The journey of four friends who started as a group but were separated as life took them their separate ways is headed to the cinemas for its glorious conclusion. The MD Productions and ISPR joint venture Ehd-e-Wafa has made news for being the second drama after Mere Paas Tum Ho that is all geared up to have its finale be screened across the cinema screens of the country.
After how positively well-received the finale of Mere Paas Tum Ho was at the box office, this does not come as a surprise. Specially with ISPR being the ones backing Ehd-e-Wafa, the drama going all out to have a spectacular finale is perhaps how it was always meant to be. And if the visuals shown in the trailer for the finale, which had a surprise cameo by none other than the reigning superstar Humayun Saeed, are an indication then it is clear that the decision of giving the finale a special cinematic release is not for nothing.
Larger than life
Much of the trailer is focused on the portion dealing with the armed forces. The trailer begins with the cameo of Humayun Saeed, who is playing the role of an army major, and he is seen interrogating captured Indian air force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. It does not come as a shock that Ehd-e-Wafa celebrates Pakistan’s victory against India’s failed airstrikes last year as one of the first promos of the drama had gone viral because it mentioned the now-iconic words, “The tea was fantastic” as one of the dialogues included in the script.
There are shots of the SSG group as the four leading male leads of the show, Saad (Ahad Raza Mir), Shahzain (Osman Khalid Butt), Shariq (Wahaj Ali), and Sheheryar (Ahmed Ali Akbar), reunite at St. Lawrence College where their journey had started. The female leads of the drama also get some shots but most of those bits are from the scenes that have already happened in the show instead of anything new.
However, what definitely gets the attention are the elaborate and stunning visuals of an army operation underway. Sweeping shots of fighter jets, soldiers in combat, the army jawans exclaiming about honor and loyalty as they fearlessly fight to defend their country raise the excitement factor. The cinematography looks pretty spectacular and the scale definitely something that would suit the bigger screens of a cinema.
The trailer does not reveal anything about how this story will come to its conclusion but shows enough to raise the anticipation for the audience.
With a perfect cameo and rousing visuals against the stirring soundtrack of the drama that talks about giving it all for the sake of fulfilling promises, Ehd-e-Wafa‘s finale looks like another win for Pakistani dramas — this time not only the television screens, but also at the box office.
It will be screened in the cinemas on 14th March, 2020 with the final episode airing on television the following day on 15th March, 2020.