The comic book Buraaq will make it to TV with “Buraaq: The Rise of a Hero” animated series. The production by SplitMoonArts is currently crowdfunding to release the series in both Urdu and English with the luxuries of 3D motion picture.
The series is a narration of a guy named Yusuf Abdallah, an NGO worker with superpowers who lives and practices Islam in a fictional city called Nova.
The creator brothers Adil Imtiaz and Kamil Imtiaz hope the series will help dispel negativity surrounding Islam.
An official statement of Buraaq says:
“In the past few years, we began to realize that there were no positive Islamic characters in the world of mainstream entertainment. Be it movies, TV, books or comics. Especially after 9/11, Muslims were being portrayed in a negative way by the mainstream media. That’s when we had a strong urge to use our artistic skills and produce something inspirational for the Muslim youth”
The soundtrack has been composed by Shahi Hasan while the controversial rock star-turned preacher Junaid Jamshed will narrate the Urdu version of the animated series.
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