A review on Pakistani feature length film, Bachaana (2016) aka Saving. The Production House is Big Film Entertainment while its Distributor is Hum Films.
- Directed by Nasir Khan
- Cinematography by Asrad Khan
- Written by Saad Azhar
- Edited by Sami Ullah & Ahsan Sardar
- Produced by Rizwan Saeed
Bachaana is a feature directorial debut of Nasir Khan, who previously directed a documentary titled Made in Pakistan. It was filmed in Mauritius, Pakistan and India. The music is composed by Ali Sher.
This film is inspired by Taxi (film series) which is a French action comedy film, directed by Gérard Pirès.
+ Main Cast
- Mohib Mirza as Vicky
- Sanam Saeed as Aalia
- Adeel Hashmi as Jahangir / Jay
An Indian girl Aalia in trouble is forced to place her faith in a Pakistani cab driver, Vicky due to her husband Jahangir / Jay illegal activities. Vicky then takes it upon himself to make Aalia’s safe return to India possible
+ High Points
i – Mohib’s performance as Vicky is splendid who plays his role as a cab driver with a good heart. Other Honorable Mentions: Sanam Saeed.
ii – The humor is light hearted and family-oriented film.
iii – The shooting locations are mostly beautiful scenery as most of the shooting took place in Mauritius.
iv – The songs are nice and good to listen to.
+ Low Points
i – This film did not reach as per my expectations. I was anticipating much more fun loving and enjoyable.
ii – The story is very simple and straight forward.
iii – There is barely any character development for the main cast. I didn’t really care if the characters get caught or die.
iv – It’s hard to accept Adeel Hashmi as a villain; maybe for a buffoonish type comedy film.
v – It finally comes to a very predictable end.
Bachaana turns out to be a good time-pass film, as long as there is nothing else to do.
Rate: 2.25 out of 5 stars