A review on Pakistani comedy feature length film, Jawani Phir Nahi Aani (2015) aka [Youth Would Not Come Again]. The Production House is Six Sigma Plus while its Distributor is ARY Films.
- Directed by Nadeem Beyg
- Cinematography by Mujahid Raza
- Written by Vasay Chaudhry
- Edited by Rizwan AQ
- Produced by Salman Iqbal, Humayun Saeed, Shahzad Nasib & Jarjees Seja
Jawani Phir Nahi Aani is directorial debut of Nadeem Beyg. The music is composed by Shani Arshad, Sahir Ali Bagga and Ahmad Ali Butt. It received mixed reviews from critics but ended up being a runaway success at the box office by grossing over PKR 49 Crores (490 million), making it the highest grossing Pakistani film in the world. Previously, this title had been held by the 1998 hit, Choorian.
This film was shot in various places of Thailand including Bangkok, Pattaya and Coral Island while few scenes were shot in Karachi.
At 2nd ARY Film Awards, Jawani Phir Nahi Aani received the highest nominations with 29 whereas winning 18. At 15th Lux Style Awards, the film won 3 awards out of 10 nominations.
+ Main Cast
- Humayun Saeed as Sherry
- Hamza Ali Abbasi as Saif
- Ahmad Ali Butt as Parvez (Pepe)
- Vasay Chaudhry as Sheikh
- Ayesha Khan as Kubra
- Mehwish Hayat as Marina
+ Supportive Cast
- Sohai Ali Abro as Zoya
- Sarwat Gillani as Gul
- Uzma Khan as Lubna
- Jawed Sheikh as Mehboob Khan
- Bushra Ansari as Zoya’s mother
- Ismail Tara as Don / Sheikh
+ Special Appearances Cast
- Gohar Rasheed as Fashion Designer
- Farhan Ally Agha as Sherry’s father
- Yasra Rizvi as Sherry’s mother
- Naveed Raza as Lawyer
- Zainab Qayum as Lawyer
- Ali Kazmi as Dr. Aamir Liaquat Khan
- Fahad Mustafa as Himself
- Zainab Jamil as Charity
- Wajid Khan as Stylist
- Shakeel Hussain Khan as Caller
- Bilal Lashari as Sniper
A single divorce lawyer takes his three married friends on a vacation to escape their wives.
+ High Points
i – Humayun Saeed acted very well in this film. His character is the most interestingly written and played out in its lead role.
ii – The multi-talented star, Vasay Chaudhry’s performance is surprisingly very good in this full comedy film. It is the first time that I watched Vasay to play a comic role. He would definitely make many fans after this film. Other Honorable Mentions: Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahmad Ali Butt, Ayesha Khan, Sohai Ali Abro and Jawed Sheikh.
iii – The film’s parody of the action thriller film Waar’s opening sequence is shown in this comedy film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani plus the relationship of the main characters that is between Saif (Hamza Ali Abbasi) & Kubra (Ayesha Khan) are now played out as spouses instead of siblings, is a joke itself.
iv – The cinematography is fantastic and shot very smoothly.
v – The first half of the film reminded me as if I am watching Emran Hashmi’s film but in good light.
vi – The comedy of this film is very funny and hilarious including many of its hidden jokes are based on sex where only the wise people may able to understand them.
vii – Some of the songs are good to listen to, especially the end credits song and its video shoot ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Aani’.
viii – Praises to the makeup & hair styling dept, made the stars looked gorgeous on-screen.
ix – The costumes designing is commendable specifically the costume Humayun Saeed wears to play the gay character.
+ Low Points
i – The second half of the film could be easily shorten by 20 – 30 minutes as I felt the film is getting dragged unnecessarily.
ii – The first half of the film is much more enjoyable and funnier. The viewers would see the difference of the comic level after the intermission.
Jawani Phir Nahi Aani is a well-aimed, sex comedy film with full of satisfyingly hard laughs.
Rate: 4.50 out of 5 stars