Humayun Saeed and his Band of Brothers are back with Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and this time, their twisted life is more twisted than before.
Sherry (Humayun Saeed) is back from a mental asylum while Sheikh (Vasay Chaudhry) and Pepe (Ahmad Ali Butt) are in Turkey on a paid holiday by Pepe’s brother in law (Fahad Mustafa). What can go wrong in this scenario does go wrong and the ‘brothers’ do what they do best – make a mess out of everything and get away with it. There are many reasons why one shouldn’t give the film a miss, but we bring you the five most important ones that will make you want to watch it more than ever.
Clash of the Titans
The film brings back the classic combo of Humayun Saeed and Fahad Mustafa back in one frame. The two were last seen together in Actor In Law where Humayun Saeed played himself and Fahad Mustafa was a wannabe actor who was trying to get into showbiz. Here, the two share the screen on multiple occasions as parallel leads and not one of them is shown to have a lesser role. Humayun plays Sherry the lawyer who falls in love at the sight of a beautiful face whereas Fahad’s Rahat is an investment banker with a shady past. They both have something to hide from their families (both immediate and potential) and their cat-and-mouse chase is what makes this movie a worth watching experience.
Dial H For Hotness
Whoever said before the film that the Hotness factor isn’t there will be made to eat their words as the screen can’t get more beautiful than this. Kubra Khan shines in what is to date her biggest role in a film – just like Mehwish Hayat and Sohai Ali Abro in the first part, she takes the guys (Humayun and all) head on and delivers a marvelous performance as the lead. Speaking of marvelous automatically takes you to Mawra Hocane, who makes her film debut on this side of the border and must be given full marks for her cuteness. Although Uzma Khan and Sarwat Gillani don’t have much to do in the second half of the film, they carry it well in the pre-intermission session, especially the dialogues that the audience wanted to hear from Sarwat’s character. No points for guessing!
Surprise … Surprise!
The film has many surprise factors, including Omer Shahzad as the antagonist, Sohail Ahmed as the father of the bride-to-be and Bollywood veteran Kanwaljit Singh, who hates Pakistanis because of an interesting backstory (and conclusion). Then, there is the guy who starts off the movie but it takes you some time to realize that the person on the screen is none other than someone you didn’t expect at all. However, the biggest surprise in the film is Ahmad Ali Butt in an all-important role that shouldn’t be disclosed. Yes, he is Pepe, the friend who quits his job to become a gym instructor but his opposition to everything Fahad’s character does, his attitude towards dogs and finally, his ability to make a big deal from a secret is what keeps the audience glued to their screens.
V For Vasay
Vasay Chaudhry has been in the business of writing for nearly two decades now. But this is his third film as a writer – the first two being Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani. He must be credited for smartly using the Indo-Pak angle in a film especially after the Uri incident and doesn’t let Indians or Pakistanis feel bad. He may not be a prolific actor but he has the best lines and actions in the film, especially the makrani dance and the one-liners such as “Bike nikli to teri, car nikli to meri [If it’s a bike, it’s yours and if it’s a car, it’s mine]” and others.
The Nadeem Baig Magic
Ever since Nadeem Baig directed Mikaal Zulfiqar in Abhi Tu Main Jawaan Hoon remake for TV, he has been on a role. Not only has he directed the two most successful Pakistani flicks – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Punjab Nahi Jaungi, he continues to be a name to be reckoned with. The way he has depicted the picturesque locations in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates is a sight for sore eyes. As the Captain of the ship, he handles the technicians well and to do the same with the ensemble cast is something not many would have been able to do – tackling Humayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa and Ahmad Ali Butt was always going to be a challenge. The film looks all set to do well and cross the Rs30-crore mark at the local Box Office just like his other two blockbusters did.