Mehwish Hayat Thanks Her Fans For Appreciating ‘Amal’

Mehwish Hayat has received enormous appreciation as Amal Dastoor in Punjab Nahi Jaungi, with some people even having the opinion that she owns the whole film. She has recently been riding a very high horse of success, being in the news for one successful venture after the other.

In a recent instagram video, she has thanked her fans for the unlimited support and praise she has been getting and responded to all her fans who have been messaging and calling and mailing her about the fantastic job she has done. Watch what she has to say;

Punjab Nahi Jaungi – Film Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

They say subtlety is everything in films which succeed. However, in a country where grand gestures and grandiose lifestyles mean the most, how does one achieve that? It’s simple; give the script to Nadeem Baig and get it penned by Khalilul Rehman Qamar and see the magic unravel like it did with Punjab Nahi Jaungi.

Like many of the film fraternity and critiques alike, we were a bit skeptic to see what the film would be about. If trailers were anything to go by, the film seemed like another run-of-the-mill drama-esque narrative that would end up looking like a glamourized TV show made for the silver screen. However, the reality was far from it and how.

Narrating the life of Fawad Khagga (Humayun Saeed) – a recent postgraduate in political science who returns to his native Faisalabad, and Amal (Mehwish Hayat) – a British educated economist who makes her journey back to Karachi, the film plays on the dynamics of differences. Whereas Fawad is all about his simple lifestyle and finding true love – or in his own words, his ‘Heer’, Amal is straightforward, fiery and a complete opposite.

However, making sure that the equation isn’t as simple as it sounds (and it really isn’t), we’re introduced to Durdana (Urwa Hocane) – Fawad’s cousin who loves him, but never has her love reciprocated, and Vasay (Azfar Rehman), who Amal wants to get married to.

Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed make an impeccable pair on the silver screen.

In an assortment of conflicts, heartbreaks, and agreements, the story progresses with Fawad and Amal getting married, and things turning from bad to good to worse. In the full span of Punjab Nahi Jaungi, the film delves into misunderstandings to possible illicit liaisons, all the while keeping one entertained with songs, ‘Basheera in Trouble’ inspired lingua and beautiful production design.

However, the film is so much more than just another glitzy show of emotions. It quite strongly targets most of the societal issues directly in the roots and focuses on breaking stereotypes pegged to divorce, feudal systems, and marriage, through the impeccable script written by Khalilul Rehman Qamar. Nonetheless, don’t expect the film to quash each and every problem one finds in the society – but it surely does its part where needed.

Coming to the characters in the film, one cannot get over the charismatic chemistry between Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat, who have the couple dynamics in the back of their pockets. However, neither of the two are as surprising as Urwa Hocane, whose Durdana will have you hating and loving her throughout the film. One really wishes we get to see more of her in the type of role she plays in the Punjab Nahi Jaungi.

With all of its plusses, the film does suffer a bit due to the unneeded bouts of action sequences and preachy points towards the end, which one could have well gotten rid of without anyone batting an eye. That being said, it still is miles ahead of any other narrative that has released in the past in terms of screenplay.

Urwa Hocane is the true breakout star of Punjab Nahi Jaungi

All in all, the film soars high not just because of the stellar job done by the whole cast, but also, the script, the production design and most importantly, the debate it opens up about giving second chances or letting someone go.

In theory, we all would love to never forgive those who hurt us, but how many of us actually do that? That’s the question Punjab Nahi Jaungi ends on, and that’s the question it’ll most probably make you ponder on for a long time.

Mehwish Hayat’s Concert!

Mehwish Hayat is a well known actress and model and we have to give it to her, she is really good at both the things. However, recently, she’s trying her luck in the department of music and in our honest opinion, we have failed to find her musical calling.

Despite her not being too good at singing, her concert tickets are getting sold out wherever she performs. We believe that is because of her flawless acting  and the fame she has gained through that. Different fields are suited for different people and from the songs we have heard her perform, we can’t help but think that it’s better if she sticks to acting. After all, she has gained enough fame through that if the audience that comes to watch her at each concert is anything to go by. However, a few people do believe that she can get better at singing with time.

These days she is doing her first ever music tour in the U.S and performed in the city of Dallas last night. She already had a concert in Seattle and Los Angeles on 7 and 8 August respectively.

We aren’t sure if her audience enjoyed her singing at her concert last night but the singer sure did. She expressed her excitement for her performance as well gratitude for the crowd on her Instagram video post:

Farhan Saeed – Rab Rakha

After much hype, Farhan Saeed’s song, Rab Rakha, for Punjab Nahi Jaungi is finally released and unfortunately for Urwa-Farhan fans, it doesn’t feature the power couple together.

The music video features the three cast members (Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Urwa Hocane) and Farhan Saeed dressed in his finest. The song focuses on the love triangle between the three leads.

The song itself is mellow, has a sweet melody and the commercial likability that Farhan’s voice is associated with.

Farhan’s monochrome zigzag tie that looks pretty funky, as well as how beautiful Urwa looks even when she’s just had her heart broken! The actress tends to always keep her makeup minimal and opts for the natural look, but those rosy cheeks and ruby red lipstick suit her really well.

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