Malala Yousafzai the young Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate is very inspiring. Therefore a tribute to this inspiring young girl and all that she has achieved ‘to bilkul banta hai!” as they say. Yes, a film based on this brave girl is a must!
Even though there is a documentary based on her life called, He Named Me Malala, this one is a commercial Hindi film and the title of the film is called Gul Makai, the pseudonym that Malala had used while writing blogs about her life in the Swat valley for BBC Urdu.
Directed by Amjad Khan, the film about this inspiring icon stars TV actor Reem Shaikh as Malala along with Divya Dutta, (who plays her mother), Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh and Ajaz Khan.
The motion poster of the movie was released recently and it shows Reem Shaikh with a book in her hand which explodes upon opening it. The motion poster has Kabir Bedi’s voiceover introducing Malala’s character; “This is about those times when the Taliban was destroying Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of Jihad and religion. When from a very small village in Pakistan, a voice arose.”
At the age of 17, Malala became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012. Mukesh Rishi who plays the main villain, Fazlullah, Pakistan’s most-wanted militant, spoke to HotFridayTalks exclusively and said,” I play the main villain, the one who is against Malala and her cause of educating the girls. We have completed the shoot and it was a great experience shooting this film. We shot at different locations in Srinagar, Mumbai and Gujarat. Now I am eagerly waiting for the release of the film.”
We look forward to it too!