Parwaaz Hai Junoon – Besides Flaws Engage Audiences
Haseeb Hasan’s Parwaaz Hai Junoon was in discussions for quite some time based on many reasons like a film with younger star cast comprising of Hania Amir, Ahad Raza Mir, Shafaat Ali, Shazz Khan along with the social media sensation and a popular Pyare Afzal (i.e. Hamza Ali Abbasi). Besides these, the film was an experimental attempt and is based on Pakistan Air Force, youth, romance and patriotism as per filmmakers. Most of the songs from Parwaaz Hai Junoon were also under the discussion over social media; let’s see what the film, Parwaaz Hai Junoon, in totality to offer.
Parwaaz Hai Junoon
Story of Parwaaz Hai Junoon revolves around two timelines. There’s one track which highlights the group of Ahad Raza Mir, Hania Amir and Shafaat Ali; a group of young recruits who are struggling to become fighter pilots whereas the second track shows how Hamza Ali Abbasi falls in love with a younger girl on his friends’ (Shazz Khan) wedding. How these two timelines intersect one another is what Parwaaz Hai Junoon all about.
Performance wise Hania Amir is effective and gives a decent portrayal of “Sania”. There are a few scenes where Hania is very natural and looks believable. Hamza Ali Abbasi is first-rate; he looks younger, fresh and impressive. Hama excels in emotional and patriotic scenes with gusto. Shazz Khan is, as usual, very natural and he performs his part with utmost conviction. Kubra Khan, as Shazz Khan’s love interest, is okay.
Ahad Raza Mir’s character is a little bit confusing, he tries his best to give a decent performance; but those who know have seen him in dramas can easily tell that Ahad can do much better. Shafaat Ali adds light moments and fun to the film; he’s a good addition in the Pakistani film industry and should do more films. Asif Raza Mir misses the mark unfortunately, he’s given with a good character but there was something half-cooked in his performance.
Parwaaz Hai Junoon shows some great aerial combat scenes, keeping in mind that it is a Pakistani film; credit should be given to the cinematography and execution of some scenes. Dialogues of Parwaaz Hai Junoon are aptly written by Farhat Ishtiaq, they are effective for patriotic and romantic film. The character development is on point and proper space is given to every character to relate with them.
The art of storytelling is a plus point for Parwaaz Hai Junoon, the way film leads it smartly creates a connection with the audience and viewers engage with the film. Pawaaz Hai Junoon talks about a common man who aspires to become a fighter pilot, it also talks about how the passion of patriotism can be transferred from one person to another and what happens when dreams don’t come true but one learns one thing or the other by not accomplishing their objectives.
Parwaaz Hai Junoon is a onetime watch and could have performed a better if it would have been released either on 14th August or 6th September, as it talks about patriotism. It’s a decent effort by the film makers.
Parwaaz Hai Junoon has its pluses and minuses like most of the films. For instance it is weak on technical grounds, there are some out of focus scenes in the film which shouldn’t be there at the first place, there are some scenes which look forceful and they are of no significance value. The film could have been easily 10 – 15 minutes shorter to make it crispier. For a film like Parwaaz Hai Junoon, songs should have a patriotic feel but unfortunately, in this film, music is amongst the weaker parts.
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