MOVIE REVIEW: Lahore Se Aagey

November 12, 2016

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The revival of the Pakistani cinema has surely raised the level of expectations for the Pakistani movie lovers. With the release of every flick there  is  now  an  arousing  hype to it  which  seems to  be  endless. Lahore Se Aagey also stirred excitements for the fans with Saba Qamar sporting a very fashionable ensemble the audience knew it sure had a lot to look forward to.

Lahore Se Aagey was premiered at Nueplex Cinema Karachi. The  flick starts off with the brawl between Saba Qamar (Tara who is an aspiring singer) and Yasir (Moti) in  an fortuitous encounter with Moti trying to flee  his ravenous maami(aunt) who tries to slay him and seize his property. From there begins their journey together along with some love vibes which almost seem to be pointless as the two characters develop an unlikely affection  for each other within a short  span of time.

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They run into various abrupt happenings through the movie where many of the situations seem unreasoned and somewhat illogical.

The  point  where the  two  end up in a jungle with  a peer looking  lot of  tribal people was foolish and callow it would almost remind you of a piccadilly circus

Later the two depart as Tara (Saba  Qamar) reunites with her boyfriend and Moti (Yasir) is left all by himself and to overcome the grief of Tara’s  departure he  finds his way to a brothel  where he out of  nowhere once  again meets  up  with  Tara.

This part of the movie  would  really leave audiences with a plus size question mark as  Saba appears out of the blue at the brothel grooving to the song  Kalabaaz Dil. This was another major loophole in the story as the story proceeds from there. The  two patch up and flee to Swat to Yasir’s uncle who names fifty percent of his property to Yasir. Here Yasir ‘s  character showers a  dubious warmth for  the  very  voracious  so called  Maami  and  gives  off  the whole share  of  the property to  her and  in  response  to his utmost  goodness  the evil  Maami’s  heart  thaws  off  dramatically which seems very unreal  and  almost  hard  to  swallow.

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The whole story  wraps off in  this way on a good note. To sum up, situations in the movie do not seem connected with each other. The plot could have been improved with a little effort.

Many of  the scenes  in the movie are a pure replica of  the Shahid-Kareena starrer ‘Jab We Met’ plus one  would even  recall  watching  famous  Bollywood classics  as  few  of the  dialogues also appeared  to  be duplicated from them as  well and  one of  the character in  the movie almost  impersonated the  very  iconic  Shehenshah so apparently barring Indian content is all futile at this point.

Some  of  the songs in  the  movie  also  do not  seem to  mesh well with the situation  of  the movie. The  most  refreshing  bit of the movie was  Saba  Qamar’s more of an  item number Kalabaaz Dil with  all her latkas  and  jhatkas. The performance and the song itself are surely a highlight of  the movie. Rest  of  the  songs  seemed  to  be  forcefully  fitted  into  the  movie.

Overall tenor of the movie is humorous till the point  it  gets  way  insensitive  and tasteless, and  at  certain bits, the comedy becomes rather  offensive as  well.

Here, I would  surely want  to  appreciate Abdullah Farhatullah’s (Sanam Baloch’s husband) performance in  the movie. His character would surely gave the audience a good laugh.

Actors wearing the  same attire  almost  in most of the  scenes may be yet another point to subject the movie to criticism.

Although the  movie was an  obvious effort  to enthrall its  audience but it failed to exactly do so. The  colorful  cinematography and  foot -tapping  music  of  the movie  will  surely  delight the  viewers but  the story  would do the opposite for  them.

Still one would say at least hats off to the collective effort.  As for me, I would rate the 5 five out of  10. .