Nayab: A Film Promising to Live Up to Its #NaamYaadRakhna Claim

A cinematic storm is rising in the heart of the cricket-crazed nation, and Yumna Zaidi is poised to bowl over movie buffs in her debut film, Nayab. The first look, published by the Parizaad actress on Instagram, sent the internet abuzz not only in Pakistan but also in India, signaling the arrival of a new cinematic marvel. The collaboration between director Umair Nasir Ali, writer Ali Abbas Naqvi, and producers Rumina Umair and Umair Irfani, is expected to reshape Pakistani film industry. Nayab promises to be more than just an ordinary film; it will be a celebration of talent, dreams, and the spirit of Pakistan. The film is set to be released on January 25th, 2024 and is shaping up to be the biggest and most awaited release since The Legend of Maula Jutt.

TV Queen turns Silver Screen Royalty in a Nayab Role:

Yumna Zaidi, the queen of the small screen, makes her feature film debut in Nayab. Yumna has impressively emerged as an entertainment industry’s acting powerhouse, due to her outstanding performances in dramas such as Tere Bin, Bakhtawar, Pyaar Ke Sadqay, Parizaad, and Dil Na Umeed Tou Nahi.

Yumna’s rise to fame has been nothing short of extraordinary. She has proven over and again that she can play any character, from challenging roles in Bakhtawar, Parizaad, and Pyar Ke Sadqay to her recent super hit drama, Tere Bin. She’s now bringing her A-game to the big screen through Nayab.

Yumna, who has never held a bat or ball before, is immersing herself in the world of cricket for Nayab. She’s been preparing for months, relishing the challenges of portraying a cricket lover.

Yumna acknowledges the difficult shift from television to movies. “I’m very excited and also careful about the fact that this is my debut film,” she says of her debut.


Cricket, Karachi and Dreams — A Glimpse into the world Of Nayab:

Set against the backdrop of Karachi, Nayab celebrates the tremendous love of cricket that all Pakistanis have. It is the tale of a brother who, against their father’s objections, helps his sister achieve her ambition – a story of determination and self-discovery.

Nayab welcomes you into the lives of Nayab and Akber, a brother-sister team dealing with societal constraints while pursuing their dreams. Their strong relationship becomes the driving force in this touching coming-of-age story set amid the never-dying bustle of Karachi.

Nayab has a creative storyline that avoids the film industry clichés. It promises a larger-than-life story shot in an immersive style that will instantly resonate with every Pakistani. It promises goosebumps and a feel-good vibe as Nayab peaks towards patriotism. It strives to be more than merely a film, with riveting storytelling and interesting melodies, and to provide an exciting experience for people of all ages and genders.


A Nayab Ensemble:

Nayab is more than just Yumna; it’s a star-studded extravaganza. The film promises a powerful performance with M. Fawad Khan, Usama Khan and some of the most iconic veteran actors including, Javed Sheikh, Ehteshamuddin, Huma Nawab also sharing the screen. The screenplay for this cricket-centric story is being written by Ali Abbas Naqvi, the writer of Laal Kabootar.


First Look and it’s all over the internet:
The internet exploded when Yumna posted the first look of Nayab. The excitement did not stop in Pakistan; it also spread to cricket-crazed India. Yumna Zaidi’s debut film became a viral phenomenon in Pakistan and India, with trending hashtags. The internet is ablaze with hashtags ranging from #NayabKiPehliJhalak to #NaamYaadRakhna. The anticipation is evident and fans on both sides of the border are anxiously awaiting the cricket-themed narrative to unfold in all its glory.


Director’s Note:

The director, Umair Nasir Ali, strives for authenticity in every frame. Nayab is more than just a portrayal of its characters’ emotional rollercoasters; it’s a look into the world of female cricket in Pakistan, conveyed in a truly human way. Nayab is more than just a cricket film. It’s a family drama about the social dynamics of Pakistani society, wrapped up in the ambitions of a young girl. Nayab‘s mix of themes, according to Ali, makes it more engaging and compelling. Nayab, which has been meticulously crafted, provides genuine laughter and inspires the audience. Ali believes that convincing the audience that what is happening on the screen is a reflection of their own lives is the key to winning their hearts.


The trailer of Nayab be released on December 10, provides a glimpse into the chaotic yet exciting world of Karachi, cricket, and dreams. But, most of all get ready for a whirlwind of emotions, comedy, and patriotism when Nayab hits theaters on January 25, 2024. Mark your calendars because this is one cinematic adventure you will not want to miss! #NaamYaadRakhna


Watch Nayab’s official trailer here:



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