Project Ghazi, billed as Pakistan’s first superhero film, made history last night but for all the wrong reasons.
The film which was originally scheduled for a Friday release was postponed right after its premiere on Thursday night. Project Ghazi appeared to get a harsh response from the audience as it was packed with technical issues, particularly the sound design.
Speaking with The Express Tribune, lead actor Humayun Saeed admitted that the film was incomplete. “I have worked in the film so I knew the dialogues but even I couldn’t understand anything. Project Ghazi relies heavily on dialogues to explain the storyline and if it’s inexplicable, there is no point. The film cannot be judged right now.”
The actor said he had been telling the producers to postpone it for about a month. “Project Ghazi has potential as a film, so why not wait and deliver a better product to the masses? I don’t know but maybe the producers were under some pressure from the brands or something that made them continue with the premiere,” Saeed noted. “He said it wasn’t that bad but I literally walked out halfway because I knew I’d have to stop it from releasing.”
Saeed shared that most local films suffered from bad sound because “we are not good at it.” That’s why, we go abroad to fix our sound. “We dub the dialogues usually. Even India does, because we don’t have the equipment and expertise to sync it on location. For Project Ghazi, we didn’t do dubbing so I knew something was going to go wrong.”
He clarified that Punjab Nahi Jaungi, his upcoming Eid release, will not be affected by Project Ghazi. “It has good hype and people are looking forward to watching it. Although I know it would have been affected if Project Ghazi had released today.” The Bin Roye star predicted it will take at least four to five months to fix Project Ghazi’s issues and finally release it.
Saeed added he doesn’t usually do other films but he did Project Ghazi to support young artists. “My mission is to support others in the industry. They will carry the future. I saw how hard it was upon the producers last night.”
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