LAHORE: Sohai Ali Abro’s latest project based on the life of female motorcyclist Zenith Irfan has been making headlines ever since the actor and director of the film Adnan Sarwar shared behind the scene shots on their social media accounts.
The trailer for the film just dropped and along with giving a strong message of female empowerment, it gives you a strong mushy feeling.
Motorcycle Girl’s trailer opens with Sohai seated opposite actor Ali Kazmi in a cafe in what appears to be a setting for an arranged marriage. It follows with Sohai, who lost her father at a very young age, going about her daily routine, running after buses and rickshaws to get to work.
Sohai then asks her mother what her father’s biggest wish was, to which her mother, played by Samina Peerzada, replied that he wanted to go to Khunjerab on his bike. This makes Sohai decide to learn how to ride a bike and eventually she uses that a mean to commute.
This decision of her’s is obviously met with a lot of backlash and we see her boss, played by Sarmad Khoosat, tell her to stop coming on her bike every day as this is “against the norm of the society.”
Ignoring everyone, Sohai then embarks on a journey on her motorbike towards the north of Pakistan. Along the way, she is met with several hinderances but nothing seems to deter her.
As the trailer comes to an end, we see Ali and his supposed wife engaged in a heated conversation and a battered Sohai, hinting that the film might touch upon the topic of domestic abuse.
Shots of Sohai dancing and simply enjoying her surroundings, makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Motorcycle Girl is slated to release on April 20. It has been written and directed by Adnan Sarwar of Shah fame.