The only thing we appreciated is Om Puri’s special appearance. The story confuses the audience. The story on serious issues makes you laugh in few scenes in the movie and is enough to state how boring the movie gets. This is surely a weak portrayal of a purposeful life.
Amjad Khan’s Gul Makai doesn’t effort to surface out its young heroine. We are promised a biopic and instead we get a slave job about an overwrought teenager, her saintly father, evil terrorists who stack assault weapons alongside their copies of the Quran, and Anant Jog as former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. Atul Kulkarni and Divya Dutta, far too sincere for the movie, play Malala’s parents. Kulkarni has the meatiest role as Malala’s doughty father, but the script is dunked too deep into preachiness and piety to allow the character to ring true.
About the only redeeming feature in the poorly paced and amateurishly directed movie is the suggestion that the Pakistani Army, despite their shortcomings, suffered deeply for taking on the Taliban. The wigs and fake beards sported by the numerous terrorists who crowd the frames provide welcome distractions from the near-unending tedium. We rate this movie 1 heart out of 5.