Is Javed Sheikh responsible for the revival of Pakistani cinema?

Is Javed Sheikh responsible for the revival of Pakistani cinema?

There's a reason all the directors keep Javed Sheikh's number on speed dial
06 Dec, 2017

He's 63, still kicking ass and carrying the weight of the entire local entertainment industry on his ripped shoulders.

Bet that's difficult? Not for our very own Javed Sheikh.

He may have crossed the retirement age but he's signing films like there's no tomorrow. (Sorry, Fawad, you ain't got nothing on Mr Sheikh.) He's singlehandledly steering Pakistani cinema towards success - there's a reason all local directors have his number on speed dial.

If you needed a hit in the 90s, Javed Sheikh was your man, you need a blockbuster now, you give our man Jav a call.

The legend has more than 12 local productions under his belt in the last four years, that's more than the fingers on your hands... let that sink in. And if you're wondering how he does it without a break, know this, he needs no vacation, his on location shoots do the job.

Basically, he brought us out of the ashes and said, 'Ja Simran ja, jee lay apni zindagi.' Don't believe us? Let us give you a refresher.

Javed Sheikh's Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2013) revolutionalised Pakistani cinema

If you thought Khuda Kay Liye put Pakistani cinema back on track, let us tell you, it was Javed Sheikh in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi who showed everyone he's bringing sexy back - and he did.

Javed Sheikh's character in Na Maloom Afraad is the sole reason the film actually happened

There's a subtle message in the film; NMA was riding on Javed Sheikh's character alone. Remember when he backs out of the trio's plan mid film only to agree to go ahead with it later? Imagine if there was no convincing him, there would have been no heist... and no Na Maloom Afraad...

Javed Sheikh brought the choker back with his Wrong No. look

There's no easy way to pull off a choker, but give Javed Sheikh one and he'll get a standing ovation from Tyra Banks. He basically breathed life into the 90s style in 2015 and made it all the rage in 2016.

Javed Sheikh took a back seat in Bin Roye so Mahira Khan could shine

It was Mahira Khan's time to rise, only because Javed Sheikh wanted it to be so. He downplayed his role so Mahira wouldn't get lost in the background. True story.

Javed Sheikh's selfie made Jawani Phir Nahi Ani the hit that it was

The front camera is not our best friend, but that rule doesn't apply to Javed Sheikh, he was a superstar on the camera each time Sohai whipped her phone to snap a selfie with him. Stud, much? MA MA.

Javed Sheikh's got game even as a father of two in Karachi Se Lahore

He's smooth as silk and he got moves like Jagger. Who else can play a father and bachelor with such class? Only Javed Sheikh.

Javed Sheikh proved he's superman after signing his fifth local film of 2015, Halla Gulla

Only average actors boast of doing one film a year because they obviously can't manage it. Meet Javed Sheikh who did eight films in 2015. Uh-yeah. He got offered more films in a year than our industry can even produce annually.

Javed Sheikh signed flop film Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka because his success streak was too good

Of course he knew it was going to be a flop! He's Javed Sheikh after all. But like the mere mortal actors around him, he wanted to know what it feels like to face failure and so he said yes to the film.

Javed Sheikh makes creeps look sexy in Balu Mahi

He's reelin' her in and we're all wondering how can a creep look this sexy? White tux, purple collared shirt and those perfect peary whites, check mate.

Javed Sheikh's two-tone hair in Mehrunisa V Lub U is a work of art

Like we said, give this man anything and he can make it work. In Mehrunisa V Lub U, Javed Sheikh proves all colourists wrong. Au naturale is so last year.

Javed Sheikh's star power alone carried Na Maloom Afraad 2 to the top charts

His only role was to take the film to the top. And did he deliver? YES HE DID. It was all Javed Sheikh - no matter how pointless his character in NMA 2 was.

This article is categorised as humour/satire. Its content is not meant to be read literally. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the writer or the views of the IMAGES editorial staff.


A. Ali Dec 06, 2017 10:05am
Nice article... Caption sounds like Javed has done some wrong with industry...
Chungaizee Dec 06, 2017 11:36am
All hail the king.
ALI Dec 06, 2017 12:39pm
Elisha Dec 06, 2017 12:46pm
Great Post Post Thanks For Sharing Yes I Think Only Javed Sheikh responsible for the revival of Pakistani cinema By His Great Acting
Zia Dec 06, 2017 12:58pm
Looks like author has poor selection of word. It should be like champion instead of responsible word in title.
kabeelakhan Dec 06, 2017 01:05pm
Not at all he is just a mediocre actor and not at all responsible for revival of cinema in Pakistan.
Sarim Alvi Dec 06, 2017 01:43pm
Revival what revival ????????????????? you gotta be joking
N abidi Dec 06, 2017 07:58pm
Mr sheikh , is top senior actor, who does spot on acting! Plus,he loves young talents,and welcomes them! Lesson to other seniors artists,in pak who are not welcoming! Some of them you see on tv shows putting just about every new talent down ! Future ,belongs to the young , and Mr Sheikh knows it!
RIZ Dec 06, 2017 08:45pm
Can't deny his contribution
Rev. Eldrick Lal Dec 06, 2017 10:58pm
I believe it is too early to establish that Javed Sheikh, has revive the Pakistani cinema. There are other thespians who tirelessly worked for the revival of the Pakistani cinema. Although, Javed Sheikh has shown ingenuity in most of his movies.
JawAd pakistan Dec 07, 2017 12:30am
He is a legend
JumpTheGun Dec 07, 2017 01:40am
Hell NO! With all due respect, if whatever he has done/ performed over the years hasn't jolted that pervasive, sickening "status-quo," I don't consider that a revival of any kind.
Faz Dec 07, 2017 03:50am
In early 2000s when "esteemed" directors like Syes Noor, Sangeeta and Shaan were making flicks like Buddha Gujjar and Moosa Khan! Javed Sheikh made Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa! Later whilst Parvez Rana and others alike were making Ghundi Ran! Javed Sheikh was making Khullay Aasman Ke Neechay! He isn't the sole reason of our revival but he definitely played a huge part in the early signs of revival!
Muhammad sajjad Dec 07, 2017 12:57pm
Awesome article Legend as always
Muhammad sajjad Dec 07, 2017 04:45pm
Awesome article As legend as always