Three weeks after the teaser release of upcoming local film Chhalawa, the official trailer has been revealed.
“Pyari Ammi jaan, aaj to Abbay ne had hi kardi… Kehta hai Jalal Chaudhry se teri shaadi kara dunga. Per mera naam bhi Zoya Rafaqat Chaudhry hai! (Beloved mother, father has crossed all the limits… He says he will get me married off to Jalal Chaudhry. But I am Zoya Rafaqat Chaudhry!)” And there we have the introduction for Mehwish Hayat’s character.
Then we encounter Azfar Rehman, where he’s seen stood in front of his mirror, trying on various (rather outlandish) pieces. He plays Zoya’s love interest and makes his way to Punjab “Bau Jee ka dil jeetne (To win her father’s heart.)”
Zara Noor Abbas’ character is somewhat of a fun-loving drama queen who romances Asad Siddiqui in the film. We see snippets of the title song playing in the background and of Mehwish’s ‘item song’ where she’s seen dancing up a storm clad in a beautiful, elaborate lehenga.
However, although the first half is all fun and games, the trailer gets darker towards the end. We see fights, tears and heartbreak bringing in a bit more depth to the film. It ends on a cliffhanger.
The film-makers have done a good job at showing each character’s individuality and giving us the story line in a nutshell through the trailer. A light-hearted romantic comedy, Chhalawa also features Ashir Wajahat, Mahmood Aslam and Adnan Shah Tipu.
The film, which is directed, written and produced by Wajahat Rauf will hit cinemas this Eidul Fitr.
Watch it here:
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