It is common knowledge that an Eid release is what almost every film-maker wants for his/her film. The period has a history of guaranteeing box office success which makes it the most sought after release date. Year after year we see film-makers fighting it out as they want their film to release on this golden date and although the number of films that finally release on Eid is not the same as is seen weeks before, it’s often more than what the audiences can digest resulting in films eating into each others business.
This time around we have six major Pakistani films which seem to be in the running for an Eid-ul-Fitr release.
First up is Yasir Nawaz’s Mehrunisa V Lub You which stars Danish Taimoor and Sana Javed in the lead roles and is a romantic comedy. Of all the films this was the first one to announce its release date via a quirky poster. Still, we checked with Danish Taimoor to see whether the film would be releasing on the mentioned date and he gave an affirmative answer and assured us that the film was very much releasing on Eid.
Second up is Jhol which is again a romantic comedy with a star cast that includes names like Urwa Hocane, Ali Azmat, Bilal Ashraf, Nausheen Shah and Saleem Mairaj. Directed by Shahid Shafaat the film also features an item number featuring Ayesha Omar. We checked with the makers and were told that the film is definitely releasing this Eid.
Third is Shaan Shahid’s ambitious venture Arth 2 which stars Shaan himself along with Humaima Malick, Mohib Mirza, and Uzma Hassan. Now while Shaan did announce Eid as the release date for his film on facebook when we tried to confirm it with him we did not get a definitive answer. So its still to be seen whether this film releases on Eid or not.
Fourth is again a Shaan Shahid starrer. Directed by Hassan Waqas Rana Yalghaar stars Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Bilal Ashraf, Sikander Rizvi, Gohar Rasheed, Sana Bucha, Armeena Khan, Ayesha Omar, Uzma Khan, Aleeze Naseer and others. We have learned from reliable sources that the film might just finally release this Eid-ul-Fitr although there has been no official announcement as such.
Fifth in line is Shoaib Mansoor’s eagerly awaited film Verna which stars Mahira Khan and Haroon Khan. Now while it was initially announced that the film is releasing on Eid there has been no official announcement by the team. We did contact Haroon who told us that the shooting is yet to end and with post -production and all its highly unlikely that the film will be releasing on Eid.
Lastly on the list is Geo Sar Utha Kay which marks the debut of Shafqat Cheema’s son Shehryar Cheema. The film features quite a few new faces who will be sharing screen space with veterans like Nayyar Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, and others. Directed by Nadeem Cheema the film is also in the Eid race although the makers do not want to announce the date as of yet, but an Eid release is definitely on the cards.
Also joining these local films will be Bollywood biggie Tubelight starring Salman Khan and four films from Hollywood: The Mummy, Wonder Woman, Transformers: The Last Knight and Despicable Me 3.
With exactly three months to go, let’s see which of these films finally makes it to cinemas this Eid-ul-Fitr i.e June 25. Do comment and let us know which film has you the most excited.