The wait is finally over! The first look of the video of Mala Yousafzai biopic ‘Gul Makai’ is finally out.
After an intriguing motion poster, the makers of Gul Makai, a film based on the life of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, have released its teaser. The gripping video begins with a voiceover by Kabir Bedi, “When God said Jihaad he meant the spirit of fighting all that is dark and benevolent. But the need and greed of some human beings changed that meaning into something else.” As the narration continue shots of atrocities by the Taliban on the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan pulls one into the fascinating story.
Later, we even hear Malala’s mother explaining the significance of her name ‘Malala’ to the young girl which makes for another interesting tale.
The official synopsis of Gul Makai reads, “When Taliban took over heavenly Swat, Pakistan, and turned their lives into hell. They destroyed schools and terrorized people with multiple conservative rules. And then an 11years old girl stood up and started blogging in BBC Urdu, explaining their pain and struggle under Taliban rule and fearlessly make the world aware about the truth of terrorism suffocating their country slowly. She used Gul Makai as her pen name.”
Today is Malala’s birthday and it is celebrated worldwide as the Malala day and to mark this special day the makers have decided to release the teaser for the film.
Here is the list of the cast and crew for this intriguing film:
Director: Amjad Khan.
Producers: Sanjay Singhla and Preeti Vijay Jaju.
Research and screenplay: Bhaswati Chakraborty and Amjad Khan,
Cinematographer: Madhu Rao and Javed Ethesham,
Cast: Reem Sheikh, Malala Yousafzai, Atul Kulkarni, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Divya Duta, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Late Om Puri, Gen. Kayani, Arif Zakaria, Sufi Mohammad, Mukesh Rishi, Maulana Fazzlullah, abhimanyu Singh, Hakimulla Mehsud, Pankaj Tripathi, Beitullah Mehsud, Sharib Hashmi, Attaullah Khan, Kamlesh Gill.
Gul Makai accounts the courageous journey and struggle of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai from her humble upbringing in the Swat valley to her becoming the champion for free education to all. Gul Makai is a small tribute to the lion hearted girl who is in every essence a global citizen championing a cause that transcends boundaries, caste, religion and geography
Check out the teaser here: