Indians turned fan as Pakistani film Cake airs on Netflix
Pakistani film Cake, after winning hearts in the native country, has now made buzz across the border as well with its unique story line.
A year ago when Asim Abbasi’s debut film ‘Cake’ was released, it gathered a lot of attention from Pakistanis. But the magic has extended beyond the border now.
The film stars Aamina Sheikh, Adnan Malik and Sanam Saeed. Upon its release, it gained a lot of fan-following and was hailed as one of the best films by Pakistani industry.
The movie also got nominated for an Oscar in the ‘foreign language category’. The movie made it to Netflix, making it available to see for the whole of India, our neighbouring country.
However, the movie seemed to impress there as well as it managed to capture the hearts of everyone who saw it in India. After the Pakistani film Cake was released on Netflix, the Indians could not help themselves from being praising the masterpiece.
What is it about?
The film revolves around a dysfunctional family of five people. Zareen, played by Aamina Sheikh, is the middle child who has compromised on her dreams to take care of her parents, their farmlands and pretty much everything else around the house.
Zara, played by Sanam Saeed, is the youngest child who has been living in the UK for years. The eldest sibling is Zain, played by Faris Khalid, who lives in New York with his wife, a kid and their parents (parents played by Mohammad Ahmed and Beo Rana Zafar).
The story revolves around how the family unites after the health of their parents starts to deteriorate. To the journey to being reunited again, the movie presents a roller coaster of events grievances, regrets, grudges, secrets, happiness, humour and a dash of wit.
Pakistani film Cake wings hearts across the border:
Cake, after winning hearts in the native country, has now made buzz across the border as well with its unique storyline. Here is what they had to say:
Finally watched #Cake, a gem of a film from across the border (also edited by one of Hindi cinema's best). Heart-wrenchingly beautiful portrayal of complex families. Please watch before it is taken off @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/TlsyAv50uy
— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) May 22, 2019
— Rajni Sharma (@findrajnisharma) May 21, 2019
— Nivedita Basu (@niveditabasu) May 23, 2019
#Cake is one of the most beautiful films I've watched in a long time! It is a realistically modern film which brings out the imperfections of every family & the length they can go to, solely to protect one of their own!
Love from India♥️@sanammodysaeed @aaminasheikh @adnanmalik
— स्पंदना (@_sweetlimesoda) May 19, 2019
Pakistani film #Cake by @IllicitusProduc on @NetflixIndia is all heart. @sanammodysaeed, @aaminasheikh @adnanmalik are such fine actors with an immensely strong hold over their craft. Oh, and the cinematography! This one will stay with me for a long long time. ❤️
— Ashna Mishra (@AshnaMishra) May 20, 2019
'Cake' on @NetflixIndia is a story of unspoken love between a dysfunctional family.Stunning performances by @adnanmalik @sanammodysaeed@aaminasheikh and the rest of the cast will leave you spell bound. 'Cake' is to Pakistan what 'Monsoon Wedding' was to India. MUST WATCH.
— Vinamra Longani (@Vinamralongani) May 21, 2019
Just Finished watching #Cake on @NetflixIndia and it filled my heart.. Fab story and direction.. @aaminasheikh & @sanammodysaeed you guys nailed it! What an amazing performance! This movie is GOLD!?❤️?❤️
— N (@namitha995) May 21, 2019
I saw the trailer of #Cake last year, the much acclaimed Pakistani film with a stellar cast and then I thanked the lords of @NetflixIndia and saw it yesterday. Brilliant film! Warm, crisp, family drama. Loved @aaminasheikh – new found muse! @sanammodysaeed was as usual, great!
— Suguna Dewan (@SugunaDew) May 24, 2019
I owe @NakuulMehta for recommending #Cake on @NetflixIndia Gosh! My eyes are still wet. What a great film & incredible actors. @aaminasheikh @sanammodysaeed @adnanmalik (I hope I got the right one.) The Amma and Abba are just superlative performers. #AsimAbbasi please take a bow.
— Kubbra Sait (@KubbraSait) May 21, 2019
Watched Cake on @NetflixIndia & I'm an emotional wreck. Thank you @IllicitusProduc for taking me into an absolutely disconnected yet beautiful world. A fabulous ensemble headlined by @aaminasheikh @sanammodysaeed @adnanmalik & some very special senior actors. #Cake is GOLD.
— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) May 20, 2019
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