We watched the Pakistani movie “7 Din Mohabbat In” today (btw it’s playing in City Centre and The Mall Cinema in Qatar). My main reason to go watch this movie was its amazing cast. If you haven’t seen the trailer, watch it here..
So without taking much time, let me tell you what I felt about it….
- The movie is a fantasy/fiction movie which is a new step for Pakistani cinema, but unfortunately not the kind of cinema I enjoy. I wish I had seen the trailer before I went to watch this movie, so I would be prepared for the senseless story of Jinns & Bhoots.
- Having said that I was quite impressed with the quality of special effects in a Pakistani movie!
- This movie is a light romantic comedy, with some funny one-liners but mostly lame jokes (or at least I found them lame…)
- The storyline is extremely weak and the entire movie feels like it’s not tied together properly.
- Mahira Khan plays a comic role for a change and she looks pretty effortlessly although sometimes I found her character quite silly and annoying.
- Sheryaar Munawar’s dorky look and acting reminded me very strongly of Hrithik Roshan in Koi Mil Gaya. Even a scene of Tipu’s vision getting fixed because of the superpower of the Jinn was exactly the same as a scene in Koi Mil Gaya!
- Speaking of which, there were other scenes that reminded me of various Indian movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai & Andaaz Apna Apna.
- The ONLY thing I enjoyed was looking at Karachi and how visually appealing they have made it look. It showed the simpler, everyday Karachi life with Tipu’s house set in the backdrop of Saddar. It has lovely cinematography with beautiful visuals of every day Karachi life!
The movie is an entertainer that many people might enjoy (and hence it’s getting such good reviews!?). I think it’s an attempt to make cinema that the masses would enjoy, something like a Govinda/ Salman khan kinda comedy movie that is meant for a different kind of audience.
Btw, I am not trying to say I am very sophisticated or anything… I do enjoy cheap, non-sensical comedy too like Andaaz Apna Apna (with Crime Master Go Go!), but this was definitely not that level of comic timing or acting or screenplay – at all! Probably a baby step in exploring that kind of cinema genre.
BUT this was definitely NOT my cup of tea! While in cinema, I was on my phone and constantly looking at the time, waiting for it to be over! When the Intermission came, I was like “WHAT, we are just halfway through!?”. I found it painful!