2022 started on a positive note for avid cinema-goers. It feels great to grab a pack of popcorn and experience the magic of the big screen once more. This year so far has turned out to be quite encouraging; movies released on Eid-ul-Fitr were well received. Not just that, a non-festive film like Kamli is doing great business at the ticket window. With a rise in the number of footfalls, we hope that the second half of 2022 will turn out to be super successful. We at Galaxy Lollywood bring you a list of 6 upcoming films we’re excited to watch.
London Nahi Jaunga
The Nadeem Baig directorial marks the return of our beloved jodi, Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed. For the unversed, London Nahi Jaunga is not a sequel to the 2017 hit Punjab Nahi Jaoungi (PNJ). It has a fresh script by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar with new characters but with the same feel as PNJ. Also, it is touted to be the most expensive film produced by actor and producer Humayun Saeed. The film releasing on Eid-ul-Azha 2022 also features Gohar Rasheed, Kubra Khan and Vasay Chaudhry.
Fahad Mustafa and Mahira Khan are back on the big screen, and that’s enough to make us excited. Going by the colorful trailer, the film is a commercial potboiler that combines elements of romance, comedy and action tossed up with a social message. The shooting of the film was completed in February 2020, but then COVID halted its release. Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad is directed by Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza. The film will hit theatres on Eid-ul-Azha 2022.
Zarrar marks the long-awaited comeback of one of Pakistan’s most notable actors: Shaan Shahid. Having written and directed the film, Zarrar follows the journey of Shaan as the protagonist, with Nadeem Baig, Adnan Butt, Nayyar Ejaz, and Kiran Malik also featuring in the film. It is being produced under the banner of Jehan Films, and touches upon themes of patriotism, nationalism, and defending one’s homeland. The release date is yet to be confirmed, but given its theme, one might guess that this is a gift we’ll receive on 14th August.
Films based on real-life characters are fascinating. One such upcoming film is Azeem Sajjad’s Chaudhry based on the life of late SSP Chaudhry Aslam. His life saw it all: action, thrill, and tragedy. Tariq Islam plays the title role. For the unversed, Islam himself is a DSP and conducted many raids with Aslam. The film also stars Shamoon Abbasi, Yasir Hussain, Sohail Sameer, Sana Fakhar, and Saleem Mairaj amongst others. Chaudhry will release theatrically on June 24, 2022.
Horror comedies seem to be a new trend. Lafangay explores this rare genre and features Sami Khan, Mani, Saleem Mairaj, Mubeen Gabol, Behroze Sabzwari and Nazish Jahangir. The first poster of the film looks interesting, fresh and has us rooting for the trailer. The film written and directed by Abdull Khaaliq Khan eyes an Eid-ul-Azha 2022 release.
After proving his craft on TV, Amin Iqbal’s debut directorial Rehbra is described as a love story with a twist. What makes this film a head turner is the fresh pairing of Ahsan Khan and Ayesha Omar. Also, the film is majorly shot outdoors, giving the audience a refreshing experience to witness the scenic beauty and lavish locales of the country. Rehbra is slated to release on June 24, 2022.
Another Eid-ul-Azha 2022 release is Shot Cut; a situational Punjabi comedy. Directed by Abu Alleha, the film explores the life and struggles of low-tier theatre actors. Produced by Javed Ahmed Kakepoto, Shot Cut stars, Gohar Rasheed, Juggan Kazim, Sana Fakhar, Naseem Vicky, Marhoom Ahmed Bilal, Honey Albela, Alia Khan, Anjum, Nawaz, and Balbir Singh
Which of these upcoming films are you most excited for?