Cinema in Pakistan is back on track. A decent numbe of films were released in 2020 and many did decent business at the box office. The second half of the year is packed with some good quality content. We at Trending at Social bring you the most anticipated films ahead this year.
Pakistani Films in 2022
Cast: Ahsan Khan, Ayesha Omer, Sohail Sameer, Saba Faisal, Ghulam Mohiuddin and Sarish Khan
Director: Amin Iqbal
Producer: Saira Afzal
Amin Iqbal dons a triple role for his cinematic debut Rehbra. The direction, writing and screenplay all have been done by Iqbal. Touted as a love story with a twist, Rehbra features Ayesha Omar in a brand-new avatar as Bubbly. Also, her pairing with Ahsan Khan is yet another highlight of the film. With an interesting mix of actors, good comedy, fresh romance, and well-shot action sequences, Rehbra looks super promising. The movie will release on June 24.
London Nahi Jaunga
Cast: Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, Kubra Khan, and Gohar Rasheed
Director: Nadeem Baig
Producer: Salman Iqbal Films and Six Sigma Plus
Al those who loved Punjab Nahi Jaungi (PNJ) will surely be excited for this one. After all, who wouldn’t want to watch Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat together on the big screen? Multiple theories popped up after the trailer was out. People thought the film is a sequel to (PNJ). But that isn’t the case. It’s a fresh story with different characters, but the feel of PNJ is a constant. Written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, the film promises romance, drama, comedy, and emotions in abundance. The movie will release on Eid-ul-Azha, 2022.
Cast: Fahad Mustafa, Mahira Khan, Javed Sheikh, Nayyar Ejaz
Director: Nabeel Qureshi
Producer: Fizza Ali Meerza
The superstars of the Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad need no introduction. The most interesting factor of the film is its mass appeal, the fresh pairing of Fahad and Mahira along with a social message. Director Nabeel Qureshi has the knack for experimenting with different genres and he transports the audience into a different universe. With all the ingredients of a commercial potboiler, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad releases in theatres this Eid-ul-Azha, 2022.
Cast: Sami Khan, Mani, Saleem Mairaj, Nazish Jahangir Behroze Sabzwari and Mubeen Gabol
Director: Abdull Khaaliq Khan
Producer: Tariq Habib Rind
Lafangay belongs to the horror-comedy genre. However, this genre hasn’t been explored much in Pakistan. The film’s poster and the first song has been released and it looks super interesting. Four boys and one ghost, Lafangay is a situational comedy, written by Abdull Khaaliq Khan. The movie will compete with London Nahi Jaunga and Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad this Eid-ul-Azha.
Cast: Shaan Shahid, Kiran Malik
Director: Shaan Shahid
Producer: Jahan Films
Zarrar is the comeback vehicle of Shaan Shahid. The plot primarily deals with patriotism and nationalism. Supermodel Kiran Malik plays a journalist in her debut film. Nadeem Baig, Adnan Butt, Nayyar Ejaz also portray important roles. The film has been in the news for many years and probably will release on August 14.
Cast: Tariq Islam, Shamoon Abbasi, Yasir Hussain, Sohail Sameer, Sana Fakhar, and Saleem Mairaj
Director: Azeem Sajjad
Producer: Neha Laj
Chaudhry is a real-life story of the late Chaudhry Aslam. He was assassinated in 2014 when a suicide blast hit his convoy passing through Lyari Expressway. The filming began in 2018 and everyone was curious to know which actor will be playing the protagonist. The makers however cast Aslam’s real-life colleague DSP Tariq Islam. The film is slated to release on June 24.
Cast: Gohar Rasheed, Juggan Kazim, Sana Fakhar, Naseem Vicky, Marhoom Ahmed Bilal, Honey Albela, Alia Khan, Anjum, Nawaz, and Balbir Singh
Director: Abu Alleha
Producer: Javed Ahmed Kakepoto
Abu Alleha is known for making films on intense subjects. This time around he takes a different route and opts for a Punjabi situational comedy. The film explores the struggles of theatre actors who haven’t seen the spotlight. Shot Cut will release in cinemas this Eid-ul-Azha, 2022.
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