All eyes were set on Ali Zafar ever since the multi-talented superstar announced his debut Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble and then the trailer featuring a stellar cast including Maya Ali, Javed Sheikh, Faisal Qureshi, Nayyer Ejaz, Asma Abbas along with other emerging actors Mahenur Haider, Marhoom Ahmed and model Fia Khan left us wanting for more.
The film was released with a bang on 20th July and we finally got to know what the hype was about.
Zafar has already given remarkable performances in Bollywood hits such as Mere Brother ki Dulhan, Kill Dil and Dear Zindagi and we were already fans of his acting prowess. But for many of us that couldn’t be the deciding factor for his debut as he had yet to prove his mettle in the local industry. Needless to say, Zafar didn’t disappoint us and once again set a new benchmark with his iconic character Teefa.
The movie starts in the lively walled city of Lahore and sets the tone right from the beginning. Teefa drops hints on what’s to follow by establishing himself as a romantic, charming, carefree, adventurous and not your typical next door hero. Zafar has showcased every aspect of his multi-faceted character so impeccably, that it’s hard to tell which scene is our favourite.
The action sequence, performed by Zafar himself, is one of a kind and unveils the actor in a never seen before avatar. He has definitely set a precedent among his fellow singers cum actors.
Not only the exciting storyline, but some of the captivating tunes also kept us hooked throughout the film. Especially, Item Number, crooned by the maestro himself and Aima Baig topped the charts and became the ultimate wedding song. The music video featuring the leading lady Maya Ali with Zafar is also a visual treat.On the other hand melodies like “Chan Ve” and “Sajna Door” are still on our playlist.
Another thing we fell in love was the chemistry of Maya Ali and Ali Zafar. Maya also made her debut on the big screen and it was the first time both the actors have worked together. We also give credit to Ahsan Rahim for his attention to detail and how he brings his years of experience on the big screen! It won’t be wrong to say that Teefa in Trouble has set new benchmarks and Ali Zafar has redefined Pakistani cinema.