The Film and Theater Industry in Pakistan is soaring high in the skies and truly revolutionizing the modern entertainment hub with the emerging talent showcasing their debut acting skills and leaving us all dumbfounded. The debut film of Kamal Khan “Laal Kabootar” is a perfect blend of thrilling suspense, balanced action moves, consistently strong performances and last but not the least is the spot-on Music. Even before the reviews started pouring in, those who attended the Karachi premiere knew that the film had touched the right chords. When music video director Kamal Khan walked out of the cinema once his debut film had ended, the applause was thunderous. The movie has earned millions on the box office and many senior actors and producers have lauded the movie theme and the lead actors i.e. Mansha Pasha and Ahmad Ali acting roles.
Talking about the plot theme its nothing unusually amazing, as its mainly about a woman ( Mansha Pasha ) seeking out revenge and is aided by a small-time criminal Ahmad Ali. It’s a crime thriller so lots of action, cops, gangsters, and bloodshed is to be expected. The thing that rings originality in Laal Kabootar is that is a very realistic picture that does not display any superficiality or mismatch in culture depiction, if anything it’s capturing the core flavor of Karachi lifestyle and community. Ahmad Ali has outdone himself as “Sarak Chap Launda” who’s all the time dreamy eyes about going away to Dubai whilst Mansha Pasha is a strong woman in a critical situation. Saleem Mairaj is haunting as the antagonist and Rashid Farooqi is the perfect combination of good and evil in this film. He reminds us that no one is simply black or white.
Laal Kabootar is one of the only films in the last decade that does not have a predictable ending and we won’t spoil the fun by telling you that! It certainly isn’t a love story that will make your head spin with loony romantic ideas instead you are certain to come out of cinemas with a punch of pleasant reality. To top it off, the music is downright sensational as the title track, Laal Kabootar sung by Zoe Viccaji and Taha Malik, sets the stage right on flames.
Go watch it because it’s worth a try instead of always choosing Bollywood Movies that reek of over drama and same hellish cries of Saas Bahu & Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Themes. Promote your fresh talent and spread the general happy vibes.