Wow! Excellent! Extremely interesting! Bitter but unforunately true!
My friend summed up her experience of watching Pakistani movie “Bol” with the above words. After the success of ‘Khuda key Liye’ everyone was waiting for Shoaib Mansoor’s next venture with a little apprehension because of the high standard set by his first movie KKL. He is not only a master of the craft but according to me he works with his heart and this is the reason his movies touch every heart even if one tends to differ with his opinions.
Shoaib Masoor’s earlier work like PTV drama Ankahi, Fifty fifty, Vital Signs’ songs or Silver Jublee Awards of PTV were all trend setters in their own ways. We were school children when Silver Jublee awards of PTV became a massive hit and made people like Benjamin sister overnight stars. Almost 25 years ago they were not less then any iifa Awards of this era. (minus the vulgarity and semi clad ladies ). I think I am drifting away from the movie in the limelight…..BOL
I am planning to watch Bol after these words by a friend!
She says “I am not a regular movie goer and hardly find time and mood for all such activities. My cousin insisted so I went along with her. My thoughts weren’t so positive about the movie before waching it. I was expecting it to be an average movie with some lollywood and bollywood type masala in it. But amazingly I was spellbound throughout the show. Each and every scene was brilliant. There wasn’t a moment of boredom. Above all the story and screenplay was awesome. The harsh and bitter realities of life have been shown in an excellent manner with a touch of sarcasm and humour.
The cast was amazing. Zeb Rehman appeared on screen after such a long time and seemed no one could do better than her. Hakeem sahab was just perfect for the role and Iman Ali was superb in her too. Shafqat Cheema did a tremendous job. He conducted his role so well and if its not unfair to others then I would say he outclassed everyone else. Rest of the cast Atif Aslam and Mahira Khan were great too.Mahira looked awesome in her black outfit. Humaima Malick narrated the story really well.
BOL serves as a wake up call for the nation and I am glad that audience loved it and its great to see people welcoming and appreciating such movies. Shoaib Mansoor deserves all the recognition for extracting awe-inspiring performances from the entire cast of the movie. Those who haven’t seen the movie yet should go and enjoy one of the finest movies Pakistan has ever produced.”