The huge gap between the Pakistani cinema and Bollywood has left the Pakistani entertainment industry in struggles. However, no hard work is ever lost in vain because each success has brought Lollywood one step forward. Now, the industry has finally grasped its first international appraisal thanks to Asim Abbasi’s ‘Cake’, which has proved itself to bring the start of a revolution for Lollywood. However, before we give you our review of the film, check out the trailer:
Director Abbasi’s Cake brings forth a story unlike any other Bollywood stereotypical melodrama. In fact, it skips the romantic stories, item songs and focuses on a bittersweet relationships within families that can be quite toxic sometimes. Director Abbasi made sure it’s a film that most families can relate to – no matter their country of residence.
Cake starts with Zara (Sanam Saeed) coming back to Pakistan after many years of staying abroad and is reunited with her siblings around her father’s sickbed. However, her return proves to bring forth an intense storm as years of secrets begin to unravel themselves throughout the story. From Zara’s love for her childhood friend Romeo (Adnan Malik) and her crushed dreams of becoming a patisserie to the story behind Zara’s unintentional breakup with Sheheryar (Mikaal Zulfiqar) and her failing marriage. Director Abbassi adds another secret twist to the story and makes sure to explain it in small details throughout the film.
The 2-hour film has succeeded in doing something that many movies have failed to do – staying at the center of the plot without keeping it boring by including in twists and characters that keep the story interesting. Such as the mother (played by Beo Raana Zafar) who, along with her husband, sheds a few pieces of comic relief with her love for old music and feisty dialogues. However, despite the discontinuation of laughter in the rest of the film, the stories of the past creates an intriguing climax between the characters that it feels so natural and keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.
Overall, ‘Cake’ has proved to be an accomplished movie by Director Abbassi, along with Mo Azmi’s amazing cinematography which helps outline a series of relationships. The film also sends out a huge message to the youth that caring for their parents in their elderly stage is something that they shouldn’t flee from and instead embrace it while it lasts. Honestly, no matter what age or genre you come from, this movie will prove to be worth your every dime!
So, what are you waiting for? Book it now!