‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ has faced no competition from local and foreign movies and has single handedly won the race
Karachi – Latest Pakistani release ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ starring Mahira Khan in the lead role has been receiving positive response from the Pakistani audience. Ho Mann Jahaan was released on January 1 across 85 screens in Pakistan.
After the release of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (JPNA) the local film industry has witnessed pin drop silence at the local box office. With foreign releases unable to stir up the same excitement as local movies, Ho Mann Jahaan faced an uphill task heading towards a New Year release.
The drama is a coming-of-age story set in present day Karachi, revolving around three friends and musicians, Manizeh (Mahira Khan), Arhan (Sheheryar Munawar, also co-producer) and Nadir (Adeel Husain). Though all three go to the same college and are part of the same band, they come from three very different backgrounds. The story charts their trials and triumphs as they transition from college life to entering the daunting world of adulthood and its inherent responsibilities.
Asim Raza directorial debut has managed to earn a whopping Rs32.5 million on the first two days of its release.
Managing Director of Mandviwalla Entertainment, Nadeem Mandviwalla said that the film recorded a consistent turnout of over “95%” on the weekend. “Apart from the early morning and the late night shows, the movie has seen full occupancy,” he added.
Even Super Cinemas in Lahore has increased its number of shows for Ho Mann Jahaan following the overwhelming response it received.
“Full house for Ho Mann Jahaan at Super Cinema had to add more shows on Saturday and Sunday.” General Manager of Super Cinemas, Khorem Gultasab, had tweeted.
Ho Mann Jahaan is not a film about music, neither is it a film about musicians. It is a film about finding your true calling that uses musicians as an additive and not the cuisine.
Guitarist Faraz Anwar once said, “Our society is so controlling that drummer’s end up picking up guitars because the neighbors next door have issues with the sound.” The film nowhere brushes upon any of these realities of becoming a musician in Pakistan.