"I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
Pakistani film fans have been treated to the trailer of the highly anticipated crime-thriller Taxali Gate, which is due for release on February 16, 2024.
Taxali Gate is a Lahore-based film which focuses on societal issues and explores the concept of consent.
The trailer begins with a powerful dialogue delivery by Ayesha Omar in which she talks about the price of a woman’s body before it progresses into a song that focuses on asking for one’s rights.
Taxali Gate gives the inclination that it is based on the sex industry and the impact it has on women.
The power-packed trailer promises a tale of emotions and a fight for justice for a rape survivor.
It has garnered attention from film lovers who have said they believe the movie will be a great one.
The film was written by Abu Aleeha and includes a star-studded cast including names such as Mehar Bano, Umar Aalam, Iffat Omar, Iftikhar Thakur, Nayyer Ejaz and Yasir Hussain.
Abu Aleeha previously spoke about Taxali Gate and said he felt that everyone had given the best performance of their careers.
Iffat Omar said: “I am thrilled to be part of Taxali Gate and to work with Abu Aleeha who is a talented filmmaker.
“I am excited to take on this challenging role and bring this story to life on the big screen.
“We wanted to keep it completely under wraps until we had shot major chunks of the film.”
Ayesha Omar also shared her thoughts about the film and praised co-star Yasir Hussain.
She said: “What a pleasure it is to come together for my third film with this uber-talented human.
“What a brilliant job you have done with this character.
“Also, the best energy on set and so much fun. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
Yasir Hussain has been actively promoting the movie on Instagram and recently, he posted the teaser to his page with a caption that read:
“Presenting the official teaser of the upcoming Pakistani movie Taxali Gate.
“Taxali Gate is all set to hit cinema screens worldwide on February 16, 2024, under the banner of Distribution Club.
“This film deals with the subject of consent is set in the historically walled city of Lahore and sheds light on the law and order situation.
After watching the trailer, fans were impressed.
One fan wrote:
“Wow! Can’t wait! Produced by the Queen herself! Masha’Allah!”
Another commented: “Many congratulations for this movie and the producer as well. More power and success to you.”
A third added: “Wow, amazing. So excited and can’t wait for it. Wish you all the very best for your film. Lots of prayers for you.”