Pakistani entertainment industry has not run out of projects on the 1971 Fall of Dhaka. After Nabeel Qureshi’s movie Khel Khel Mein exploring the topic from a modern lens and Haissam Hussain’s TV directorial mini-series Jo Bichar Gaye depicting the events leading to the fall from a semi-fictitious POV, we have another big screen offering from Kamran Shahid. Titled Huey Tum Ajnabi, the movie is all slated to release on Eid ul Fitr 2023, with the trailer making rounds across social media currently.
Cast of Huey Tum Ajnabi
The film boasts of quite an impeccable cast. Leading the movie are Mikaal Zulfiqar and Sadia Khan. Alongside them the movie also has Shamoon Abbasi, Samina Peerzada, Mehmood Aslam, Sohail Ahmed, and Shafqat Cheema. Ayesha Omar makes a brief appearance in the trailer as well. Alyy Khan and Adnan Jelani are also credited in the movie’s cast.
First Glance of Huey Tum Ajnabi
The trailer promises a film filled to the brim with action and passionate romance. Mikaal Zulfiqar and Sadia Khan set the screen on fire with their romantic chemistry. On the other hand, the political tension and the war-type situation provide adrenaline pumping action.
The action-packed trailer shows a series of thrilling events, where bullets are fired, helicopters are blown up and buildings are destroyed. The trailer also shows glimpses of the plight of war prisoners and the atrocities they go through.
The trailer for Huey Tum Ajnabi is packed with all the ingredients that make it an out-and-out masala venture.
Kamran Shahid’s Thoughts on Huey Tum Ajnabi
At the trailer launch event writer-director Kamran Shahid commented that the film is more romantic than political and that it was a “challenge” for him to include romance in a story set against the events of 1971 Fall of Dhaka.
Kamran Shahid also said that not many people were ready to talk about the story, due to the controversial nature of the topic.
“The production of ‘Huey Tum Ajnabi’ depicts an enthralling love story of the past that went unheard and untold in the chaos of war. The movie dwells into the history of souls that were connected beyond borders. ‘Huey Tum Ajnabi’ will hopefully exceed viewer’s expectations by building a fresh and uncommon romantic narrative in war histories.”
Verdict So Far
Romance and action as a genre can easily strike a chord with the audience if done well. Judging from the trailer of the film, Huey Tum Ajnabi has not held back in trying to depict a passionate love story amidst a time of chaos and tragedy.
Special effects done in the action scenes are commendable. It will definitely be an engrossing experience for the viewers to witness the action on the big screen. The production value is nothing to write home about however, the frames appear decent enough.
Nevertheless, the costume and makeup department have not put in any effort to make the movie stand apart from a theater production. Nothing can be said about the music of the film either as the trailer did not have any song in it despite having shots from what appear to be song sequences. Despite these flaws, the movie could potentially be a worthwhile trip to the cinemas over the Eid holidays.
Huey Tum Ajnabi releases in cinemas of Eid ul Fitr 2023.