This past month, we reported that Cake was finally coming to Netflix, and true to its word, IT’S HERE! The wait is finally over, and interestingly, not one but two Pakistani films have made their way to Netflix this month, for all of you to watch.
Cake – The Film
Cake is the story of a dysfunctional family where we have Zareen (Aamina Sheikh) solely taking on the responsibility of caring for her sick, whimsical parents (Mohammad Ahmed and Beo Raana Zafar) while siblings Zara (Sanam Saed) and Zain (Faris Khalid) have moved abroad. A serious trip to the hospital brings back the entire family together in Karachi, but things are far from hunky dory as accusations are hurled, secrets from the past brought out into the open, which is followed by a whole lot of drama.
A story about love, loss, life, and death; Cake was something that everybody could relate to. A breakthrough for Pakistani cinema, this out-of-the-ordinary film was highly praised by the audiences and did a business of around 12 crores worldwide. It is now available on Netflix for all of you to watch and unwind after a long day.
7 Din Mohabbat In
The other movie that can now be seen on Netflix is 7 Din Mohabbat In; a romantic fairytale comedy with Sheheryar Munawwar (Tipu) and Mahira Khan (Neeli) as its leads.
Neeli is a playful girl who fantasizes for love with stars in her eyes. While Tipu is on a quest to find his true love in a Karachi neighborhood, in the most unusual manner, for which he has to overcome obstacles, both spiritual and emotional. Though the chemistry between Mahira and Sheheryar was much anticipated after Ho Mann Jahaan, the film got mixed reviews and did a business of 13 crores worldwide. What actually got the movie going was the brilliant performance by the main cast of the film.
A final word
Both the films making their appearance on a platform such as Netflix will will be highly beneficial for the Pakistani cinema, not only will this increase our films’ viewership, but will also give us much more recognition around the world, something that our cinema is in dire need of. Nevertheless, we would like to congratulate both the films on being added to such a wide platform and if you haven’t already watched them, now is the time!