Punjab Nahi Jaungi Review: Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Urwa Hocane starrer Punjab Nahi Jaungi is based on typical story of male chauvinist who happens to be filthy rich to get away with almost anything. It seems to be inspired by many Lollywood movies of 90’s era, where the hero gets his way all through the movie till the end. But penned by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, this film has everything to attract masses to cinemas.

Humayun Saeed, who is playing the male lead as Fawad Khagga has all the elements that most of 90’s hero of Lollywood use to boast. Like, he is a rich, he is riding high on horses/muscle cars, being macho man, arrogant, forcing his love and finally heroine giving up to his ways. So, there nothing much new in the story as it follows some old ones with a (doubtful) happy ending.

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Director of the movie Nadeem Beyg did splendid job by not a single dull moment throughout the movie and that too coupled with some of the best cinematography of this year was a real treat for cine-goers like me.

In acting, Humayoon Saeed leads with power packed performance and literally fits-well into his character Fawad Khagga. With this performance, he has proved that he is there to stay. His role as Fawad Khagga is by far his best on-screen performance, closely followed by his role as Irtaza in Bin Roye opposite Mahira Khan.

Mehwish Hayat looks exceptionally beautiful and with her excellent and stunning performance, she can be described as beauty with talent. Senior actors like Sohail Ahmed, Saba Hameed, Waseem Abbas did well with their roles too. Whereas, Urwa Hocane, Azfar Rehman and Ahmed Ali Butt could have done better. Veteran actor like Behroze Sabzwari should have avoid doing this type of roles with hardly two or maybe three dialogues.

Music was also on the better side, apart from ‘raat ka nasha’, rest of the songs were very soulful and had a melodious feel to them and fitted well into movie. Dance sequences were choreographed well too, especially ‘24 7 Lak Hilna’ was the best. Ahmad Ali Butt can surely move his Lak well.

With big names, decent direction, typical Punjabi story, romance, action, suspense, music and dances, Punjab Nahi Jaungi is going to be a success with masses aur public cinemas zaroor jaeygi.

Rating: 4/5

Written by Kamran Hashim, this review was first published here


  1. This film has raised important social issue.
    In our society, it happens that parents want their well educated daughters to get married with their cousins living in small cities, even villages. A girl born and educated in say Lahore or Islamabad is forced to be married in Chak Jhumra! It happened with my friend, MBBS doctor from Islamabad, married with her cousin “”Khala Ka Beta”” living in a village of Muzaffargarh. It was really heart breaking for her. Ultimately there was conflict in the couple and girl left her husband. The matter resulted in family in trouble beside the beauty of Islamabad having her dreams broken.


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