So after a wait of what seems like ages, the teaser for Humayun Saeed’s ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ was finally released earlier today. With a total run time of about sixty seconds, the teaser succeeds in giving us a clear picture of what to expect from the Nadeem Baig directorial: a full on masala film.
It opens with a haveli somewhere in Punjab and we see Humayun Saeed make his grand hero like entry. Then we get a sneak peak of the love triangle as Urwa Hocane and Mehwish Hayat make an appearance. We also get glimpses of other actors like Ahmed Ali Butt, Azfar Rehman, and Sohail Ahmed before the teaser ends with the only dialogue exchange when Mehwish says ‘Main Punjab nahi jaungi’ to which Humayun Saeed replies, ‘Main marun ga to aana parey ga na tumhein?’ in a thick Punjabi accent.
Here are a few observations/pointers after having seen the teaser:
- I haven’t seen television show ‘Dillagi’ which also featured Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and was directed by Nadeem Baig, so I can’t comment on the similar feel as lots of people seem to be saying. But I strongly feel that repeating television hit jodi’s for film is not a good idea as we are not yet out of the film looks like TVdrama phase.
- Nadeem Baig has proved himself as a filmmaker with ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’ and he all set to take things a few notches higher with this one. The film does look a bit Bollywood’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ but I guess a little inspiration never killed someone and its cool as long as the film feels Pakistani which it definitely does!
- Humayun Saeed looks every bit the filmi hero which gets established from the entry sequence itself. Also seeing that Punjabi accent at the end, it will be a treat to see this new avatar of Humayun. Someone is going to prove the detractors wrong with his acting chops!
- Urwa Hocane looks breathtakingly stunning in the film! Eastern wear is definitely her thing and I feel that this film will be a turning point in her career.
- Mehwish Hayat looks beautiful but I’m #TeamUrwa.
- Sohail Ahmed will impress with his act I feel, the first look was intense!
Here’s the teaser, the film will release Eid-ul-Azha.