The film had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2019, where it won the prestigious Kim Ji-seok award.
Set in Lahore, the film chronicles the chaos that ensues in the life of a staid, devout elderly man when a video featuring him gets uploaded onto social media.
After being cleared by the censor board, the film had its release in Pakistan in January disrupted when a political party said that the content was blasphemous.
“I did not make ‘Zindagi Tamasha’ to hurt, offend or malign anyone. It’s a story about a ‘good enough Muslim’ – there was/is no mention of a sect, party or faction of any sort,” Khoosat said in a letter he wrote to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in January.