A review on Pakistani Rom-Com feature length film, Maan Jao Naa aka Believe Then (2018). The Production House is The Crew Films & Crew Motion Pictures while its Distributors are Hum Films and Eveready Pictures.
- Directed by Aabis Raza
- Written by Asma Nabeel and Ahsan Raza Firdousi
- Cinematography by Asraad Khan
- Edited by Faisal Hussain and Sharp Image
- Produced by Muhammad Khalid Ali
Maan Jao Naa stars Elnaaz Norouzi, a German-born Iranian model, as the lead actress as her debut Pakistani film as well as her first film in her acting career. Adeel Chaudhry has debut in the film as the lead male opposite Norouzi.
The music is composed by Shuja Haider, Asim Raza and Vicky Haider. Pakistani stand-up comedian, Ali Gul Pir has a cameo in it.
+ Main Cast
- Elnaaz Norouzi as Raania
- Adeel Chaudhry as Faris
- Ayaz Samoo as Asim
- Hajra Yameen as Sara
- Ghana Ali as Selina
+ Supportive Cast
- Naeem Haque as N/A
- Asif Raza Mir as N/A
- Asma Abbas as N/A
- Nayyer Ejaz as N/A
A group of four friends find themselves in conflict with their feelings for each other or simply because of forced marriages. Only the matter of time and patience would make them realize the value of their long, last friendship.
+ High Points
i – We have some good punchlines. Next!
ii – The opening song is a bit catchy. And, that’s about it.
+ Low Points
i – In short, the film is very boring and has an overused plot.
ii – The entire writing needs a very careful thinking redo.
iii – The first half of the film made me snooze off several times till it reached the interval.
iv – Almost all of the songs are below average to listen to.
v – As for the ‘Twist’ in the end… it made me decide to walk out from the cinema hall before I have brain hemorrhage.
vi – Naeem Haque should improve his acting craft and work on his voice control, have exercises on it.
vii – The use of interior cultural language accents, for such people to speak Urdu was turn off. I didn’t enjoy it at all.
viii – If this is a good comedy film then I guess Parchi (2018) and Chupan Chupai (2017) should be considered as ‘Classics’.
On a serious note, Maan Jao Naa should have been a spoof of different Pakistani Rom-Com movies. By doing it, they would get a recognition of being an actual feature length film.
Rate: 0.25 out of 5 stars