Pakistani cinema is reviving in leaps and bounds. From rom-com to action flicks, movie makers are now experimenting with new genres, themes and technologies.
A proof of this advancement is the newly released trailer of Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor – an upcoming animated feature film by 3rd World Studios, the production house behind the film.
The teaser doesn’t much about the storyline or characters but honestly, the quality of animation and the bewitching landscape sequence won’t let you focus on anything else.
According to the movie’s producer, Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor follows a young boy as he discovers the magical world of animals and goes on a journey that explores the relationship between humans and their sentient neighbours on earth.
Talking about the patriotic theme of the movie, Associate Producer Eyad Ibrahim revealed,
“We [at 3rd World Studios] as Patriots, have chosen the national animal [markhor], national heritage animal [snow leopard] and the national bird [chukar partridge] as the stars of this film. It is a film that addresses some of the prevalent issues facing us today and is chock-full of masterfully camouflaged social commentary. For example, the concept of wildlife conservation is almost non-existent in our country. We believe that if we want to change this, we have to educate the people and entertain them at the same time.”
So far, Allahyar and The Legend’s cast includes the likes of Ali Noor, Natasha Humera Ejaz and Arieb Azhar on board. Natasha has recorded a song for the film and Arieb Azhar will be playing a character in the film. Ali Noor will be doing both!
The film will be directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan and he is joined by Azfar Jafri (director of Janaan) in his crew.
The studio will soon release the trailer and release date of the movie.