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Teefa in Trouble
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Film poster
Urduطیفا اِن ٹربل
Directed byAhsan Rahim
Produced byAli Zafar
Written byAli Zafar
Ahsan Rahim
Danyal Zafar
StarringAli Zafar
Maya Ali
Narrated byAli Zafar
Music byAli Zafar
Shani Arshad (score)
CinematographyZain Haleem
Edited byAhsan Rahim
Taha Ali
Production
company
Lightingale Productions
Distributed byMandviwalla Entertainment
Geo Films
Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • 20 July 2018 (2018-07-20)[1]
Running time
2 hr 35 min[2]
CountryPakistan
LanguageUrdu
Punjabi
BudgetUS$1.5 million[3]
Box officeest. ₨ 42.4 crore[4][5]

Teefa in Trouble (Urdu: طیفا اِن ٹرَبل‎)[6] is a 2018 Pakistani romantic action comedy film. The film is a directorial debut of Ahsan Rahim, who is known for directing music videos and television commercials with several Pakistani artists under his Tadpole Films banner. It stars Ali Zafar and Maya Ali, both of whom made their Pakistani film debuts. It is also the debut film under Zafar's banner Lightingale Productions.[7]

Pre-production work began in 2016 when Zafar, Rahim and Danyal Zafar wrote the story and screenplay. Principal photography took place in Lahore and Warsaw between 18 February and 26 July 2017. Ali Zafar also created the music, while the film score has been composed by Shani Arshad. The film released on 20 July 2018; it was distributed by Mandviwalla Entertainment and Geo Films nationwide.[8] It is the first non-Indian film which was distributed internationally by Yash Raj Films.[9] At the time of its release, it was the most expensive Pakistani film made.[10] It is currently the fourth highest-grossing Pakistani film.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around Teefa, a witty middle-class Lahori boy who is raised by his mother Baybae (Simi Raheal) after being orphaned from his father at a young age. Teefa is introduced to the world of crime by shady business dealer and local gangster Butt Sahab (Mehmood Aslam), and due to his impoverished upbringing, money and power are all that matter to him.[10]

Anya (Maya Ali) is the bold and stubborn daughter of Bashira aka Bonzo (Jawed Sheikh), a childhood friend of Butt Sahab, who is now a successful business tycoon and multi-millionaire based in Warsaw, Poland. Butt Sahab plans to wed his goofy and spoilt son Billu Butt (Ahmad Bilal) to the charming Anya, but Bonzo refuses and instead has plans to marry off his daughter to the son of another Pakistani tycoon Mr. Bajwa, in order to build his connections. Meanwhile, Anya has a secret crush over her Polish friend Andy (Tom Coulston) and tries to fend off her father and conniving step-mother Sophie's (Sofia Khan) repeated marriage nagging, but to no avail. She finally gives in to her father's demands.[10]

Butt Sahab, who is outraged at Bonzo for refusing his son's hand and is not willing to take no for an answer, enlists Teefa to take the first flight to Warsaw, kidnap Anya and bring her back to Pakistan, so he can arrange his son's wedding with her. Teefa is initially reluctant to do the job, but relents when he is offered 10 lakh for his services. He lands in Poland, and is helped in the mission by his comical friend Tony (Faisal Qureshi). Both do not have any intelligent plans for the kidnapping, having not done such a job before.[10]

Their job is made easy when they learn Anya plans to run away on the day of her wedding at the family mansion, and in an absurd and unexpected twist of events, she acquiesces them to stage her kidnapping. The story takes several comical turns once the trio is on the run, from one place to the next, escaping Bonzo's army of guards.[10] Teefa gets into "trouble" when he begins to realise he is falling in love with Anya, while she too starts to slowly get attached to Teefa. She follows him to Lahore, where their journey of escape winds up when a heartbroken Anya eventually comes to realise the moment of truth. Teefa must now make a choice between love – or money, at the cost of deceit, and decides to set things straight. The chase is far from over, as this time they must double cross Butt Sahab and his goons, and Bonzo and his guards who are close behind their heels.[10]

Escaping Bonzo and Butt Sahab for a while, Teefa is able to help Anya get on a train, where she finds Andy. Once the train departs, Teefa encounters Butt Sahab and Bonzo with their goons and guards. During the fight, Teefa is injured and falls to the ground, unconscious. The group gets on the train and finds Anya, and while arguing who she gets to go with, Teefa wakes up and fights his way across the train. Anya, in a confused state of mind, asks about why a woman cannot get to fulfil her own wishes. While arguing, Sheikh Sahab, one of Butt Sahab's enemies, takes Anya hostage. Teefa fights his men, and even takes a bullet to the shoulder to save Bonzo. During a series of fights and arguments, Anya falls off the train, and Teefa jumps to save her, and they fall into a lake. Once they reach surface, they both admit their feelings to each other. After an emotional conversation, Teefa, realizing he fulfilled his purpose, seemingly succumbs to his wounds. In the aftermath, it is revealed that Teefa in fact did not die - merely injured himself. He cooks delicious dinner, and everyone is happy - Bonzo and Butt Sahab are friends, Billu is married, and Anya and Teefa are happy to be together. As the movie proceeds towards its ending, Teefa shows Anya a billboard that is titled "Teefay de Tikkay" (Teefa's Grilled Chicken), followed by the closing scene showing Sheikh Sahab in prison with his goons.

Cast[edit]

From left to right, Ali Zafar, Maya Ali and Jawed Sheikh
  • Ali Zafar as Lateef "Teefa", called as "Teefay"[11]
  • Maya Ali as Anya
  • Faisal Qureshi as Tony (Dot) Shah; Teefa's friend
  • Mahenur Haider as Sara; Anya's friend
  • Jawed Sheikh as Bashira "Bonzo"; Anya's father
  • Sofia Khan as Sophie; Bonzo's wife and Anya's step-mother
  • Mehmood Aslam as Butt Sahab
  • Asma Abbas as Khalida Butt; Butt Sahab's wife
  • Marhoom Ahmad Bilal as Billu Butt; Butt Sahab's only son
  • Nayyar Ejaz as Sheikh Sahab
  • Simi Raheal as Baybae; Teefa's widowed mother
  • Tom Coulston as Andy
  • Mehboob Shah as Bonzo's bodyguard; stuntman[12][13]
  • Moiz Kazmi
  • Salman Bokhari
  • Ranveer Singh; endorser for "Teefay De Tikkay" (Special Appearance)[14]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In 2014, Ali Zafar revealed to DAWN that his first Pakistani film production is "going to be directed by Ahsan Rahim".[15][16] In September 2015, Zafar established a studio in his new house, and named it Lightingale Studios.[17] The film was announced on 18 October 2016 by Zafar and Rahim, reported The Express Tribune.[18] This is Zafar's first Pakistani film as a lead after working in several Indian films and a small role in Lahore Se Aagey.[19][20] Rahim also had directed Zafar's some music videos previously.[21][22]

Zafar revealed the film title on 20 January,[23] with the name of Maya Ali as lead actress on 27 January 2017.[24][25][26] She is known for her acting in many Pakistani dramas, and has also gained popularity in Indian television when her starring drama Aunn Zara aired there.[27][28][29] On finalizing her debut film, she told The News that "it took me a while" because "I don't want people to relate it to any of my previous work(s)". Zafar commented that this film will show "what all she is capable of."[30][31]

Casting and filming[edit]

Filming began on 18 February. First spell took place in Lahore, Pakistan,[32] and completed on 10 May after about 42 days.[33] In April, Asma Abbas revealed her role in an interview with The Nation.[34] Nayyar Ejaz, Simi Raheal, Mehmood Aslam and British actor Tom Coulston were also cast, along with Marhoom Ahmad Bilal who also made his film debut.[35] Second spell then continued from 20 June in Warsaw, Poland.[36] Jawed Sheikh, Mahenur Haider and Faisal Qureshi were cast, along with Fia Khan who also made her film debut.[37] Filming wrapped up on 26 July, after 30 days' spell in Warsaw.[38] Zain Haleem has served as the cinematographer.[35] The song "Item Number" was shot in Bangkok, which took five days.[39][40]

Sheikh revealed his role to The News;[41] he further said, "I absolutely love traveling", as he had to work in many films that required travelling including this.[42] The film marked the return of Aslam to the industry after 28 years; he said, "I finally got the role which I always wanted to play."[43] Maya Ali commented to Pakistan Today, "I couldn't have found a better film than Teefa to make my cinematic debut."[39] Zafar told Khaleej Times that he was interested to see the characters, he had developed, came to life, with each actor who brought their concepts to their character.[44]

Promotion[edit]

Zafar said in interview with Newsline, "I wrote the story along with the director."[45] "We started off with an idea to make an action comedy, then romance came into play and then the songs…", he said to DAWN.[46] He further told The News that he had "studied books on screenplays to learn how it's done."[47] He further said that the architectural shots[46] as well as action sequences[48] in this film would be something like never have been seen before, for which he prepared himself physically and disallowed his stunt double.[49] He told The Express Tribune that it has been designed to "provide a cinematic experience that hasn't been done here yet",[48] and added to DAWN that this may be "the most expensive Pakistani production",[50] further said to The News, "We need to think out of the box and see how international cinema works".[47] He told IANS that film has a message "about the journey more than the destination".[51]

He revealed the film logo in the opening ceremony of 2017 Pakistan Super League on 9 February, followed by his "Ab Khel Jamay Ga" performance.[52] On 20 April, he performed on his original song "Ishq" with Maya Ali in 16th Lux Style Awards.[53][54][55] Film teaser was released during the opening ceremony of 2018 Pakistan Super League on 22 February;[56] where Zafar flew around the stadium on hoverboard while performing on his rendition of "Teefa", followed by his "Dil Se Jaan Laga De" performance.[1][57]

Rahim told The News that after more than six months in pre-production, they started shooting "on the 10th or 12th draft." He said that a film should not look like "a TV serial, it should be larger than life and the story should be engaging".[58] He said to Pakistan Today, "If a director cannot tell a story effectively, he cannot make a good film."[59] He commented that it is "difficult to be fully satisfied with one's own work", but he gave his best to the film, so it "belongs to the public" after him.[58][59] Zafar's wife Ayesha Fazli has served as the co-producer.[51]

Zafar is the first Pakistani who was invited at the 5th Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF), held in China in October 2018. He proposed the collaboration between Pakistani and Chinese artists, as well as the release of at least three Pakistani films in China to extend the business. Teefa in Trouble was also screened to over 30 Chinese mainstream distributors in the festival in Fuzhou.[60][61][62][63]

Release[edit]

The trailer was released on 14 June 2018 across 1200 screens worldwide.[64][65] The film released across 24 countries on 20 July, including some countries where this is the first Pakistani film,[66] while in UAE on 19 July.[67]

Box office[edit]

Teefa in Trouble became the biggest opener for any Pakistani film with collecting ₨ 2.31 crore,[68] breaking the previous record of ₨ 2.07 crore by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.[69] At local box office, it became the fifth biggest non-holiday opener for any film.[70] This record was broken by Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 soon, with collecting ₨ 2.99 crore.[71] It collected under ₨ 2.5 crore on its second day from Pakistan.[72] It became the second Pakistani film to collect above ₨ 7 crore by its first weekend in Pakistan, surpassing the challenge of releasing during a non-holiday and non-peak season.[73] The worldwide collections for the first weekend were approximately ₨ 10.15 crore.[74] It also became the first Pakistani film to collect a high of ₨ 9.86 crore within five days from local box office,[75] and made its worldwide gross of about ₨ 14.26 crore.[76]

On 27 July, it became the highest grossing Pakistani film of 2018.[77] The nationwide collections till the second week were ₨ 18.79 crore.[78][79] At the local box office, the film also registered the biggest third weekend[80] and week with ₨ 5.77 crore,[81] biggest fourth weekend[82] and week with ₨ 4.17 crore,[83] and biggest fifth weekend[84] and week with ₨ 1.5 crore. It became the 3rd highest grossing Pakistani film behind Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, and first non-holiday film to cross ₨ 30 crore mark, that too only locally.[85] After collecting ₨ 9.4 crore from overseas market in 38 days,[4] and ₨ 32.04 crore from local box office till eighth weekend,[86] the film made ₨ 41.44 crore. It collected ₨ 33 crore locally after its four months.[5]

Critical response[edit]

The film premiered on 19 July at Nueplex Cinemas, in DHA, Karachi, and on 20 July at CineStar IMAX Lahore.[87] It opened to positive reviews.[88]

Writing for The Express Tribune, Rahul Aijaz praised the acting, score and direction, and said that it "sets new standards for film-making in Pakistan" due to its visuals and action sequences, adding that "a few inadequacies hinder" it "from reaching its full potential".[89] Sahir Palijo called it "quite entertaining" while rating 3 out of 5 stars, and commented that "The first half is very enjoyable and leaves you excited", but "the second half is a drag and doesn’t have much to offer."[90] Omair Alavi rated the film 4 out of 5 stars and said that the "magical background score" and "amazing cinematography keeps the audience engaged in the film, making it one of those films that will not bore", however, he too noted that the film duration could have been lowered.[91][92][93][94] For Dawn, Bilal Agha described the film as "splendidly directed" and one that "set the bar high" for Pakistani films.[10] Mohammad Kamran Jawaid wrote in a moderate review, "At times, a movie that doesn't aim that high yet scores on all levels is good enough."[95] Khurram Suhail of Dawn News said that the film has everything except the story, which is a plus as well as the negative for the film; only box office gross can not grow the industry.[96] Sulman Ali of Pakistan Today praised the film and said that it is "simply a fun ride with its quirky and witty dialogues, with the perfect humour showcased by all the actors".[97]

For Geo News, Aizaz Imtiaz of commented that it may be an "ordinary story" but "the way it has been shot keeps you hooked till the last scene".[98] Rehan Ahmed reviewed positively and called it as the biggest and most smart film towards the revival of Pakistani cinema.[99] Sadiq Saleem of Masala! rated 3 out of 5 stars, and praised the film's production value, stunts and dialogues, but noted the weak plot and drags.[100] Shahjehan Saleem of Something Haute rated it 4 out of 5 stars while calling it "a strong competitor" due to its "stellar cinematography, beautiful music, strong acting skills, and an overall comic persona", while noted that "it lacks from a meatier story".[101] Nayab Fatima of Aaj TV rated 3 out of 5 stars and praised Maya Ali and film's "quality" for "action scenes", "beautiful locations" and "funny dialogues", while she also noted the weak storyline.[102] Asjad Khan of HIP said, "Having said that, there are some issues with the film", it is "the mass entertainer audiences have been crying out for."[103] UrduMom praised the film, she commented that she was entertained "by the witty lines, music, acting and the beautiful shots."[104]

Momin Ali Munshi of Galaxy Lollywood rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and said, "A technically sound and beautifully shot film with all the right ingredients" but "some scenes could easily have been chopped or reserved for a directors cut".[105] Farheen Abdullah of Youlin Magazine too praised the film, saying that it "proved to be a great mix of action, comedy, romance, and drama", but she also criticized its length.[106] Fatima Awan of Reviewit.pk rated it 3 out of 5 stars, she compared this film with previous Pakistani films, but praised its action sequences and said that it "could have been far more impressive if it was visually pleasing as well".[107] A critic from Oye Yeah! noted the trouble in script, but praised the film and commented, "A strong hero, a free spirited heroine, sharp dialogues, fun and light hearted comedy, the picture perfect look, song and dance, and powerful fight sequences".[108] A reviewer from dontcallitbollywood.com called it "a great film with a lot of surprising twists".[109] A reviewer from GlobalVillageSpace.com said, "Though the film is not without its issues", it is an "entertaining film that deserves to be seen on the big screen."[110] BBC Urdu's Hassan Zaidi gave positive reviews to the film and termed it as the most commercial Pakistani film which will help open a new chapter in Pakistan's commercial cinema.[111]

Home media[edit]

On 1 December 2018, the film was released worldwide on Netflix, except in Pakistan and China.[63][112]

Protests[edit]

Protests[113] marked the premieres of Teefa in Trouble in Karachi and Lahore by activists who boycotted the film over the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Ali Zafar by Meesha Shafi, which Zafar denied.[114] Reports had also emerged that some of the demonstrators were physically and verbally abused at the protest.[115] In one instance, the demonstrators asked Waleed Zaman, the creative director of women's clothing brand Kayseria, the reason why he was backing the film, to which Zaman responded by saying, "We support sexual harassment of women."[116][117] He later apologized for his comments.[118][119]

Soundtrack[edit]

Teefa in Trouble
Soundtrack album by
Released6 July 2018
Recorded2016–17
VenueLahore, Pakistan
StudioLightingale Studios
GenreFilmi Soundtrack
Length21:45
LanguageUrdu
Punjabi
English[120][121]
LabelLightingale Productions
Junglee Music
ProducerNaqash Haider
Baqir Abbas
Shani Arshad
Ali Zafar
Ali Zafar chronology
Total Siyapaa
(2014)
Teefa in Trouble
(2018)
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Singles from Teefa in Trouble
  1. "Ishq Nachaunda"
    Released: 22 July 2018[122]
  2. "Chan Ve"
    Released: 3 August 2018 (remix)[123]
  3. "Butt Sahab"
    Released: 10 August 2018[124]

Mid Day reported in January 2017 that Zafar said, "I am also working on the music of the movie".[125][126] He told The Express Tribune that the playback voice for Maya Ali would "be Aima Baig, not five different voices", adding that "I wanted every song to be a movie-hit song."[127] Like Zafar's previous albums, this time too his brother Danyal Zafar helped him in the music.[128] Lightingale Productions had collaborated with Junglee Music for international distribution of soundtrack,[129] which released on 6 July 2018.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Chan Ve"Ali ZafarAli ZafarAli Zafar, Aima Baig3:48
2."Item Number"Ali ZafarNaqash HaiderAli Zafar, Aima Baig2:47
3."Butt Sahab"Ali ZafarAli ZafarAli Zafar2:25
4."Sajna Door"Ali Zafar, Daniyal ZafarAli Zafar, Daniyal ZafarAli Zafar, Aima Baig4:19
5."Ishq Nachaunda"Ali Zafar, S. M. SaddiqueAli ZafarAli Zafar4:56
6."Nahin Jaana" (Traditional) Shani ArshadAsma Abbas3:29
Total length:21:45

See also[edit]

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