By Aasim Ejaz
Dowry a dreadful and unethical practice. Nowadays dowry has become a part of wedding ceremonies. If we say that this is common thing among the illiterate or uneducated people, we will be wrong because educated people are also involved in this evil. Dowry is a social evil which affected our society very badly. It is the cause of our social and economic deterioration. The custom of dowry is the route of many evils. There is no religious concern with this practice, but majority of the people happily adopt it. The elite class to some extent is responsible for this tradition because, they give luxuries to their daughter that a poor man cannot afford. On the other hand, lower class of society has not enough to give dowry to their daughters. So, many of them take huge debts because of dowry. They spend the rest of their lives to pay their debts. Others do not hesitate to earn money by unfair means to meet the demand of dowry.
Story line of Load Wedding revolves around this” Dowry Curse”.
Load Wedding is the tale of Raja (Fahad Mustafa) from Nirali, a residential community in Central Punjab, Pakistan, where he runs a shop. Raja has an over-weight sister, Farhana (Faiza Hasan) and according to convention, he can’t get hitched before she does. Farhana or “BabyBaji” is declined proposition in view of her weight as well as on account of the settlement requests of imminent in-laws. This isn’t the finish of Raja’s inconveniences as he has cherished Meeru (Mehwish Hayat) since the two were kids yet life and conditions keep them from getting together. In the underlying part, Raja cuts a grieved figure as he thinks about different issues, running from budgetary challenges to adapting to universal, residential community family esteems. The film is about his battles to transcend these snags and win the young lady he adores.
Rana Kamran’s wonderful photography catches the embodiment of provincial Punjab and Shani Arshad’s music and foundation score adds to the realness of Raja and Meeru’s romantic tale. The exchanges, by Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza (extra discourse by acclaimed performing artist, artist Mohsin Abbas Haider), are greatly created, interweaving mainstream culture references, conviction frameworks and enthusiastic and social clashes found inside country white collar class social orders.
Mehwish Hayat illuminates the screen and doesn’t think twice as the young lady who turns into an emotionally supportive network for the hero. As Meeru, she impeccably balances powerlessness, excellence and polish and conveys an execution that will influence the group of onlookers to become hopelessly enamored with her. Fahad Mustafa takes the film on his shoulders. In different scenes where he delineates the emergencies, problems and disappointments of a normal Pakistani man, hindered by money related pressure, family show and passionate breakdowns, Fahad is immaculate. Faiza Hasan is funny as “Baby Baji”, the unpredictable, severe and puerile sister who by and by keeps on being affable.
Qaiser Piya as Raja’s closest companion, Noor ul Hasan Rizvi as his uncle/mamu and Samina Ahmed as his mom, perform well in their particular parts, particularly Piya, who describes a great part of the film. The film likewise pays a due praise to the late Om Puri as Raja’s late dad.
The movement and melodies might be marginally acquired or enlivened by Bollywood – yet in Load Wedding this isn’t really a tidbit you can hold it against. The verses and music are unique and fit well inside the story. The verses to Kooch Na Kareen are particularly a treat to tune in to and the tune itself has a noteworthy lilt.
While the film has a moderate pace, particularly in the primary half and could have managed without a portion of the gloomy sulking of the focal character, the general message and peak will influence you to become tied up with the story. As the crowd saw in Actor in Law, Nabeel and Fizza’s strength is to unite different issues and tie them up in an attractive, watchable bundle that influences you to think even as it engages you. This is obvious in Load Wedding as well.
The film’s quality lies in its darkest and most entertaining minutes. Mehwish and Fahad share a healthy science that makes the romantic tale sweet and reminiscent without being syrupy or cheesy. The self-farce of unscripted television (Fahad himself is the host of a reality diversion appear in Pakistan) and additionally the delineation of misuse, sexual orientation inclination and equity framework in Pakistani society, make the peak hard-hitting.
On the whole “Load Wedding” is treat to watch