Khel Khel Mein: A Tale of History and Unity

sajal aly as zara in khel khel mein (a tale of history and unity)

“Khel Khel Mein” is a captivating 2021 Pakistani film that delves into the tumultuous events surrounding the separation of East Pakistan from West Pakistan in 1971. Directed and written by Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza, the movie weaves together history, drama, and the spirit of unity.

Plot Synopsis

The film revolves around a university drama club embarking on an extraordinary journey. Their mission? To take their production, based on the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh, to a drama festival in Dhaka. As they delve into the past, myths, mysteries, and mistrust emerge, reflecting the existing mindset and curiosity around this pivotal historical event. But these students choose a different path—one of mutual respect, love, and peace for all.


  • Sajal Aly as Zara
  • Bilal Abbas Khan as Saad
  • Javed Sheikh as Sikandar
  • Marina Khan as Mrs. Haque
  • Nazr Ul Hasan as Babu
  • Manzar Sehbai as Karamullah
  • Samina Ahmed as Zaib
  • Sheheryar Munawar as Wajih
  • And many more talented actors!


The film’s soulful soundtrack includes memorable tracks like:

  1. “Nayi Soch”: Sung by Shuja Haider, Jabar Abbas, Nida Hussain, and others.
  2. “Zid Pe Ara”: Composed by Shani Arshad.

Release and Reception

The teaser, released on October 30, 2021, garnered mixed reviews due to its thematic resemblance to Bollywood’s iconic film “Rang De Basanti.” The official trailer, unveiled on November 8, 2021, generated excitement. “Khel Khel Mein” hit theaters nationwide on November 19, 2021, becoming the first film to release in Pakistan after the COVID-19 lockdown.

“Khel Khel Mein” beautifully captures the essence of history, friendship, and the power of storytelling. It reminds us that sometimes, the most unexpected paths lead to profound change.


  1. Wikipedia
  2. YouTube Trailer