Shoaib Mansoor, has set a benchmark for the revival of Pakistani cinema with blockbusters like Khuda Ke Liye and Bol and now he's all geared up to question the society with his upcoming film Verna.
Starring Mahira Khan in the lead who'll be playing a rape victim, Verna is a film that will tackle tabooed subjects circling around a woman's honor in the society. With the powerful poster just unveiled, expectations have risen tenfold for Verna. And now, with the news of Islamabad based musician Xpolymer Dar, doing a rap track "Power Di Game" for the film, one is eagerly looking forward to the film is going to be all about.
According to sources Power Di Game is going to be one absolutely powerful track with meaningful lyrics and a strong message to give out.
Dar is a Punjabi rapper and it was Shoaib Mansoor himself who called him over and together they worked on the song. Xpolymer Dar and Shoaib Mansoor together have written the lyrics for Power Di Game and are intending to create a storm with the song.
Dar is the crew member of the band Rap Engineers who are a signature hip-hop crew of South Asia based in Islamabad, Pakistan since 2005. Rap Engineers are one of the pioneers of hip hop and the sufi rap genre in the sub continent. We also got in touch with the rapper to ask his view on the inclusion of this track in the movie and this is what he said,
"I am glad Pakistani cinema will get introduced to rap in its real form instead of the usual sexist rap that we get to hear in movies".
Mansoor a veteran writer, producer, director and the recipient of Pride of Performance, while announcing Verna had mentioned why he had designed the film.
“This film has been written and directed by a man of Pakistan for the men of the world to listen to women. It is to encourage women to speak up," Shoaib had announced.
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Whether Power Di Game is a satire or takes a political dig at the system in Pakistan and this society, remains to be known. But we for one, are excited to review the song and of course the film for you, as soon as it hits the screens.