Introduction to Lollywood:
Pakistani Punjabi Lollywood films were most popular in the 1960s considered as their golden age. The first Pakistani-film produced was Teri Yaad, directed by Daud Chand in 1948. But after 2000 Pakistani movies rankings went down as Pakistani dramas started taking their place. Pakistani dramas proved to be the most rated dramas of the world, so most of the people started preferring dramas on movies also the actor’s producers and directors started making dramas instead of movies. But before this movies were preferred on dramas. There was no actual concept or dramas then. It is not that any movies were not released but the released one didn’t earn as much expected so the makers left their interest in this field.
Pakistani cinema has played an important part in Pakistani culture and in recent years has begun flourishing again after years of decline, delivering entertainment to audiences in Pakistan and expatriates abroad. There are other industries of Pakistan, which tend to be regional and niche in nature. Over 10,000 Urdu feature films have been produced in Pakistan since 1948, as well as over 8000 Punjabi, 6000 Pashto and 2000 Sindhi feature-length films.
But now the rating of this industry is increasing day by day. People are also taking high interest in Pakistani movies now. Pakistani films have once again began attracting a strong cult following.
Here is a list of top Lollywood Movies of 2019:
A woman who dreams of making it big as a successful actress in the film industry falls for the son of a superstar. What really worked for the Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf was the simplicity in the story.
The official trailer of the film was released by Hum TV on 15 July 2019. It garnered 2.8 million views since its release on YouTube.The official teaser of the song “Ghalat Fehmi” was launched by Hum TV on 25 July 2019. It garnered 3 million views since its release on YouTube.
Superstar has been certified with a runtime of 135 mins and was released theatrically on Eid al-Adha, on 12 August 2019.
2. Wrong No 2
Wrong No 2 is a 2019 Pakistani romantic comedy film. It is a sequel to the 2015 film Wrong No. The story revolves around a rich heiress who falls in love with a man who is not as financially stable as herself. When former love interests make an appearance, the new lovers face challenges.On its first day the film collected 1.60 crores. The film earned a total of 10.60 crore in its first weekend. After eight weeks it earned Rs. 20.00 crores (domestic) and Rs. 1.65 Crores (overseas).
Laal Kabootar is a 2019 Pakistani action crime thriller film produced by Hania Cheema and Kamil Cheema and written by Ali Abbas Naqvi. Story revolves around A woman looking for revenge helps a man escape the city. The film is a rollercoaster ride taking you through Karachi’s dark underbelly.
In many ways, Baaji bears resemblance to Meera’s own life: glamorous and controversial, naïve and misunderstood, relentless and unfaltering.Meera made her major comeback in a movie to tell her own tale. Film proves one thing though: Malik is a very likeable person and has a lot of friends who were willing to work in his film. The film has cameos but no plot. Humayun Saeed, Yasir Hussain, Tapu Javeri, Tariq Amin, Frieha Altaf, all make an appearance.
5. Parey Hut Love
Parey Hut Love was one of the biggest and most anticipated Eid releases this year. Sheheryar Munawar, Maya Ali, Zara Noor Abbas, Mahira Khan and Ahmed Ali Butt have worked in this movie. It garnered a profit of 80 million rupees within its first week in theatres, and the trailer alone attracted 1.6 million views on YouTube. This film was MADE to be seen on the silver screen. The sets, the grandeur, the depth, the attention to detail
Chhalawa is a romantic comedy that revolves around love, relationships and family. Directed by Wajahat Rauf, Produced by Wajahat Rauf Written by Wajahat Rauf and Yasir Hussain Starring with Mehwish Hayat, Azfar Rehman, Aashir Wajahat, Asad Siddiqui, Zara Noor Abbas. It earned ₨6.4 crore in its first three days of release. After nine weeks it earned ₨17.4 crore domestically, and a lifetime of more than ₨.17.5 crore.
7. Heer Maan Ja
Heer Maan Ja is a 2019 Pakistani romantic comedy film, directed by Azfar Jafri. The film is produced by Imran Raza Kazmi. Starting with an engaging opening sequence where Ali Rehman Khan, playing Kabir, discovers that he has limited time at hand to make amends to his past flame Heer (Hareem Farooq), the movie progresses swiftly to introduce its main villain, Wajdaan (Faizan Sheikh).
Sherdil is a 2019 Pakistani action film produced by NK Pictures. It is written and produced by Noman Khan, directed by Azfar Jafri, and stars Mikaal Zulfiqar, Hassan Niazi, Armeena Rana Khan and Sabeeka Imam. The film revolves around Pakistan Air Force. It is the 28th highest-grossing Pakistani film. Based on what the film offers in terms of viewing experience, Sherdil’s combat sequences are fun to watch, showing a sophistication in choreography and animation that its predecessor Parwaaz Hai Junoon lacked. While it was difficult to make sense of the action in PHJ, the viewer faced no such frustration in Sherdil.
9. Project Ghazi
Project Ghazi is a 2019 Pakistani science fiction action film. The film is directed by Nadir Shah and produced by Syed Mohammed Ali Raza who are known for their work on TV commercials as well as short films.The superhero action film serves as an important lesson to the film industry about the importance of post-production and being aware of what quality comes out of what deadline. The film stars Humayun Saeed, Shehryar Munawar and Syra Shehroz.
The film really was worth the wait and emotional turmoil. We think it might possibly the best Pakistani film this year. The story of Durj is based on real events, yet entirely fictional in this cinematic treatment. The film tackles a gruesome subject that has never been touched upon before which the Pakistani audiences may find unpalatable. That could be one of the reasons why Durj has performed so dismally at the box office, despite all the hype. But the film delivers a powerful message, nonetheless, on poverty and societal neglect.