Pakistani cinema industry is on the rise and we can only expect great things to happen in this fresh year, considering the level of high-end production we saw last year. In 2018, films like Jawaani Phir Nahin Aani 2, Parwaz Hai Junoon, Cake, Parchi, Load Wedding and Donkey King were critically and commercially successful films that made a mark on the audiences. In the upcoming year we have no less of an impressive line up.
The Legend of Maula Jatt
Starring Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick and Gohar Rasheed, written and directed by Bilal Lashari and produced by Ammara Hikmat, the film is set to release Eid ul Fitr 2019. The film ran into some controversy about the copyrights but seems to be back on track with its title “The Legend of Maula Jatt” and credits the creator of the character, Nasir Adeeb. This is story of Maula Jatt with the Game of Thrones treatment. The trailer looks nothing less than fantastic and this looks like it’s gonna be a big one.
Produced by Urwa Hocane, written by Faiza Iftikhar and directed by Qasim Ali Mureed (who directed Faiza Iftikhar’s tv play “Aangan” for ARY) this film stars Farhan Saeed and Feroze Khan. It is produced under the banner of ARY and Salman Iqbal films and we can definitely say this looks very promising.
Heer Maan Ja
Ali Rehman Khan (Janaan, Parchi) and Hareem Farooq (Dobara Phir Se, Parchi) star in the upcoming Imran Raza Kazmi (Janaan, Parchi) flick about a romantic comedy between the two. The film is directed by Azfar Jafri and the film is written by Owais Korai Baloch. The subject of the film is honor killing but hopefully it’s dealt with a light touch.
Paray Hut Love
Starring Sheheryaar Munawar Siddiqui and Maya Ali and written by Imran Aslam and directed by Asim Raza. Asim Raza is the director behind Ho Mann Jahan and we’re expecting good things. The film also has a short appearance by Mahira Khan and also includes Hina Dilpazeer, Zara Noor Abbas, Ahmed Ali Butt and Rachel Viccaji. The film is set to release around Eid ul Azha 2019.
Wrong Number 2
Sami Khan and Neelum Muneer will be seen opposite each other in this film. It will be directed by Yasir Nawaz and Danish Nawaz will be giving the dialog. It also includes actors like Nayyer Ejaz and Javed Sheikh.
Armeena Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqaar, Sabeeka Imam, Samina Ahmad and Hassan Niazi star in an upcoming film that is also a tribute to the Pakistani Air Force. It is directed by Azfar Jafri.
This untitled film is written and directed by Omar Essa Khan and stars real life couple Syra Shahroz and Shahroz Sabzwari. From the looks of it, we like it and we hope that this could be a good addition to the list of illustrious films brought to us by Lollywood this year.
A crime thriller by starring Mansha Pasha, Ahmed Ali Akbar is directed by Kamal Khan and written by Ali Abbas Naqvi. This looks like one of those dark edgy thrillers that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Karachi se Lahore 3
Shehzad Sheikh, Ahmed Ali Akbar, Javed Sheikh and Ayesha Omar star in the third instalment to the Karachi se Lahore series. Directed by Wajahat Rauf and is written by Yasir Hussain.
The film stars Meera, Osman Khalid Butt, Amna Ilyas, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Ali Kazmi in lead roles. It’s directed by Saqib Malik and is a social drama.
Momina Duraid’s film house brings Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf together in a story of stardom and perhaps a fateful romance? Guess we’ll have to wait for the teasers to drop.
This Sheheryaar Munawar and Syra Shehroz had been shelved and had not been released due to technical difficulties but there is buzz about the film finally releasing this year. Fingers crossed!
Shaan Shahid and Kiran Malik star in this action thriller which is directed and written by Shaan Shahid himself. From what we can tell from its initial poster, this looks like another hardcore action flick and we really hope Shaan’s fortunes shine brighter on this one than they did in Arth 2.
Love you Jatta
This Humayun Saeed project is set to release on Eid ul Azha 2019. The film is written by Vasay Chaudhary and directed by Nadeem Baig. The leading lady is yet to be cast but we know for sure that Humayun is in the hero.
Which Lollywood film are you looking forward to in 2019? Let us know in the comments.