Momina Mustehsan's Islamabad United anthem will bring you to tears -- for all the wrong reasons

Published: February 7, 2017


KARACHI  : Considering that Momina Mustehsan is Islamabad United’s official mascot, it’s hardly surprising that it was she who ended up singing the team’s anthem for Pakistan Super League.

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What is more surprising is that somehow, the girl who brought all of Pakistan (or at least, its male population) together in Afreen Afreen now seems to have done the exact opposite.

The song titled Cricket Jorray Pakistan – has opened to mixed reviews from all over the country, with even die hard fans worrying that Momina might be losing her touch.

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We cannot help but agree. There seems to be an overuse of auto-tune, and we don’t get to see even a glimpse of the Afreen Afreen prowess. The video is hardly ground-breaking: Momina appears to be standing in the corner of a dark room with a microphone, singing to herself while glimpses of Islamabad United flash sporadically. All signs lead us to wonder the amount of effort Coke Studio producers put in, to polish an otherwise raw and amature product.

All together, Cricket Jorray Pakistan comes off as cliched and too gimmicky. No wonder people have been trolling Momina over social media.

And this too.

Watch the video here and decide for yourself:

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 7, 2017 - 12:54PM

    Heard that shes Reema Khan’s niece. really ? but theres no similarity ..Recommend

  • Jalbani Baloch
    Feb 7, 2017 - 1:00PM

    Copy culture. It is same like DIL DIL PAKISTAN, which was sung by late Mr. Junaid Jamshed. Please try something that may become your own identity.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Feb 7, 2017 - 1:56PM

    One hit wonder.Recommend

  • k k khan
    Feb 7, 2017 - 3:23PM

    I still like it. Recommend

  • Yasser
    Feb 7, 2017 - 5:36PM

    Dear Correspondent,

    Perhaps you were expecting her to do modeling?

    Please keep in mind she is a singer and not responsible for direction of the song.

    I’ve listened the song and she has sung well.Recommend

  • Aqeel
    Feb 7, 2017 - 7:21PM

    Why did you have to make this video with Prisma?Recommend

  • Ahmed Rabani
    Feb 7, 2017 - 8:48PM

    @Bunny Rabbit: Yup, she is! Her mom is Reema’s sister and her nana Agha Akmal Khan is Reema’s father.Recommend

  • Ahmed Rabani
    Feb 7, 2017 - 8:51PM

    Adakara Reema ki niece Momina is following her aunt’s footsteps.Recommend

  • JK
    Feb 8, 2017 - 8:18AM

    Good one overall Recommend

  • Ahmar Khan
    Feb 8, 2017 - 10:14AM

    She showed prowess in Afreen Afreen? Oh please.

    Much of that song was performed by Rahat Fateh Ali and she was just the eye candy with the camera zooming in on her when the lyrics described Husn e janaan’s beauty. She barely sang for 30 seconds.

    Not much singing talent. Just a pretty face to get views.Recommend

  • Arshad Quddus
    Feb 16, 2017 - 10:38AM

    Her song works as adrenaline: what else would we want. Bravo gal.Recommend

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