These Were the Top 5 Best Pakistani Films of 2022

What a good year for Pakistani movies!

Pakistani films make income from a variety of revenue streams, including theatrical exhibitions, box office sales, television broadcast rights, and merchandising. Despite a considerable downturn in the local film industry over the years, it has been able to generate several hits across a variety of genres. However, the majority of stories continue to be focused on romantic comedies.

As the entertainment industry is more focused on drama serials, the public was pleased to see a few noteworthy releases this year. Here is our list of the Top 5 Pakistani movies of 2022.

1. The Legend of Maula Jatt

This movie has been a huge hit since its premiere in October and is an international blockbuster and is currently being screened in India. Directed and written by Bilal Lashari and co-writer Nasir Adeeb, The Legend of Maula Jatt is a remake of the 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt and stars Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, and Humaima Malik.

The story of the movie revolves around the Natt’s rivalry with the Jatts, specifically Maula Jatt — an undefeated warrior raised by Daani after his parents were murdered by the Natts when he was a child. This caused him to have nightmarish flashbacks.

Maula Jatt now seeks vengeance on his arch-enemy Noori Natt — a feared combatant in Punjab.

2. Joyland

Mired in controversy, Joyland won Pakistan’s first Cannes entry as well as several awards at international film festivals. It is also Pakistan’s first shortlisted nomination for The Oscars.

Directed and written by Saim Siddiqui, and produced by Sarmad Khoosat, the film focuses on the transgender revolution in Pakistan. The story centers on the life of the youngest son of a patriarchal family, who is expected to have a child with his wife but ends up in an erotica dance theatre and falls in love with a transgender woman.

Although the movie is considered a masterpiece by those in the entertainment business, it was banned from being released in the country initially due to its storyline, which was considered ‘immoral’ or ‘inappropriate’.

Joyland stars Ali Junejo and Rasti Farooq as well as Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Salman Perzada, Sohail Sameer, Sania Saeed, and Sarwat Gillani.

3. London Nahi Jaunga

London Nahi Jaunga is a film that raises numerous concerns concerning women’s freedom of choice while simultaneously attempting to address some of these problems.

It was directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar.

The plot centers around Zara, a British girl, whose life is turned upside down when she finds her mother’s journal and discovers that her father was brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances due to a love marriage.

Humayun Saeed produced London Nahi Jaunga and played the lead role in it alongside Mehwish Hayat, Kubra Khan, Iffat Omar, Mehar Bano, Saba Faisal.

4. Kamli


Kamli is a narrative about Hina, played by Saba Qamar, a girl who has been waiting for her husband’s homecoming for eight years. The plot follows her as her life unfolds via a series of odd circumstances until she meets Amaltas, played by Hamza Khawaja.

The film was directed by Sarmad Khoosat and was released in theatres in June to positive reviews from critics.

5. Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad

Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad

Directed and written by Nabeel Qureshi, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad centres on Gulab, an officer who is crooked due to his circumstances and childhood trauma. He falls in love with Jia whose phone was stolen when she was saving dogs.

The movie stars Fahad Mustafa, Mahira Khan, Jawed Sheikh, and Faryal Mehmood. It was produced by Mehdi Ali and Fizza Ali Mirza under Filmwala Pictures.

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