Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed-starrer Bin Roye will release on Eid

Published: May 26, 2015
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KARACHI: It is usually this time of the year when Pakistani cinema seems the most alive with multiple movies, one after the other being released on Eid.

With Eid-ul-Fitr only a few months away and the month of Ramazan just around the corner, film producers and exhibitors have already started picking up the pace ensuring their movie gathers the right amount of steam heading into its release.

A similar case can be made for the forthcoming romantic-drama Bin Roye. The movie which boasts of a stellar cast in Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan, Javed Sheikh, Junaid Khan and Armeena Rana Khan is already being touted as one of the biggest films to release this year.

Read: Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed’s Bin Roye likely to steal your hearts

During a press conference on Monday, the cast and crew got together to share their experience and expectations from the movie.

Mahira Khan termed Bin Roye as her ‘first film’. Despite having made her feature film debut with Bol, the Humsafar actor recalled how she had been a part of the project from its inception.

“Ever since I was narrated the story, I’ve been attached to it. Even while they were casting actors and scouting for locations, I was still very much a part of it,” said Mahira.

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The actor who is busy filming for her Bollywood debut Raees opposite Shah Rukh Khan these days was full of praise for the cast and crew of the movie, telling how they had a brilliant rapport through the filming process.

When asked who was a better co-star: Humayun Saeed or Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira jokingly responded, “Since Humayun is called the Shah Rukh Khan of Pakistan, that makes Shah Rukh Khan the Humayun Saeed of India.”

Mahira Khan. PHOTO: HASSAN CHOUDARY/EXPRESS

Humayun Saeed, who is nicknamed as the ‘King of Romance’ in the Pakistani entertainment industry will be play the male protagonist in the movie.

He said the strongest point of movie was its story. “Momina [Duraid] as a producer has taken care of every facet of the film be it the wardrobe or the sets…,” he said.

Read: I can’t wait to see both my films rule the box office: Humayun Saeed

The actor believes the film would showcase the Pakistani film and television industry’s real strength, which has always been, ‘drama’.

Humayun, who was quite animated and evocative throughout the press conference, even joked that “since it is a family-oriented film, Hamza Ali Abbasi definitely won’t have to post a status about it on Facebook.”

Bin Roye, which has been produced by MD Films and Hum Films, has been shot at multiple locations, including Karachi, Dubai and the scenic locations of Santa Barbara and San Francisco over a period of two years.

Co-directed by Momina Duraid alongside Shahzad Kahsmiri, the film will also be broadcast as a television serial.

However, the making of the film was not at all without obstacles, with director Haissam Hussain exiting the project at an early stage.

Badar Ikram, the senior vice president of Hum Films said contrary to popular belief there were no differences as, “Haissam had to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.”

Co-director and producer Momina explained Haissam directed a significant portion of the serial but only filmed a few scenes for the movie. Besides, two songs in the movie have also been choreographed by different directors with Asim Raza and Sarmad Sultan taking over the director’s chair.

To a question about why the producers had undertaken a risk by releasing a romantic-drama like Bin Roye on an occasion like Eid against comedy films such Wrong No., Halla Gulla and Karachi Se Lahore, Momina acknowledged this was good omen for the country’s film industry, and that all sorts of movies should be released be it a comedy of drama.

“The movie is ideally-suited for Eid as it is a love story,” she said. “Not only would the movie make you cry but will also make you smile as well.”

The movie’s music launch will take place at the Bridal Couture Week on June 7 with the producers also planning for a simultaneous international release in seven countries.

Bin Roye is the second film to be produced by Hum Films after the 2014 blockbuster, Na Maloom Afraad.

Mahira later tweeted about the film:

And here is the trailer of Bin Roye:

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Qasim
    May 26, 2015 - 2:38PM

    How does this represent our own Muslim values or Pakistani culture, in any way?

    Humayun Saeed seems like someone who has lost his way; fame and money can make many people loose their soul. This trite attitude crap makes for bad acting, as well.Recommend

  • Jawad Zafar
    May 26, 2015 - 10:06PM

    From the trailer, it seems a twisted version of “kuch Kuch hota hai”Recommend

  • Karachiite
    May 26, 2015 - 11:53PM

    @Qasim – if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Hard work and sweat went into making this piece of entertainment so commoners can enjoy a bit in the midst of all the terrorism ad extremism in this country, and you come along and have to be the party pooper. Chill out, and also, watch some Pakistani cinema from the 60s and 70s if you want to know what Pakistani movie ‘culture’ really is…Recommend

  • Rashid
    May 27, 2015 - 1:56AM

    I’m afraid this movie will fall flat on its face as it seems to be in awe of Bollywood. I expect something different from a Pakistani movie. A song and dance tear jerker is so passe these days. Recommend

  • Abdul
    May 27, 2015 - 2:38AM

    @Qasim:
    I’m guessing you haven’t been to a single Pakistani wedding in your life, especially those in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Gujranwala…wait actually pretty much everywhere in Pakistan. I’m from Haripur, KPK and even here girls dance at weddings and Bollywood music is played, dholkis, luddi, and what not and the clothing the actresses are wearing are the same as well! I’m quite shocked because there are many parts of Pakistani cinema which I think doesn’t reflect our culture but I don’t see anything in this movie which doesn’t happen in Pakistan and Pakistani Muslims don’t partake in. Search Pakistani weddings on YouTube and you’ll see those muslim values your so adamant on preaching! I see your living in a self deluded bubble that our culture is a burkha because women here wear shalwar kameez as its depicted and that we listen to naats and read Qur’an at our weddings! If that so I’ll be the first to speak against this portrayal but just open your eyes and stop being a self righteous hypocrite.Recommend

  • Anum
    May 27, 2015 - 9:49AM

    This is based on a novel by Farhat Ishtiaq by the same name and is not in awe of Bollywood. The story is very good and very realistic. I hope the execution is just as great!Recommend

  • Shehnaz Khan
    Jul 26, 2015 - 4:47PM

    It’s a great effort for revival of cinema, this time by educated people with no “khota waali” heroines in it.I liked the movie and its unusual story. My only request is that don’t try to ape Bollywood or include item numbers in the movies. The world has changed a lot and we educated Pakistanis have also gone through an evolution. We must promote our culture and values but that doesn’t mean we can’t look smart or never dance or sing. Let’s stop being hypocrites and enjoy good movies, some based on serious topics and some a bit lighthearted.Recommend

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