Na Maloom Afraad is in theatres and, to be honest, we didn’t expect much from it. The reason being the trailers themselves. From what we understood, the concept and the storyline of the movie were childish and in short, not worth it.
Imagine our surprise when people started urging us to watch it on the big screen. This was when we decided to see the movie for ourselves.
So here is a firsthand review of what we thought of Na Maloom Afraad 2.
What was the Plot?
The film starts with Shakeel (Javed Sheikh) and Farhan (Fahad Mustafa), going to South Africa to attend Moon’s (Mohsin Abbas Haider) wedding with Pari (Hania Mir). There, in South Africa, a rich Sheikh’s GOLD POT (i.e. a toilet seat) mistakenly finds its way to Na Maloom Afraad (Shakeel, Farhan, Moon). This is where the comedy of errors unfolds.
The story is basically, South African Police and the rich Sheikh’s entourage looking for the gold toilet seat while Na Maloom Afraad struggling to come clean out of this chaos.
Directed by Nabeel Qureshi, the film features an illogical but thoroughly entertaining plot. Considering this was a comedy movie, we feel it’s not fair to judge the entire film on logic.
Which comedy film ever had solid logic?
Much to our surprise, the film started with entertaining laughs and had a great storyline. The great thing about the film is that it addresses some common issues of our society.
One is the class difference.
The film itself was an epic comedy. Plus, the writers do a great job at maintaining the humor throughout the movie. Yes, there were sometimes they went too far.
The language of the movie is a bit foul, which we think was unnecessary. Furthermore, the toilet humor was cringe at times, but mostly it was downright hilarious!
The three main characters of the film, Fahad Mustafa, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Javaid Sheikh did an awesome job. Their witty dialogues and well-placed humor painted the entire film with entertaining colors.
It really was great to watch this three huddle around the entire film, making weird faces and hilarious suggestions. Compared with the previous movie, we see there is an improvement in the performance of all the actors, and we can’t be any happier about it.
Nayyar Ijaz nailed his performance as Sultan-al-Baklawa and the other actors do justice to the film as well.
Moving on to the pitfalls, we think that the female characters lack story, and they hardly contribute to the entire plot at all.
The songs were an utter disaster. ‘Chal Hug Ley’, if not cringe-worthy enough by the name was even more embarrassing to watch.
The bare, bikini-clad dancers didn’t know how to dance at all, and their only purpose was to show off their skin, or so it seems. On the other hand, Urwa Hocaine dances magnificently, and it’s a sad thing that she isn’t given a song to herself. Hania Amir must have some great dance moves which, unfortunately, we didn’t get to see at all.
Yes, the graphics were stunning, and it is evident that the due consideration had gone into its making. We would give the film a 3.5 out of 5. Here is what some of the watchers had to say about the movie.
— Murtaza (@murtaza3003) October 10, 2014
Pakistani wo qaum hai jis ne mulk kay kharab halat se apni film industry ko nai jaan bakhshi hai or @na_maloom_afrad usi ki 1 or misal hai.
— Ninja Turtle ?? (@IamWaqasShaikh) October 9, 2014
— Jaffar (@DesiiColumbus) October 6, 2014
— Ayesha Khalid (@AyeshaK81051358) September 3, 2017
Feature Image via Na Maloom Afraad 2 (FB page)