Ishrat Made in China's first teaser is finally here

Ishrat Made in China's first teaser is finally here

The film was shot around the start of the pandemic and will be out in cinemas 'soon'.
18 Dec, 2021

People around the world have been in lockdown these past two years and so was the Pakistani film industry — especially films that'd been shot but couldn't be released. But with the recent opening of cinemas, films are finally releasing and Ishrat Made in China is one of them. Filmed around the start of Covid, it has finally released its first teaser.

Mohib Mirza directed his first feature film that, despite saying it was made in China, was shot in Thailand. Mirza will also be starring in the film. The cast shared a teaser on December 17 which was wordless but the montage featured aerial shots of the various locations, an array of colours whizzing by and characters in motion. The film is supposed to get a theatrical release "soon" according to the teaser.

The teaser received lots of support from fellow actors, producers and friends such as Bilal Abbas Khan, Sami Khan and Shahzad Sheikh.

Ishrat Made In China is an action comedy that's said to be a spin-off of Mirza's satirical show Ishrat Baji (2006). Mirza will be playing Ishrat himself and the cast members include his costar from Bachaana Sanam Saeed, Sara Loren, Ali Kazmi and Shamoon Abbasi, Shabbir Jan, Imam Syed, Salman Saqib (Mani) and Mustafa Chaudhry.

Character posters of the cast had been released a few months after filming to introduce the cast to the audience.

Designer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, better known as HSY, was to make his acting debut with this film but since the release was delayed, he was first seen in the TV show Pehli Si Mohabbat earlier this year. He is also part of the film, in fact, Mirza had designed a role especially for him.

Calling his time on set "one of most thrilling experiences" of his life, HSY said he was impressed by the "incredible professionalism on set, the mind blowing creativity, the jaw-dropping locations, the electrifying and gripping action sequences, the most gifted and talented cast and crew and for a director who believed in not just me, but in all of us and got the best out of us."

The teaser is testament to HSY's words and really shows how much work went into the shooting of this film. Right after the cast finished shooting, the world came to a grinding halt due to the coronavirus while they were still in Thailand. Travel restrictions had half of the cast stuck there for about a month before the government pulled through to get them back home.

The film has gone through a lot to get here and surely deserves to be watched if only for what the cast and crew went through to get to the cinema screens. Another reason to watch it is that the teaser looks quite promising.


Zak Dec 18, 2021 02:30pm
Ishrat movie looks excellent. Also when is Maula Jatt releasing?
A shah Dec 18, 2021 05:52pm
Looks like a cheap bollywood knock off!
Shehzad Dec 18, 2021 10:55pm
Gives the feel of made in china materials
Cye Dec 19, 2021 01:22am
@A shah that’s what u watch.
Zak Dec 19, 2021 01:40am
@A shah Looks like a cheap bollywood knock off! Nope, no one can achieve going that low, even if they tried.
Pakistani Dec 19, 2021 02:37am
@A shah The name bollywood itself is a cheap knock off of Hollywood! You and your kind should mind your own business and not worry about what Pakistan does.
Bilal Dec 19, 2021 10:21am
@Pakistani Lollywood is cheap knock off of bollywood and hollywood, please change its name and call it something else, only then we will grow
Bilal Dec 19, 2021 10:25am
@Zak We arent even up the standard to bollywood or Hollywood, their movies, webseries content go to oscars and emmys be lagaan, devdas, bombay, sacred games etc while our documenties showing ugly side of nation goes there. Waiting for day our "movies" not anti Pakistan documentries reach that level to get nominated for oscars. We need to creat that kind of content, instead of making rip offs from east and west
Alishba Dec 19, 2021 10:54am
Lollywood on fire, wish they had taken younger actors than these flop oldies.
Junaid Dec 19, 2021 10:56am
"Made in China"? Looks like one too
Shaz1321 Dec 19, 2021 11:22am
Why the Bollywood style naach Gaana? Do something original
Sane Mind1st Dec 19, 2021 12:51pm
@Zak "Ishrat movie looks excellent. Also when is Maula Jatt releasing?"- Tell me how it feels, sitting all alone in the theatre watching the movie.
Maryam Dec 19, 2021 05:09pm