Pakistani romantic comedy film Karachi Se Lahore has released nationwide on Friday, 31st July after its star-studded premiere in Lahore at Cinestar Cinema. A project of Showcase Films, the motion picture is directed and produced by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain. The movie’s OST has been composed by Sur Darvesh,a creative collaboration between musicians Shiraz Uppal, Ali Noor and Ali Hamza.
The lead cast for Karachi Se Lahore includes Javed Sheikh, Shahzad Sheikh, Ayesha Omar, Yasir Hussain, Ahmed Ali, Eshita Syed, Rashid Naz, Aashir Wajahat and Mantaha Maqsood. The film chronicles the journey of 5 friends on a road trip filled with comedic situations where they discover each other and Pakistan, on the way to stop a wedding from ‘Karachi Se Lahore’.
Following the film’s premiere in Karachi, the Red Carpetof the Lahore premiere of Karachi Se Lahore featured a host of stars including leading cast and crew along with prominent names from Pakistan’s film, music and fashion fraternity. The evening was attended by Ayesha Omar, Ali Zafar, Shahzad Sheikh, Yousaf Salahuddin, Juggun Kazim, Wajahat Rauf, Junaid Khan, Fariha Pervez, Shiraz Uppal, Ali Noor, Ali Hamza, Rabia Butt, Farhad Humayun, Syed Noor, Umair Fazli andSaleem Sheikh amongst others. Iconic youth brand, Cornetto is the main sponsor of the film with banking partner HBL. The film is scheduled to be released worldwide in August by IMGC Globalin US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK and UAE market.
The premiere was delayed by more than two hours due to a technical problem but the event management team was courteous enough to apologize for the delay and keep the audience updated.
Speaking on the nationwide release of his film, Director and Producer Wajahat Rauf said:
“Karachi Se Lahore is a laugh out loud comedy and I hope everyone has fun watching it. True revival of Pakistani cinema started with Shoaib Mansoor’s Khuda Kay Liye and that is when I decided to make a film. It has taken us a lot of years but we are part of the first ten to fifteen films ofthe new age Pakistani cinema and the revival that is coming with it. We will need the audience’s support, not just for this film but for all new Pakistani films.” Adding further, Wajahat said: “The cast members are my close friends and that is why there is a lot of synergy. We worked as friends and you can see the chemistry on-screen, especially in the film’s comedic scenes! Watch Karachi Se Lahore and enjoy the laughs!”