When the first look of the movie Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad was released the first thought that popped in my head was that it is a rip off of Bollywood movie Simba. Action sequences and shots in the first teaser was a little similar.
But as a Nabeel Qureshi films never disappoints I hoped it will have its ground to stand on and it is what it had.
Cop movies are usually very predictable and few minutes into the movie you get the idea what’s going to happen next. But here it’s not the case. And one cannot predict a Pakistani movie will take a 180 degree turn. A traditional corrupt police officer who earns through illegal means, so far so good, but he gets a spiritual awakening midway through the story and realises his patriotic duty, is the unpredictable part of the movie.
First half of the movie starts off slow and looks a little preachy as many social issues like animal cruelty, corruption, political unrest, demonetisation and exploitation of power is discussed but then the saving grace of the movie is its action scenes and incredible twists. Post interval movie picks up its pace with some unexpected twists and turns which makes film interesting. Mahira Khan is not just playing a love interest of Fahad Mustafa but has a very important role. But as Mahira said in the promotions that its out and out a Fahad Mustafa film.
An actor of her stature, people want to see her leading the movie but in Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad she has taken a back seat. The songs in the movie are a treat to watch on the big screen. As soon as the song “Loota Re” comes on the big screen you are compelled to move in your seat. Overall, the music of the movie is all well done.
If you are a fan of the duo Nabeel Qureshi & Fizza, who have given movies like Actor in Law, Na Maloom Afraad etc you will slightly be disappointed. But I enjoyed the movie and it was as we say a “paisa wasool film”.