I’m just so proud of everyone who is involved in the Pakistani Movie Industry!
With every passing movie I realize what a blessing a thriving local film industry is. The way you relate with the
characters, the stories, the backgrounds, the dialogues, it’s amazing to be able to oh so understand what’s happening
to the core.
And then movies like motor cycle girl come along!
So passionate, so full of enthusiasm and honesty. A truly
remarkable feat of movie making.
It makes you even prouder! Hey we are after all just reviving
Motor cycle girl. Not just a movie but a journey. The journey of not just one twenty one year old but thousands of
twenty somethings who are looking for their identity and truly trying to understand their position in the larger
scheme of things.
To add to it we know that this movie is based on a true story and then the entire thing takes on another meaning all
together. This isn’t a story about empowerment of one girl. It is the story of a cultural empowerment that we are
living through now.
Sohai Ali Abroo has truly captured the essence of a torn young
woman living in a metropolis of Pakistan seeking herself and an identity
more than anything else. She has breathed life into a role that was
already larger than life and has done true justice to it.
Her vulnerability shines through her every gesture. From her body
language to her gouche mannerism to her expressions, she delivered a flawless performance.
has shown us how beautiful Pakistan is. And how rich we are in terms of heritage and bravery and culture.
He has shown us the people who are breaking the barriers of these constraints which have nothing to do with
religion and the acceptability that comes after the initial hesitation.
Not only has he subtly brought all this to the forefront within a
film so visually beautiful, he has also done a wonderful job of
spearing the movie through a double timeline. Even directors in
industries as established as Hollywood sometimes screw up on
this one real bad but Adnan smoothly transitioned between the
When the first transition hit 15 minutes into the movie I was distressed because I thought he won’t be able to carry it
but oh boy he proved me wrong! Excellent job, especially the fact that we saw no unnatural naach gaana or
unnecessary flashes of glamour.
Just a small blip in my opinion and that was a little too much preaching at the end of the movie. It really wasn’t
required because the movie itself delivered its message in
an extremely powerful way. It didn’t need to deliver a
lecture. But apart from that. A perfect rendition of a
biographical adventure! Well done.