2017 proved to be quite good for Pakistani film industry. Not only for the number of quality films released this year, 2017 has also brought many new faces under the spotlight.
Pakistan film industry has been trying to emerge out from the damage of the past and has come up with many great movies in the recent time.
Based on their grossing in the domestic and the worldwide box office, here is the list of top 5 Pakistani movies of 2017.
Punjab Nahi Jaungi
Punjab Nahi Jaungi is a romantic comedy film, directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar.
The film features Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Urwa Hocane in the leading cast. The film was released worldwide on Eid-ul- Adha this year under the banner of Six Sigma Plus and Salman Iqbal Films.
The film generated the gross amount of ₨. 49 crore (US$ 4.6 million).
Na Maloom Afraad 2
Na Maloom Afraad 2 is a sequel to the 2014’s Na Maloom Afraad. It is written by Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi while latter has called the shots.
The film features Fahad Mustafa, Javed Sheikh, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Urwa Hocane as the returned cast and also brought Hania Amir and Marina Khan as the new faces.
It was released under Filmwala pictures and Excellency Films and will be releasing in America this week.
Yalghaar is a war film directed by Hassan Waqas Rana. The leading cast include Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Bilal Ashraf and Armeena Khan. It was produced by Mindworks Media and follows the true story of Pakistan Army’s Swat Operation.
Mehrunisa V Lub U
It is a romantic, socio-comedy film, written and directed by Yasir Nawaz.
It was released on Eid-ul-Fitr and featured Danish Taimoor, Sana Javed and Javed Sheikh in the leading cast. It was produced by Nida Yasir and Hassan Zia under the banners of YNH films.
Verna made it to the news even before it got released as it was facing ban issues. It is directed by Shoaib Mansoor and produced by Shoman Productions.
The film features Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid in the main cast and talks the social issues persisting in Pakistani society.
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Contributed by: Kaynat Kalam