| 7.4/10 |
| July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)|
Yasir Hussain, Wajahat Rauf (story)
Karachi Se Lahore is a 2015 Pakistani comedy road film directed and produced by Wajahat Rauf under production banner Showcase Productions. The film's story is written by Yasir Hussain Karachi se Lahore, featuring an ensemble cast including Javed Sheikh, Mantaha Tareen Maqsood, Yasir Hussain, Ahmed Ali, Eshita Syed, Aashir Wajahat and Rasheed Naz, whereas lead roles are played by Shehzad Sheikh and Ayesha Omer. This is the first Pakistani road-trip film which covers the 36 hours journey from Karachi to Lahore in real time, where the characters face obstacles, overcome them and undergo personal growth.
The film was released by IMGC Global Entertainment in cinemas nationwide on July 31, 2015. In its opening weekend, it took in ₨2 crore (US$190,000) at the local box office and at the end of run, film reached the benchmark of ₨10 crore (US$950,000). It is first Pakistani film to be premiered in Hollywood.
Zaeem (Shehzad Sheikh) the protagonist has been mistreated his entire life by his parents, teachers, bosses and his girlfriend. But when he learns that his longtime girlfriend Ayesha (Eshita Syed) is marrying her cousin in Lahore, he decides to stand up for himself for the first time in his life and go to Lahore to stop the wedding. A roller coaster of a road trip from Karachi to Lahore begins. Everything that can go wrong does and the group of 5 aboard find themselves in conflict with each other.Shehzad Sheikh as Zaheem
Ayesha Omer as Maryam
Ahmed Ali as Sam
Aashir Wajahat as Zeezo
Yasir Hussain as Mutazalzal a.k.a. Moti
Javed Sheikh as Tiwana
Eshita Syed as Ayesha (Aashi)
Mantaha Tareen Maqsood as Khushi
Rasheed Naz as Khan Sahib
Wajahat Rauf as Sindhi Landlord (special appearance)
Hashim Butt as Malik Sahib (Drunk Man)
Noor ul Hassan as policeman
First poster of film was revealed on January 13, 2015. The first look teaser of an item song featuring Ayesha Omer released on March 21. First look teaser trailer along with poster was revealed in a press conference held in Karachi. Theatrical poster featuring film sponsors with release date was revealed on April 30, 2015. Character poster featuring Yasir Hussain was revealed on June 30. More character posters were also revealed later in same month. On July 17 a video song titled Aja Re Aja was released on Vimeo. Digital marketing and PR for the film is being handled by SocialSell, the official digital partners for the film. The soundtrack of this movie was also released in India under the label of Sony Music (India)
Karachi se Lahore was released nationwide in over 60 screens on 31 July 2015. The film was premiered in Hollywood, Los Angeles on August 16. The world television premiere of film was shown on Urdu 1 on 25th Sep 2015 (Eid 1st Day). It will release in U.S.A on November 27, 2015.
Rafay Mahmood of The Express Tribune rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and given the verdict as "Karachi Se Lahore has hilarious moments that at times seem out of place. Watch the film to learn some new jokes, but opt out if you are looking for a good big screen experience."
In November 2015, director Wajahat Rauf announced that there will be a spin-off film of Karachi Se Lahore scheduled to be release in 2016. He said: "This will be more of a romantic-comedy and will follow the adventures of a young couple. It is set right after the events of Karachi Se Lahore."
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2Aja Re Aja (feat Ali Hamza & Shiraz Uppal)Sur Darvesh3:00
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