While Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor saw a nationwide release yesterday, followed by premieres in Lahore and Karachi, another animated feature, Tick Tock is soon to hit cinemas. The trailer of the upcoming project was launched at an event earlier this week while the film is scheduled to release on March 23.
Starring Ahsan Khan, Alyy Khan, TV anchor Maria Memon and Ghulam Mohiuddin as voice artists, Tick Tock is dubbed as an animated adventure of four individuals who embark on a historical journey. While we are not too impressed with the animation, the producers claim that it aims to entertain and educate viewers at the same time, particularly kids who have lost interest in the history of their own country.
Ahsan Khan, who lends his voice to the character of a teenage boy, Hassan, asserted that it is very important to expose kids to local content and inform them about their country’s history and heroes. The actor recently hosted a kids’ game show, Knorr Noodles Boriyat Busters that aired on Geo TV.
“I have always felt that we either have dramas and morning shows or political talk shows on television with no entertainment for kids,” Ahsan shared with Instep on the sidelines of the trailer launch. “Hence, our kids end up watching foreign content most of the times that doesn’t teach them anything about their country, its people or its rich culture. Therefore, I was very excited when I was offered Tick Tock. Aside from the animation, the film discusses major aspects of Pakistan; it is about Pakistan. And I think TV and films are major sources of educating kids about such things.”
The actor also informed that every kid will be able to relate to his character, Hassan, in the film.
Directed by Umer Hassan and written by Omair Alavi, Tick Tock carries strong reference to Pakistan’s history and hence, the film will come out on Pakistan Day (March 23).