KARACHI: One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Na Maloom Afraad 2, launched its trailer at an event that was attended by the star-studded cast as well as select members of the media.

The movie is slated for release on on Eidul Azha and has been produced by Filmwala Productions and Excellency Films.

The movie has been directed by Nabeel Qureshi and the script has been written by Fizza A Meerza and NabeelQureshi. The duo had earlier helmed hits like Na Maloom Afraad and Actor in Law. Urdu1 has stepped in as TV Media partner and the movie’s marketing and distribution will be handled by Urdu1 Pictures and Filmwala Pictures.

As the sequel to 2014’s Na Maloom Afraad, Na Maloom Afraad 2 will bring back the montage of actors that were featured in the first part. Fahad Mustafa, Javed Sheikh, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Urwa Hocane will be seen together again and joining them will be Hania Amir. The movie has been shot in Cape Town and Karachi and the plot will be moving forward by three years, narrating the story how the trio of Na Maloom Afraad meets again in Cape Town and the adventures that then follow. The movie’s duration will be 2 hours and 10 minutes.

“Fizza and I had always known that we would want to make a sequel to the first Na Maloom Afraad,” reveals the movie’s director and co-scriptwriter Nabeel Qureshi, “but we chose to take a break with Actor In Law last year which was a completely different film. Now, with Na Maloom Afraad 2, we have come back with the original caste but with a new concept. It’s a very interesting story with a lot of satire and comedy that we hope will appeal to audiences.”

Na Maloom Afraad 2’s producer and co-scriptwriter Fizza A Meerza adds, “While writing the sequel we never really referred to the first part and yet, when the script was completed, everything gelled in magically. Viewers will be able to draw connections with the first story and they will enjoy seeing Javed Sheikh, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Fahad Mustafa together again. The actors slipped into their roles with complete ease and their chemistry is fascinating. Also, we made the decision to shoot in an international locale not just because it fit well into our storyline but also because it gave our cast and crew the chance to gain exposure to a professional environment on a global level.”