Short Films & Documentaries

Mr. Khan’s Review on ‘Baap’ (2017)

A review on Pakistani Drama Short Film, ‘Baap’ (2017). The Associate Directors are Arman Tejani & Bilal Atif while it’s Co-Editing by Arman Tejani & Asif Ali.



+ Crew

  • Directed, Edited & Written by Jehanzaib Raza Hussain.
  • Cinematography by Nabil Hasan.
  • Production Design by Hadiqa Sohail & Mahnoor Ghayas.
  • Makeup & Hair Styling by Kaleem Ibrahim.
  • Sound Mixing by Musa M. Khan, Sana Chaudhry, Muneeb Baig, Abdul Moiz Kazi, Husain Dhanani.


+ Note

The songs are taken of Lata Mangeshkar, Hemant Kumar & Naseebo Lal. There is a cameo of Bilal Atif and Marya Saad (real wife of Saad Zameer) in the film.



+ Full Cast

  1. Saad Zameer Faridi as Akbar
  2. Amir Naqvi as Mehek
  3. Maria Sajid as Saiqa
  4. Muhammad Ahsan as Beita #1 (Son)
  5. Shahjahan Narejo as She-Male #1
  6. Ali Nasir Rehmani as She-Male #2
  7. Basit as She-Male #3
  8. N/A as Beita #2 (Son)



+ Plot

After the death of his beloved wife, Akbar struggles to find peace in such an old age.



+ High Points
i – Saad Zameer Faridi as Akbar has performed really good on-screen. His performance is one of the key reasons to watch this film in the first place. Other Honorable Mentions: Amir Naqvi.

ii – The story is a bit different to make the film keen to watch.

iii – Makeup & hair styling by Kaleem Ibrahim is nicely put.

iv – Good work by Nabil Hasan for its cinematography. The inserts and camera angles were well chosen.



+ Low Points
i – The inclusion of a good actor, Muhammad Ahsan turns out to be wasted. His character needs a much better writing.



+ Overall
Baap is a delightful film to enjoy solid performances and interesting story line.



Rate: 3.25 out of 5 stars


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