It Looks like that 2018 will be biggest year for Pakistani films in term of gross numbers unless all big films turn out to be a big disappointment.
We are already into third month of 2018 but we are still waiting for first big hit of 2018 from local industry. Parchi managed to end up with respectable total but others couldn’t do much. Allahyar did see some trending for couple of Weeks but saw steep falls after that. Maan Jao Naa ended up with very low numbers. One film is still remaining in the first quarter i.e. T Cake. Cake has managed to create many good words among trade with many claiming it to be a very good movie but going with the promos it has nothing to offer for the cine goers. And with no bankable star in the film it will take very slow start. Film has very good release date coming opposite Baaghi 2. Baaghi 2 will surely take very big start which will will give Cake some push.
Coming toward upcoming features, this year looks like biggest year in Pakistani Cinema History (since revival). 2018 has 5 very big films lined up for release right now. And if all five live up to expectations then these five films alone might hit 150cr mark. If only three of them find good appreciation then we might even go well beyond 150cr mark. Let’s take a look at all these five films in their release order.
Parwaaz Hai Junoon is releasing on Eid ul Fitr and will have an open Week of holiday season with it. Major Hindi film Race 3 won’t probably make it to cinemas over Eid and that leaves Parwaaz Hai Junoon with huge opportunity to score big. Film has very good cast which is a mix of big name like Hamza Ali Abbasi to a new comer Ahad Raza Mir who has gained popularity from super hit drama Yakeen Ka Safar. Film has potential of hitting 20cr mark and if found appreciation then it might even hit 25cr.
Teefa In Trouble has potential to be a trend setting film in Pakistan. Film has got fantastic response to it’s teaser and reports for the film are excellent. Teefa is going to be first real action film of Pakistan. It is having a non Holiday release but that won’t be an issue as film will take thunderous start and is a sure shot 25+cr grosser if finds appreciation.
Eid Ul Adha will again see clash of two big films. Two biggest directors of Pakistan will come face to face again. Last Eid ul Azha their films did over 52+cr approx cumulatively. Jawani Phir Nahi Ani is still highest grosser ever in Pakistan and it’s sequel will be unstoppable. With Fahad Mustafa joining the cast it will be unbeatable in Karachi/Hyderabad where actor has massive pull. Nabeel Qureshi is bringing Load Wedding on Eid Ul Adha and it will also feature Fahad Mustafa. Load Wedding will find little tough in the start due to huge following of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani but it will have good long run. Film has perfect setting of local flavor and that will translate into big numbers in lifetime run. This Eid ul Azha will surely go over 50cr mark combined and we might even hit 60cr mark this time.
Maula Jut might not hit screens this year but this is the film which will take numbers to a whole new level. Film has a dream cast and reports of the film so far are outstanding. It is early to say anything but going by the cast and reports, this film will shatter each and every boxoffice record by big margins. And if this film finds universal acceptance then sky will be the limit at boxoffice for this film