Strong woman who decides to fight; trailer review of “Verna”

If we talk about the revival of Pakistan cinema industry so the name first comes to our mind is none other than Shoaib Mansoor. Yes, the director of two blockbuster Pakistani movies Khuda Kay Liye and Bol that not only shook the industry but also created a hope for many people to work and invest in film and cinema industry.

After almost 6 years, an internationally acclaimed director Shoaib Mansoor is back to set another mark in Pakistan film industry. The trailer of the most awaited movie of the year “Verna” finally released on 17th October 2017 at the Neuplex cinema, Karachi. An event was attended by media, bloggers, and socialites, among others. While the highlight of the event was the queen of hearts, none other than Mahira Khan.

Trailer Review

A video starts with a song and Mahira and Haroon are sitting on car’s bonnet and enjoying the moment. At starting everything seems so fine and smooth and then suddenly entire story changes when a climax occurs, and to find out the climax we have to wait for the release of the movie. In trailer video, we can see Mahira as a strong woman who fights instead of believing in being a victim. Well, the overall direction, dialogues, story, cinematography and every work has so nicely done.

Dialogues of Mahira Khan

“Is ka matlab mujhe tum se jhoot bolna chahiye tha.”

“Mujhe do admio ny kharab kya he. Ek ko me choru gin ahi aur dusre ke sath rahu gi nahi.”

“Me sirf tumahri biwi nahi hu, tum se alag puri ek insan hu.”

About the movie

Verna is an upcoming Pakistani movie which is written and directed by Shoaib Mansoor, and HUM Films is the official distributor of the movie. Mahira Khan will be seen in the female lead role and Haroon Rashid will play the male lead. The rest cast includes Zarrar Khan, Rasheed Naz and Naimal Khawar.

Here are few picture from the trailer launch of Verna

 

Punjab Nahi Jaungi – A complete roller coaster of entertainment!

The wait is finally over now because the much-awaited movie has hit on the cinema screens on 1st September 2017. The movie has been released not only in Pakistani cinemas but also in international cinemas.

On 29th August, the premiere of Punjab Nahi Jaungi was held at Neuplex Cinema, Karachi. The cast of the movie entered in horse cart as they also gave entry at the trailer launch of the movie. Full desi environment (Dhol Dhamaka) took place when the cast reached at the venue.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

The red carpet was full of glimpse and glories. It was attended by so many celebrities including Mahira Khan, Fahad Mustafa, Mawra Hocane, Ayesha Khan, Aiman Khan, Minal Khan, and Iqrar ul Hasan among many others. When the movie cast showed their appearance at the red carpet, then the bloggers, press, media and socialites couldn’t stop themselves to not only asking the questions but also wishing all the best to them.

 

Finally, the movie started after bit delayed than the given time. The movie starts with a celebration at Wadera (Feudal) family (in Punjab) to welcome Fawad Khagga aka Humayun Saeed, who has completed his MA and has returned his home. The first 15 minutes revolves around the celebrations.

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On the other hand, Amal aka Mehwish Hayat who has completed her degree from Fancy College in London, and she comes back to Karachi.

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At one side Fawad Khagga belongs to the Wadera family. On the flip side, Amal belongs to the urban family. Fawad Khagga and Amal both parents are relatives of each other. It is a great challenge for Fawad Khagga to convince an urban girl for marriage.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

 

Wasaay aka Azfar Rehman plays a role of Amal’s boyfriend. As they both were a classmate at Fancy College in London. Amal wants to marry Wassay but Fawad Khagga tries his best to convince her and finally, he gets success.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

 

The movie is a complete roller coaster of entertainment with so many climaxes. The first half of the movie revolves around convincing, family drama, customs and marriage.

As the movie also features Urwa Hocane and Ahmed Ali Butt in supporting role. So the Urwa Hocane plays a role of Fawad’s cousin while Ahmed plays the role of his friend.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Dhurdana aka Urwa Hocane loves Fawad Khagga even after knowing that he is married to Amal. Dhurdana never leaves even a single chance to not only come close to Fawad Khagga but also backbiting about Amal.

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Well, the second half is full of climax and the unexpected scenes that you’ll become confused that what’s going to happen next. At the same time, the tempo of the movie goes bit slow but it won’t disappoint you.

From entertainment to comedy, love to tragedy, Karachi to Punjab, acting to direction, cinematography to songs, and everything is so promising. And it never let you feel disappointed.

The media students or even a layman will fall in love with artistic angles of frames that have been used in the movie. The audience has already shown such an overwhelming response to the songs of the movie. Especially the song “Tere Naal” has made special space in the hearts of the audience.

The artists of the movie along with the mind blowing direction of Nadeem Baig would never let you feel disappointed. Overall movie is a blockbuster and will break all the records of Pakistan cinema industry.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

Punjab Nahi jaungi – All set to release this Eid-ul-Adha

An entry that has never seen before!

Yesterday an event for trailer launch was held at Neuplex Cinema, Karachi. The entry of the leading cast took place at horse cart which has never seen before for any movie.
It was a trailer launch of upcoming Pakistani movie “Punjab Nahi Jaungi (PNJ).”

The leading actors include Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, and Urwa Hocane. While Ahmed Ali Butt, Saba Hameed, Sohail Ahmed, Azfar Rehman, and Naveed Shehzad has  contributed as supporting actors. Movie is produced by Salman Iqbal, Humayun Saeed, Jerjees Seja, and Shahzad Nasib, written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, while directed by Nadeem Baig.

Trailer of the movie,

Although it was a trailer launch but the crowd, celebrities, socialites, bloggers, press, media and many others made it feel like premiere of movie.

Red carpet was full of glam and glore, and after that everybody moved to cinema hall. And then the trailer of most awaited movie finally launched, the teaser of the movie which was launched almost 2 months ago made the curiosity increase for trailer, and now after the launch of trailer, level of curiosity and expectations has reached its peak.

Let’s talk about the movie trailer. From entertainment to climax, action to comedy, love to romance, cinematography to direction, acting to dialogues, each and everything comes in wow factor. One of the song “Tere Naal” is mind-blowing, camera work is fab, location and sets are awesome, while the dialogues are entertaining. Few of the dialogues are following.

“Karachi ki ladkiyan you don’t know, Dimag mehdud or taleem zyada!”

“Mai bhi Faislabad sy baazi haarne nahi aya, jeet ker jaun ga ya phir jeet ker dikhauga!”

“So saal purani mohabat ko ek pal me berbaad ker dya!”

“Mohabat me aurat sy koi jeeta nahi he, or Nafrat me aurat ko koi hara nahi ska!”

Trailer of the movie has already captured the hearts of many audience, and because of it expectation level has reached its peak. Now, let’s wait for the movie which is all set to release on this Eid-ul-Adha, then we will know that either the movie has fulfilled its commitments or not?

 

Mehrunisa V Lub U – All about change but you can’t watch with your family!

A film that release on Eid, would it really become super hit?

Mehrunisa V Lub U is all set to release today (Eid-ul-Fitr) across nationwide, and you can watch it at your nearest cinema. But before watching the film, don’t forget to read this blog post!

Recently a premiere of Mehrunisa V Lub was held at Neuplex Cinema, Karachi. An event was attended by many socialites, celebrities, models, bloggers press, and media, along with the entire cast of the film.

 

Ali (Danish Taimoor – Leading Actor) who just reaches at Karachi after completing his education from China. The entire mohalla (society) is busy in celebration and welcoming him. Then he becomes distributing gifts among not only his family members but also people of mohalla. After that the story starts about the searching a girl for Ali, and yes Javaid sheikh (Ali’s Father) finds a childhood pic of Ali’s friend from his wallet. Then what? Sheikh Sahib calls girls’ father, and on hurry the entire family goes to Northern areas of Pakistan, where girl lives.

Mehru (Sana Javaid – Leading Actress) is busy in dreaming, and this is the moment when the first song of the film comes “Tu Hi Tu.” Then everything rushes, and finally Ali marry to Mehru, and bring her to Karachi.

Mehru seems so disturbed with the loudness, pollution, noisy environment, and rush life of Karachi, because she had lived so calm life in northern areas. So, this sudden change has obviously to disturb her.

Marzee G (Nayyar Ejaz – Transgender Villain) who wants ruling on the Jordan Mohalla. Because he follows commands of politician Malik Sahib (Shah G), and in near future the worth of that society has to touch the sky.

To see this disturbance of Mehru, they concern doctor, and the doctor suggests Ali to bring his wife back to northern area for some relaxation. So, that’s the moment when Ali decides to change the entire mohalla for the sake of Mehru.

 

So, the whole story revolves around mohalla, change, Marzee G, and of course Ali and Mehru, and the entire message of the film is about revolution. Although it’s the second movie of director Yasir Nawaz, he must have learn from the mistakes. But unfortunately he couldn’t.

If message of the film is strong so the direction and DOP was not as strong as it should be. The tempo of the film is up and down. The comedy is very third class, although it would definitely capture the hearts of local public, afterward they are their target audience. Film cannot be watched with the family, because of few bold scenes and third class vulgar comedy.

Here I’m sharing few of the dialogue,

Father to son, “Iss bachay ko mouka mila to pura ghar bacho sy bher de ga”

Girl asking to boy, “Mere ye L laga dogay?”

 

These are just 2 dialogues from the film, you’ll find many others related to it. So, now you can imagine which kind of dialogues has been used in the film.

If Danish has too many dialogues from start to end, so on the other hand Sana has nothing to say or maybe she has been given few dialogues, as it was her debut film.

 

My ratings for the film:

Direction: 3/5

Entertainment: 2.5/5

Performance: 2/5

Music: 2/5

Script: 1.5/5

Overall rating for the film: 2/5

Beauty of Modern Architecture in Dark!

Karachi the city of lights, and the beauty of architecture. There are many buildings that were built during the ruling of British era, which are based on historical architecture. But today I’m going to show you the buildings of modern architecture of Karachi.

Its our dream to visit New York, Dubai, London, and many others developed cities, because of their tallest buildings, shopping mall, luxuries, and so many other things, but now our Karachi is in developing phase, and many buildings with modern architecture are under construction, while few have been completed including shopping malls, hotels, business sectors, resorts, etc. And when the night falls they look damn beautiful because of their amazing architecture and LED lights.

Well, here I’m sharing the pictures of Karachi with modern architecture.

1. UBL Tower/UBL Head Office

UBL-HeadOffice-Karachi
One of the tallest and newly added head office at I.I. Chundrigar Road is UBL Tower or UBL Head Office. This modern building is a new skyscraper with 22 story with glass structure, and the LED lights makes its look flawless in night.

2. Centre Point Karachi

Centre-Point-Karachi
Another one with modern architecture located at Baloch Colony Road, with 28 story business building. This tallest building also having LED lights as UBL Tower.

3. Neuplex – The Place

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The Place is a shopping mall along with cinema and food court, located at Khayaban-e-Shaheen. Although it is not the tallest building but its modern architecture is simply love.

4. Pearl Continental Hotel/ PC Hotel

PC-Hotel
PC Hotel is one the 5-star hotel located at Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road. It is 10 story hotel with 290 rooms. The shining and lightening words “PC” at the upper side of hotel makes its look perfect.

5. Movenpick Hotel

MovenPick-Hotel-Karachi
Movenpick Hotel is also one of the 5-star hotel located at Club Road of the city. It is 9 story hotel with 407 rooms. Its unique architecture and written “MovenPick” at the top of the hotel makes it looks more beautiful.

6. Ocean Tower

Ocean-Mall
Ocean Tower is one of the beautiful and the modern architect building of the city, located at Khayaban-e-Iqbal. It is 30 story building and consist of shopping mall, cinema, food court, restaurants, and offices of different companies, brands, and others. At night, the lighting of the mall along with nearer side trees makes it look awesome.

7. HBL Plaza

HBL-Paza
It is the head office of Habib Bank Ltd. (HBL); commonly known as Habib Bank Plaza, located at I.I Chundrigar Road. It is 22 story building, and once was the tallest building of not only Pakistan but also the entire South Asia, and remained the tallest in Pakistan till 4 decades. Its cylindrical shape makes it look unique than others, while at night time lights on the building enhance its beauty.

8. MCB Tower

MCB-Tower
It is the head office of Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), located at I.I Chundrigar Road. It is 29 story building, and once was the tallest building of Pakistan after breaking record of HBL. But still it is the 6th tallest of the city, but unfortunately with no renovation, its looks dull in night instead of looking gorgeous as others in night, but still its architecture is ravishing.

 

These are very few pictures of our beloved city Karachi with modern architecture at night time. Indeed that day is no far when we will feel proud on our city, and can proudly compare with any of the developed city of the world, and soon a time will come when the curse of load shedding will be removed permanently not only from our city but also from our loving country Pakistan.