A review on Pakistani Drama feature length film, Bin Roye (2015) aka Without Crying. The Production House is MD Films while its Distributors are Hum Films (Pakistan Release) and B4U Films (International Release).
- Directed by Shahzad Kashmiri & Momina Duraid (Produced)
- Cinematography by Farhan Alam
- Written by Farhat Ishtiaq
- Edited by Syed Tanveer Alam
- Music by Mazhar Cheema, Shani Arshad & Waqar Ali
Bin Roye’s two songs in the film have been directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, Asim Raza and Haissam Hussain.
This film is based on the original novel Bin Roye Ansoo by Farhat Ishtiaq. It is the 3rd highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time behind Waar and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.
Bin Roye was later adapted into a television series with the same name, that premiered on Hum TV on 2nd Oct 2016.
+ Main Cast
- Mahira Khan as Saba Shafiq
- Humayun Saeed as Irtaza
- Armeena Khan as Saman Shafiq
- Adnan Malik as Shehzad
- Zeba Bakhtiar as Saba & Saman’s mother
- Javed Sheikh as Saba & Saman’s father
+ Supportive Cast
- Azra Mansoor as Dadi
- Junaid Khan as Safir / Saba’s husband
- Adeel Hussain as N/A (Cameo)
- Mujtaba Khan as Irtaza (Child)
- Mehreen Bari as Saba (Child)
- Jahanzeb Khan as Zafar / Saba’s brother
A young woman is conflicted when she falls in love with a man who courts her friend.
+ High Points
i – Mahira Khan performance like always is the best. Her character was of an immature young girl who is head over heels in love with her cousin, Irtaza. Later on she has guilt ridden madness over the close one death.
ii – I have watched last three to four projects of Humayun Saeed where he has performed very decently and sensibly. I am confident enough to say that he is truly a great actor where he has able to play this mature, caring character of Irtaza greatly on-screen. Other Honorable Mentions: Armeena Khan and Azra Mansoor.
iii – The action sequences are very admirable and of high standards in the ranks of our film industry.
iv – The production design did a creditable work while its locations are very well chosen.
v – The costumes designing dept. did an impressive job.
vi – Good work guys responsible for makeup and hair-styling.
vii – The third act is shown in great detail where Irtaza handles traumatic Saba due to the enigmatic reason. This act was the most important one of the three and was very professionally handled.
+ Low Points
i – The film editing is so bad that if I was the producer of this project, I would had made sure that this person would get lifetime ban to work as film editor ever again. It ruined the film beat completely.
ii – A couple of the supporting cast members were wasted due to less or namesake screen time such as Junaid Khan and Jahanzeb Khan while the inclusion of Adeel Hussain in a song is the first example in a Pakistani film (or that I am aware of that) that it’s a first male star item song.
iii – The director decided to give no importance whatsoever to the second act, where everything just rushed to the last act of the film.
Even though the performances are unforgettable, particularly by Mahira Khan, still Bin Roye lost its magic in the mid and made us realize that the supporting cast or sub plot does not carry any value.
Rate: 2.50 out of 5 stars