In the year of 2012, Malala Yousafzai became ‘the most famous teenager in the world’ owing to the attack made on her by the Taliban for defying the schooling ban. It was widely condemned and from that point forward Malala’s activism has only developed, pushing for activities to ensure every girl child deserves the right to go to school. Gul Makai a movie by Director H.E. Amjad Khan showcases the life of Malala Yousafzai, the hardships and struggles she went through for her love for a book and a pen.
The film portrays the spine-chilling genuine story and frequencies that Ziauddin Yousafzai family experienced in Swat Valley.
Divya Dutta who will be seen portraying Malala’s mother on screen says,
“Movies like Gul Makai carries an important message, such movies should be made as it shows us the struggle people go through in the real world. People should learn more about Malala and about her life in Pakistan. Gul Makai is a story of a brave heart and a gentle advocate of peace who fought for her right to go to school and became a global teacher.”
Atul Kulkarni who will be seen as Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father adds,
“Many of us have heard about Malala and her struggle but not all of us are aware about the various other aspects of the culture, for example, how they treat girl child, how parents are not allowed to give education to their girl child and how threatening it is to survive in Swat Valley but Malala’s father went against the norms and saw to it that his daughter gets an education and fought against all odds. The movie Gul Makai will showcase the earlier life of Malala and how she was forced and stopped from going to school. It’s a proud story of a girl fighting for her own and other girl child rights to education in her village in Swat Valley. I am glad I was chosen to play this role in Gul Makai.”
To get the real-life story on the big screen the writer Bhaswati Chakrabarty has spent two long years in research and analysis and took another two years in penning down the script.
Presented by Dr Jayantilal Gada (Pen) Gul Makai is produced by Sanjay Singla and Preeti Vijay Jaju. Priya Samant, the Impact Advisor. Directed by H. E. Amjad Khan the film is set to release on 31st January 2020.