Mehreen Jabbar

 
Television Producer, Television Director, Film Director
29 December 1971
Capricorn

Career Highlights

Mehreen Jabbar’s biggest career highlight for the Pakistani film industry was her production ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ in 2008. The film, which runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes, is based on an accidental border crossing of a local boy and his father along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan. In 2008 alone, the International Federation of Film Critics awarded it the Fipresci Prize, while it came under honourable mention for the Satyajit Ray Award. For 2009, Ramchand Pakistani won the Audience Award, E-changer award as well as an honorable mention at the Fribourg Film Festival in Switzerland, and the best film at the Lux Style awards. The film was featured in 6 different festivals all across the globe.
Her notable films Ramchand Pakistani (2008-2010) and Beauty Parlour were featured in film festivals in China, South Korea, USA, UK, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Argentina, Switzerland, India, UAE and Egypt.
Her upcoming film Dobara Phir Se is undergoing shooting throughout late 2015 in the United States, with locations like New York as well as Westport in Connecticut, while starring Adeel Hussain, Sanam Saeed, Tooba Siddiqui and Ali Kazmi.
Her current role in the Pakistani film industry can be highlighted with her membership in the National Board of Film Censors, as well as the advisory board of the South Asian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Television.
Mehreen Jabbar’s latest projects got her teamed up as director with Vasay Chaudhry as scriptwriter for directing television series “Jackson Heights”, set in New York upon Pakistani immigrant workers in 2014.
Her other drama series acknowledged for her work include Rehai, Daam (2010), Doraha (2009), Matah E Jaan (2012) and Malal (2010). Apart from films and televised drama serials, she has also made numerous television films and shorts. Her first project, ‘Nivala’ (morsel) was telecasted in 1993 as a televised film on Indus TV.
Her awards include the PTV best drama series award for aik muhabbat sau afsaaney (1999), the KaraFilm Best director and Best film for Daughters of the Late Colonel (2001), Indus TV Best Director award for TV series Harjaee (2004), Global Film Initiative Grant for Ramchand Pakistani (2006), and the Lux Style Awards Best director for Doraha (2010).

Mehreen Jabbar