11 Jan, 2023

It’s 2023 but Bollywood can’t seem to get over its lame stereotypes about Pakistanis. No, we don’t all greet each other by saying adaab but you wouldn’t be able to tell by watching Neflix India’s newest film Mission Majnu. Star Sidharth Malhotra has become the butt of everyone’s jokes with his black eyeliner, tawiz, stereotypical clothing and, of course, his adaab.

On Tuesday, the streaming site dropped the official trailer for Mission Majnu that features Malhotra as an Indian spy on a covert operation to expose nuclear weapons in the heart of Pakistan that India must “neutralise”. But the only thing that got “neutralised” on Twitter was the film’s storyline, costumes and dialogue.

Let’s just say, Pakistani Twitter is really over the “adaab” and janabs“ in the film.

The true starter pack for all Bollywood representation of Pakistanis.

Character research who?

How many adaabs before you get caught?

The stereotyping though.


It seems like Malhotra could use some Urdu lessons — here are some extra words for his vocabulary.

A green domed nuclear plant? Seriously Netflix?

The Shershaah actor even beat a few Pakistani men at their jumma kurta shalwar game.

Spy-action drama? No. Comedy and fantasy.

Mission Majnu also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi, Bhumika Chawla, Sharib Hashmi and Arjan Bajwa. It will be made available to watch on Netflix on January 20 and we can’t wait to see what other idiotic representation of Pakistanis we have in store for us.


Aam Aadami Jan 11, 2023 02:14pm
Tum sab log iski trolling karo lekin larka Kiara ko le geya!
Shahbaz Ahmed Jan 11, 2023 02:18pm
Bollywood sells to India what Indians want to buy.. even they don't care whether it is fake or true.
Hassan Jan 11, 2023 02:20pm
I think as a comedy, it will be entertaining.
Junaid Jan 11, 2023 03:04pm
Pakistani web series sevak had cringiest stereotypes about Hindus and Indians. Goes both ways.
Rizwan Jan 11, 2023 03:20pm
Every time a Pakistani character says "janab" and "adaab" with that hand gesture it fills me with cringe. Nobody in Pakistan talks like that.
Pakistani Jan 11, 2023 03:25pm
In Bajrani Bhaijaan movie all Pakistani soliders at border were saying janab and adab as well lol. Indians don’t know nothing about Pakistanis. They portray Pakistani characters based on Indian Muslims I think.
Pakistani Jan 11, 2023 03:31pm
Pakistani men don’t wear white shalwar kameez or hat occasionally or on jumma prayers and Pakistani women don’t wear burqa at all they wear colorful shalwar kameez and dupatta. This stereotype is so overdue.
Reality Jan 11, 2023 03:54pm
Lol why are you guys bothered..its not for you to watch
Syed Hasni Jan 11, 2023 04:27pm
I wish Firdous Jamal would have these words for Sidhart  “I am sorry to say that Sidhart is not hero stuff,” He is a mediocre sort of a model. “he is not a good actor and not a hero. Only thing that is working for him is his age. "All that glitters is not gold"
Nasir Khan Jan 11, 2023 04:36pm
Are janaab, 27 February ko release karte na.
Asad Jan 11, 2023 04:38pm
A b-grade actor working in a B-grade movie. No surprises here!
TPA Jan 11, 2023 04:56pm
Pakistan a declared terror state
Salaam Jan 11, 2023 05:06pm
Why would you want to see it?
Rana Talukdar Jan 11, 2023 05:14pm
A Movie can rattle the entire nation ?
Enlightened One Jan 11, 2023 05:15pm
This movie just shows how little Indian people know about Muslims in general- growing up, we never ever had anything to do with these people. You just avoid them. As a result our knowledge about them, their customs, behaviour, habits, and mannerisms is very minimal, if any.
Bunny Jan 11, 2023 05:28pm
unfortunately such things sell with the masses. why blame the fiilm makers.
SAM2 Jan 11, 2023 05:33pm
@Shahbaz Ahmed It is a fictional story bro. Obviously fake.
Hamid Faisal Jan 11, 2023 06:11pm
He is an actor, who is just acting upon as what described in the script. This type of typical thinking prevails both sides. For Civilization Evolution In our sub-continent, all producers, directors, actors and supporting staff played their part Well.
Sean Jan 11, 2023 06:45pm
Bollywood directors and actors simply suck when it comes to realistic representation and creativity. But I don’t think Pakistanis that generalize everything, even their cricket team needs to have green shirt, army some religious slogan, are in any place to judge others. Better look into the internal stereotypes, including minorities demonization.
Punisher Jan 11, 2023 09:18pm
Whether you agree with the depiction of Pakistanis in this movie or not, the fact is that it will stream on Netflix and watched by millions all over the world while Pakistanis will keep ranting about it at home. Nobody cares.
Constantine Jan 11, 2023 09:49pm
@Rizwan “Nobody in Pakistan talks like that.”- you abbu jaan of the nation used to take and dress like that.
Simba Jan 11, 2023 10:16pm
@Enlightened One best if less is known. Just need to laugh and move ahead - Pakistanis aren't relevant anymore.
Simba Jan 11, 2023 10:18pm
@Sean why waste serious time on Pakistanis when you can make the audoence laugh by a candid potrayal!
Zak Jan 11, 2023 10:21pm
@Rizwan Every time a Pakistani character says "janab" and "adaab" with that hand gesture it fills me with cringe. Nobody in Pakistan talks like that. Because Indians are adrift on what pakistanis are about, they are mixing it with the Great Mughal empire era, now unfortunately gone. Now nothing in common.
Sanju Jan 11, 2023 10:41pm
True view of Jihadis in action.
Sajjad Jan 11, 2023 11:05pm
@Punisher - so you mean more the merrier?
ISP INDIA Jan 11, 2023 11:26pm
Pakistan military needs more film like this ISPR's dream come true.
Zulfiqar Jan 12, 2023 12:31am
Lame attempt at relevance
Kaka Jan 12, 2023 01:25am
We Indians know a lot about Muslim culture and our people. Maybe the Pak stereotypes is outdated but it is a silly Netflix movie not the next serious Oscar movie. Also yesterday 3 Muslim brother bowled for their team - Shami, Siraj and Malik in one game that is more than 2 Hindus that have played for Pakistan over 70 years. Don’t teach us about secularism or taking care of people. If Pakistani have guts go see the grave of your only Novel Prize winner who is not considered a Muslim.
Mehar Jan 12, 2023 01:32am
I didn’t know that Bollywood movies are still so popular in Pakistan.
Mehar Jan 12, 2023 01:38am
In Pakistan every thing important, from cricket team dress, school uniform, F16s, missiles to tanks, is painted in green. So what’s the problem if Pakistan’s biggest asset is also shown green.
Imran Barr Jan 12, 2023 01:38am
@Reality If its on Netflix its about us. Pakistan should ask Netflix to remove such a bad acting joke of a movie.
Raazi Jan 12, 2023 02:55am
Indians have started making ISPR movies as well !!
Reality Jan 12, 2023 03:03am
@Asad even C and D grade bolly actors are better than your TV styled movie stars
secular Jan 12, 2023 03:35am
But Pakistanis got the proper slap in their face.
secular Jan 12, 2023 03:36am
@Nasir Khan it supposed to be released on 16th December.
Aziz Alam Khan Jan 12, 2023 04:09am
Indians have no idea about how are present day Pakistanis . They simply go the slums of poor Indians and make up a stereotype Pakistani Muslim . Adaab used to be norms of Indian Muslims and present day Pakistanis have nothing such word or norm.
JohnDoe Jan 12, 2023 07:50am
Queen Jan 12, 2023 08:38am
I wonder if all Indians have such low level of intellect that they are willing to grab everything Bollywood throws at them?
Queen Jan 12, 2023 08:40am
@Rana Talukdar No it can make an entire nation school another much less informed nation who has low intellect when it comes to doing character research.
Readdr Jan 12, 2023 09:36am
And you are giving it free publicity by posting an entire article about it...absolute stupidity
Uyghyr ahmadi Jan 12, 2023 10:09am
If it smells like a P19, if it squeals like a P19 then of course it can fly. Lol
Ali Vaqar Awan Jan 12, 2023 10:38am
Totally incorrect representation of Pakistan and stereo typing at its peak. At least proper research should have been done. Adab and Jannab are not the words used in Pakistan.
SATT Jan 12, 2023 11:48am
The film's plot 1970 not today.