KARACHI – April 20, 2018: ‘Motorcycle Girl’, a biopic on the achievements of Zenith Irfan, the first female biker to take a solo journey to Pakistan’s northern areas, was premiered in Karachi. Showcasing the feat of a young girl challenging stereotypes, the movie fits perfectly with Telenor’s brand philosophy of empowering Pakistanis so that they become the better version of themselves.
The movie tells the story of Zenith Irfan, an 21-year old girl who makes the bold decision to break free from societal shackles and embark on a solo motorcycle trip to the Northern areas of Pakistan to fulfil her deceased father’s dream of travelling to Khunjerab Pass on a motorbike. Zenith’s valiance and determination led her to undertake a difficult journey, which even men would think twice to undertake given the dangers involved; making her the first Pakistani woman to achieve this remarkable feat.
Starring Sohai Ali Abro and Ali Kazmi, Motorcycle Girl has been directed, written and co-produced by Adnan Sarwar, a talented young Pakistani actor, director, musician, screenwriter, and producer who made his film debut in the biopic, Shah. The movie is the second installment of Adnan Sarwar’s planned ‘Heroes Trilogy’ as he brings another real-life story of a Pakistani hero to the big screen.
“At Telenor Pakistan, we have always been a strong advocate of individual empowerment. Telenor wants to enable Pakistanis with the power of its data so that they can achieve more and become a better version of themselves. Zenith’s story is a strong voice with which we can perfectly match our brand philosophy of doing more and achieving more,” said Umair Mohsin, VP Circle South at Telenor Pakistan. “The way Zenith turned her father’s unmet dream into a reality by showing unwavering strength and commitment to her passion against all odds should serve as an inspiration for all Pakistanis to listen to their inner voice and make things happen independently. This is what Telenor believes in and through its data, Telenor wants to enable its audiences in this journey.”
“This is a story of Zenith’s determination in the face of all the resistance and noise trying to hold her back from her ultimate goal. Her story is representative of the problems faced by any girl in our society,” said Adnan Sarwar. “The movie is important because at such a young age, Zenith is doing things that challenge stereotypes which are deeply engrained in the fabric of our society.”
Motorcycle Girl drew applause and positive initial feedback from the audience. The movie will now be screening at all major cinemas across Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad among other cities from April 20, 2018.