The teaser for upcoming Malala’s biopic ‘Gul Makai’ is finally here. Directed by Amjad Khan, the film is based on the life of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, a courageous Pakistani activist who defied Taliban against all odds by becoming the champion for free education to all. The makers decide to drop the first look of the film on her birthday.
Watch the teaser here
The official synopsis of Gul Makai says, “When Taliban took over heavenly Swat, Pakistan, and turned their lives into hell. They destroyed schools and terrorized people with multiple conservative rules. And then an 11years old girl stood up and started blogging in BBC Urdu, explaining their pain and struggle under Taliban rule and fearlessly make the world aware about the truth of terrorism suffocating their country slowly. She used Gul Makai as her pen name.”
What’s more interesting is that the film marks the last cinematic appearance of late Om Puri. Not only he plays a pivotal role, but he also recorded a song for it before he passed away on 6 January 2017. “Mr Om Puri shot with us in September, 2016. The song that the late actor recorded is fortunately in sync sound, so we don’t need to record it again,” the director told TOI.
However, the makers haven’t disclosed the official release date yet. The movie is expected to release around September.