Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf’s “Superstar” looks like a grand affair.
For those of you who have been around long enough, you know I’m a die-hard Mahira Khan stan (and if you didn’t before, you do now.) I love the woman to bits and even though my knowledge, when it comes to the industry and its projects is abysmal, you best believe I’ll be following every move she makes.
Consequently, when I found out that she’s starring in a movie called Superstar (which, btw, I thought was a biography – which would be pretty aptly tiled, if you ask me) opposite the gorgeous Bilal Ashraf, I was beyond excited.
I’ve been keeping up with all the video snippets and pictures they’ve been posting every now and then, but recently, the trailer finally dropped and hoo boy, it’s straight up out of this world. (Might I add that Mahira looks like – well, a superstar.)
Alright, I’m going to stop fangirling over Mahira for a bit and walk you guys through the deets. The movie is brought to you by the makers of Bin Roye and Parwaaz Hai Junoon. It’s been directed by Ehteshamuddin and produced by Momina Duraid. Additionally, it’s been distributed by HUM Films. Also, side note that will become relevant later, but the film has A LOT of cameos. More on that later. Let me walk you through the bomb AF trailer. Lezz go:
So, the introductory shot is cinematic as hell.
We see Mahira Marilyn Monroe-ing things up.
Shalwar kameez wali Marilyn Monroe. Cute yaar.
You can already tell that one of the themes of the film will be the pursuit of dreams, which, I’m assuming, in this case, is for Mahira’s character Noor to become a superstar.
We’re then introduced to Bilal Ashraf’s character – Sameer Khan – who, let’s be honest, looks dapper AF.
Noor and Sameer share some adorable moments together…
…and as things get intimate, it becomes pretty clear that Mahira and Bilal’s chemistry not only works, but is off the charts.
Honestly, look at these two.
Two gorgeous people in one frame – it’s almost a little unfair.
By this point, since it probably seems like I’m sucking up to Mahira, I’ll talk a bit about other aspects of the trailer. For instance, the production value – everything just looks grand. You can tell that a lot of effort went behind this. The shots are cinematic. The direction seems to work, from what I can tell thus far (which isn’t a lot, since it’s a trailer, but this aspect looks promising.)
Also, this film has a LOT of cameos, as I mentioned before. I managed to spot Syra Shahroz…
…Kubra Khan (item number scene lag raha hai…)
…and Osman Khalid Butt, over whom I’ve fangirled multiple times as well.
Also…Bilal Ashraf shows up like this. I – I need a minute.
Achanak se pyaas lagne lagi hai thori bohot.
There’s obviously a twist…
…and it seems like the film will try to tackle some issues within the industry that aren’t spoken about as much, but are important nonetheless.
Context, from the trailer itself: there’s talk about how middle-class family actors have to sleep their way into getting roles – a narrative that remains afloat, both within and outside the industry, in the form of rumors behind closed doors.
Perhaps, the film will tackle this very narrative, offering a clarification, or will shed light on how easy it is to buy that narrative in a world where we’re ready to lap up every bit of gossip that comes our way, especially when it pertains to women.
Mahira (yes, we’re back to fangirling over her) also KILLS it in a dance number featured in the trailer.
I will also point out that the story doesn’t seem too shabby either. The film seems to sprinkle in a balanced amount of romance, mixed with some masala and themes that will hopefully tie the narrative together in a stronger way. Seeing what I have, I think the movie is extremely promising and if you weren’t planning on watching it before, I suggest you do now.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s the jam-packed trailer. Watch it yourself, it’s pretty convincing:
The film’s all set to release on Eid-ul-Azha and I can feel it in my bones that it’s going to work wonders. Let me know if you’re as excited for this as I am. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Cover image via Momina & Duraid Productions