Pakistani biopic Aik Hai Nigar creates buzz across social media following its official premiere. The biopic is written by Umera Ahmed, on the real-life story of Pakistan’s first female three stars Lieutenant General Nigar Johar Khan. The film premiered to critical praise on 23 October.
Nigar Johar Khan is a brilliant surgeon who has spent her life working in the field of medicine with
dedication and devotion; since 1985. According to ISPR, this is a story of an inspirational Pakistani woman.
“Lieutenant General Nigar Johar, a name synonymous to strength, determination and professional excellence. Gen Nigar Johar rose through the ranks of Pakistan Army and continues to have a meritorious service. She overcame personal tragedy and societal pressures to break the glass ceiling for all the women of the country. A tribute to one of the biggest symbols of women empowerment in Pakistan.”
Actress Mahira Khan played the lead role of Lt. Gen Nigar to perfection. Along with her, other brilliant Pakistani actors such as Khushal Khan and Bilal Ashraf gave praise-worthy performances in supporting roles.
Mahira took to Twitter to share a heartfelt note, sharing her experience playing such a ‘larger than life’ inspirational figure like Nigar Johar.
“My heart, my soul, my blood, sweat and real tears. Please watch a labor of pure love. Not just mine, my entire team. An honor to play the first Lt. Gen Nigar of my country Pakistan.”
Public reception of the film has been positive. Check out these reviews from netizens following the premiere of Aik Hai Nigar.
Just finished watching"Aik hai Nigar" – special telefilm based on the life of my Favourite Lt Gen Nigar Johar, a powerhouse & an inspiration indeed! 🇵🇰 is so proud of our her ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ixWevxqsoz
— Maleeka Bokhari (@MalBokhari) October 23, 2021
#AikHaiNigar is a good, sweet, sensitive watch. There’s great attention to detail. Very impressive work. Also a great message there is: men have to be our allies & supportive partners for women to achieve great things. #NigarJohar pic.twitter.com/0POymYuf0M
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) October 24, 2021
This × 100 😭😭😭❤
— M! (@mariyaboon) October 24, 2021
Aik Hai Nigar, still unable to get over how hard-working, grief stricken but full of bravery her journey has been. It's an honour for me to have met her in person, immensely down to earth and a woman of poise and strength.
— Sehr Rushmeen✈🇵🇰 (@rushmeentweets) October 24, 2021
— Dawood Umar🇵🇰 (@dawoodawan99) October 23, 2021
“do ghante kuch kam nahi hain? gapp lagaane k lye” 🥺😂♥️
— ayme 🇵🇰 (@aymx_infinity) October 23, 2021
Aik hai nigar is a masterpiece. The patience,Dedication and Resilience of a Single women.Too many sacrifices.#Aikhainigar
— Haroon Ali (@HaroonAli7816) October 23, 2021
— rizbar/shaheen stan 🌻🇵🇰 (@ihoorainkhan) October 24, 2021
Be sure to check out the full movie Aik Hai Nigar on YouTube: