If its Qawwali teaser suggested that Balu Mahi is a traditional love story, the film's first official trailer is here to correct that misconception.
The film is high on comedy, fun little dance numbers and action-packed chase sequences (runaway bride, hello!) — and it'd be a worth a watch if the film doesn't rehash other romantic adventure movies.
The trailer has us worried about this.
Osman Khalid Butt (Balu) means to crash the wedding of his beloved, only to discover he's... you guessed it, at the wrong wedding. The bride (Ainy Ali Jaffri as Mahi) still thinks it's a good idea to make a run for it with Balu and so begins their romantic adventure.
The film gives us Karachi Se Lahore vibes, except that the plot is flipped, of course! While KSL featured a road trip to stop a wedding, BaluMahi shows Balu and Mahi traipse through Pakistan's beautiful North after a wedding's been stopped!
There are also similarities with July release Ishq Positive, as angry, gun-toting relatives of the bride abound in this film as well.
But we're hopeful that the film's best moments have been saved for the big screen.
Balu Mahi has been directed by Haissam Hussain and written by Saad Azhar. The film comes out on February 10, 2017.