Updated 17 Aug, 2017

A new animated film Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor is in the works and its first teaser tells us it's one to watch out for.

The teaser is a close representation of Pakistan's awe-inspiring natural landscapes and its focus on our national animals has piqued our interest.

Images got in touch with 3rd World Studios, the production house behind the film, to know more.

Associate Producer Eyad Ibrahim reveals about the film, "[Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor] follows a young boy as he discovers the magical world of animals and goes on a journey that explores the relationship between humans and their sentient neighbours on earth."

According to Ibrahim, the film will have something for the whole family, so isn't just for children.

"We’ve tried hard to create a balance. The film comes together with different elements that combine to enthral audiences of all ages, giving everyone an entertaining story that they can relate to."

He adds, "Who doesn’t love talking animal films?" and we agree.

What sets Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor apart from other films is the heavy influence of Pakistan's nature and wildlife.

"We [at 3rd World Studios] as Patriots, have chosen the national animal [markhor], national heritage animal [snow leopard] and the national bird [chukar partridge] as the stars of this film. It is a film that addresses some of the prevalent issues facing us today and is chock-full of masterfully camouflaged social commentary. For example, the concept of wildlife conservation is almost non-existent in our country. We believe that if we want to change this, we have to educate the people and entertain them at the same time."

So far, the film has gotten the likes of Ali Noor, Natasha Humera Ejaz and Arieb Azhar on board. Natasha has recorded a song for the film and Arieb Azhar will be playing a character in the film. Ali Noor will be doing both!

The film will be directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan and he is joined by Azfar Jafri (director of Janaan) in his crew.

About 3rd World Studios, Ibrahim says that the company arose from the desire to fill a void in the industry.

"Clean, wholesome entertainment for the youth is rare in Pakistan today. 3rd World Studios wants to promote elements like our language, customs, and values, so as to instill pride in our people towards this great nation."

While Allahyar is still in production, Ibrahim promises that we'll be "hearing the good news [i.e. a release date] soon."


Tooba Aug 17, 2017 08:48am
Commendable effort. Really looking forward to this film.
Pan con Queso Aug 17, 2017 09:14am
Can't wait to this see this animation. I hope it will be dubbed or have English subtitle for International viewers. Thank you.
Common Sense Aug 17, 2017 09:15am
Graphics looks amazing. Way to go Pakistan!
Einstein babar Aug 17, 2017 09:24am
excellent work guys, far better and advance compared to regional animation works
Hazafa Aug 17, 2017 10:03am
I have been waiting for something like this.
saqib Aug 17, 2017 10:35am
looks promising, hope that the voice-overs are done properly
Wasif Aug 17, 2017 10:46am
the animation looks first class; hope the story and the narrative also hold good
ak Aug 17, 2017 10:46am
Man the title is so cute. Awesome work by the studio. Many wishes.
ak Aug 17, 2017 10:55am
But wait, no one will see it. People only watch syed noor films. O man, they should have taken up syed noor as the director so that he would have added a female blind dolphin that drinks and dances. The title would have been "Markhor aye na". and ofcourse Allahyaar would have killed the female blind dolphin and no one would care.
Luna Aug 17, 2017 11:00am
Visuals look great! Great initiative
JB Aug 17, 2017 11:09am
The boy looks like a cute young Bruce Lee ! 
ahmar qureshi Aug 17, 2017 11:23am
Trailer/Teaser was nothing less than any Pixar or Disney animated movie, all previous efforts like 3 Bahadur 1 & 2 and other productions have given this industry a momentum to flow on for success! Great Going! :-)
Fatima Aug 17, 2017 11:24am
Best wishes for the new animated movue
Naxalite Aug 17, 2017 11:26am
Lovely. All the best
Amish Aug 17, 2017 11:36am
This sure looks good, but I cannot understand how making a simple animated movie is getting so much press? Surely its not considered a measurement of pride or success. Ist this setting the bar too low?
Cynosure Aug 17, 2017 12:26pm
This is what we need.
Cynosure Aug 17, 2017 12:35pm
@Amish not at all. Appreciating decent effort is never a bad thing. You're reading too much into this. It is the step towards quality that is important and this trend deserves praise.
Ahmer Aug 17, 2017 12:55pm
Looks pretty ordinary and what is with the frown on every animated character in all the movies coming out of the sub-continent.
Ahmed Aug 17, 2017 01:09pm
Copy of animated movie Delhi Safari and Mogli. Disappointed.
Atif Aug 17, 2017 01:31pm
Wow! I am excited to see this movie. superb graphics.
Asad Aug 17, 2017 02:25pm
@JB "the kid looks like Bruce lee" Bruce had small eyes, unlike the kid.
Sarfaraz Aug 17, 2017 02:30pm
@Ahmed Its a Rip off. But we need to support the local industry. Original or not should not be the issue.
Imran Aug 17, 2017 02:36pm
Mowgli series of 80's had better animation in comparison. It's 2017. Please move with the latest trend and adopt new technology not 80's era style of story telling and technology.
Peace Aug 17, 2017 03:55pm
Wow.. looks amazing. Looking forward to it.
Ehsan Aug 17, 2017 06:15pm
Sameer Aug 17, 2017 11:27pm
This is amazing! Absolutely amazing!
Insider Aug 18, 2017 12:28pm
@Imran Since you are a tech buff, wait till the technology behind this film is revealed. Only the top studios in the world are just now starting to explore it.