The trailer for the Neelum Muneer, Ahsan Khan and Yasir Nawaz starrer ‘Chakkar’ has dropped and it’s definitely one that raises numerous questions. Releasing on Eid-ul-Fitr, Chakkar posits itself to be a murder mystery, with all the promise of masala that desi audiences have grown to love.
Produced by Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz under the Farid Nawaz Productions banner, this multi-starrer narrates the tale of two twin sisters, one of whom (Zara) is deeply entrenched in the world of glitz and glamor, much to the dismay of the other twin’s husband, played by Khan.
While one wonders how that conflict alone might play out, Yasir Nawaz’s directorial feat takes an interesting turn when the twins pull a switcheroo, with Khan’s wife taking the place of her twin at shoots while he is away.
In doing so, she comes face to face with the dramatic upheavals of the industry. This switch is complete with a murder taking place, with the world thinking it is Zara who has been brutally killed.
Thus, the investigation begins in earnest, with numerous suspects at play. However, Khan ends up becoming a prime suspect as well, due to his unfavorable demeanor towards Zara, owing to their interpersonal disagreements.
The investigation is led by Yasir Nawaz’s character, and with action scenes inundating the trailer as well, one does develop hints of anticipation towards the eventual release of the film.
The Tone Of The Film
Should one presume that the entire film is laced with somber tones, there are enough bits of comedy scattered throughout to remedy this thought process.
In a previous interview, Nida Yasir, who has taken on a more hands-on approach in terms of production with this venture, mentions that the comedy is “situational,” and “the comic value suits the character it’s on.”
The Verdict So Far
Given that this film marries traces of romance with heavy intrigue, the film has already set itself apart in terms of its genre. With its eventual release rounding the corner on Eid-ul-Fitr, we now wait with bated breath to see if Chakkar truly does boggle our minds collectively.