The latest addition to Pakistani films releasing this year, Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor just released its first song and it’s the cutest thing you will see all day.
The song sung by Natasha Humera Ejaz, starts with a very folk music feel and shows some very colourful birds – as background dancers – dancing. Next emerges a playful Hero who steals the show with his on-point moves to the beat.
The song, Muskarai Ja, is meant to be uplifting as it shows an upset Allahyar while his friends try to cheer him up.
It gradually moves to a very pop tune and is sure to leave a smile on your face.
In the wake of Pakistani films being rolled out one after the other, Allahyar and the Legend of the Markhor is another feather to the cap of Pakistan’s film industry. The animations hit the Pixar level and Azfar Jafri – the man behind Parchi – has done a very good job with the visuals, giving us hope that one day, our industry will reach soaring as well.
While this is far from the first animated film in Pakistan, it surely seems to promise a new bench mark for films in this genre in terms of quality and aesthetics. Whether the plot and the characters are just as gripping as the visuals of the trailer is something only time will tell – as the film is set to release on February 2.
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Ali Noor, Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq have lent their voices to the film
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