Islamabad, May 8 (ANI): Virsa – the first international Punjabi film, which was premiered at CineStar this Thursday – has received mixed responses from audiences.
The story revolves around a rich, spoilt boy who falls in love with a conservative girl. Arya Babbar, an Indian actor, plays the boy while model-actress Mehreen Raheel plays the girl.
While Gulshan Grover’s powerful performance and Jawad’s songs received unanimous thumbs-up, many criticized Babbar’s amateurish acting. But many applauded Mehreen.
“I think she’s really pretty and should do an English movie that would match her persona,” said a youngster, Qadeer. “I came to see the movie only for her and I think she did a good job, although the story was weak,” The Daily Times quoted Qadeer, a movie buff.
“The people have been really generous in showering us with praising comments and I humbly thank all my fans for it,” said Mehreen.
“I respect what the audience have to say about the movie as they are the best critics. So far, the movie has been well-received, but I’ve also received a few critical points from close friends that I have considered,” said Jawad Ahmed.
The film has garnered an enthusiastic response from Australia and has been appreciated by India cinegoers. (ANI)