Next time please do judge a book by its cover.
PILE OF SHIT would have been a better title for this film or even PEHLA HI DIN – DUSTBIN….. EASILY ONE OF THE WORST FILMS EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF PAKISTANI CINEMA. I am still trying to recover from what I saw. But then judging by the corny poster, film title & trailer why did I go to watch it in the first place? What a mega slap on my face for being a patriot & going to support our film industry’s global release for Eid 2018.
A WOMAN IN THE AUDIENCE HURLED HER SHOE AT THE SCREEN IN FRUSTRATION before she walked out, the first time I have seen this happen in Dubai. THE CINEMA HALL EMPTIED OUT BEFORE INTERVAL. I was warned by a few friends of staying far far away from any Meenu & Farjad films. They were right. Never ever again will I make the mistake of going to watch any one of their films. Their inspiration seems to be the B & C grade commercial Bollywood films from the 1980s & 90s, perhaps the darkest period of South Asian commercial cinema.
Official trailer of the Film:
How did our country’s top notch actors and my personal favourites MAHIRA KHAN & SHEHREYAR MUNAWAR even agree to act in such a film? They must have signed up for the film on gunpoint as no actor in their right senses could possibly agree to act in a film of this kind. I mean did they not read the script? I have never seen such a pathetic story played out on screen.
One must ask seriously if there was an agenda behind this film to completely destroy & derail the revival of the Pakistani film industry and to shake the confidence of the Pakistani audience members worldwide in their own films. This should be investigated (I am hinting at the background of the filmmakers – not all foreign threats to our country are linked to security – there may be an agenda to penetrate & destroy our media & film industry too – Our intelligence services must take note of this)
The film belongs in the dust bin and should be taken off screens on day 1 of its release. I should have judged this book by its cover – the 3rd rate posters, the cheap & corny trailer and the name of the film itself warned me it would be crap. And it was worse than that.
I am giving up on being a patriotic Pakistani, always watching to support Pakistani films when globally released. People walked out of the cinema saying that they would never again waste their time & money on a Pakistani film.
I AM SO ASHAMED THAT THE PAKISTANI CINEMA INDUSTRY WOULD CHOOSE A FILM LIKE THIS FOR ITS GLOBAL RELEASE ON EID.#7dinmohabbatin
Review by Faraz Waqar, A Filmmaker/Film Critic based in Dubai, UAE.