With Eid-ul-Azha less than a month away, all three Pakistani film releases – Parey Hut Love, Heer Maan Ja, and Superstar, have amped up their promotions throughout the country in a bid to be the big winner at the box office.
Boasting a myriad of song choices, colourful visuals on the screen, and a cast and story to die for, all three films are neck and neck in trying to make fans choose their film on Eid.
But, who exactly has the potential to win big? Diva analyses…
Heer Maan Ja
Starring Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq, this GEO film is going to be all about humour and drama mixed into one. The team behind the film, director Azfar Jafri and producer Imran Raza Kazmi, have given us Janaan and Parchi before this, and one can expect a good amount of storytelling and visuals from them. However, what has failed them in the past is not pulling through strong acting skills on the screen from their cast – will that change this time around?
Pros: Strong storyline and appealing visuals
Cons: Slapstick comedy and clichés
The Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf starrer is the second contender this Eid, and the former’s name in the film has remained big enough to make the film highly anticipated despite promotions starting pretty late than the other two releases. The HUM film revolves around drama and romance and looks like your quintessential release for Eid with a good amount of music and visuals thrown in. However, will that be enough to float the boat, especially when the actors in the film have been questioned over their acting skills in the past?
Pros: Strong cast and storyline
Cons: Acting capabilities and onscreen chemistry
Parey Hut Love
Starring Maya Ali and Sheheryar Munawar, the ARY film started its promotions the earliest and has remained ahead in its promotion. Exploring the lives of the protagonists through a storyline that mixes romance, despair and drama together, the film boasts a huge cast, along with a strong visual composition and music in its repertoire. Will all of that make it the top choice this Eid or will ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ and make it a sensory overload?
Pros: Excellent visuals and onscreen chemistry
Cons: Overdramatic and possibly clichéd
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