This Eid ul Azha seemed very exciting and thrilling for the paki audience as the most awaited movies by Shaan Shahid and Fahad Mustafa were awaited. People made their ways to Pakistani cinemas to acknowledge the hard work of our young talent for their LollyWood flicks.
After the brilliant success of WAAR by Shaan Shahid audience expectations were way too high for his upcoming flick, turning down the hopes of all, unfortunately Operation O21 couldn’t make well through the box office, thus ended disappointing the viewers.
The ageless superstar Shaan and super talented Oscar winner Amina Haq played leading role in the film. Choppy editing and several tonal shifts leave evidence of the change in directors from Summer Nicks to Jami. Overall Dialogues were stilted, out of your depth and distracted from the movie.
The Operation 021 seemed ‘story-less’ to many and the biggest problem is the disconnect between the marketing of the film and the actual product. Seems like the director has over promised and under deliver the value. On the 2nd day of EID the film was taken off from Karachi cinemas due to the dull response by the spectators.
Contrary to that, the comedy-thriller, Nabeel Qureshi’s ‘Na Maloom Afraad’ hit the cinemas with big bang, targeting the unexplored topic related to the biggest city of Pakistan, Karachi. Humor, acting, star cast, cinematography, execution, script. Performances, direction, music and story line was simply awe-inspiring with positive reviews.
Mohib Mirza added to the review after watching Na Maloom Afraad premiere show. The actor said “we are no less than anyone. In fact it is beyond ones expectations. I congratulate each and everyone for such an amazing movie.", Farhan Saeed review after Na Maloom Afraad premiere show.
Both the Pakistani Flicks made up to grossing 5.5 million on the first day. Overall it was a great effort and the audience is expecting more movies to be made from our own soil as the trend is settled.
With the spotlight on two of the Home-made pictures namely Operation O21 and Na Maloom Afraad, mixed audience responses were observed.