For any film industry, new cast is the fresh breeze of air, this is one of the reasons why I always support and appreciate filmmakers who introduce fresh faces and new talent on the silver screen. Maan Jao Naa is one such film where the main leads are fairly new and a few are débuting as well. Aabis Raza’s latest venture, Maan Jao Naa, is a romantic-comedy which caters to the youth mostly, as per the claim. The film features Adeel Chaudhry, Naeem Haque, Elnaaz Norouzi, Ghana Ali, Hajra Yamin and Asif Raza Mir with others. Let’s see what Maan Jao Naa has in store for its viewers.
Maan Jao Na – Trailer:
Maan Jao Na revolves around 4 friends Elnaaz Norouzi (who is shown anti-marriage), Adeel Chaudhry (madly in love with Elnaaz), Ayaz Samo and Hajra Yamin. Elnaaz’s cousin, Naeem Haque, visits Pakistan to attend a wedding and falls in love with Elnaaz i.e. love at first sight. Naeem asks for the Elnaaz’s hand from her father and he agrees. On the wedding ceremony Elnaaz escapes from the house with Adeel; as she doesn’t want to marry anyone and live her life independently. What happens next is what Maan Jao Naa is all about.
The entire cast of Maan Jao Naa fails to impress. They deliver a below average performance collectively. Elnaaz Norouzi is expression-less, poor leading actress of the film had great difficulty in pronouncing her dialogues and that is evident right from the very first scene. Adeel Chaudhry is a letdown, the boy look cute and that’s it; he needs to work very hard on his acting and dancing. There are a few melodramatic scenes where Adeel falls flat on his face and couldn’t bring out the intensity with his performance; in fact he looked quite amateur. Naeem Haque’s character is badly written and he also cannot make his presence felt. Although Haque tries too hard to look and act behave like a Gujjar (baddie) but he cannot pull it off at all.
Ayaz Samo is wasted – a modern day “Jan Rambo”. Hajra Yamin is below average as well. Ghana Ali looks good in a few scenes but then again, thanks to the writer, she also fails to bring out anything of worth or interest in the film with her performance or character. Asif Raza Mir tries to give his earnest attempt, and in a few scenes he is effective but a veteran like him deserved a better character and some better scenes. Ali Gul Pir is loud and very plastic as “Saaeen”.
A few questions will definitely trouble a mentally sound viewer, like:
Why was Nayyer Ejaz even there? What was his character?
The main villain never returned even after six plus months; why?
If Elnaaz was so much against marriage then why was she so dolled up and dancing in her cousin’s wedding?
Screenplay by Ahsan Raza Firdousi and Asma Nabeel is weak. They both couldn’t help in coming up with interesting and engaging film. At times Maan Jao Naa looks so lame that audience starts to feel why are the actors behaving absurdly? Film starts with the song, which is out and out filler, has nothing to with the story. Within first 15 minutes you’ll notice that the film is very loud and everyone is shouting and yelling for no reason, topped with bad over acting but then as the film progresses viewers get to know that this is how the entire film is conceived, penned and shot.
The storytelling of Maan Jao Naa is very lousy. It looks like multiple shoots were shot and then one day they all decided to combine the scenes which they think will be less torturous for the audience and release the film Maan Jao Naa.
With such bad storytelling, sloppy performances, pathetic dialogues and music which is a total miss, Maan Jao Naa is a disaster. Viewers will laugh on the film and its filmmakers and not in the film.
Mediabites Editorial – Shafiq Ul Hasan Siddiqui
Shafiq Siddiqui is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Inbound Marketer. He loves to blog. He is a movie buff and can’t stay away from commenting on movies, performances and art. His weakness is scrumptious food.