'Joyland' Trailer Release

'Joyland' Trailer Release

Posted on Nov 7, 2022

Ahead of its release in the country, the trailer of the multi-award-winning film 'Joyland' has been released, showing glimpses of all the lead characters.

It is difficult to understand the film's story from the less than a two-minute-long trailer, but it is hinted that it revolves around transgender people.

The trailer also shows lead actor Ali Junejo working with transgender people in theater due to unemployment.

The trailer hints that when Ali Junejo becomes part of the transgender community, he falls in love with one of them, and this is where the film's story takes a new turn.

The trailer features Ali Junejo as a family man who gets permission to work in a theater by lying to his strict father about his job as a theater manager.

The trailer hints that it will also feature suspense and thriller, while romance will likely be shown uniquely.

A film teaser was released last month before its trailer, with recent Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai joining the film's team as an executive producer.

Sadiq Saleem’s film 'Joyland' was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May this year and was also honored with the highest award of Cannes.

Joyland won the Cannes Film Festival's Queer Palm prize, presented only to movies about homosexual or bisexual characters.

'Joyland' was the first Pakistani film to win the 'Queer Palm award.

Recently, the film's actor Ali Junejo was honored with the top award at the Sao Polo Film Festival in Brazil.

Apart from this, the said film has been presented in other international festivals, including the 'Toronto International Film Festival, and has also won international awards.

According to the film's team, the story of 'Joyland' revolves around a young man and a transgender person who fall in love while working in a dance club.

The film was highly appreciated for the untouchable subject of the story, and its team was awarded the highest award for making a film on a subject considered a vice in a society like Pakistan.

The film's cast includes Sarmad Khoosat, Sarwat Gilani, Alina Khan, Sohail Sameer, Salman Pir, Sania Saeed, Kanwal Khoosat, Joya Ahsan, Sana Jaffrey, and Qasim Abbas, among others.

On November 18, 'Joyland' will be available in theatres across Pakistan.

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