Anurag Kashyap gives Asim Abbasi's 'Churails' a shoutout

Abbasi's web series features renowned actors like Sarwat Gilani, Mehar Bano, Yasra Rizvi, Nimrat Bucha


Entertainment Desk August 01, 2020

The trailer of the Pakistani web series, Churails, released on Friday. The show, which will be available in India, aims to challenge the hypocrisy of patriarchal societies vanquishing women and their rights and is set to release on August 11. Churails marks the digital debut of new-age Pakistani director Asim Abbasi, who shot to reckoning with his earlier release, the film Cake that was Pakistan's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 91st Oscars.

Abbasi's web series features renowned actors like Sarwat Gilani, Mehar Bano, Yasra Rizvi, Nimrat Bucha.

Bollywood film-maker Anurag Kashyap, for one, cannot wait for it to hit the OTT platform. Taking to Twitter, he shared, "Had no clue this was directed by Asim Abbasi. Adding to my watchlist."

The director went on to Abbasi's other directorial, Cake. "His first film Cake was such a delight," he noted.

The cast of the show, on the other hand, is ecstatic. According to IANS, on the trailer release, Gilani said: " Churails is about having a realisation of what all you can do as a woman. It gives an understanding, insight, awareness, and complete realness of life through the characters and its story."

"The story is well written and fabulously directed by Asim Abbasi. He literally took our breath away with his work. It has been an amazing feeling to be part of the super revolutionary change that this project is going to bring," Gilani said, adding, "Churails as a show has a lot of calibres to catch eyeballs at the international level."

Mehar Bano, too, divulged into her character in the show, "Playing Zubaida has been a personal milestone. She taught me the value of being a protector, the importance of sisterhood and she is, in essence, a fearless warrior who is so compassionate that seeing other women in jeopardy keeps her up at night."

The show will be available on the OTT platform Zee5 in India.

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