Lahore: Pakistani romantic comedy film ‘Karachi Se Lahore’ has released nationwide and it’s premiere was held at Cinestar IMAX cinema on Thursday.
The premiere of ‘Karachi Se Lahore’ at Cinestar cinema featured a host of stars including lead cast and crew the film along with heavyweights from Pakistan’s film, music, TV and fashion fraternity. The evening was attended by Ali Zafar, Yousaf Salahuddin, Juggun Kazim, Junaid Khan, Fariha Pervez, Shiraz Uppal, Ali Noor, Ali Hamza, Rabia Butt, Farhad Humayun, Syed Noor, Umair Fazli and Saleem Sheikh among others.
The film is directed and produced by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain. The film’s songs have been composed by Sur Darvesh, a creative collaboration between musicians Uppal, Noor and Hamza.
The lead actress in the film, Ayesha Omar said that starting her acting career from TV channels and then appearing in films was a very good experience for her and she was quite excited about the film’s release. She said anticipation from the film was simply high and she also hoped people would love the film, which covers all the ingredients of a good entertainer.
The star cast of ‘Karachi Se Lahore’ includes Shahzad Sheikh, Omar, Hussain, Ahmed Ali, Javed Sheikh, Eshita Syed, Rashid Naz, Aashir Wajahat and Mantaha Maqsood.
The film chronicles the journey of five friends on a road trip filled with comedic situations where they discover each other and Pakistan.
Actor Agha Ali also while talking exclusively to Daily Times, said, “It’s good for Pakistani film industry that more and more movies are releasing every month. Fresh talent is being introduced in our films and I’m very excited about ‘Lahore se Karachi’ release.”
Zafar stated he came to support the young talent of the film and by supporting each other our industry will grow and make profits. He said that nobody could stop the coming fresh talent performing well in our industry.
Speaking on the nationwide release of his film, Rauf said, “‘Karachi Se Lahore’ is a laugh-out-loud comedy and I hope everyone has fun watching it. True revival of Pakistani cinema started with Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ and that is when I decided to make a film.”
Rauf said the film industry was growing and filmmakers needed support and encouragement from audience and media.
The film is scheduled to be released worldwide this month in US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK and UAE.