5 Pakistani movies to look forward to in 2015

Published: April 7, 2015

KARACHI: After decades of ‘unwatchable’ films that were shunned by audiences, Pakistani cinema finally seems to be on the road to revival and producing quality films which have garnered both critical and commercial appreciation.

Ever since the release of Khuda Kay Liye, cinema in Pakistan has seen better productions at least once a year and now it seems that the number is increasing. While we cannot match the number of films produced by our neighbour just yet, we can still happily boast of delivering multiple quality productions a year, with Shan-starrer Waar, followed by Operation 21 and the comedy thriller Na Maloom Afraad being only a few examples.

With a promising start, we’ve complied a list of 5 Pakistani movies to look forward to this year:


1. Ho Mann Jahan

Starring the gorgeous Mahira Khan with Shehriyar Munawwar and Adeel Hussain, Ho Mann Jahan is all set to be the next big thing in Pakistani cinema. Directed by Asim Raza, the film follows the life of three college friends from distinct social backgrounds, all aspiring towards one combined goal: becoming musicians. The film features sound tracks by Atif Aslam, Zeb Bangash and Tina Sani. With the shooting wrapped up, Ho Mann Jahan is set to release later this year on Eid ul Azha

You can get a taste of what Ho Mann Jahan has to offer with the trailer here:

2. Yeh Jawani Phir Nahi Aani

Thanks to Hamza Ali Abbasi’s provocative statements, Humayun Saeed’s star-studded Yeh Jawani Phir Nahi Aani has already gathered enough publicity even before the release of its trailer. YJPNA promises to be another comedy-drama movie about dominating wives ruling over their husbands. Shot in Bangkok, the film is scheduled to release this Eid ul Azha. YJPNA stars Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahmad Ali Butt, Wasay Choudary and Mehwish Hayat in lead roles, with Omar Shareef and Javed Sheikh in supporting roles.

Watch the highly-publicized YJPNA trailer here:

3. Dekh Magar Pyar Se

A romantic comedy based in the heart of Lahore, Dekh Magar Pyar Se is Humaima Malik’s second Pakistani flick after her critically and commercially acclaimed Bol in 2011. The stunning Malik stars against upcoming chef-turned-actor Sikander Rizvi, grandson of Madam Noor Jehan. Directed by Asad ul Haq, Dekh Magar Pyar Say is scheduled to hit cinemas this August.

Check out the first look of the Dekh Magar Pyar Se poster here:

Read: From chef to actor: Sikander Rizvi to make film debut alongside Humaima Malick

4. Karachi Se Lahore

Karachi Se Lahore is another film that generated word-of-mouth publicity even before the release of the official trailer. The trailer teaser featuring a sizzling Ayesha Omar in an item number has been one of the most shared videos on social media in the past few days. Directed by Wajahat Rauf, the film stars Javed Sheikh, Ayesha Omar and Yasir Hussain. While not much has been revealed about the movie yet, Karachi Se Lahore seems to be another comedy/drama flick set to release this year.

Watch the trailer teaser of Karachi Se Lahore here:

4. Bin Roye

It seems that 2015 is Mahira Khan’s year, with two Pakistani films and a Bollywood film opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the pipeline, this actress is on a roll. Bin Roye is based on an Urdu novel Bin Roye Aansoo by writer Farhat Ishtiaq, who had also penned the novel behind blockbuster drama serial Humsafar. The movie stars veteran Humayun Saeed and has been directed by award-winning diretor Haisam Hussain. Javed Sheikh and Zeba Bakhtiar are part of the supporting cast.

Check out the poster here:

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Asif
    Apr 7, 2015 - 1:48PM

    You forgot Moor, Mein Manto and Mah-e-Meer.Recommend

  • Shahid Rizvi
    Apr 7, 2015 - 2:12PM


  • Faria
    Apr 7, 2015 - 2:39PM

    Looking forward for Ho Mann Jahaan ♥ MahiraRecommend

  • Usama Hafeez
    Apr 7, 2015 - 3:48PM

    This is the first positive article I have read on ETRecommend

  • Hamza
    Apr 7, 2015 - 4:21PM

    Yalghaar, Moor, Ho Man Jahan and Mein Manto are the ones I am most looking forward to.Recommend

  • aliza
    Apr 7, 2015 - 6:44PM

    How about Jalaibee. Its awsome movieRecommend

  • PakiDefender
    Apr 7, 2015 - 8:20PM

    what about Saya E Khuda E Zuljalal, Maah-e-Meer, Moor, Hijarat, You didn’t mentioned any of the other genre film … The films I mentioned are the soul of Pakistani cinema..based on realities based on some moral and the above movies mentions are mostly bollywood inspired! -_-Recommend

  • Inaam Sheikh
    Apr 8, 2015 - 1:47PM

    Wat about Ishq aur Eman of ZA Rana?Recommend

  • Raz
    Apr 8, 2015 - 1:50PM

    ET seem to be very pro-indian and Bollywood.Recommend

  • Fahad
    Jul 4, 2015 - 8:37PM

    Look, it is my request to all these production houses to please, please stop the use of Roman Urdu in your film titles. No other nation in the world (except India) does this. Please write the movie titles in proper Urdu or have entirely English-language titles for them (or lobby the government to officially transition Urdu to the Roman alphabet).Recommend

  • hearteous bhutta
    Jul 16, 2015 - 1:45PM

    U forgot swaarangi, shah, gidh, halla gulla and other such movies.
    plz write a pstv article on themRecommend

  • Riffat Hayyat
    Jul 22, 2015 - 5:09PM

    I love (Made in Pakistan)Recommend

  • waseem
    Jul 23, 2015 - 6:27PM

    same hereRecommend

  • Aug 18, 2015 - 4:00PM

    i love Pak movies and daramaRecommend

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