Have you watched the first look of Sinf e Aahan?
Sinf e Aahan’s first look throws us messages in every frame – “She doesn’t need a hero, she was raised to be one.” The words jump out at you against a stark landscape devoid of men. Yes! That’s what is making this project so intriguing, next world, and exciting. The women will lead the show – Sinf e Aahan, indeed!
Sinf e Aahan has made headlines since the name of the project was announced back in June. With a star-studded cast, Nadeem Baig’s sharp direction, insightful writing by Umera Ahmed, and under the Six Sigma Entertainment banner, Sinf e Aahan is the talk of the town.
The official first look of the cast has us all excited and what we can’t stop raving about is the powerful female cast which is the backbone of the drama. The drama follows the narration of six female leads who each have a journey of their own and are later united under one flag and will be bound together for the love and duty towards their nation.
The lead roles will be played by big names of our industry including Sajal Aly as Rabia Safeer, Yumna Zaidi as Shaista Khanzada, Syra Yousuf as Arzoo Daniel, Kubra Khan as Mahjabeen Mastaan, Ramsha Khan as Pariwesh Jamal, Tashiya Yehali Kalidasa as Nathmy Perrera. All these female protagonists have proven more than once how versatile they are. We are currently seeing the duo of Yumna and Sajal ruling our screens in Ishq e laa and we anticipate seeing them rekindle the same magic on our televisions in Sinf e Aahan. Kubra, we saw recently Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay as the evil Mashaal. We eagerly await to see all these six women together on screen and move audiences with their amazing chemistry.
As we talk about the first looks, take a look at it if you haven’t yet:
The one minute clip was enough to give us goosebumps! We are introduced to the six lady protagonists in the drama whom we will possibly see as cadets learning how to survive and establish themselves as leaders and assets to the Pakistan army. All of them are shown to be engaged in physical training at a certain point in the clip. Firstly, the training is symbolic of defining their commitment and sense of responsibility toward their nation and their eagerness to fulfill it with utmost honesty. It also depicts six women who belong from different backgrounds and ideologies, united under a common banner .
Each woman is shown to be in a different attire, for example Yumna in a burka, Sajal and Kubra in a tracksuit, Ramsha with a dupatta over her head, Syra training alone at night, and Tashiya with her hair undone and a loose scarf around her neck. The short clip encapsulates different emotions and indicates that we will be seeing struggles of individuals who carry baggage of their own and personal stories to share in the end. We assume the narrative will show them undergoing rigorous cadet training in the Pakistan armed forces.
The drama will inevitably stress upon patriotism and duty which one has to their country. With projects like Ehd e Wafa and Aik Hai Nigar under ISPR’s belt we have high hopes from Sinf e Aahan as well and look forward to a strong storyline that empowers women.
Kubra Khan in her interview with FUCHSIA Magazine talked about how challenging it was to shoot for Sinf e Aahan. She talked about how demanding her role is and that she was bruised due to the intense physical nature of the shoot. Also, how well the female cast bonded on the set.
Apart from these six leads, we are anticipating to see other actors on board as well including Usman Mukhtar, Sheheryar Munawar, Ali Rehman Khan, Asim Azhar and Asad Siddiqui. In addition to them, we might see the ‘pawri girl’ Dananeer Mubeen along with Meerub Ali be a part of this mega project. Usman Mukhtar also took to Instagram to officially announce his association with the drama and said:
“So happy that female-centric narratives are being given space in the industry. I am proud to support the women of steel on this journey”.
The Women of Steel are giving us a first look that has definitely piqued our curiosity. It is interesting to note that ISPR driven initiatives this year are bringing women to the forefront. With the recent success of Aik Hai Nigar & the imminent screening of Sinf e Aahan, there is a refreshing & (planned) change in the air … can you sense it too?