2020 looks like a promising year for films in Pakistan. 2019 didn’t do well in this regard, but this year it’s bigger films with bigger casts. Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha tops the list, but its release date has been pushed further owing to some religious bigots making baseless claims against the contents of the film.
The Legend of Maula Jatt is another movie (a remake of the original Maula Jatt) starring some of our favorite stars that we have waited long enough. It’s finally releasing in 2020. Phew! Here’s a list of all the big films we are looking at, for release in 2020!
Initially scheduled for release in January 2020, the release of this Sarmad Khoosat production has been pushed further, but hoping everything goes as planned, we can expect the film to hit the floors in February. The film features Arif Hassan, Eman Suleman, Samiya Mumtaz and Ali Kureshi in pivotal roles, written by Nirmal Bano and helmed by Sarmad Khoosat, this one is worth the wait.
Here’s another one written and directed by Sarmad Khoosat, that features three of his Manto co-stars. A female-centric film, Kamli stars Saba Qamar Zaman, Sania Saeed, Nimra Bucha, and Eman Shahid. As revealed by Khoosat, Kamli is a tragic love story, but one that doesn’t include an urban setting.
The Legend of Maula Jatt
TLMJ has kept the audiences waiting since its first look that came out in 2019. Shortly after, the movie was met with censor board issues, which seem to have blurred now. Directed by Bilal Lashari, this Fawad Khan starrer is tentatively scheduled for release on Eid Ul Fitr 2020. Fawad Khan is accompanied by Hamza Ali Abbasi, Gohar Rasheed, Mahira Khan and Humaima Malick in this Punjabi action-drama remake.
With an extensive star cast, this Faisal Qureshi comedy directorial is nearing completion. Money-Back Guarantee brings together Fawad Khan, Wasim Akram, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Gohar Rasheed, Kiran Malik, Mani, and Jan Rambo. Muniba Mazari (the activist) and Shaniera Akram, will also be making their silver screen debut with this film. Shaniera Akram will be playing a correspondent for BBC. So, watch out for this all-out entertainer this Eid Ul Fitr!
Our favorite ‘Bhola’ (Imran Ashraf) from Ranjha Ranjha Kardi is making his silver screen debut opposite Amar Khan, also the writer of this Mohammad Ehtishammudin directorial. Dum Mastam is a romantic comedy and actor Adnan Siddiqui’s debut production. Instagram sensation, Momin Saqib has been cast as one of the supporting cast in this film. Catch Dum Mastam in cinemas on Meethi Eid.
Farhan Saeed’s debut film and his wife and actress Urwa Hocane’s debut production, Tich Button is scheduled for release on Eid Ul Fitr this year. Directed by Qasim Ali Mureed, Tich Button is a movie about love, friendships and a whole lot of drama and fun. Feroze Khan is all set to make his comeback in the film industry with this movie, and his female lead is to be played by Sonya Hussain. Iman Ali has been cast to play the love interest of Farhan Saeed in the film.
London Nahi Jaunga
Mind you, London Nahin Jaunga is not a sequel to Punjab Nahi Jaungi, but a completely different story in the same genre. Directed by Nadeem Baig, and penned by Khalil Ur Rehman, LNJ is bringing together yet again, Mehwish Hayat, Humayun Saeed and Kubra Khan in lead roles. Gohar Rasheed is playing the role of Humayun’s best friend in the movie, which is anticipated to hit cinemas on Eid Ul Adha this year!
Quaid e Azam Zindabad
Mahira Khan and Fahad Mustafa have recently wrapped filming of Quaid e Azam Zindabad, an action-comedy written and directed by Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza. Fahad plays a cop in this family entertainer, while Mahira plays his love interest. The film is scheduled for release on Eid Ul Adha this year.
Ahmed Ali Butt, the man with a quirky sense of humor is all set to make his debut as the leading man in Fatman, a superhero film that is based on the issue of body shaming. Helmed by Nabeel Qureshi, this thrilling action-comedy is definitely something we all look forward to this year.
So, get ready for more drama, comedy, and romance this year!