In Focus: Lahore Se Aagey - A hit or a miss? lyrics, OST title song mp3 download, cast, timings, drama review, written update (source: hipinpakistan)
Most of us had high expectations from Lahore Se Aagey, especially after falling in love with Moti’s hilarious debut in the prequel Karachi Se Lahore. However, many left the cinemas disappointed and unsatisfied after the premiere that took place in Neuplex last night. Long story short; the weak plot could not be saved by the stammer this time around and we’re not very happy.
ARY Films and The Showcase Films teamed up for the sequel, directed by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain promising that it would be bigger and better. The audience was given the impression that the movie is going to break stereotypes and redefine the society. It might have even achieved this, had the story been more solid with a plot more focused. Despite having Yasir Hussain’s adorably innocent character, Saba Qamar’s seductive dance moves, Behroze Sabzwari’s presence, catchy soundtrack and a lot of added (unnecessary) surprises, LSA could not keep the viewers glued to their seats.
LSA narrated the story of Moti and Tara played by Hussain and Qamar respectively. Tara is a tough, rich and ambitious girl who has everything but no love, friends or support. Moti, on the other hand, is just poor old Moti on his way to meet his dying uncle in Swat. Yes, we’re sure you all have the predictable story sorted by now. Rich girl meets poor boy and discovers the true meaning of life that money could never buy. Sigh
And since every story needs a villain, this one has two backed by an evil aunt who fears she might lose her dying husbands’ wealth to Moti; a nephew made through a blood donation. Could there be more drama? Oh, yes! The bad guys include a Pathan trying to look English and a fake Amitabh Bachchan; both failing miserably at whatever they were aiming for. Neither were we impressed by the acting nor were we tempted to laugh.
We won’t reveal much of the story, not that there is much left to be revealed! However, it’s not all bad either. Qamar’s ‘Desi Thumkas’ are guaranteed to make your heart do ‘Kalabaziyan’! (No exaggeration!) In our opinion, the movie did not need all that in-your-face branding, the diva is enough to sell the movie and do commercially well! However, the interesting juxtaposition of not selling vanity, yet vehemently using it in the plot is something we could never understand with Rauf’s work.
Lahore Se Aagey’s Kalabaaz Dil will make you skip a heartbeat
Bonus points for Rauf though, who took us down memory lane, making us relive the 90’s music all over again. He reminded us of the lost talent that needs to make a comeback. Also, as a responsible father, Rauf promoted young talent and showcased the future( his son) in his movie. Whereas, on the technical end, the editing could have been better to show a smoother transition. And as for that African tribal scene in the middle of Pakistan, we’re still trying to figure the logic behind that bit.
To watch or not, well that’s for you to decide. But with the current ban on Bollywood movies, it won’t be wrong to say that Rauf just got lucky! Until Dobara Phir Se releases, there isn’t much competition in his way.
HIP Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars
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