Lahore Se Aagey, yet another indianized type movie to start off with, don’t know why our producers and directors love to copy or follow Indian pattern of movies, if they are so adamant to copy then I would suggest that Hollywood can be a better option to copy / follow rather than Bollywood’s style. By copying Bollywood, end product would be a second grade product, because Bollywood copies Hollywood and we copy Bollywood.
As being the sequel of ‘Karachi se Lahore‘, I wasn’t expecting much from ‘Lahore Se Aagey’, weak story, direction-less direction and weak acting by some actors were overshadowed excellent acting from Yasir Hussain, beauty of Saba Qamar and excellent music (specially AIMA BAIG).
For me ‘Lahore Se Aagey’ had three main positive points which saved it from complete collapse and theses are;
- Yasir Hussain’s acting: I have been closely following this guy since I saw him on theatre, acting for Anwar Maqsood’s plays and since then I have a fan of this guy. Your acting skills have simply saved this movie from complete disaster, although you could have written somewhat better then what you wrote.
- Saba Qamar’s Beauty: Another positive point of this movie is Saba Qamar’s stunning and striking beauty; she was a treat to look at too. Couldn’t look away from screen when she was on-screen. Although at certain points her acting wasn’t that good, but her beautiful face didn’t allow me to focus much on
- Music: We (Pakistani’s) are really good at producing good music and it’s our music that has always made me proud and even flop movies like Hijrat and ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay’ had excellent music and excellent songs.
Here music director Shiraz Uppal has done a great job, even-though some of the songs don’t have that level of lyrics but even-then songs are great and are picturized in great way too. Biggest sensation of the movie is definitely Aima Baig, with naturally gifted singing skills; her vocal chords are way too powerful and over-shadows most of female singers around. I feel some real and strong competition coming up for Meesha Shafi and Zoe Viccaji. Ehle-Dil was best sung song with not that good lyrics, and Aashir Wajahat also sang his song quite well. Medley of evergreen Pakistani songs of 90’s were great too.
Now about acting, apart from Yasir Hussain and somewhat Saba Qamar all actors looked very mediocre, veteran and seasoned actors like Rubina Ashraf, Behroze Sabwari and Atiqa Odho should opt better roles rather than these filler type roles. Actors with such credentials should go for pillar type roles rather filler type roles. Behroze Sabwari did well, but Rubina Ashraf wasted herself.
Like Yasir Hussain, Abdullah Farhatullah also comes with a theatre background but he failed to impress and for Omer Sultan I am still trying to find exact words to write about his acting, I haven’t seen some trying to copy Amitab bachan as bad Omer Sultan has done in this movie.
Cameo performance by Ali Zafar was best and went well with the flow of the movie whereas Frieha Altaf’s cameo performance was worst one of the movie. Aashir also did well his act.
Story was way too predictable and some of the scenes like accident scene where Saba’s car hits Yasir, car break-down due to fuel shortage, then finding tribal people in middle of no-where and then dances were very very predictable, you get to see these type of scenes in almost every other Indian movie. .
In the end, biggest plus point of this movie is Aima Baig, her vocals over shadow each and every aspect of ‘Lahore Se Aagey’.