Suspenseful music, crammed streets of Lahore, weapons and violence are the few things that sums up the recently released trailer of Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of A Serial Killer.
The teaser shared by Yasir Hussain shows him deep in the role of the titular serial killer and is a rather frightening experience for Pakistani viewers who are more accustomed to seeing love stories on their TV screens. The spine-chilling voice of Hussain as Javed Iqbal narrating his master plan will send shivers down your spine and send you to 1998 when Iqbal murdered over 100 young boys in Lahore.
The trailer begins with Iqbal in handcuffs and proceeds with the slow footsteps he takes towards the courtroom. Javed Iqbal was a real serial killer who sexually abused and killed over 100 boys in Lahore in the late 90s. After killing them he also sent evidence of his crimes to the authorities and media.
Ayesha Omar is seen as the fierce but fictional cop who will question and later possibly also beat up Iqbal. Throughout the trailer, Hussain speaks in Punjabi, so we might see that continue throughout the film.
Omar had previously told Images that the movie will be based on the investigation into Javed Iqbal, how he confessed and was interrogated. "I am playing the female police officer who leads the interrogation," she added, describing the film as "fiction based on true events."
Helmed by Abu Aleeha, Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of A Serial Killer will be releasing in theatres nationwide on December 24.