Four Major Pakistani Films Hitting Silver Screen on Eid-ul-Adha 2019
With the Pakistani film industry taking flight again, Eids have been the favourite time of the year for new releases. After about two decades of demise, the Pakistani cinema has made a mediocre comeback. Though alot of the films that came out in the initial phase of revival were disappointing, the past two years have seen some improvement. Pakistan entertainment business has successfully made a mark in cinematography and music, the storyline and originality department still needs major reconstruction.
Recap of 2019 Film Year
The year 2019 saw quite a few new releases. Among them Wrong No. 2, Chalawa, Meera Jee’s Baaji and Sherdil saw a comparatively better business however failed to make a mark. Then others like Laal Kabootar, Katashka and Project Ghaazi were a total let down.
The upcoming Eid-ul-Adha holidays are anticipated to be long and cinemas will be perfect outing plan after all the blood work is done. Hence, there’s four new films in the line up to release on this Bakra Eid. This might seem like a perfect time however I believe 4 major films competing to stay on top within the same week will be tough. The division might just falter the numbers.
The films set to release this Eid include :
1) Parey Hut Love
Parey Hut Love, the trailer and music of which has already dropped and is making quite a stir. Starring Maya Ali and Shehryar Munawar in lead roles, the plot seems to be a romantic drama revolving around acting. Zara Noor Abbas and Ahmed Ali Butt are also part of the main cast. The music released till now has manged to catch attention with its funky dance numbers to romance melody songs. The film features the voice of Atif Aslam, Aima Baig, Zeb Bangash, RFAK, Harshdeep Kaur, Hadiqa Kiani and Jimmy Khan as playback singers. The film is directed by Asim Raza.
Second one on the list and most look forward too is Superstar featuring Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf as the lead couple. There is however many legendary names included in the cast of Superstar like Nadeem Baig, Asma Abbas, Javed Sheikh, Marina Khan, Ali Kazmi And Saife Hassan. The trailer has revealed this film to also be a romantic drama with the backdrop of entertainment industry featuring lows and downs of acting career in conjunction with relationships. The music is intriguing with songs by Atif Aslam, Sunidhi Chauhan and a duet by Zeb Bangash and Ali Sethi. From the looks of it, the film Superstar might just become Bilal Ashraf’s official first hit after Yalghaar. A whole lot is also calling it a local adaptation of the story lines featured in films like Ashiqui 2 and A star is born. Produced by the infamous banner of Momina and Duraid Productions, Superstar is predicted to make it big owing all it’s ingredients being the best. Whether the story is good enough, we will find out this Eid-ul-Adha.
3) Heer Maan Ja
Heer Maan Ja, another romantic comedy starring the hit duo of Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman. This one is also produced by Hareem and directed by Azfar Jafri. The trailer had all the elements a romantic comedy should have and the only thing different from Parchi was the storyline. This one is apparently about a couple, marriage and comic misunderstanding leading to situational comedy and the usual Pakistani film punchlines. Like almost all the Pakistani films released the ones on this list are also not exempt from weddings in the plot and a wedding dance number.
Looking forward to see how this movie will turn out with the chemistry between Ali Rehman and Hareem that only those two see.
4) Kaaf Kangana
ARY FILMS was set to release Khalil ur Rehman Qamar’s Kaaf Kangana featuring Sami Khan, Eshal Fayyaz and Ayesha Omer but I guess seeing the competition and chance of a great divide in earning , this one has been postponed till October. Smart move I’d say.
Conclusively, we are all looking forward to enjoying the movies releasing this Eid-ul-Adha, despite knowing the originality factor will be lacking. And the obvious touch of Bollywood will be inevitable, I do hope at least one of these delivers in terms of an engaging plot that doesn’t disappoint like the predecessors. Here’s to our faith in improved entertainment.