LAHORE (Web Desk) – List of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of 2015.
1 – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani was not only the highest grossing movie of 2015 but also the highest grossing movie all time in Pakistan s history. Breaking the record of 1998 movie Chooriyan, this mega cast movie earned 46.44 crore rupees. The film was a comedy-entertainment and the outfits worn by the actresses had caused some stir way before the release of the movie. Hamza Ali Abbasi added added more fuel to the fire by publicly calling for boycott of the movie for its bold scenes, though the actor was one of the lead actors of the movie. All things definitely proved helpful for the business and the film was a blockbuster.
2 – Bin Roye
A typical Momina Duraid film, Bin Roye, was a formula film with love at the base of everything happening in the movie. Humayun Saeed and Mahira Khan definitely created the magic that the director wanted out of them and Amreena Khan gave the perfect kind of support to the lead actors the film needed.
3 – Wrong No
Wrong No. was a perfect comedy. Directed by Yasir Nawaz, the film had all the elements of a comedy that would make the viewers burst into fits of laughter throughout the movie. Danish Taimoor and Sohai Ali Abro were in the lead roles of the movie.
4 – Jalaibee
alaibee was a big budget movie from local standards. A Mafia movie is always expensive to produce and Yasir Jaswal was found struggling in this directorial. The film didn t get excellent reviews from the critics but was able to earn 17.6 crore rupees collectively from Pakistan and overseas, becoming the 4th biggest hit of the year.
5 – Karachi Se Lahore
Karachi se Lahore was a journey from Karachi to Lahore in a train. Shahzad Sheikh, mistreated by everyone, from parents to girlfriend, throughout his life, finally stands up for himself, upon finding out that his girlfriends was getting married in Lahore.
6 – 3 Bahadur
Although the 6th highest grossing movie of the year, trhe movie must be considered a blockbuster for being the first ever Urdu language 3D animation movie. Film revolves around 3 kids, Amna, Saadi and Kamil, who are out trying to save their communities from all the evils. Collecting Rs. 6.64 crore rupees, the film proved that there s certainly space for animated movies in Pakistan too.
7 – Manto
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat mesmerized the crowds with his outstanding perfomrance. Although he could have tried a bit more to look like Saadat Hassan Manto, 20th cerntury Urdu fiction writer upon whose life the film is based, he definitely emoted Manto in this epic biopic. The film was critically acclaimed and generated a discussion in the society yet again on Manto.
8 – Dekh Magar Pyar Se
Dekh Magar Pyar Se was the 8th biggest hit of the year but was a disappointment overall for the box office and the cine-goers considering the hype the film had created before its release and the content that the producer and director came up with in the movie. It was a dismal performance, nonetheless earned Rs. 2.24 crore.
9 – Maya
Pakistan may not have produced a horror movie in years, but when it did, it didn t. Maya didn t haunt the viewers and proved to be as disappointing as anticipated. The film was the 9th biggest hit of the year.
10 – Moor
Moor was declared a classic even during the making of the movie. Jami definitely proved himself as a director who knows what he is doing. Althouh his first directorial, Operation O21, had failed to impress the audience, Jami had only been forced to complete it after the director of the movie left it midway. This time, however, Jami was right up the task and the cinematography, frames, locations definitely proved the movie was made by an accomplished director.