The Pakistani movie Pinky Memsaab: A Dubai story is scheduled to hit UAE cinemas on December 13th, 2018, after gaining a lot of interest and speculation online. With the successful opening in Pakistan, the urban drama is now looking to capture the sentiments of UAE residents as well, especially with it’s honest and relatable take on expat life in Dubai.
The entire cast and crew of the Pakisthani movie Pinky Memsaab: A Dubai Story were present in Dubai yesterday at VOX cinemas, Burjuman, for the official Premiere and Press junket for the film.
The Director of the film, Shazia Ali Khan along with the lead actors, Kiran Malik, Hajra Yamin, Sunny Hinduja, Adnan Jaffar and Co-Producer Fahad Sheikh, take to the stage and talk at length about shooting a film almost exclusively in the UAE, the resurgence of Pakistani Cinema, the stories that need to be told, and much more.
The film follows “Pinky”, a wide-eyed girl fresh off the boat in Dubai, and her unconventional kinship with a beautiful socialite, “Mehr”. Alongside a quartet of complex and colorful characters, they both fight against preconceived notions and unspoken class barriers to discover who they truly are.
Following a string of enigmatic character teasers and the launch of their first song, the movies first trailer have a deeper look into the beautifully rendered and bitter sweet tale of family, class, self discovery and more.
Set against the backdrop of the UAE, Pinky Memsaab is the first ever South Asian production to be shot almost exclusively in Dubai. The city and its vibrancy become a character in itself and it is beautifully captured.
We don’t want to give too much away, but audience can look forward to witnessing a true expat story, guaranteed to capture the sentiment of families from all walks of life.
“we made this film with a lot of passion, sincerity, and truth. If it pulls a few heartstrings, brings about few smiles or even some tears…we could consider this endeavor a success,” said Shazia Ali Khan, the director of the film.
“ Dubai is a city brimful of stories, from all walks of life, that I believe need to be told. With Pinky Memsaab I wanted to truly subvert the way Dubai is shown in mainstream Hollywood and Bollywood, focusing more on the lives of real, relatable people on-ground rather than as a place aimed typically for the rich and famous,” she added.
The multi lingual feature is slated to release in cinemas region wide on the 13th of December.