Making the whole effort “a worth it” one of the most anticipated movie of the year, Actor-In-Law recently held its premiere in Karachi which was a star studded affair with celebrities including Humayun Saeed, and Atif Aslam.
My excitement had already kicked in as soon as I made it to the premiere but it was quite a put off when we had to skip the very beginning of the movie and wait for around 30 minutes as there was a bit of a mismanagement due to the short number of seats arranged for the audience. It’s a piece of advice to the concerned authorities to give away tickets according to the number of seats, otherwise in future also problems like this will be surfacing. Though we made it there still it was a letdown to see people standing and waiting to get in the theatre anxiously.
The story revolves around Shan Mirza (Fahad Mustufa) who aspires to be an actor but things turn over dramatically and he ends up becoming famous as a lawyer out of the blue.
The movie showcases top notch performers such as Rafaqat Mirza(Om Puri) impersonating as Fahad Mustufa’s father who himself is a lawyer in the flick and with the very charming Meenue Screwvala(Mehwish Hayat) as the leading lady.
Mehwish portrays the character of an ambitious journalist who takes a bold stand for women who step out of their houses and are either verbally harassed or are fixedly gawked by men.
Mehwish Hayat is depicted as a Parsi in the movie which is a good move for sure as the filmmakers brought this minority under the spotlight as well.
The story further shapes off as Fahad and Mehwish’s characters interact with each other and then get smitten off for each other’s charm.
Ally khan shows us his negative side in the movie who in envies to Shan Mirza’s (Fahad Mustafa) rising fan following ends up exposing him as a fake lawyer.
Things take a mighty blow for the much celebrated Shan Mirza (Fahad Mustafa) when his father comes across his fake impersonation and thus the movie falls into another chapter but concludes as a happy ending for the audiences who surely wont regret giving away their time to the flick.
Actor In Law concludes with a happy ending when Shan (Fahad) proposes to Mehwish and she makes a point of her being non-muslim “Lekin mai tou musalman nahi mujh se shadi kese karoge?
on which Shan reminded her that Quaid-e-Azam ne bhi tou Parsi se shadi ki thi’ (Quaid e Azam also married a Parsi women).
Not just that this the movie also stresses onto few incidents and aspects one can easily relate to such as women harassment, and the power our media holds today to lift or dethrone a person over a matter of time, the ongoing power outages or the much talked-about super model Ayaan Ali’s money laundering case. It touches your heart and questions you and raises the very serious issues of the whole system in a very light manner.
I could only sum it up as a huge applause , “kudos” to the colorful depiction, melodious songs such as dil ye dancer hogaya by Atif Aslam and another melodic number Khudaya by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Some very witty yet humorous jests such as the very infamous words “bright karain isay aur bright karain” by Ayesha Sana and and some really hysterical takes on our politicians such as the one on Qaim Ali Shah, and the mock-up on the phone calls from Rabita Commitee upon which the whole theatre came alive with applause and giggles
The power packed performances of the lead actors surely added more zing to the AIL especially Fahad Mustufa who is truly a power house of talent the next super Star in the industry.
P.S. : Looking forward to more of such movies.