Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid starrer ‘Verna’ has been the talk of the town, as of late. Directed by the ShoMan himself, Shoaib Mansoor, the film is being hailed as a turning point for Pakistani cinema. And we all know Shoaib Mansoor has the power to do that, given that it was his film, ‘Khuda Ke Liye’ that was credited as being the ‘revival of Pakistani cinema’.
Shoaib Mansoor has a knack for tackling social issues through his work, and Verna looks no different
When the poster first dropped, people went crazy and couldn’t stop gushing over how intense Mahira looked.
There were endless lines of praise from all over the world, including Mahira’s former director, Rahul Dholakia
Intense ! Love it !
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) September 1, 2017
— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) September 1, 2017
#verna mesmerizing poster and you'll be no different in the movie either. You're an international star, make us proud again 😎😇🤗
— Farrukh Salim (@fasalim) September 1, 2017
On a closer look, we discovered there was something else going on with the poster, as well
For almost every letter of VERNA, there is another written on top of it. It’s almost like Shoaib Mansoor left us some Easter eggs on the poster.
Aabroo roughly translates to honor and dignity and is usually used in the female connotation.
Ismat means purity, chastity, modesty, infallibility, immaculate, impeccability, faultlessness.
Umeed means hope.
The most delicate of them all, in our society, izzat, is honor.
Takkabur translates to arrogance and being egoistic.
These words paint a very dark picture in our eyes, and we’re very curious to know how the story of Mahira Khan pans out in Verna.
The blood on the letters
Why such subtle details and what do they mean?
We love ’em for sure but like we need answers and we need them RIGHT NOW
The gashes on Mahira’s arm
What’s it all about?
All of these factors are only adding fuel to the fire that’s ignited in our brains, regarding the movie.
While we’re still trying to decipher the rest of the poster, we love the fact that just the first look of the movie has gotten audiences so hooked on! We can’t wait to find out more about Verna so stay locked to the page for more updates!