The film has elements of patriotism, a very powerful love story, some action scenes - fingers crossed for an all-out entertainer!
The film has elements of patriotism, a very powerful love story, some action scenes - fingers crossed for an all-out entertainer!

Pakistan's biggest film is in the making.

So says director Imran Malik, son of veteran director Pervaiz Malik, who's begun shooting the said film up north.

The untitled film stars Danish Taimoor and Soniya Hussain (of Moor and Nazo fame) in the lead, and also features Nadeem Baig in an important role. Actors Mariam Ansari and Irum Mazhar are also a part of the principal cast.

"My film will introduce five new heroes to Pakistani cinema," promises Malik, "and also feature a big supporting cast."

This will be the first time these actors work together in a film
This will be the first time these actors work together in a film

What will this new film be about?

"The film has elements of patriotism, a very powerful love story, some action scenes - a film has never been attempted on such a big canvas in Pakistan before," says Malik, refusing to divulge any plot details until the first teaser is out next month.

Soniya Hussain during the film's shoot in Murree
Soniya Hussain during the film's shoot in Murree

The film also has its musical side working for it.

Sahir Ali Bagga is composing the soundtrack, and has roped in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan and Qurratulain Baloch to sing.

Malik also revealed that a cinematographer from Australia, Ben Jasper, is shooting the film, which will have its opening scenes and a few songs set in London.

The film is being produced by Imran's brother Irfan Malik and is tentatively scheduled for a late 2016 release.

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