25 Jul, 2022

Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has decided to tell his own story in the form of a biopic and named it Rawalpindi Express, after his on field nickname for being one of the fastest bowlers of his time.

On Sunday, he shared a teaser for the film, captioned, “Beginning of this beautiful journey. Announcing the launch of my story, my life, my biopic, Rawalpindi Express — Running Against The Odds.

“If you think you know a lot already, you’re mistaken. You’re in for a ride you’ve never taken before. An international project by Q Film Productions [and the] first foreign film about a Pakistani sportsman.”

The short clip featured a very misty frame with train tracks at the centre and Akhtar’s character, with his back to the camera, running. The camera zoomed in on him and his jersey with the number 14 took up the screen all the while a train siren is audible in the background though no locomotive is seen. The teaser also revealed the release date for the film — November 16, 2023.

The director, Muhammad Faraz Qaiser, said actualising an idea he had in 2016 is like a dream come true for him.

Are you looking forward to the former cricketer’s biopic?


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Asif Kashmiri Jul 25, 2022 01:33pm
Brilliant - looking forward to it!
Tanvir Khan Jul 25, 2022 01:50pm
Rawalpindi Express is a Pakistani bullet train!
Citizen Jul 25, 2022 01:54pm
Sir, please don't invest on this person. Be careful.
SAk Jul 25, 2022 02:03pm
Hate it or like it, he was one of a kind. Personally speaking, used to love him and his aggression.
Jaredlee007 Jul 25, 2022 02:10pm
Had he been around during IK era he'd have been like a torpedo.
Hilla-le-pakistan Jul 25, 2022 02:11pm
Will be interesting to see how they handle the cheating apisode.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jul 25, 2022 02:28pm
Gerat move and excellent news.
True Jul 25, 2022 02:41pm
A money making idea, nothing more. Hope it is taken equally per the anticipation of the investors. Other then this, is all a waste!
Syed Hasni Jul 25, 2022 03:13pm
Shoaib has glued himself to his biopic, but I don’t believe him. But that’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.
time_travel Jul 25, 2022 03:35pm
Who cares?
THE Jul 25, 2022 04:27pm
He will do what he did with PTV !
Uyghyr ahmadi Jul 25, 2022 06:57pm
How come the first film not about IK?
Hawk Jul 25, 2022 08:44pm
Novel idea to honour the people who has done a great job for Pakistan. I hope many more are coming.
Mazhar Jul 25, 2022 09:29pm
Won't be surprised if Mr.Akhtar also plans to become PM of Pakistan.
TPA Jul 25, 2022 09:39pm
It will be a total flop.
Sunil Jul 25, 2022 11:14pm
May not recover its investment while I hope it does. India is a big country and biopics still struggle. Only 2-3 have done well.
Umer Khawaja Jul 25, 2022 11:20pm
Indeed! The Rawalpindi Express!
Sane One Jul 25, 2022 11:52pm
One of the bests Pakistan has ever produced but could not live up to his REAL potential because of lack of mentorship.
A shah Jul 26, 2022 12:19am
Why does this guy love India so much?
Zeeshan Jul 26, 2022 12:47am
An outdated fading star of the past. Need to invest in newer emerging and future stars.
Rafiq Jul 26, 2022 01:53am
A Pakistani making a film on shoaib how is it foreign film ?!
Rafiq Jul 26, 2022 01:54am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad done keh doctor everywhere
Reality Jul 26, 2022 05:29am
@Jaredlee007 yeah interesting idea then there would have been no IK era
IMF refuser Jul 26, 2022 08:29am
@Rafiq like imported Government
Neutral Jul 26, 2022 09:02am
Great Athlete … just need to reduce “mein, mein, mein”.
Pakville Jul 26, 2022 09:13am
Very nice.
True Jul 26, 2022 11:09am
@Neutral Biopic is me , me and me only
Ali Mehdi Jul 26, 2022 11:30am
Proceed/ All time hit IA
Ali Mehdi Jul 26, 2022 11:35am
All time hit IA
White Noise Jul 26, 2022 12:08pm
Oh but I do know a lot, I was raised in Morgah, grew up and played with the guy so let's hope there is no white washing the history. No makkhan yeah? :)