What a year 2015 has been for the Pakistani Film Industry. The revival of Pakistani Cinema is complete and this year has so far has seen some really quality stuff being made. Pakistani films have seen an exponential growth in terms of revenue generated this year. Judging strictly by a Box Office Point of View, some actors are now more in demand and their presence in a film ensures more ticket sales for that particular film. As the film industry gradually develops, some actors will become commercially more viable and bankable. The List concluded from observing the Box Office trends in 2015 is shown below.
Shehzad Sheikh might not be a full commercial draw yet but he does have some recognition due to his prior television work and he is quite a decent actor in his own right. Sheikh’s film ‘Karachi Se Lahore’, became quite the success with a total gross of nearly 9 Cr from Pakistan. The formula of Shehzad Sheikh as a leading actor seemed to have worked wonderfully well for the people behind KSL. Jury is still out that weather Shehzad Sheikh could replicate his success as a solo male lead in the future or not, but for now he makes the cut at number 5 on our list.
The legendary Mr. Javed Sheikh has achieved so much over the year as an actor over the years. “Sheikh Saab” as he is known, might be a surprise entry for some on our list but he was a part of nearly half the films that released during this summer including “Bin Roye”, “Wrong No” and “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani”. Cumulatively, the gross income of all the movies that have Javed Sheikh in them is more than any other actor has achieved this year. “Sheikh Saab” might not be the lead actor anymore but he can do any kind of role given to him and he can assure you a certain quality which no one else can give.
3.Hamza Ali Abbasi
A certain Mr. Hamza Ali Abbasi has now become somewhat of a controversial personality in Pakistan due to his political affiliation and his views in general. There is no doubt that the guy has some smooth looks and has females all over the country drooling all over him. These few factors have made Hamza Ali Abbasi into the most in demand actor in Pakistan right now and his presence alone can cause big ticket sales for any movie. There is no denying that Hamza is a decent actor himself and that he was one of the main attractions used for pulling the audiences into watching “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani”.
Danish Taimoor has successfully jumped ships from Television to Feature films this year with films like “Jalaibee” and “Wrong No”. Even though “Jalaibee” was a moderate hit but surprisingly “Wrong No” turned out to be a tremendous success and Danish Taimoor was the main lead in that project. Danish Taimoor definitely has a screen presence and a charm, which might turn him into a big star someday. The year 2015 was a big success for him and he definitely deserves a spot at Number 2.
Not surprisingly, Humayun Saeed takes the honor as the king of Box Office so far as his two films managed to break a lot of records. “Bin Roye” ended up becoming the highest grossing Pakistani movie overseas as of yet and “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani” managed to become the highest grossing movie in Pakistan. Humayun Saeed is a pretty decent actor and his experience guarantees him to always choose the right projects. Humayun Saeed knew that a movie like JPNA can become a massive hit in Pakistan so he was instrumental in getting the movie made and was also one of the producers of the film. 2015 has been a triumphant year for Humayun Saeed so far.