As the cinematic landscape unfolds its offerings for the year 2024, one film has already captured the attention of eager audiences – Wajahat Rauf’s ‘Daghabaaz Dil.’ The much-anticipated movie is set to bring together three Pakistani stars, Mehwish Hayat, Ali Rehman Khan, and Momin Saqib, promising an Eid-ul-Fitr extravaganza filled with entertainment, joy, and delight.
Director Wajahat Rauf, known for his directorial prowess and hosting the web talk show ‘Voice Over Man,’ recently took to Instagram to announce his upcoming project, ‘Daghabaaz Dil.’ The film is set to unite three prominent Pakistani stars – Mehwish Hayat, Ali Rehman Khan, and Momin Saqib. The announcement was accompanied by a captivating picture of the director at breakfast with his leading cast, except for Saqib.
Rauf, having previously collaborated with all three leading actors, brings a wealth of experience and chemistry to the project. His earlier works include ‘Chhalawa’ with Mehwish Hayat in 2019, ‘Parde Mein Rehne Do’ with Ali Rehman Khan in 2022, and the highly acclaimed drama series ‘Raqs-e-Bismil’ with Momin Saqib in 2020.
In the Instagram post, Rauf joyously dubbed ‘Daghabaaz Dil’ as his “Film # 5” and revealed that the film is slated for release on Eid ul Fitr, 2024. The post had a humorous touch with Rauf adding a ‘post-script,’ apologizing for his early morning appearance, stating, “Had to wake up early today, excuse the face.”
‘Daghabaaz Dil’ not only boasts an impressive cast but also has a talented production team. Mohsin Ali is credited as the writer, while Badar Ikram, Wajahat Rauf, and his wife, Shazia Wajahat, take on the roles of producers. While the plot details are tightly under wraps, the film’s intriguing title, ‘Daghabaaz Dil,’ suggests a mix of romance and a candid exploration of human relationships. With such a stellar cast and experienced crew on board, audiences can anticipate a rollercoaster of emotions and laughter.
While Rauf’s directorial ventures have garnered praise, they have not been without their fair share of controversies. In particular, his drama series ‘Hadsa’ faced backlash for allegedly disregarding the feelings of a motorway rape survivor. The series, revolving around the character Taskeen played by Hadiqa Kiani, was accused of misrepresenting the survivor’s life onscreen.
Journalist Fereeha Idrees brought the issue to light when she shared a distressing conversation with Z – the survivor of the actual motorway incident – revealing that Z had never allowed for such a serial to be produced about her life. Rauf responded to the allegations, asserting that while the series had elements reminiscent of the motorway incident, it was not based on it. He clarified that the only commonality was the setting of the incident on a highway.
Despite the controversies surrounding ‘Hadsa,’ Wajahat Rauf is gearing up for an Eid extravaganza with ‘Daghabaaz Dil.’ The film promises to be a visual treat, offering audiences a blend of entertainment, joy, and laughter. As the anticipation builds for its release on Eid ul Fitr in 2024, fans eagerly await the chance to witness the magic that this star-studded collaboration is set to bring to the big screen.
Wajahat Rauf’s ‘Daghabaaz Dil’ is poised to be a highlight of the cinematic landscape in 2024, bringing together a stellar cast and a director known for his creative flair. The film’s release on Eid ul Fitr adds to the excitement, promising audiences a cinematic treat filled with emotions, laughter, and a captivating exploration of human relationships. As the film enters the spotlight, it serves as a reminder of the dynamism and diversity within the Pakistani film industry, offering a delightful experience for cinephiles around the globe.