Ushna Shah and Affan Waheed pair up for a short film ‘Junction’

Partition memoir

Junction, starring Ushna Shah and Affan Waheed, is a short film that examines a family’s state after partition and how two lovers grappled with a partition of their own. A SeePrime production, the 16-minute short was released recently. “There are some things that as humans we can never fully comprehend. A lot is at play in our lives that we do not have the capacity to see or even grasp. In the grand scheme of things, we are all significant in the roles we play, but it is often fate that leads our life down certain avenues, and all we can do in the meantime is have faith,” remarked Seemeen Naveed, the executive producer of the film. It starts with a dark, rainy night and a man, Jawaid (played by Waheed), waiting. Nigar (Shah) arrives and through their course of discussion, the plot unravels little by little and we learn that these two are more than just family members torn apart by the partition – they are also lovers. Directed by Mohsin Talat, the film has been written by Radain Shah.