Sherdil has been a true box office winner, through and through. It had a spectacular first week in terms of numbers (we are talking about over 6 crores here) and the film is currently nearing 9 crores, with its total collections in Pakistan. However, fortunately, the story doesn’t end here. Sherdil is all set to release in the UK, USA, and Canada, courtesy of Zashko films. The film will be releasing in the aforementioned countries on the 12th of April.
However, before we delve deeper into how the international release could impact the film and everyone involved, let’s first talk about the film itself.
What Sherdil is about
Sherdil revolves around an aspiring fighter pilot who is born to fly, against his father’s wishes, and soon lands at the PAF Academy. There, Haris (played by Mikaal Zulfiqar), finds a jolly but a “Phattu” sikh, a “pendu” Punjabi and “player Isloo boy” as his gang members; the manifestations of almost every kind of cadet that you find at the academy.
The writer (and the producer) pleasantly excels with dialogues and screenplay in the first half, because of his own military background that ensured some authentic academy and air force life sequences.
Moreover, the film’s cinematography is impressive and ensures a visual treat. As for the lead actors, Mikaal and Armeena look rather remarkable on screen together. Mikaal, in particular, has a silver screen presence that we weren’t really aware of, before.
As for Armeena, her presence on screen isn’t confined to her beauty, the actress has given an international hit before as well, on account of her talent. Her film Janaan that collected over 30 crores worldwide was released in a number of countries including the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, etc. Janaan’s success was a living testimony to the fact that Armeena is loved not only in Pakistan but literally all over the world.
Having said that, the film did a rather stupendous business in the twin cities; Rawalpindi and Islamabad which is a not-so-subtle manifestation of the fact that it was not just any family entertainer, it was a film laced with patriotism that definitely struck a chord with its target audience. Fortunately, for the Pakistanis living abroad, the film will be hitting their silver screens in about 3 days, all thanks to Zashko Films, as we mentioned earlier.
A little something about Zashko Films
We are hoping that y’all remember the 2018 romantic comedy film Na Band Na Baraati that starred Mikaal Zulfiqar, Anzheilka Tahir, Nayab Khan, Komal Farooqi, Ali Kazmi, Atiqa Odho and the newcomer Shayan Khan. The film was a fun ride, interspersed with romance and comedy.
Moving on, get this; one of the lead actors from the same – Shayan Khan – is the man behind Zaskho films (small world, right?) and looks like his relationship with Mikaal Zulfiqar is about to go a notch up for the former is the distributor for Sherdil in the US, USA, and Canada.
The film is getting its international release in 3 days so we are going to keep our fingers crossed and eyes fixated on the box office.