KARACHI: An adventure comedy flick, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani has finished filming and entered the post-production phase. The film, produced by Humayun Saeed, has been shot extensively in different parts of Thailand and Karachi, stated a press release.
“The final day of the shoot was quite tough as it was very hot in Karachi so it was a relief that it went smoothly,”said Saeed in a press statement. The team had previously shot most portions in Thailand, which were very enjoyable. “Hamza Ali Abbasi , Ahmed Butt, Vasay C haudhry and I also got our faces clean-shaved for the final portion which was quite fun. The entire team including cast members, the crew and myself are very happy with the final results and excited to see the feedback from audiences now”.
The film, that is Saeed’s latest production after Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, also stars Hamza Ali Abbasi, Vasay Chaudhry, Mehwish Hayat and Ahmed Ali Butt. Speaking to The Express Tribune earlier, Chaudhry, who is also the writer of the film revealed, “I had the idea for Jawani Phir Nahi Ani even before Main Hoon Shahid Afridi happened. But then we put the project on the backseat and started working on MHSA. After we completed that, we decided to revisit this project.”
According to Butt, the film is about “friendship, marriage and life.” A common misperception, comedy films are often predetermined to be no-brainers, but Chaudhry clarified that his film isn’t one of those run-of-the-mill comedies and has a meaty storyline. “It isn’t just a slapstick comedy. It has a proper story arc to it,” he noted.
It will also mark the feature-film directorial debut of Nadeem Baig, who has previously directed sitcoms such as Family Front and Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat, in addition to directing the popular TV serial Pyaray Afzal. The film is slated to be released on Eidul Azha. The posters and teaser of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani have already created quite a stir.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2015.