Pakistan’s first ever digital film Oye Kuch Kar Guzar, starring Ali Safina, Ushna Shah, Uzair Jawal, Mahjabeen and Nayyaer Ejaz was released yesterday and it boasts of so much entertainment that I decided to give it a chance and see how entertained I’d be by the end of it. The movie is an amalgamation of wit, romance and adventure.
So, the interesting thing is that this movie lets its viewers decide their own story.
It’s divided into five parts. The first of the five parts is same for everyone, however, you have an option of choosing your own desired outcomes from there on.
The story is about young people in Pakistan who go on an interesting adventure of finding themselves.
Sherry, played by Ali Safina, is an aspiring rockstar who works at his father’s workshop but is super lethargic and spends all his time practicing and singing on his guitar, along with his friend Jango (Uzair Jaswal).
Sherry makes a deal with his abba
His rather strict abba jan eventually offers to sponsor him but on the condition that he will have to spend his entire life at the workshop if he does not succeed. From there on, Sherry and Jango’s train journey to Karachi is a roller coaster ride filled with utter drama.
Every episode provides the viewers two alternate endings thereby giving them a chance to steer the story in whichever direction they like.
The main idea is to make them feel empowered by giving them an opportunity to provide calls to action at appropriate times. The little annoying voice in the background keeps reminding you to choose ‘soch samajh kay‘.
Of course, the movie has the ladies
Sherry, throughout the journey, tries to impress Xara (It’s Sara with an X, in case you were wondering, and is played by Ushna Shah) and eventually ends up doing so but I am sorry, you’ll have to watch the movie to see how it all happens. I am not giving away everything. You don’t even need to go to the cinema for this one so like, you can put it on during one of your lazy YouTubing sessions.
Then there’s Shabnam
Played by Mahjabeen, Shabnam is the quintessential ‘afsanvi larki‘ who reads and speaks shaista Urdu and is on her way to meet her favorite writer who she regularly talks to, on phone. She is more of a side character that lends the movie a crisp touch but she does shine in whatever little material she’s given.
A little into the journey, Mahjabeen realizes that she has left her phone back at the train station, she gets up to pull the chain in order for the train to stop and that’s where the first part ends and you are left with two options; ‘chain khainchain‘ or ‘chain na khainchain‘. Now, it’s up to you to decide the course of your story and eventually reach your desired ending.
You will, however, be thoroughly curious to know what goes on in the rest of the movie, that is for sure.
Here’s where to find the movie in case you’re looking for it:
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