O21 (or Operation 21 formerly The Extortionist) is a forthcoming Pakistani spy Action thriller film directed by Jami, co-directed by Summer Nicks and produced by Zeba Bakhtiar & her son Azaan Sami Khan.It is Pakistan’s first Spy Action Thriller movie.
The film, produced by One Motion Pictures,is based on a screenplay by the international award winning writer, Summer Bodhi Nicks. Zeba Bakhtiar is the film’s executive producer and the lead roles are played by Aamina Sheikh, winner of the best actress prize at the New York International Film Festival, the renowned actor Shaan Shahid who has received accolades through countless Pakistani blockbusters, most recently Waar.
Abdullah (Ayub Khoso), after 30 years of war in Afghanistan wants to save his country from another 50 years of corporate warfare. He works with his Pakistani ally Kashif Siddiqui (Shaan Shahid) to save the two neighboring countries from further turmoil through a plan that could risk the lives of them and their families. A plan that has 21 hours to be executed.
The filming began in Karachi in the first quarter of 2013 and over a course of 61 days of shooting spread over 3 spells was completed in the first quarter of 2014. Filming took place throughout Karachi, Lahore, Balochistan and the Afghan Border. O21 was primarily filmed on Red Epic Cameras with Cooke s4/i lenses however the ARRI Alexa XR was used in certain scenes as well. It will also be the first Pakistani film to be mixed in Dolby Atmos.
The first look teaser was released on May 24, 2014. while the theatrical trailer was unveiled on September 21, 2014 in a press event held in Nueplex Cinemas Karachi. Film is scheduled to release on Eid Al-Adha 2014 clearing out all rumors of releasing on Independance day. Rumors of film’s delay in release were also made but Azaan Sami Khan dispelled those rumors on official facebook page.It is the first Pakistani film to be released in 22 countries simultaneously including the United States, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
The film’s score will be composed by Hollywood composer/conductor Alfonso González Aguilar. Legendary Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is also set to be involved. The soundtrack will include three original songs and three remixes.
Operation O 21 Pakistan’s first spy action thriller, is currently in its final stage of Post production.The film, produced by One Motion Pictures & Azadfilm.Co, is based on a screenplay by the international award winning writer, Summer Nicks. It is produced By Azaan Sami Khan, Zeba Bakhtiar & Jami Mahmood, Co-Directed by Summer Nicks and Directed by Jami Mahmood
One Motion Pictures & Azadfilm.Co, in association with Interactive Studios Present Pakistan’s first spy action thriller ‘Operation O 21’. It stars Shaan Shahid, Aamina Sheikh, Ayub Khoso, Hameed Sheikh, Tatmain ul Qulb, Ayaz Samoo, Gohar Rasheed, Bilal Ashraf, Wendy Haines, Joe Towne, James Hallet, Abdullah Ghaznavi, Shamoon Abbasi, Daniyal Raheal and many more…
Jami Mahmood, Co-Director Summer Nicks
Jami Mahmood, Joe Towne, Summer Nicks
Zeba Bakhtiar, Azaan Sami Khan & Jami Mahmood