“Chikkar is also the hope in our society."
Usman Mukhtar has shared the trailer of his upcoming film Chikkar and briefly described what the movie is based on.
Whilst sharing the trailer, Usman said:
“Chikkar is us. It is the oppressed and the oppressor.
“It is those who raise their voices, those who suppress them and those who are silent, all sludging through the same mud.
“Chikkar is also the hope in our society.
“The hope that there will be more of those who break their silence, more of those who speak up, and of those who question and criticise. Chikkar is that hope in all of us.”
The trailer begins by showing Faryal Mehmood dancing among a crowd of men.
It then cuts to several backshots of Usman as he walks through the small alleys of Pakistan before entering the police station where he slams the doors shut.
The intense trailer promises a gripping storyline with powerful performances by Saleem Mairaj, Ushna Shah, Adnan Shah Tipu and Nausheen Shah.
Since sharing the trailer, many fans have praised Usman for his upcoming film.
One fan wrote: “Looks very exciting, intriguing. Hopefully, it is well made with a solid execution.”
Another said: “Nice promo, best of luck sir.”
Chikkar is believed to focus on oppression and follows the lives of individuals who raise their voices and equally those who choose to remain silent.
There are many noteworthy moments in the trailer which are contrasted with the sombreness of other scenes.
One such scene is where a policewoman watches a video of a woman playing with her child before the trailer cuts to the bloodied hand of a deceased individual.
Chikkar is set for release in cinemas on December 22, 2023.
Usman Mukhtar is known for his compelling acting roles in dramas such as Sabaat, Anaa, Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Theh and Sinf-e-Aahan.
He has worked alongside well-known stars such as Mahira Khan, Sarah Khan, Kubra Khan, Hania Aamir, Shehzad Sheikh, Huma Nawab and Laila Wasti.
Besides Chikkar, Usman has starred in movies such as Janaan and Parchi.
In June 2022, Usman released a short horror movie titled Gulabo Rani.
It was enjoyed by audiences and went on to win Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Sci-Fi and Horror Festival in the same year.