Lahore Se Aagey

Lahore Se Aagey is a 2016 Pakistani road-comedy romantic film directed by Wajahat Rauf, written by Yasir Hussain and Produced by Asfand Faruok, Salman Iqbal, Jarjees Seja and Wajahat Rauf. The film is a spin-off to 2015 comedy film Karachi Se Lahore and second installment in Karachi Lahore film series. It features an all star cast, including Hussain (who was also part of the original film) along with Saba Qamar, Behroze Sabzwari, Abdullah Farhatullah, Mubashir Malik, Atiqa Odho, Rubina Ashraf and Noor ul Hasan. The film was released worldwide on 11 November 2016 under the production banner of AN Entertainment Pvt. Ltd .[3][4] Upon release, it received criticism from critics and became a moderate box office success.[5]

Lahore Se Aagey
Theatrical release poster
Urduلاہور سے آگے
Directed byWajahat Rauf
Produced byWajahat Rauf
Jarjees Seja
Salman Iqbal
Asfand Farouk
Written byYasir Hussain
Story byWajahat Rauf
Yasir Hussain
StarringYasir Hussain
Saba Qamar
Music byShiraz Uppal
CinematographyAsrad Khan
Edited byHasan Ali Khan
Production
company
AN Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Showcase Films
Distributed byARY Films
Release date
  • 11 November 2016 (2016-11-11) (Worldwide)
Running time
131 min
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu
Budget7.33 crore (US$520,000) (estimated)
Box office21.60 crore (US$1.5 million)[1][2]

Plot

Moti from the original film continues his journey from Lahore to Swat where he meets a female rock star Taraa Ahmed.

Cast

Production

According to the director Wajahat Rauf, after the release of Karachi Se Lahore, Yasir Hussain received public recognition and became popular for his role of "Moti" so he decided to make its sequel. Rauf said: "Following the release of Karachi Se Lahore, Moti became a tremendous hit amongst the audiences, so Yasir and I decided to make a separate film starring just him."[6] The film is written by Yasir Hussain and he will play the lead role with Saba Qamar.[7] Yasir Hussain has told in an interview that the cast from Karachi Se Lahore will also make cameo appearances. The film is shot in Karachi, Lahore and the northern parts of Pakistan.[8] The cast also includes Rubina Ashraf and Behroze Sabzwari in pivotal roles where as Saba Qamar played the role of a upcoming rockstar. [9] First look of the film was revealed on 20 February 2016.[10][11]

Soundtrack

The first song of the film "Kalabaaz Dil" was released on 24 September 2016 by ARY Films. Second song of the film "Zara Si Laga Lo" was released on 15 October 2016. Full album was released on 24 October 2016.[12][13][14]

All lyrics are written by Shakeel Sohail; all music is composed by Shiraz Uppal.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Kalabaaz Dil"Aima Baig, Jabar Abbas4:57
2."Zara Si Laga Lo"Shiraz Uppal4:01
3."Be Fiqriyan"Aima Baig4:16
4."Tere Bina"Aashir Wajahat4:25
5."Ehle Dil"Aima Baig4:41
Total length:22:20

Release

A teaser for the film was released online on 8 August 2016.[15] An official trailer for the film was released online on 9 September 2016.[16] The film was first premiered in Lahore, and then in Karachi on 9 and 10 November 2016 respectively.[17] It then released on 11 November nationwide.

Box office

The film collected up to  21.60 crore worldwide and became the fourth highest-grossing film of 2016. [1][2]

Critical reception

Sarah Raza Ansari of Samaa TV rated 5/10 and said, "The whole story wraps off in this way on a good note." She added, "The plot could have been improved with a little effort."[18] Asfia Afzal of Business Recorder also said for the improvement of plot.[19]

Rafay Mahmood of The Express Tribune said, "The film itself is nothing more than an extended chase sequence. The shots are neat and well-framed but aren't grand enough to explore the natural beauty, a cardinal sin when treating any road movie."[20] Gibran Khalil of DAWN said, "Instead of embodying the spirit of a road trip film by evoking a smooth sense of movement, Lahore Se Aagey feels more like a collection of short sketches. I'll admit that it looks like the LSA team had a ball making the movie."[21] The both critics rated the film 2/5.

Shubham Bahukhandi of Dekh News rated 3.5/5 and praised its direction, while said that it has the worst screenplay ever and its music is not even average.[22]

Hamza Shafique of Dubai Desi Reviews gave 1.5 out of 5 Desi stars and commented, "Lahore Se Aagay for me is more like a standup comedy act which one might enjoy but not expect from a silver screen entertainer."[23]

Accolades

Ceremony Won Nominated
16th Lux Style Awards
[24]
  • Aima Baig – Best Female Singer for "Kalabaz Dil"
  • Anjum Shehzad – Best Director
  • Yasir Hussain – Best Actor
  • Saba Qamar – Best Actress
3rd Galaxy Lollywood Awards[25]
  • Aima Baig – Best Playback Singer Female for "Kalabaz Dil"
  • Wajahat Rauf and Salman Iqbal – Best Film
  • Yasir Hussain – Best Actor in a Leading Role Male
  • Saba Qamar – Best Actor in a Leading Role Female
  • Wajahat Rauf – Best Director
  • Abdullah Farhatullah – Best Actor in a Comic Role
  • Shiraz Uppal – Best Music
  • Kalabaz Dil – Song Of The Year
  • Wahab Shah – Best Choreography for Kalabaz Dil
  • Saba Qamar and Yasir Hussain – Best Dance Performance for Kalabaz Dil
  • Saba Qamar and Yasir Hussain – Best On Screen Couple
  • Ddance off in jungle – Cinematic Moment Of The Year
1st International Pakistan Prestige Awards[26]
  • Wajahat Rauf and Salman Iqbal – Best Film
  • Wwajahat Rauf – Best Director
  • Yasir Hussain – Best Actor Film
  • Saba Qamar – Best Actress Film
  • Aima Baig – Best Singer Male/Female for "Kalabaz Dil"
  • Behroze Sabzwari – Best Actor in a Supporting Role Male/Female

Sequel

After the success of first two films, director Wajahat Rauf announced that a third film titled, Karachi Se Lahore 3 will release on Eid al-Fitr 2019. [27] Shooting would begin in December 2018. [28]

See also

References

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  21. "Review: Lahore Se Aagey is less road trip, more car crash". DAWN. Gibran Khalil. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
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