The trailer of Wajahat Rauf’s third film Chhalawa, set for release this Eid ul Fitr under his banner Showcase Films, was recently launched at a star studded event held in Karachi. Featuring Mehwish Hayat, Azfar Rehman, Asad Siddiqui and Zara Noor Abbas, the trailer hints at a family drama, with love, emotions and sadness taking over.
By the look of it, the trailer suggests a very DDLG-esque storyline with Azfar and Mehwish essaying roles similar to that of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol while Zara and Asad help bring the two together. Zoya’s (Mehwish) father, essayed by Mehmood Aslam, arranges her marriage to a young man of his choice but she decides to not comply. Her love interest Sameer, played by Azfar, somehow enters Zoya’s house with his friend Luqman (played by Asad) prior to her marriage. While they thought they’d convince Zoya’s father to not marry her off to the other guy, her father learns the truth and kicks them out of the house. Whether Zoya ends up with the love of her life or not, we’ll know once the film comes out.
Though the story is not completely original, it does look interesting. Dance sequences in a wedding setting look good while the music is catchy too. However, what worries one is Mehwish Hayat and Azfar Rehman’s chemistry; will they have any at all on the big screen? Asad Siddiqui appears quite forgettable though Zara Noor Abbas, who plays the role of Zoya’s sister Haya, steals the limelight with her vibrant character. Mehmood Aslam also wins hearts with his performance.
Executive produced by Shazia Wajahat, Chhalawa also features Wajahat Rauf’s son Ashir Wajahat, Mohsin Ejaz and Adnan Shah Tipu. Let’s see what exactly the film has more to offer come Eid ul Fitr.