In Chalay Thay Saath, it is a lot more than Chinese boy meets Pakistani girl (or so it seems)

Just another love story?


Ah, young love.

In “Chalay Thay Saath,” Resham a young promising doctor, while on a journey to discover her past and future, falls hopelessly in love with a man she just met.

Created by director Umer Adil, the movie is shot like any typical Hollywood romantic film.

As Resham takes on that journey, we’re treated to gratuitous and gorgeous shots of northern Pakistan in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan … and, inevitably, introduced to the Hunza culture.

The movie “Chalay Thay Saath” is as much a story about growing up as it is about discovering oneself and meeting the love of your life in the process. It’s not a stretch to work out how their love story is going turn out by watching the trailer.

But there is definitely a chance the movie could end up positively, given the good chemistry between the two characters, witnessed in the trailer. Although we wish to point out that the end of the movie trailer seems to suggest the two lovebirds’ relationship may end on a very unhappy note.

Whether it’s their difference in cultural backgrounds or language skills, the never-ending disagreements and reluctance to accept between families of the two characters leave many questions unanswered.

The families of the two are not enemies, how can they be? They have so much in common. They’re both family minded folks who are protective of their child/sibling/friend. Well, given the similarities, they ought to be able to work well together. Wait, did I just say power family relatives? Oh yes, I did.

The final takeaway to many may be: “Just another love story between a Pakistani woman and a Chinese man.” But hey, there’s definitely something deep in this one.

For the time being, we’ll take this for what it is—a story about discovery, not just of interracial and inter-cultural love but also of a passion, and what pleasure there can be in learning how to overcome the challenges and barriers in the pursuit of love.

But, before you guys start posting nasty comments, take a look at this Pakistani-Chinese love story that nobody told you about:

The film will hit screens in Pakistan on April 21 this year. No word yet if it will be hitting other parts of the world anytime soon.


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