The first big release of the year ‘Balu Mahi’ which starred Osman Khalid Butt, Ainy Jafferi and Sadaf Kanwal in the lead roles, received mixed reviews. The film with good soundtracks and a lot of buzz was expected to leave a mark but box office is very unpredictable and unfortunately, according to reports the film didn’t well at the box office.
Directed by Haissam Hussain, produced by Sadia Jabbar and Chaudhry Muhammad Arshad with music by Sahir Ali Bagga, the film is currently in it’s sixth week and playing in cinemas.
According to Galaxy Lollywood, Jolly LLB2 performed better at the box office and whatever is the number for Jolly LLB 2, the number for ‘Balu Mahi’ is lower. ‘Jolly LLB 2’ has collected approximately 3.5 crores at the box office (official numbers courtesy Box Office Detail) and ‘Balu Mahi’ has collected somewhere around 2.5- 3 crore. And for a film that has reportedly been made on a budget of 10 crores, the numbers are disappointing to say the least.
The hard work of team Balu Mahi is appreciated and they have surely contributed to the revival of Pakistani cinema, sadly it’s labeled as a flop in Pakistan.