'Wajood' might just be the downfall of Pakistani cinema

Published: May 14, 2018
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KARACHI: Pakistani films have been on the rise since last year with those such as Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Cake doing huge business across the world. While there are still quite a few projects lined up for release this year, another one has made it to the list.

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The trailer of Wajood, starring Danish Taimoor and Javed Sheikh was recently released and it might just mark a dip to the growth of Pakistani cinema.

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Movie trailers are supposed to hint what the film will be about and the kind of storyline that the film revolves around. However, Wajood’s trailer fails to do all of that and just features shots of Taimoor in different avatars.

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Much like Chain Aye Na, Wajood seems like a disaster – like a C-grade Bollywood film. The dialogues are very OTT and so are the female leads. Unconvincing action paired with cheap romance should be a no-go zone for Pakistani cinema – or any cinema for that matter.

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The only thing good about the trailer is Sheikh himself. While not much is clear about his character, the 63-year-old looks very handsome. And a lot better than 35-year-old Taimoor.

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Wajood is set to hit theatres on Eidul Fitr this year, clashing with 7 Din Mohabbat In and Azaadi. 

Watch the trailer here:

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 14, 2018 - 12:50PM

    Bring back the days of Nadeem – Shabnum or at least shaan – reema . Pak cinema too had its share of family stories/ comedies …. try to get them back . Recommend

  • Mehreen
    May 14, 2018 - 3:28PM

    I think its very unfair that a film is being categorized as the ‘downfall of cinema’ on the basis of a trailer.
    People have invested good money in the making of this film and the reviewers should at least wait to bring out the daggers until they have seen the movie.Recommend

  • Syed Dawood Ahmed
    Jun 7, 2018 - 10:19PM

    Wajood Trailer is so good, very good location, nice songs, good comedy, Melody song, good acting, this movie may be cross 30+ Crore, Advance Book going to be very good, maximum seats eid day and 2nd eid day sold out still 8 days remaining for eid, i think first 3 days Wajood will cross 6 crore. lets wait and watch. Recommend

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