The “Superstar” trailer is out and it’s explosive. Not only is it ferocious in its flow, but is also laden with stardust through the appearances by Osman Khalid Butt, Kubra Khan, and screen legends Nadeem and Jawed Sheikh for the trailer. However, it’s Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf that set the screen ablaze.
Both are no strangers to the silver screen and it shows. Their control is much more obvious on screen and their characters seem more believable and solid than ever. The glamour and sensuousness on display is underscored by song and dance numbers.
The trailer does show us things we’ve seen before, but the mastery behind the camera more than makes up for it. The plot seems to be centered on Mahira Khan steadily climbing the ladder of stardom and bumping against Bilal Ashraf who falls in love with her. Bilal Ashraf’s character is an established star. He’s seen parading around on sets, romancing heroines and doing choreographed dances.
While “A Star is Born” comparisons come to mind immediately, they also fade away when the main conflict is introduced.
“Superstar”, while not wholly unique, at least in appearance, it does seem to offer something new to this new wave of Pakistani cinema. A conflict between the leading pair will be interesting to watch.
“Superstar” hits theaters on Eid ul Azha 2019.