Humayun Saeed leads the star ranking in Pakistan and with Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 he will extend the lead further.
Right now opening day record for a Pakistani film is held by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani whereas biggest single day record is held by Punjab Nahi Jaungi. Opening weekend and week records are also held by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Punjab Nahi Jaungi respectively. Coming towards lifetime grossers -there also records are held by Punjab Nahi Jaungi followed by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani. So basically, all openings, as well as, lifetime records are held by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Punjab Nahi Jaungi and both the films starred Humayun Saeed in lead. This box office performance put Humayun Saeed right at top of the star equation in Pakistan with some very fine leads. Punjab Nahi Jaungi created opening records despite releasing opposite mega film Na Maloom Afraad 2 and that speaks of the star power Saeed holds.
Now, there can be multiple arguments in media regarding this, few can put the success on content which is obvious as a film can’t be a huge blockbuster without content getting appreciation. And the way Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani grossed it clearly shows how big appreciation both got from cinegoers. But this doesn’t change the fact that both films belong to Humayun Saeed as paying audience paid for those films. Few will even say that they were multi star films which is true but in the end both films had Humayun Saeed in lead especially Punjab Nahi Jaungi where he was in solo lead and these facts can’t be changed. And with both becoming such huge blockbuster Humayun Saeed is right now miles ahead of others in the league. Many will put forth argument that Fawad Khan is biggest star but that is all just media saying it due to huge endorsements there for Fawad but when it comes to boxoffice then Fawad is no where near Humayun rather he is even behind some other stars. To prove his stardom Fawad Khan will have to give back to back huge grossers and that won’t happen as he has only one major film in his kitty i.e. Maula Jut.
Now with Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 all set for Eid ul Azha we might see a new history ever for a Pakistani Cinema. If Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 performs like prequel then top 3 grosser will belong to Humayun Saeed and that hasn’t happened for any actor in our cinema atleast for the last decade.