With the revival of Pakistani cinema, the industry can see a plethora of films releasing in the coming years. After Operation 021 and Na Maloom Afraad, our cinema brings us yet another remarkable film to look forward to — Malik.
Na Maloom Afraad famed Urwa Hocane told Dawn that the film, in which she is playing the role of Malik's wife, is based on the life of business tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain, the owner and founder of Bahria Town. The film features Humayun Saeed as Malik and multifaceted Pakistani artist, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, as Malik's aide.
"It is in fact Malik Riaz's biopic and I'm playing the role of his wife," Hocane said.
|Humayun Saeed as Malik Riaz|
This was however denied by a spokeswoman from Bahria Town, saying no such movie was being made on the life of Malik Riaz Hussain.
Malik Riaz has been the subject of much debate on account of his rise from a modest background to becoming one of the biggest magnates in Pakistan. The three-minute trailer shows his struggles and brings to attention the question of the stark economic inequality in the country.
Humayun Saeed’s powerful delivery of dialogues in the trailer makes the film look promising and we hope it can set the bar high for the industry.
No release date has yet been announced.