. I grew up surrounded by terrorism and violence in the city which had a major impact on my vision as a storyteller – Baba Jee is a result of this. My interests lie in telling local stories - stories of the harsh, demanding and unforgiving streets of Karachi.