‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’: Trailer for Jemima Goldsmith’s movie released


Pakistani actor Sajal Aly (centre) can be seen in a still from the film ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’. — Photo by the author

LONDON: Jemima Goldsmith has shared the trailer for her highly anticipated upcoming film ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’ – a cross-cultural British romantic comedy that tackles the issues of arranged marriages.

Goldsmith took to Twitter to share the trailer which left fans gushing.

“Is it better to walk in love than to fall in it? Watch the official trailer for WHAT’S LOVE HAS TO DO?” she tweeted along with the trailer for the film.

The film is directed by Shekhar Kapoor and was written by Goldsmith, who drew on her vast experience of Pakistani and Asian culture to create a film.

Lead actors Lily James, Shahzad Latif, Sajal Aly, Shabana Azmi and Emma Thompson feature prominently in the film.

Other actors include Asim Chaudhry, Mim Shaikh, Jeff Mirza, Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque and Sindhu Vee.

The film begins to focus on Zoe, a young documentary filmmaker, and Kazim, a doctor, who are childhood friends and they grew up together as neighbors.

Zoe is raised by her divorced mother and Kazim lives with her Pakistani parents. Kazim follows in his parents’ footsteps and opts for an arranged marriage with a beautiful and brilliant girl from Lahore.

Zoe, a dating app addict, is confused by Kazim’s decision. Her decision gives her a brilliant idea for her next documentary and it is agreed that she will follow Kazim on his arranged marriage journey – from London to Lahore and back.

Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning composer and Mercury Prize nominee Nitin Sawhney CBE created the music for the film, with British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter and musician Naughty Boy contributing his soundtrack production and writing skills alongside three-time BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominee Joy Crookes.

Kanika Kapoor and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will also feature on the soundtrack, with Rahat also appearing in the film.

The film is set to hit theaters on January 27, 2023, but Goldsmith has held private screenings of the film in London for the past two weeks, inviting film critics and the media to watch the film.

The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. There is no official word on this, but it is expected that Goldsmith intends to release the film in Pakistan after its general release in the UK.



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