Our stars are whipping out surprises left, right, and center. While many stars have gone on to make a name for themselves internationally, Yumna Zaidi has joined the list with Crestar and the Knight Stallion – a film starring an Arabic/desi superhero duo.
The equal parts heroic, remarkably well-made, and hilarious trailer showcases two superheroes who are apparently destined for greatness navigate their way around coming into their own. Filled with parodies of major superhero moments and tongue-slips in English, the venture already seems to be a fun watch.
Directed and produced by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad under the banner of Exxodus Pictures, the film also has Najam Syed as its executive producer. The project is currently in development, and the YouTube channel for Exxodus Pictures even poses the question: which streaming platform would you like to see it on? For now, we’re waiting to find out as well.
While the trailer does not give away too much, we see two desi superheroes coming to terms with the fact that they may be destined for greatness, all while navigating the very real perils of belonging to a desi family.
The question posed by Exxodus Pictures itself rings true: Imagine if you could leap tall buildings in a single bound, fly through the air, and save people on a daily basis…but you have to be home by ten because you live with your overbearing Arabic/desi mom.”
While the representation seems to be hilariously spot on (yes, Exxodus Pictures: desi moms can be scarier than one’s own arch nemesis), seeing Yumna Zaidi in the trailer makes our hearts sing.
Yumna Zaidi’s Role
While there is little exposition pertaining to her role, we know that she is a cog in the machinery of the film that navigates through evil while also dealing with family, immigrant values, arranged marriages, and the whole desi shebang.
What’s your take on this? We’re excited about the venture! Let us know how you feel in the comments below.