Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Saqib Malik|
|Produced by||Saqib Malik |
Angeline Malik (Creative[disambiguation needed])
|Written by||Irfan Ahmed Urfi|
|Story by||Irfan Ahmed Urfi|
Osman Khalid Butt
Mohsin Abbas Haider
|Music by||Taha Malik|
|Edited by||Adnan Ali Khan|
Page 33 Films
|Distributed by||ARY Films|
|Budget||Rs 6 crore|
|Box office||Rs 9.75 crore|
Baaji (transl. elder sister) is a 2019 Pakistani romantic drama film, directed by Saqib Malik and produced by his Production company Page 33 Films. The film features Meera as Shameera Osman Khalid Butt as Rohail Khan/ Khalid Osman, Amna Ilyas as Neha, Mohsin Abbas Haider as Ajji, Ali Kazmi as Rammy , Nayyar Ejaz, and Nisho in pivotal roles. It is a dramatic tale of a fading Lollywood actress Shameera (Meera), who is not accepting that now her position in the industry is not much valuable.The story revolves around the relationship of Shameera with a Salon girl Neha (Amna Ilyas) who later becomes an assistant of Shameera and make this opportunity happens of working with an American Based Pakistani Director Rohail Khan (Osman Khalid Butt). Neha who belongs to a conservative lower middle class family then also make herself involved in Shameera's comeback movie titled Waapsi by helping them in rehearsals and script making so far she get a chance to take a supporting role in the movie. The film includes Ali Kazmi as Raamy (Shameera's Boyfriend) who is highly aggressive about Shameera. Mohsin Abbas Haider plays the love interest of neha's character,while the Legendary actor Nayyer Ejaz supports the film by his great comics and unforgettable role as Chand Kamal, film also includes numerous well-known faces from the industry as in cameo appearances.
- Meera as Shameera
- Osman Khalid Butt as Rohail khan/Khalid Osman
- Amna Ilyas as Neha
- Mohsin Abbas Haider as Aji
- Ali Kazmi as Rammy
- Nayyar Ejaz as Chand Kamal
- Nisho as Dilshad Aapi
- Irfan Khosat as Stage Drama Company Owner
- Ruhi Bano as Neha's Mother
- Aamir Qureshi as Police Inspector
- Mehwish Hayat as Herself (Featured in song "Gangster Guriya")
- Ali Saleem as Begum
- Ayesha Sana as Salon Owner
- Humayun Saeed as Himself
- Zeb Bangish as Herself (cameo Appereance in song "Sham Nasheeli")
- Yasir Hussain as Director
- Sania Saeed as Neha's Lawyer
- Mustafa Qureshi As pehalwaan (Special Appereance)
- Tapu Javeri as Himself
- Tariq Amin as Himself
- Frieha Altaf as Herself
- Ali Azmat as Himself
- Angeline malik as Herself
- Juggan Kazim as Herself
- Deepak Perwani as Himself
- Muhammad Mubarik Ali as Himself
The first look teaser of the film was released on 23 April 2019. The teaser was highly appreciated by the audiences on every social media platform and have millions of shares on sites, later on the Theatrical trailer published on 30 May 2019 which truly inspires the cinema lovers all around. Critical response was also appreciative and in support of the film. The response from the general audiences changes right after the release of controversial song Gangster Guriya, however the Mehwish Hayat featured song controversy was sort of blessing in disguise for the movie, as films gets a huge public response on its release. The film was released on 28 June 2019 under the banner of ARY Films nationally and was also had an international release by B4U Films. Baaji wasn't the first film which was distributed internationally by B4U Films as other Pakistani films such as Rangreza, Janaan, 7 Din Mohabbat In, Cake were also released by the same banner.
The film collected 0.9 crores on its opening day and 0.95 crore on its second day. On its third day it collected 0.95 crore making a total gross of Rs 2.80 crores by the end of its opening weekend. It collected Rs 2.10 crores by the end of its second weekend. After three weeks it earned Rs 9.75 crores. In overseas markets it earned RS. 1.01 crores so far.
Hassan Hassan of Galaxy Lollywood rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars saying that Baaji may just be the best cinematic work that portrays Lollywood's forgotten cinematic heritage on a colorful yet a dark palette.
|No.||Song(s)||Singer(s) & Composers||Lenght|
|01.||Khilti Kali||Taha Malik feat. Zeb Bangash & Osman Khalid Butt||03:00|
|02.||Badlaan||Zeb Bangash & Saad Sultan||02:01|
|03.||Gangster Guriya||Taha Malik feat. Sunidhi Chauhan||02:50|
|04.||Ik Tu||Zeb Bangash & Saad Sultan||01:43|
|05.||Ye Aaj Mujh Ko Kya Hua||Jamal Rahman feat. Natasha Noorani & Aima Baig||02:05|
|06.||Shaam Nasheeli||Zeb Bangash & Saad Sultan||02:05|
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