The trailer for Shaan Shahid’s upcoming action thriller Zarrar was just dropped and by the looks of it, the film - like any other spy thriller – has a grand conspiracy as its core theme. The opening sequence of the trailer shows foreign powers conspiring against Pakistan. It shows the country being attacked from all fronts.
On one hand, religious fundamentalists are planning to launch an attack within and on the other, it is implied that the West and India are collaborating on a massive propaganda campaign against it too. The sequence ends with a shot of Nayyer Ejaz saying, “cheers to the dark future of Pakistan.”
From there on, we are taken to a quick action sequence wherein the titular character Zarrar, played by Shaan, manages to swiftly subdue a group of terrorists all alone. In a background voice, he introduces himself as an agent of a special unit in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) that works towards eliminating threats preemptively.
The antagonists intend on taking hold of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Zarrar and his unit seem to be the last line of defense against this. Aside from the hard-hitting action, the film also happens to include a love story that involves Shaan and Kiran Malik’s characters.
Shaan, a Lollywood veteran, had previously revealed that Zarrar is based on true events.
He noted that the theme is based on some external security threats to the country which are ignored by the mainstream media and gone on to deem it as spy thriller unlike previous action films Waar and Yalghaar.
Zarrar is also Shaan’s sixth directorial project. The actor had previously directed Arth two years ago. With Zarrar, he is making his return to the action genre alongside Malik, Ejaz, Nadeem Baig and Adnan Butt.
Footage and stills from Zarrar have been floating in the media for the last four years. Up until last year, the film was set to release on Eid-ul-Adha 2019. According to the trailer, it will drop sometime this year.
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