Khel Khel Mein starring Bilal Abbas Khan and Sajal Aly is the the first Pakistani film to release post the pandemic and it has brought life back to cinemas which were witnessing a lull for the last two years. The film is based on true events and is set on the backdrop of a university group investigating the ‘secrets’ of 1971’s liberation of East Pakistan.
The special screening of the movie was held last night (Monday) in Islamabad. Notable personalities including President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi, Minister of Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhry and Senator Faisal Javed Khan graced the event.
The movie has been receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The Current reached out to Fawad Chaudhry to find out what he has to say about the newly released movie.
The minister said that what he liked most about the movie is the choice of topic as not much work has been done on the tragedy that took place in 1971. “Still millions of people are stuck in Karachi, Lahore and Dhaka and no one has talked about them, so this movie talks about them,” said the minister.
“It’s a sensitive subject and they [movie makers] have made the movie in a very balanced way,” says Fawad.
Fawad continued by praising the production quality of movie saying, “Cinematography, direction and sets are really good.” He concluded by saying, “It is a worth watch movie.”
The movie was released on November 19. The historical drama is directed by Nabeel Quershi.