The trailer for Zarrar is here and it is filled to the brim with numerous details that deserve massive appreciation.
The word “revival” gets thrown around quite a bit in relation to Pakistani cinema, with the emotional weight it carries managing to leverage some form of support for the same.
However, with many promising releases in 2022 alone, in a world that is still healing from a global pandemic, much of the content speaks for itself and stands on its own feet. Zarrar is another film in the line of many that promises larger-than-life entertainment with a message in a way that may have audiences flocking to cinemas yet again.
Zarrar: Cast And Crew
Zarrar marks the long-awaited comeback of one of Pakistan’s most notable actors: Shaan Shahid. Having written and directed the film, Zarrar follows the journey of Shaan as the protagonist, with Nadeem Baig, Adnan Butt, Nayyar Ejaz, and Kiran Malik also featuring in the film.
Regarding the conceptualization, Adnan Butt is reported to have come up with the original concept, with Shaan really digging in deep to refine and finally put forth the project. It is being produced under the banner of Jehan Films.
The best way to summarize the trailer would be to term it as being grand. The cinematography is exceptionally brilliant, with every frame boasting of breathtaking shots. There is one helicopter shot that is almost reminiscent of Shah Rukh Khan’s descent in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, and you know what? It works. More than anything else, it is the way the film is shot and has been graded that will blow one away.
Shaan Shahid In Zarrar
One would be remiss if Shaan Shahid was not talked about in the trailer. It is evident that he has put in the work to look the part of a rogue spy hell-bent on protecting his motherland, and his action sequences are well-choreographed, creative, and performed skillfully as well. There’s no way around saying this: Shaan looks great.
Zarrar: Thematic Elements
Zarrar touches upon themes of patriotism, nationalism, and defending one’s homeland. One may even go as far as to say that, perhaps, elements of a local hero standing up against foreign powers, are present, making it a politically relevant venture as well. While little can be decisively deduced, these thematic elements might urge the more patriotic factions within the audience to frequent cinemas, cheering for their hero.
Verdict So Far
While the jury is still out on how Zarrar will fare as a film, it is safe to say that the trailer will create quite a stir amongst fans, owing to its timely relevance and overall look and feel.
The film also poses many important questions that become points over which one can ponder, such as, “How much suffering will it take for us to become a nation?” These are pertinent queries, and we hope that this English-Urdu hybrid film answers them with its eventual release.