While we were overly excited for Pakistan’s first superhero film in the form of Project Ghazi, the film emerged as a huge disappointment. What was more exciting was that the boxoffice ruler Humayan Saeed was part of the ensemble cast. The film also starred Shehreyar Munawar and Syra Sheroz in the lead. However, the sci-fi had an extremely weak script and not even the film’s star studded cast could save the film from failing miserably.
Humayun Saeed has been a force to be reckoned with at the boxoffice. The actor had a 100% track record at the boxoffice prior to Project Ghazi with monstrous blockbusters like Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.
However Project Ghazi’s debacle has now broken his record at the boxoffice, proving that that an actor’s stardom alone can not save a film. It is truly the entire the team that makes or breaks a film. It is interesting to note that Project Ghazi could not even manage a good enough opening that Boxoffice stars tend to bring in. The film opened with 30 lacs only. The film didn’t receive a big opening and continued to crash during the week.
While Project Ghazi’s debacle has many lessons in store, the most important lesson is that content is king. The content of the film can actually make or break the film. While Humayun Saeed is a capable actor with a good fan following, however a star of his caliber should know which film to sign and which not to. Humayun Saeed’s negligence has dissapointed his fans.
The actor previously won the confidence of the cinegoers by giving mega hits. He has previously given us films which had content that resonated with the masses. The actor had promised the masses good content by giving potential films. However, Project Ghazi and his role in the film was a sloppy mess.
Project Ghazi somehow managed to hit 1.1 Cr mark by the end of its first Week however it later met with stagnant growth. What’s more is that 1.1 Cr comprises of most of the film’s total collection. The film’s performance has been embarrassing from the very beginning however it has reached new lows by registering 15 lacs more only till now, ending its run with 1.25 Cr