A review on Pakistani Comedy feature length film, Karachi Se Lahore (2015). The Production House is Showcase Productions while its Distributor is IMGC Global Entertainment.
- Directed, Story & Produced by Wajahat Rauf
- Cinematography by Rana Kamran
- Written by Yasir Hussain
- Edited by Hasan Ali Khan
- Music by Sur Darwaish
Karachi Se Lahore is the first Pakistani road-trip film which covers the 36 hours journey from Karachi to Lahore in real time, where the characters face obstacles, overcome them and undergo personal growth. There were some cameo appearances by NAPA’s talented stars in the film such as Rauf Afridi, Akbar Islam and Erum Bashir.
This film’s sequel was released in 2016 by the name as ‘Lahore Se Aagey’ while having Yasir Hussain and Saba Qamar in lead roles.
+ Main Cast
- Shehzad Sheikh as Zaeem
- Ayesha Omer as Maryam
- Ahmed Ali as Sam
- Aashir Wajahat as Zeezo
- Yasir Hussain as Mutazalzal a.k.a. Moti
- Javed Sheikh as Tiwana
- Eshita Syed as Ayesha (Aashi)
Zaeem learns that his longtime girlfriend Ayesha is marrying her cousin in Lahore, he decides to stand up for himself for the first time in his life and go to Lahore to stop the wedding where a group of five people decide to take a road trip from Karachi to Lahore which carries nothing but full of mishaps.
+ High Points
i – Yasir Hussain and Ahmed Ali performances are good. It’s kinda funny to see that the supporting cast did a better job in performances than the lead stars.
ii – The character of Mutazalzal a.k.a. Moti is well written and enjoyable.
iii – The humor is light hearted without using any vulgarity or cheap jokes. Some punch lines are very amusing.
iv – End credits song is good to listen to.
+ Low Points
i – Terrible product placements throughout the film where one would <CORNETTO! Its meaning Little Horn in Italian is a branded frozen dessert cone> forget the film but all he would ever remember is the advertisement <It is available in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, mint chocolate, nut,> that he watched in PKR 500/-, which is the average ticket price of the cinema.
<lemon, whippy i.e. yogurt flavor with a chewy chocolate, valentine’s day flavors> The sudden insertions of these bizarre product placements during <and Cornetto soft ice cream that comes in chocolate chip> the film just ruins the mood of watching it with <cookie dough, vanilla, chocolate, and double chocolate> interest. When will these guys ever learn?
ii – It’s a time pass, fun film. Just don’t even try to make ‘Head or Tails’ of this film. It’s not worth it.
iii – Ayesha Omer who was dressed up like a nerd, fully clothed desi social girl is all of a sudden decides to transform herself into smart, skin tight revealing western clothes in front of bunch of guys and younger brother.
Karachi Se Lahore is a good time pass, high-spirited film without taking itself seriously.
Rate: 2.50 out of 5 stars