Saba Qamar is one of the most beautiful faces in our industry, and more importantly, she’s possibly one of the most talented actresses our generation has seen. She’s acted in groundbreaking dramas, comedy, romance, all in Pakistan.
When news came of her getting offers from Bollywood, there was a lot of speculation over her debut, because apart from Mahira, there hasn’t been a successful Pakistani female actor launch in the Indian film industry. And Saba Qamar is one of the best actors we have in Pakistan, male or female.
But then we saw her trailer. With Irrfan Khan.
And it looks SO GOOD
While even women within the industry stay away from playing a mother and even more so, playing a ghareeb mother.
The story revolves around a family of three trying to get their daughter to study in an English medium school.
The couple want their daughter to have a better life in a country that judge people on their ability to speak English (sound familiar?)
They’re sick of the quality of public education and how their daughter isn’t really learning any English, so they decide to get her admitted into a private, pricey school.
When they don’t get her admitted through the regular merit list, in four different schools, they try the ghareeb quota.
And they have to prove their ghurbat to the authorities. The story, then takes us through their journey, pretending to be poor.
The story line is scattered with drama, comedy, and unexpected twists and turn.
And I, for one, cannot wait to watch the movie, and finally, see the film do super well on the box office.
Saba and Irrfan are seen challenging the status quo that revolves around the English language, in the film
“English Is A Class”, they say, and we couldn’t possibly agree more. What with all of Twitter getting together and making fun of someone who’s made the smallest mistake while speaking the glorious language. And even I feel hypocritical typing all this in English but had it been in Urdu, there would have been a whole other debate, no?
I honestly can’t wait for the movie to come out, and when it does, I’ll be there – first-day first-show.
You can watch the trailer for yourself and let us know what you thought about it!
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