A review on Pakistani Rom-Com feature length film, Dekh Magar Pyaar Say (2015). The Production House is Shiny Toy Guns while its Distributor is HKC Entertainment.
- Directed by Asad Ul Haq
- Written by Saba Imtiaz
- Cinematography by Nicholas D. Knowland
- Edited by Eng Yong Teh
- Produced by Ali Murtuza
Dekh Magar Pyaar Say is the directorial debut by Haq and first film for Sikander. The hair styling is done by Saima Rashid Bargfrede, Beenish Umer is the production designer. Shehryar Yasin is the brains behind its creative & fashion design direction. The music & OST is composed by Abbas Ali Khan and Mooro.
The shooting locations are of Lahore and London. Stars such as Humayun Saeed and Hasan Shehryar have their cameos.
+ Main Cast
- Humaima Malick as Annie
- Sikander Rizvi as Sikandar
- Irfan Khoosat as Chachu
- Hashim Ali Chaudhry as Patient
+ Supporting Cast
- Aqdas Waseem as N/A
- Zohaib Hassan as N/A (Cameo)
- Amna Ilyas as Item Number in “Kaala Doriya”
Sikandar comes across by Annie by a ‘mere chance’ in his auto rickshaw to meet a friend.
+ High Points
i – Remarkable work behind its production design; a major plus point of this film.
ii – Beautiful cinematography and its lighting, blending in the multiple colors to give a rich, visual treat.
iii – A couple of the songs are pleasant to listen to.
iv – Mild performances by the main cast.
v – Good effort on its makeup & hair styling, made the lead stars to shine out on the big screen.
+ Low Points
i – A typical story regarding con-artists. I was really looking forward to watch this film… Nah! Not a fan of Humaima Malik but least expected to have a decent picture here but it appears that all the effort was given behind its technicalities.
ii – The lack of strong supporting characters and sub plots. All the time, we were glued with the main cast especially of Sikandar’s character.
iii – Throughout the picture as there wasn’t anything new to watch here, therefore the interest level was quite low.
Asad Ul Haq’s Dekh Magar Pyaar Say is a lush, old-fashioned melodrama of attractive, colorful packaging but filled with too much simplicity.
Rate: 2.0 out of 5 stars