Here comes the motion poster of Gul Makai, a film on the life of the young Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai that depicts the struggle of school going activist who was shot on the head by Taliban so well.
Motion Poster of Gul Makai
Gul Makai poster shows actress Reem Shaikh who is playing the Malala Yousafzai along with burning book in her hand, as smoke and fire rise over her head. Therefore, it speaks much about Malala’s character and what had happened to this courageous girl who dared to stand against Taliban.
The motion poster also features the powerful voice of Kabeer Bedi who introduces Malala and the film. “This is about those days when Taliban were going to destroy Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of Jihad and religion when from a small village of Pakistan named Sawat a voice arose.”
Who is Gul Makai
Gul Makai is the pseudonym that Malala Yousafzai used to write blogs for BBC Urdu. Pakistani Taliban shot her in the head in 2012, as she raised her voice against the extremists who were burning down the girls’ schools in the valley. After her recovery, Malala was taken to the UK with her family, where she continued to speak for the girls right for education and peace. She finally returned to Swat after almost seven years.
About the Film
Bollywood director Amjad Khan is directing the film, which is reportedly under production. Reem Shaikh who played prominent roles in Indian TV Drama Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and the film Wazir is playing the role of Malala Yousafzai or Gul Makai. Apart from Reem Shaikh, rest of the cast of the film includes Divya Dutta, Mukesh Rishi, Ajaz Khan and Abhimanyu Singh. The film that shows Malala Yousafzai’s struggle to stand for the girls right to education features the socio-political circumstances that were prevalent in Pakistan during that time.
Malala Yousafzai’s Popularity in Pakistan
Malala Yousafzai is one of the most inspirational Pakistani women of recent times. But, at the same times, she is also controversial too. Many conservatives in Pakistan label as a CIA agent for allegedly promoting the foreign agenda. The nation is mostly divided on her, and the division is evident from how Pakistanis welcomed Malala Yousafzai when she came back to Pakistan recently.
But, the truth is Malala, whose story is going to see a screen adaptation in the form of Gul Makai has indeed an example to offer for her courage to stand in the face of extremist mindset.