Pakistani cinema’s uniqueness is gradually finding a footing. With London Nahi Jaunga, it may have cemented it. Armed with powerful dialog and some relevant themes, London Nahi Jaunga is a family entertainer with the right amount of humor and important social messages thrown in.
Set between rural Punjab and urban England, this Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Kubra Khan starrer will steal your heart without you even realizing it. Being a sequel for the film Punjab Nahi jaongi, who also set blockbuster records, has been able to grab the audience’s attention globally. Whoever has watched it is also praise for the film.
Directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, the film begins with a similar set up as Punjab Nahi Jaungi. Rural feudal landlord Jameel Qamar (Humayun Saeed) is trying to be a confirmed bachelor (we aren’t told why, maybe his heart broke once upon a time?) and avoiding an engagement with the perfectly beautiful and lovable Arzu (Kubra Khan). Enter Zara Tiwana (Mehwish Hayat) who turns the tables and Jameel Sahab has fallen head over taanga in love. What happens after is a juggernaut of emotions and simple but effective plot twists that keep you wanting to root for Jameel’s hapless love story.
The supporting cast is no less to be credited for a well-told story that is so deeply Pakistani in its elements and themes. Sohail Ahmed is fabulously on point as the funny but powerful patriarch. Salman Shahid punches in his one-liners while snorting on his huqqa and Saba Faisal as the Chaudhrayen is always gloriously and plushly decked up and always ready with a perfectly delivered snark.
With pitch perfect performances, picturesque Pakistan and England, memorable dialogs and entertaining music, London Nahi Jaunga offers the audiences a perfect package of entertainment, depth and escapism.
If you haven’t hit the cinemas yet for this blockbuster, do so right away and thank us later!