[Film Review] Bin Roye – A Good Movie to Watch with Family

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Bin Roye is another episode of the recently revived Pakistan film industry. The much foreseen film is running successfully all over Pakistan and overseas. Bin Roye has an appealing story, a cast of renowned faces & actors, strong script and the depiction of daily situations that viewers can resound with.

The plot of the movie orbits around love stricken girl Saba (Mahira Khan) who is enamored with Irtiza (Humayun Saeed). Saba and Irtiza are cousins who are pretty close to each other and also like one another. Their entire family is aware of their bond but cannot for gauge that there might be more to their friendship. Irtiza, however marries her sister Saman (Armeena Rana Khan), even though showing all signs of loving Saba.

The movie takes a leap where Irtiza leaves for America for two years and returns to admit his love for Saman to Saba. Furthermore, in a bizarre time jump Saman, lifestyle after the death of her parents in an airplane crash, comes back to Pakistan and bonds expediently well to the Pakistani lifestyle. At that point comes Saba’s feelings as she scuffles to be happy for her sister and quite overtly states that she wishes Saman had died too in the crash. In a plot twist Saman actually dies and then there is a twist of fate ending in forced marriage of Saba with Irtiza. It happens in quite a clichéd movie manner and it unpleasantly affects Film and by the end Bin Roye starts to look like a blend of Bollywood’s, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Devdas”, and “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” and Momina Duraid’s TV Drama “Alvida”.

Film has a story that could have been played well with, Music is absolutely brilliant and complements the story well. Character actors were very well chosen. However, Bin Roye lacks consistent pace and ends snappishly, Momina Duraid and Shehzad Kashmiri must be in confusion of how to manage movie length while dealing with a script adapted from a famous Urdu novel.

The leading cast was quite carefully chosen, Humayun Saeed’s acting was effortless and he added depth and substance to every scene he was part of, and he completely stood by the expectations one can have from a seasoned actor like him.

Mahira Khan, is pretty she makes screen look beautiful but for some reason she is still not able to act, sorry to say (by the way big fan of her since her VJ and Pantene Ad modeling days). Her voice and dialogue delivery is too shallow she struggles to have expressions on her face. Her acting is what truly qualifies to what I call “Plastic Ki Acting” (Plastic acting).

The winner among three is hands down the newbie Armeena Rana Khan, the actress on her film debut acted the best among the trio. Her expressions were perfect even her American/Canadian accent of Urdu went well with her role, her chemistry with Humayun was spot on, and she justly complemented the scenes with her presence.

Largely, Bin Roye is worth watching as a good movie to watch with family, notwithstanding Mahira Khan’s Plastic Ki acting in certain scenes in the middle, Bin Roye accomplishes mining emotions from the audience.

My Rating to this film would be 3.5 out of 5.

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