Anjum Shahzad, the director of the movie Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay faced major criticism regarding his previous release Mah-e Mir. His annoyance was evident when he hushed the media by saying that the Pakistani audience isn’t intelligent for real cinema.
Experimenting for the second time, Anjum Shahzad comes up with Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay; a movie he thinks is fit for the unintelligent Pakistani audience.
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay, featuring on-screen couple and offscreen buddies Feroze Khan and Sajal Ali is an INTENSE love story. The plot revolves around Zain (Feroze) and Mahira’s (Sajal) relationship that starts with a bump and blooms into a marriage.
Along with the two lead stars, the movie also marks the debut of child star, Jibrayl Ahmed. He plays their son Dodo and all seems to be a perfect fairytale till the realities of life knock at the door.
Zain is a struggling screenwriter who tries his best to meet his family’s needs, however as life gets tough and financial crisis occur, their marriage hits the rocks. Mahira leaves Zain behind deciding to take the son along.
Feroze Khan displays his versatility as an actor, moving from one emotion to another while Sajal Ali lives up to her label of playing melodramatic roles like she was made for them. Jibrayl portrays his role to perfection and can be credited as being the real superstar of Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay.
From drama to action, romance to tragedy and tear jerkers to a chul bul party anthem, the movie covers all the needed elements for a commercial success. But will it really please all Pakistani cinema goers?
We agree Mah e Mir wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but that certainly does not mean the audience isn’t worth new ideas. While Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay did not entirely fail to impress, it did look like a mix of movies and stories we’ve seen before.