*** Its Show Time *** (Edited)

LMB has been posting about Khuda Kay Liye, which has been creating waves since long. As you guys know, its on the streets now and I think i must share my experiance of attending the first show at Sozo World.


Ravishing Iman in one of the posters inside Sozo World, Fortress Stadium.


Check out the rush at the end of first show in Sozo.

The second show was going to be full again, as when we came out there were lots of people waiting for their turn. Most of the viewers were from the young generation and they thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It was, though not a master peice but, a great effort. At least I feel provoked ;)

second edition

Before “Operation Silence” on the movie I must say “is dafa movie zara hut kay the” …Lets start with the story, it revolves around two families one in UK and one in Lahore, Pakistan, and how they got into an inconvenient swirl of fate and their happy-go-lucky life turns into a turmoil after certain incidents. Iman Ali is a muslim britisher, who wants to marry a non-muslim. Her father does not want her to get married to him and he somehow managed to take her to Pakistan, this was apparently imposed as a long waited family re-union to her. Shan and Fawad are sons of a well-off Seyyed family, also Iman’s cousins, who are into singing and music. Fawad through a friend got a chance to see Molana Tahiri, this meeting eventually leads him to the battle field in Afghanistan and then an unfortunate series of misadventures…I better stop here to not to kill your curiosity “what happened next.” To me, story looked like a mixture of some true stories that we heard after 9/11 about Muslims and Sikhs living in USA. So story was different but not THAT different from one’s expectations (of age group 15-30). Plot (i.e. organization of events) was weak OR it was the censorship, really I felt that film was very brutally censored. Acting wise, Iman did quite well with lots of unnecessary close ups, and Shaan tu Shaan hay …he was bit overweight for the role though, his makeup in the lockup was bit ignored. Fawad as a newcomer was good enough but not stunning. Gori (paired with Shaan) also worked very well, I believe she gave perfect expressions. Rest of the senior actors and actresses did justify with their roles. Dialogues were done beautifully and we laughed at different spontaneous shoots. Locations used were Sali ke Haveli, Masjid Wazeer Khaan, Badshahi Mosque, and Defense etc. Scenes, the most striking scene to me was when Iman was running away from the home at Afghan-Pakistan border where she was living like a hostage. That reminded me of escape of Molana Aunti …. :D

Subject of the movie is confusion regarding religion and how a person can use immature minds in the name of religion. Message was “thanda kar kay khao.” :) …(my perception).

And it is useless to talk MORE about musical score, everyone loved it and it was well placed in the movie. Cinematography was not lacking professionalism. Overall, a job well done by Shoaib Mansoor, at least he took the first step.

I really feel provoked, I have a movie moving in the neurons :).

17 Comments so far

  1. Opee (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    Glad you’ve liked it! If not a masterpiece then indeed it is a great step forward for the improvement in the Pakistani Movie Industry.

    3 Cheers for ShoMan!!

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    hey hey , where the experience :] , we are so anxious for it … how was it

  3. hareem sahar (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    it was a bold step against talibanization thru movie,tho im nt much satisfied wid the logic of proving music “not-haram”in islam,…

    indeed a thought provoking flick for the young generation regarding our “image as a muslim”,this genre of topic for a movie is a new trend.

  4. >man!< (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 2:38 am

    Me n my frieds r planning to watch it together..
    soon InshAllah..

  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 3:46 am

    Usman, u must go before it get banned :) …some guys in cinema were talking about ban in Sindh.

  6. madiha (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    Talibanisation, sweety learn the facts before righting anything ok!!!
    Get a reality check to when your at it.
    First you aint a terrorist being a muslim
    second if you dont agree with their movement of the taliban,formed to drive the soviet union out of afghanistan,given so much power it destroyed their minds,fueled by america as you can dig up in any web sight, DONT CURSE THEM EITHER!!!
    And sec, a decent British girl would know better to now be involved in an affair,less yet with a gora,if she truly was a Muslim Pakistani,have we women have no dignity,can we not differnetiae btw right and wrong.!!!!!
    i mean just becoz you see ppl around you going nuts and no more following their religion,which aint the least bit harsh as portrayed by some ppl, doesnt mean you start second guessing yourself.

  7. madiha (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

    well just by showing music aint haram doesnt mean its true.
    ask yourself honestly, when you listen to music wht do you think,
    abt love,betrayal,hardships, tht by listening to music you gain peace,fighting the reality you fall into a few min of day dream.
    see this is the reason that music,songs are forbidden,they intoxicate the heart, stir desires,and so much more
    just try it once PLEASE, think conciously next time you listen. where does the mind wonder off, and you no more will need to justify music as being not haram.
    wake up dear stop lying to yourself becoz its the total awesome thing to do in this world right now, think abt deeper stuff.

  8. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    I don’t know why, I smell some truth here! 8-/

  9. Opee (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 12:24 am

    one question: Is this Music or are these the lyrics that make you go far beyond your conscience?

  10. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 2:13 am

    @PS: My reading instinct told me that you have revealed the storyline in your latest update.

    I didn’t read it :P

    *Gabbar laughter*

    ‘HA HA HA HA’

  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    @HM: U better read it first :) …SUSPENS say bhurpooorrr hay.

    I dont think that i told the whole story/or complete storyline, but yes, i gave the basic idea what the story is about.

  12. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 2:22 am

    I heard that in Pindi, ppl from ISB are coming for this movie only, intaha ka rush hay ….and only one cinema is showing KKL there.

    Case bhi kar dia hay is par :( . The movie is not challenging any law itself, but it is evoking sense of realization and using rationale to THINK about the current misconceptions/youth’s beliefs. So again, its the viewer, whatever he/she takes out of it.

  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 5:23 am

    @HM: >>>I don’t know why, I smell some truth here!>>>

    Well, everything that is forbidden and/or “not allowed”, is for our betterment. Now its us, to decide, that we want to KNOW the reason behind that, or just blindly follow the command (which makes us end up having a blank face in front of non-muslims, who ask about our beliefs). As an educated and capable enough minds, we shud QUESTION everything, which confuses us (without getting embarrased), but of course ….we need to take it easy and gradually, so we can absorb things to their full meanings bit by bit (for that matter, avoiding extremism).

    Anything in “excess” would ruin our mind/body and soul, in that it can eventually deviate us from practicing daily activities of living with effeciency…i.e. living a balanced life (according to our beliefs).

    Movie suggested lots of things, its up to the viewer HOW he/she takes that (movie asks to ponder on each and everything religion says..huh…so nothing new?..hum log wait kartay hain k koi dosra aa kar hamain mashwara day, apna dimagh koi nahi larata).

    Recreational activities are allowed, but again, excess of anything will lead to endless loss.

    Excess of anything is, “ADDICTION”, and addiction is something really bad, i do not feel the need to explain that.
    So in this century, nothing is wrong with “enjoying life” (as everyone has his/her different circumstances) as long as you are fullfilling the basic requirements…ie Haqooq Allah and Haqooq ul Ibaad …i hope you know all the list :)). Be happy.

  14. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 5:32 am

    @OP: Music.

    Shoaib Mansoor is not a fool to make this kind of movie without gathering enough evidence and research.

  15. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 5:34 am

    But again as educated and well aware viewers, we have all rights to investigate about the subject of movie, its theme and to find out, whatever was in the script, is true or just a hawayee fire :)

  16. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 5:37 am

    @all: Dont dive into “deeper stuff”, you will lose urself…take it…bit by bit and enjoyyyyyyy.

  17. Opee (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 6:43 am

    Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy the movie! :) Cheers!

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