Pakistan's first film on cricket is a smidgen of consideration for the dying film industry of Pakistan. Film target the big audience as it has temptations for cricket lovers and the movie keeps the curiosity for movie lovers.
1 million USD film budget though not very attractive, but gives a sense that movie has something to watch. The supports movie dunked with drama, action, curiosity and also entertainment.
Today is the premier show of "Main Hoon Shahid Afridi" the advertisement for the film premiere was good on print and electronic media; all the big names of electronic media are supporting this effort. For the support of "Main Hoon Shahid Afridi" all the big names of Pakistan film industry and television are expected to watch on its premier.
The story of the movie revolves around the cricket, but movie does not sweep the taste of feature films. It's a story about a young boy (role played by Noman Habib) with very humble background and wants to be like the famous cricketer Shahid Afridi. The boy finds himself unfortunate when the only cricket club he ever knew goes insolvent. There is no chance for the survival of the club, but a cricket tournament that coming to Sialkot bring a ray of hope to save the club.
At this point the team stuck by the thought with the team of misfits and without any facility, can they even qualify for the tournament? They decide to take help from the Akbar Deen (Humayun Saeed), but Akbar has dark past of his own and hunted of it.
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is a movie of full drama that unfolds love, betrayal, mistrust, unfulfilled dreams and power. The big cast includes, Humayun Saeed, Mahnoor Bloch, Javed Sheikh, Nadeem Baig, Ismail Tara, Shafqat Cheema, Noman Habib and gazillion of newcomers. Javed Sheikh played a negative role in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, a man with no word of defeat in his dictionary.
Movie also reveals the stereotypical behaviors of cricket world. The character of Mahnoor Bloch as Akbar Deen's wife catching the attention of audience, she appeared in the film first time. The response for her appearance is greatly appreciated by the film circle, but there is little critique for her bold scenes.
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is released under the banner of Six Sigma Films International and presented by ARY. ARY promote the film effectively, music of the film given by the Shani & Kami, Lyrics are written by Sabir Zafar and Nadeem Asad the talented names of industry. The movie is written by Vasay Chaudry and Directed by Usama. The producer of the movie is Humayun Saeed.
According to Humayun Saeed the main role that he is playing in the film by himself was initially offered to Shahid Afridi, but Afridi excused for role than he played the role. This is in news that Afridi is not happy with the bold scenes of the film, Afridi should consider this that the film is not about the life of Shahid Afridi, it's about the cricket love. Commercial films need such kinds of Masala to hit the all kinds of audiences to make it successful.
The music of the movie is quiet good if it is compared with the rest of lolly-wood films of current scenario. Music promotion campaign was average. The music releases on the internet, music videos that are available on the net are not up to the mark in picture quality. The main track of the film "Jera Ve Ay Aynday" is a good display of Punjabi traditional style, the next song "Malal" is better than the promotion track thought the song is quite sad, but the video and the voice of Rahat Fteh Ali khan is quite impressive.
Overall the movie Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is a good effort of Humayun Saeed to save the destroying lolly-wood. Good luck for Humayun Saeed and its team for the success of their huge effort.