These are truly great times for Pakistani cinema! I was so proud that this weekend three Pakistani films were released in Calgary (Canada): Parwaaz Hai Junoon, Load Wedding and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2. I had to pick one for this weekend and here is a Parwaaz Hai Junoon review!
Let me first clarify why I picked Parwaaz Hai Junoon, out of the three showing:
- I did not want my husband to completely loose his cool if I decided to watch all three (and yes, I did feel like doing that)!
- While load wedding is based on a social issue and JPNA2 is pure entertainment, I picked Parwaaz Hai Junoon due to its patriotic appeal.
The movie is made beautifully and they have definitely picked an extremely good-looking cast! Parwaaz Hai Junoon is a tribute to the men and women of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). My father-in-law is a retired PAF officer and the movie truly captures the essence of PAF.
The movie shows us past and present in parallel. The story-telling is crisp and fast moving. The visual effects are great and the songs are pleasant.
Many girls from my generation dreamed of joining the air force. It was a delight to see Hania Aamir in a lead role go through her training with determination and dignity and fulfill her dream of becoming a fighter pilot.
While I have heard many admire Hamza Ali Abbasi and his charm, for me his romance was a bit too cocky. Or maybe I’m too old for such young love. Otherwise Hamza and Nadir give us our own Maverick and Goose for sure.
Ahad Raza Mir got a tough role and for the most part his character was not like-able. It was a courageous step taking up that role and he did brilliantly well!
One thing I found lacking in the movie was really good humour that has been part of other similar projects such as Sonheri Din and Alpha Bravo Charlie. While there are a few laughs, witty writing is not Farhat Ishtiaq’s strength.
Do go out and watch the movie! You will truly get a great insight into the life, trials and triumphs of PAF!
Hope you liked this spoiler-free Parwaaz Hai Junoon review! Have you seen the movie?