BY ANUJ RADIA
Pakistan’s most awaited release of the season, Cake, has been making waves ever since its release in cinemas last week.
The film has been receiving rave reviews from film critics, media, as well by audiences who are sharing their reviews on social media.
While some are calling Cake “authentic, impressive and worth watching”, others remarked that: “This is just what the Pakistani cinema needs.”
The film has received appreciation for its acting prowess, direction, art direction, cinematography, sound design and script.
As such, Asian Style Magazine has also applauded the film, giving it 4.5 out of five stars. Talking about the film’s terrific response, director Asim Abbasi said:
“We are overwhelmed by all the love and praises. This is exactly where we wanted to be. We have audience members who are deeply touched by our narrative, and we have given Pakistani Cinema what we set out to give it – diversity. And we are hopeful that the word-of-mouth will continue to carry Cake through both at the domestic and international box office in the coming weeks.”
The producer of the film, Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari, talking about the success of the movie said: “The response to Cake proves that Pakistan is ready for intelligent narratives that are executed to international standards. We wanted to showcase the power of authentic storytelling and bring fresh, new voices in cinema to the forefront and we have achieved that.”
Starring Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik, Aamina Sheikh and Beo Raana Zafar in main leads (among many others), Be sure to watch Cake at a cinema near you!