Gul Makai the biopic of Malala Yousafzai’s teaser trailer is out, the story which is inspired by the life of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan. The film has been directed by Amjad Khan and produced by Anand Kumar.
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While speaking to IANS Anand Kumar said “The biopic is 50 per cent finished and I am super curious to bring it to the silver screen soon. We have already shot the war sequences and other important schedules. Now we will be shooting with our Malala in Kashmir.” Some parts of the film have also been shot in in Bhuj and Mumbai.
The teaser of the film opens ups with a voiceover done by Kabir Bedi where we can hear him saying “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.” And as the narration continues we can see all those attacks done by Taliban’s to Pakistan later in the teaser we can also hear Malala mother who is played by Divya Dutta telling Malala the importance about her name.
The official synopsis of the film 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 11 years 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.”
The cast of the film includes Divya Dutta, Reem Shaikh, Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh and Ajaz Khan and also the Late Om Puri. In 2012 Malala Yousafzai had survived an assassination attempt when she was writing her blog for BBC Urdu, Malala Yousafzai was then treated abroad after that she recovered and from that day onwards she has been an inspiration to many people.