The thing that stands out most about the movie ‘Cake’ is the title itself. It definitely is something we are not used to, it feels light-hearted and fresh (no pun intended) and is miles away from the typically intense and passionate titles associated with Pakistani cinema. In addition to that, there is another factor which makes this title different from the norm, it is not a mere summarization of the entire plot of the film; the title itself gives nothing away.If anything, it shrouds the movie in a cloak of mist and surrounds it with an air of vague ambiguity.
The movie is among the most searched upcoming Pakistani movies.The trailer for the movie has lately been released to the public and the first observation one makes when they see the beautifully intimate opening shots is the artistic undertones present behind the back-drop of every scene. It does not feel like a trailer for a corporate mega-blockbuster, rather, the vibe it carries is simple and artsy. The trailer itself feels personal; it feels as if it’s telling a story that the audience has long been invested in. Perhaps, that in itself is the biggest charm of this movie, that even though we spend no more than five minutes merely peeking at plot and the characters, we already feel at home. In that short amount of time, the characters feel real, the story before it even begins is something that we can relate to.
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That being said, the trailer in itself is careful to not give anything away. The ultimate plot is something that always remains just an inch beyond the audience’s reach, although the trailer does provide the viewer with the general gist of the movie. The movie at first glance depicts a tense relationship between two sisters, played by Sanam Saeed and Aamina Sheikh. The trailer makes it clear that the two are on extremely bad terms, to the point that they have been estranged from one another for quite some time. But due to terrible luck and their father sudden illness, Sanam’s character is forced to move back to Pakistan where she has to once again face her sister and the demons she left unattended.
In a country plagued by the idea that women are fragile creatures, ‘Cake’ dares to make a point. One of the major things that set ‘Cake’ apart from the typical Pakistani movie is its representation of women; the movie puts forwards an ensemble of strong-willed, unapologetic and independent female characters that aren’t afraid to voice their thoughts and opinions. In addition to that, the movie also embraces humane flaws and shortcomings and allows the audience to relate to the characters on a deeper level. The protagonists of this movie aren’t some perfect entities. No, they are perfectly normal human beings with mundane defects and weaknesses. Director Asim Abbasi has been careful to present the audience with a set of characters that aren’t putting up a facade, they are broken and damaged, and that very fact makes them human. ‘Cake’ is a story about family turmoil and is a journey plagued with impassioned disarray, showing a wide range of emotions in intimately vulnerable settings, from heartwarming embraces tinted with affection to middle fingers raised in haughty rebellion. The film is far from a polished masterpiece, the trailer serves as a window to a much more crude, raw and unfiltered reality that frankly the audience is not used to seeing on screen. The film depicts ‘crass’ swearing, girls smoking and last but not least – ‘powerful women’, so it is safe to say that not everyone will appreciate the artistic sentiments behind the genius that is ‘Cake’.
‘Cake’ is a project that is aimed to shine much-needed lights on serious matters, for instance, Asim Abbasi’s ideology that puts ‘real’ women in the spotlight. According to him, women are not provided with the representation that they deserve, they are not allowed the complexity of character that they embody. In his short film Red roses, he put forward the point that women are complex and layered creatures, this idea again translates to the movie ‘Cake’. This point in itself adds another aspect to the title; the title ‘Cake’ refers to the layers present within a human being, the facades they carry and the relationships that surround them.
On top of other things, the casting for this movie has been immaculate, the gifted actors have not only put up a good show but have also been successful in bringing their respective roles to life on screen.Cake Pakistani movie cast includes prolific individuals like Aamina Shaikh, Sanam Saeed, and Adnan Malik. In addition to that, the movie will be directed by debutant film-maker Asim Abbasi.
Here is cake Pakistani movie trailer
cake Pakistani movie release date is set to be March 30, 2018.