"Gul Makai", a biopic on Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, is slated to be released on January 31, 2020. The film has been directed by HE Amjad Khan and produced by Sanjay Singla. It is presented by Jayantilal Gada and Tekno Films. Gul Makai is the pseudonym Malala used when she wrote blogs for BBC Urdu during the Talibani rule.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the announcement Friday morning."#GulMakai - the biopic on #MalalaYousafzai - to release on 31 Jan 2020... Stars #ReemShaikh as #Malala, #DivyaDutta, #AtulKulkarni, #Mukesh Rishi and #PankajTripathi... Directed by H E Amjad Khan... Produced by Sanjay Singla... Dr Jayantilal Gada and Tekno Films presentation,” he tweeted."
Actor Reem Shaikh will star as Malala. The movie also features Divya Dutta, Pankaj Tripathi, Atul Kulkarni and Mukesh Rishi in pivotal roles.
"Gul Makai" will chart "the courageous journey of Ziauddin Yousafzai family, when Swat Valley in Pakistan was seized by Taliban gunmen in 2009 and Sharia law was imposed upon its people."
Malala Yousafzai was shot in her head by Talibani militants for going to school. Not only did she fight her fate, she also continued her fight for women’s rights and education. Malala, daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai, spoke against the world most dangerous terrorist organisation through her blogs on the BBC Urdu website under the pseudonym Gul Makai, against the oppression faced by them in Swat Valley, Pakistan. Malala spoke for the right of girls, especially the right to receive a complete education, her courage and bravery gained worldwide recognition and support.
The biopic has been majorly shot in Kashmir and traces the then socio-political atmosphere of Pakistan.
“From a young age, Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai was known for speaking out in favour of the educating girls and highlighting the atrocities of the Taliban,” a United Nations report said calling Malala world’s most famous teenager of this decade.