Sheheryar Munawar goes from ‘bhaijaan’ to ‘jaan’ with Mahira Khan’s help in 7 Din Mohabbat In
Pakistan’s blooming film industry has branched itself out with multiple genres; from the family drama in Janaan by Azfar Jafri and Imran Raza Kazmi, to Shoaib Mansoor’s social drama in Verna.
However, it goes without saying that our film industry has also given audiences a string of comedy films that left us in a fit of laughter! To name a few of the star-studded hits filmmakers graced us with, we’ve had Na Maloom Afraad and its sequel, along with Karachi Se Lahore, Jawaani Phir Nahi Aani, Actor In Law, and most recently, Parchi.
Directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, 7 Din Mohabbat In has been the talk of the town ever since it was announced Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar will be setting the screen on fire together! The teaser, which was keenly awaited by all, has once again surfaced an excited buzz among the industry and fans alike.
Co-starring Javed Sheikh, Aamna Illyas, Mira Sethi, Hina Dilpazeer and Beo Zafar, the teaser evidently portrays Sheheryar’s character, Tipu, as a geeky boy who takes on the help of the quirky and frivolous Neeli, played by Mahira, to transform him from a ‘bhaijaan’ (brother) to ‘jaan’ (lover) in a matter of seven days.
Though low-key what everyone is anticipating is how Sheheryar, originally the hunk of our industry, will be prepping for his ‘bechaara bhaijaan’ role!
Undeniably, what tends to pop out from the teaser and make one do a double take is Mahira’s character, as we see her in an avatar she has never donned before. The queen of expressions has given us various characters we grew to love, both on the big screen and in TV dramas. Be it the innocent and soft-spoken Khirad from Humsafar, the spiritualist Falak from Shehr-e-Zaat, or the resilient rape victim Sara from Verna. And how can we forget Shano, who personified romance in Sadqay Tumhaare? With each brilliant performance, Mahira stole the heart of the entire nation!
Quite different from all her previous characters, Mahira as the bubbly ‘Neeli’ has surely stirred up the curiosity of the masses, as we wonder whether or not she’ll be able to nail her newest performance, and that too in a comedy.
It may be a little difficult to initially ‘digest’ Mahira’s perky character, which is poles apart from the usual mature female characters audiences are immune to seeing on screen. However, her performances have never failed to impress us, so fingers crossed for what will surely be a stellar act by the exceptionally vibrant team of 7 Din Mohabbat In.
The film releases on Eidul Fitr, in June, 2018.
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