Canadian perspective: Actor in Law is definitely the winner
Acting, Cinematography, Music, Editing, Art and Direction
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Actor In Law, a socio-comedy film directed by Nabeel Qureshi, co-written and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza was released in Canada and across the globe on Eid Al Adha. The film has been produced by Filmwala Pictures and distributed by Urdu 1 pictures.
Actor in Law cast includes Pakistan’s favourite Fahad Mustafa, and Mehvish Hayat in lead roles. Versatile Indian actor Om Puri makes his mark in a Pakistani film with a strong character in this film, while Nayyar Ejaz and Talat Hussain also leave impressive screen presence. Humayun Saeed makes a special guest appearance, and so does Mahira Khan.
Fahad Mustafa stars as an up and coming lawyer who employs theatrics and over the top one liners in the courtroom. He aspires to become an actor, something which is met with disapproval from his father. His world is turned upside down when he is faced with a case that shakes the foundation of the country and threatens his career and family.
The film also comments on celebrities in Pakistan such as a model who was recently arrested in a very publicized money laundering scandal and a famous news anchor. The film also highlights key political bigwigs of Pakistani politics in general and Karachi specifically in a light way.
Actor in Law boasts excellent cinematography right from the first frame. Attention to detail, art and styling are superior. Superior editing, production values and excellent direction make you glued to your seat as you enjoy frame by frame moments as the film advances. Karachi has been captured beautifully in the film, and locations selection remained realistic.
Film’s musical track includes big names like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Asrar, Shani Arshad and Junaid Younus, and the songs have been infused well into the over all theme of the film.
The director and producer/writer duo of Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza have also made appearances in the film. Other actors who made special appearances made justice to their short roles include Ally Khan, Noor ul Hassan, Rashid khawaja and Rehan Sheikh.
Audience in Toronto burst into laughter at several points in the film and gave a rousing applaud as the credits rolled in. Go watch and enjoy the film with friends and family.
Here’s the trailer: