Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna is the talk of the town. Featuring everyone’s favorite Mahira Khan, this cinematic project deals with social issues that prevail in the Pakistani society. Haroon Shahid, the lead vocalist of SYMT has also debuted alongside Mahira who has played the role of a rape victim in the movie.
Now that it is released after all that it went through with the Censor Board, people and celebrities are making it to the theatre to watch the movie.
Here’s how they have reacted to ‘Verna’ after watching it on social media.
There are some who are absolutely in awe of it.
Thoughts on #Verna. Still missing out on a lot of it since I need time to process the brilliance, but please, please do give it a watch. Wish I could go again now, honestly. pic.twitter.com/uiBGzYOnb4
— ★ (@latchingonto) November 18, 2017
— Dr. Fouzia Saeed (@FouziaSaeed) November 17, 2017
#VERNA is not a film but a bold statement on social injustice in South Asia. In my opinion, SHOMAN (Shoaib Mansoor) and Show Stopper (Mahira Khan) have combined to create a historic landmark for generations to come. Watch it till the very end.
— Sadiq suleman (@SadiqCartmen) November 20, 2017
— Fareshteh Aslam (@Fareshte) November 19, 2017
#Verna is the most riveting and progressive film I’ve seen all year. Gripping and real.
— AHI (@aamnaisani) November 19, 2017
There are some people who think it is good but it could’ve been better.
Mixed feelings. There are many things #Verna gets wrong, including the ending, but it also addresses some v imp issues.
Cast is hot, soundtrack is nice, visuals are great, it’s a slow film but okay for a one-time watch.
People sat through till the end. More waiting outside.
— Madeeha Syed (@madeehasyed) November 19, 2017
#Verna Movie is good. Worth watching. There are number of msgs conveyed . But in the end this is not the piece that shoaib Mansoor is known for
— farhan khilji (@go_nawaz_go1234) November 17, 2017
And then there are some people who didn’t like it at all.
For me i lost shoaib sahib at Sunherei Din. I couldnt take the ISI even then …
— jami (@jamiazaad) November 19, 2017
day 2: still mad at shoaib mansoor for verna. ughh
— nervous system (@Abbasayy) November 20, 2017
#Verna a bit of disappointed after watching, lose script, dialogs n over all plot, 3/10.
— Fahad Saleem Khan (@fahadkhan02) November 20, 2017
Will take more than 72 hrs to rid of #Verna‘s symptoms from my system. Wud have been better had it not been released than scarring viewers for life. Still wondering what made ShoMan do it esp after the classic TV record he has had! @shafiqulhasan81 @jawevuzuz @faysalquraishi
— Omair Alavi (@omair78) November 18, 2017
There are mixed reviews for Verna from everyone on social media. It is reported that the movie had a bad opening on its Day 1 in cinemas. The reason might be its late release in Punjab, resulting in a slow business on its debut day. On Saturday, the movie did better business but still did not meet expectations.
Still, it is too early to predict anything. Read all the reviews, but make sure that you go and watch the movie yourself and decide if it a good watch or not.
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