Asim Abbasi, due to his directorial debut “Cake”, is considered among the finest filmmakers of this generation. His film woncriticalacclaim andthe “Best Film” trophy at Lux Style Awards.
Abbasi has been busy lately with his next project which is a web series. Finally he has shared the first look of his project which is titled “Churails”. The captions says, “Hojayein tayaar, khwateen aur hazraat. Especially hazraat. Jald aarahi hain kuch rangeen churailein, aapki deep-rooted misogyny ki band bajaanay.”
The image features four women clad in Burqas of different styles brandishing “weapons”. The weapons range from an Ironing Press to boxing gloves and an odd bottle of a soap dispenser with the letter “J” on it. The entire image reminds one of “The Lipstick Under my Burkha”, a Bollywood film dealing with feminism and misogyny that was banned in India.
In an earlier facebook post, Abbasi on the lead characters of this project,wrote that“every female character in this series will kick some serious douchebag ass and be shamelessly unapologetic. Just like the good lord intended”.
On the hard hitting content of “Churails” that apparently deals with subjects of feminism and misogyny in our society, he further wrote, “I don’t know if the blood, sweat and tears will show on screen or if the end result will be what we had hoped it would be or if our audiences are even ready for this narrative”.