KARACHI: Released in October last year along with Zeba Bakhtiar’s Shaan-starrer Operation 21 and Bang Bang — Bollywood’s remake Night & Day — Na Maloom Afraad has crossed 165 days of running in cinemas in Karachi and Islamabad. The film has done a record business of Rs12.2 crore in the 22 weeks it has been running.
Ever since the release of Shoaib Mansoor’s Khuda Kay Liye in 2007, Na Maloom Afraad is the first movie to have achieved this milestone. Previously, Shaan’s Waar held the record of running in cinemas for 163 days. The 1977 Lollywood flick Aina starring Shabnam and Nadeem still holds the record of the longest running Pakistani film ever with over 401 weeks.
Directed by Nabeel Qureshi, Na Maloom Afraad stars Javed Sheikh, Fahad Mustafa, Urwa Hocane, Mohsin Abbas Haider and the veteran Salman Shahid in key roles. Set in Karachi, the film tells the story of three friends who find themselves neck deep in trouble with the city’s drug mafia.
After the tremendous success of Na Maloom Afraad in Pakistan, the film is also set to release in Australia later this year.