The movie which has already dragged a considerable audience before a month of its release, will soon be making its way to the cinemas this eid. ‘Main hoon Shahid Afridi’ is an upcoming movie which is based on the life of Shahid Afridi,revolving around the life of pitch and the fact that how difficult it normally is for the newcomers to achieve their dreams. Been produced by Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib under the banner of Six Sigma, the movie is directed by Syed Ali Raza. It was only last Sunday, that is July 7th 2013, that Atrium mall held a dedicated session where a press conference was held regarding this upcoming movie. The conference was attended by a large number of celebrities who made their appearance showing their dedication towards the team of ‘Main hun Shahid Afridi’.
The event was covered by almost all channels and newspapers where Dawn news even published a detailed column about the ceremony. Here are a few words from the share:
“Main Hoon Shahid Afridi” is about an underdog youngster (Noman Habib) who dreams of becoming the next Shahid Afridi, and his improvised rag-tag team, as they take on undefeated well-heeled rivals and behind the scenes politics of regional cricket. Leading the team is Akbar Deen (Mr. Saeed), an ex-cricketer still suffering from a professionally damaged past.
Apart from Mr. Saeed, the film stars Nadeem Baig, Javed Sheikh, Mahnoor Baloch, Noman Habib, Shahzad Sheikh, Ismail Tara, Shafqat Cheema, Humza Ali Abbasi, Gohar Rasheed and Ainy Jaffry, with cameos by Faisal Qureishi, Aijaz Aslam, and cricketers Sikandar Bux and, of course, Shahid Afridi.
Several variations of the movie’s theatrical trailer, including a few songs (two of which we were told are directed by Suhail Javed and Saqib Malik), were interjected between the introductions hosted by Vasay Chaudhry, who is also the film’s writer.
Speaking at the event were Nadeem Mandviwalla, of Mandviwalla Entertainment, actors Mr. Baig and Mr. Sheikh – each recalling different perspectives of Pakistani cinema’s recent history, the dire need and expansion of the multiplexes and emergence of a new generation of filmmakers.
Jarjees Seja, CEO of ARY Films, by karmic coincidence recollected the television network’s long association with Mr. Saeed, whose every “first” endeavor they have been a part of. Mr. Saeed, the center of the project, though was the first to bow out with a short introduction, saying that he “isn’t that good of a public speaker”.
The real stars at the podium however, were host Mr. Chaudhry, Mr. Tara (in his glibbest), and Mr. Cheema at his self-congratulating best.
The film is set to release on Eid-ul-Fitr, amongst other local titles and a pre-dictated absence of international releases.
It is, therefore, expected that the movie will be doing a good business all over the country where Shahid Afiridi’s label attached to the venture will play a vital role.
Lets see what else the movie has to offer,