‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’ A sequel far better than the original

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LONDON: The blockbuster movie ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’, one of the highest grossing films of Pakistan, attracted a record number of cinemagoes since its launch in the UK on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.

Cast of this movie visited the UK for the promotion of this film where they met overseas British Asians in different cities. The sequel boasts of a grand star cast which has the addition of some popular names including the renowned host and actor Fahad Mustafa as well as the beautiful actresses Mawra Hocane and Kubra Khan in lead roles.

Continuing from the first edition are Humayun Saeed, Vasay Chaudhry, Ahmed Ali Butt, Sarwat Gillani, Uzma Khan in lead roles as well as Safina Behroz, Kunika Lall, Shehzad Khan, Kanwaljit Singh, Sohail Ahmed and Omer Shahzad in supporting roles.

The story of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 revolves around the lives of four men and is full of drama and comedy. It was revealed by Hamayun Saeed, Vasey Chaudhry, Fahad Mustafa, Kubra Khan and Mawra Hocane in their interviews with media in central London hotel. “The audiences can expect a fun-filled rollercoaster ride and full-fledged entertainment for the whole family” Fahad emphasised. The film is shot at most beautiful and exotic international locations of Turkey and Dubai with a most interesting story, added Vasay Chaudhry.

Humayun Saeed, the producer and actor of the film, said, “We have left no stone unturned to make this movie bigger and better in terms of production. Also, the whole cast has put in their best efforts and the audiences will be able to see that in the trailer.” Shahzad Naseeb who is also the producer of the film said, “JPNA 2 is a big effort from our side and I am confident that the film will make its mark on the cinema circuit when it comes”.

Nadeem Baig, the director of this movie, stated, “This movie is made on a much larger canvas than the first installment and each and every actor has put their heart and soul in making of this movie shine. Hoping for the best.”

It obviously came as a pleasant surprise when an actual film delivers on most fronts. “Jawani phir nahi ani 2” an ARY contribution to entertainment industry, produced by Salman Iqbal films, directed by Nadeem Baig, the nearly three-hour comedy takes place three years after the original jawani ended.

Sheikh (Vasay Chaudhry) and Pervez (Ahmed Ali Butt) are now settled back into their mundane lives when suddenly Pervez’s brother-in-law, Rahat (Fahad Mustafa), who had been out of touch for the past 10 years resurfaces, and invites his sister, Lubna (Uzma Khan), and her family to come visit him in Turkey. Pervez and his friend Sheikh, grab this chance to add some excitement into their lives embark on a new journey; this time with their family! They get the shock of their lives when they see the opulence with which the rich, charming and successful Rahat lives! But Pervez strongly feels that there is more to Rahat than what meets the eye, as his lavish lifestyle is a complete enigma!

There, the tragi-comical circumstances reunite them with their long-lost friend Sherry (Humayun Saeed) who is hell bent on suicide. The film takes us through their journey as conflicts involving money, love and Indo-Pak politics arise.