30 Nov, 2021

Pakistanis are heading back to cinemas to watch the first local film to be released since the start of the pandemic, and it seems politicians aren't immune to the lure of theatre.

President Arif Alvi, First Lady Samina Alvi and a number of ministers attended a special screening of Sajal Aly and Bilal Abbas Khan's Khel Khel Mein in Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry applauded the production team for covering the historical event, mentioning the otherwise lack of content on the tragic aftermath of the fall of Dhaka. He also congratulated them for handling such a difficult topic and carrying it so well. "You must watch this film," he told his Twitter followers.

"History taught in the form of stories can never be forgotten," Senator Faisal Javed Khan quoted the movie's slogan and tagged the producers and actors, praising them. He also thanked the team for showing a version of history that "befittingly negates lies and propaganda". He termed it a "must watch" as well.

Khel Khel Mein is a recent release produced by Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza. It is about a group of college students navigating through history as they perform in a play on the fall of Dhaka.

Aly and Bilal visited cinemas when the film first premiered, leaving fans overjoyed. They stopped to do a mini meet and greet and took pictures.

Prominent figures like Chaudhry and Senator Khan showing their support for the film only adds to the hype that already surrounds it.

Khel Khel Mein is very different compared to all my other films. We shot it during the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s a product of a lot of thought, hard work, and love. I hope people will come watch the film with the same love we made it with,” Qureshi had said in a press release earlier.

Before the film release, Qureshi made clarifications about the film and had told Images that while a lot has been done on India-Pakistan in movies and dramas, we don't see much about Bangladesh. "It seems like a no-go area," he said.

This adds to Chaudhry’s comment about the lack of content having to do with this portion of history.


sach Nov 30, 2021 10:49pm
With such Government patronage-The movie should get its production cost back!
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Hadi Dec 01, 2021 04:57am
Impressive if we are mature enough to put forward our own narrative on tragic events. Acknowledgement is the first step towards progress and maturity!
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Mohsin Dec 01, 2021 06:19am
Watching a movie is one thing watching because Fawad Choudhary and Faisal saw it is a no brainer
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Mohsin Dec 01, 2021 06:19am
Who cares
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M. Emad Dec 01, 2021 07:52am
'Khel Khel Mein' (2021) ---- Fictionalized story; too Far from reality.
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Syed Ahmed Dec 01, 2021 10:22am
Hate 2 see political personal on entertainment specially in movies , media people should pay taxes an stay away from short timmer
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Pursuing Dec 01, 2021 10:40am
Fawad chaudry is a troll
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Dec 01, 2021 02:20pm
United we stand, divided we fall.
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NYS Dec 01, 2021 03:32pm
@M. Emad in fact your intentions to watch false propaganda
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Hassan Ilyas Dec 02, 2021 01:40pm
@M. Emad you better watch indian realistic movies like Uri....
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