Saqib Malik’s much-awaited directorial debut for the big screen, titled Baaji, will soon be nearing completion. The film is a social drama-cum-thriller set against the backdrop of a fading Lollywood and the emerging new order of the Pakistan film industry.
Meera makes her comeback in a career-defining title role. Penned by Irfan Ahmed Urfi and Saqib himself, Baaji promises to be a film with a difference.
The plot aims to deliver a sizzling dose of high glamour and intense drama. Although the film is a homage of sorts to the riveting story and character oriented classics of Pakistani cinema of the seventies, Baaji will, however, be very contemporary in its tone and treatment.
Other than Meera, the film boasts a unique and stellar cast including Amna Ilyas, Osman Khalid Butt, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Ali Kazmi in pivotal roles. Nisho, the Lollywood star of yesteryears, will also be seen in a strong supporting role, along with Nayyar Ejaz.
Acclaimed musicians, Zeb Bangash, Jamal Rahman, Taha Malik and the legendary maestro of Pakistani cinema, Taffoo will be contributing to the film.
Baaji is scheduled to hit the screens in mid-2019.