The first Gul Makai poster released starring Reem Shaikh as Malala Yousafzai.
The first poster for the movie “ Gul Makai” shows Reem Sheikh as Malala Yousafzai with a book in her hand which explodes upon opening.
The makers have released 16 seconds teaser video voiced by Kabir Bedi, which gives a brief idea about the film.
“This is about those times when the Taliban was destroying Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of Jihad and religion. When from a very small village in Pakistan, a voice arose.”
Gul Makai is directed by Indian filmmaker Amjad Khan. The film has been shot in beautiful locations of Kashmir. The film’s name is based on the fictitious name Gul Makai which Malala Yousafzai used when she used to write blogs for BBC Urdu during the Taliban rule.
Malala Yousafzai was shot in head by a Taliban gunman while firing on a school bus for defending her rights to attend school in 2012.
The official synopsis of the film reads, “Gul Makai accounts the courageous journey and struggle of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, from her humble upbringing in the Swat Valley to her becoming the champion for free education to all. Gul Makai is a small tribute to this lion-hearted girl who is in every essence a global citizen championing a cause that transcends boundaries, caste, religion and geography.”
Gul Makai also stars Divya Dutta, Ajaz Khan, Mukesh Rishi, and Abhimanyu Singh in the film alongside Sheikh.