In Pakistan’s 70-some year history, it has seen its fair share of trials and tribulations, which have made its past one of the most dynamic and tumultuous to fathom. Amidst these many changes, one that stands out to this day, like a thorn in the nation’s heart, is the day half the country lost its eastern satellite – East Pakistan in 1971. Now, bringing light to the events that unfolded 50 years ago, Khel Khel Mein is all set to question all that we know and believe – starting off with its recently-released trailer!
Starring an ensemble cast with celebrated names like Bilal Abbas Khan and Sajal Aly in the lead, while being produced by Fizza Ali Meerza and helmed by Nabeel Qureshi, the film trailer bring forth a fresh and rather unique narrative to the 1971 War with India – that eventually resulted in a bloody civil war, ending with the declaration of Bangladeshi independence.
What did we love about the trailer and what raised many questions? Diva explores…
Perhaps, the first time when the darkest chapter in Pakistan’s history has been brought forward, Khel Khel Mein rightfully questions the events of the 1971 war. It beautifully interweaves the larger narrative with one that is contemporary, making it quite relevant to a generation that has completely forgotten the lost years of East Pakistan.
Showcasing a deep dive into the psyche of both the nations and their citizens, Khel Khel Mein relies heavily on dialogues that tug at the heartstrings and also leave one questioning many things around us. There are some heartfelt moments in the trailer that the dialogues give energy to, and for that we definitely think the film will have dialogues and script as a strong element.
Both, Sajal Aly and Bilal Abbas Khan are strong actors, and thus, there ‘s definitely no doubt that the film will have some palpable moments created due to their repertoire. The trailer, proves that everyone is en pointe in their acting skillsets and dialogue delivery. The ensemble supporting cast too, showcase their abilities quite well, which we’re sure we’ll see more of in the actual film.
One of the most important things the trailer evokes is the moral question we have tended to forget in the last 50 years – just what did happen in East Pakistan? Khel Khel Mein quite aptly asks it once again and makes sure that we all understand that the purpose is not to instigate, but to find out the truth. Just what have we truly lost by never asking the real questions?
The Production Value
Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza always make a solid effort with their skills and of course, Khel Khel Mein was going to be no different in that case. We find the production value to be of top-notch quality, and each frame – be it via cinematography or production design – has been done creatively. Kudos to the two and their team, who always make us wanting for more!
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