Gul Makai is a 2020 Indian biographical drama, directed by H.E. Amjad Khan (Goodwill Ambassador IIMSAM-UN-ECOSOC ) and researched n written by Bhaswati Chakrabarty. The film is based on the life and struggle of a Pakistani teenager, girl-education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. Popular Indian television child actress Reem Shaikh makes her film debut, playing the lead role of Malala. The film also features the late Om Puri (in his final ), Divya Dutta, Atul Kulkarni, Mukesh Rishi and Pankaj Tripathi. The film was released on 31 January 2020.
Gul Makai accounts the courageous journey and struggle of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, starting from her humble upbringing in the Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan to her becoming the champion for free education to all women. When Swat Valley was seized by Taliban gunmen in 2009 and Sharia law was imposed upon its people, Malala spoke out for the rights of girls, especially the right to receive a complete education. She started blogging on the BBC Urdu website under the pseudonym Gul Makai, against the oppression faced by them in the Swat Valley. As she continued her activism, gaining worldwide recognition and support, she was hunted down and shot by a Taliban gunman as part of the organization's violent opposition to girls' education.
|director||H.E. Amjad khan|
|keywords||hunt nobel peace prize winner sharia law swat district swat valley taliban tehrik-i-taliban pakistan upbringing|
|musicBy||Amar Mohile Amjad Khan|
|producer||Aksshay Jayantilal Gada Dhaval Jayantilal Gada Preeti Vijay Jaju Sanjay Singhla|
|publisher||Pen India Limited|
|theme||biographical drama terrorism|