Actor In Law Movie Review: Actor in Law, a 2016 Pakistani socio-comedy film, was helmed by director Nabeel Qureshi and co-written and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza and Mehdi Ali. Debuting on Eid-ul-Adha 2016 under the banner of Urdu 1 Pictures, it features Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in pivotal roles, alongside veteran Indian actor Om Puri in his inaugural Pakistani cinematic endeavor. The movie clinched the Best Film accolade at the 16th Lux Style Awards on April 19, 2017.

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In the film, Fahad Mustafa takes on the role of a budding lawyer who brings flair and flamboyant one-liners into the courtroom. Despite his father’s objections, he harbors dreams of pursuing an acting career. However, his life takes a tumultuous turn when he confronts a case that challenges the very fabric of the nation, jeopardizing both his professional trajectory and familial ties. Can he leverage his dramatic talents and legal acumen to uphold justice?

Additionally, the movie imaginatively depicts Pakistani celebrities like Ayyan and news anchor Mubashir Lucman.

Main Casts

Fahad Mustafa Shan Mirza Om Puri Rafaqat Mirza
Mehwish Hayat Meenu Screwala Lubna Aslam Shan’s mother
Saboor Ali Annie Mirza Alyy Khan Mubasher Lucman



Directed by Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza and Mehdi Ali, “Actor in Law” marks their second collaboration following “Na Maloom Afraad.” The film’s details were unveiled during a press conference in Karachi on January 9, 2016, attended by Qureshi, Meerza, Fahad Mustafa, Mehwish Hayat, Alyy Khan, and Indian veteran actor Om Puri, who made his debut in Lollywood. Fizza, the producer, confirmed Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat as the leads. The ensemble also includes Alyy Khan, Saife Hassan, Saleem Mairaj, Saboor Ali, Anoushay Abbasi, and Ahson Talish in pivotal roles. Special appearances were made by Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan, Nayyar Ejaz, Talat Hussain, Rehan Sheikh, and Rashid Khawaja.

Om Puri, impressed by the script’s uniqueness, revealed that he suggested the title “Actor in Law” and joined the project despite not personally knowing the team. Director Qureshi emphasized the film’s distinctive narrative, akin to “Na Maloom Afraad,” stating a preference for storytelling over mere humor. Cinematography was handled by Rana Kamran, and Urdu 1 Pictures managed both local and international distribution, marking their debut in film distribution. “Actor in Law” premiered on Eid al-Adha in mid-2016.


“Actor in Law” made its international debut in the UAE, UK, and Middle East on September 8, 2015. Subsequently, it premiered nationwide in Pakistan on September 13, coinciding with Eid al-Adha. This release date placed it alongside Azfar Jafri’s romantic comedy “Janaan” and Anjum Shahzad’s romantic drama “Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay.”

Box Office

“Actor in Law” premiered to packed theaters on September 13, 2016, captivating audiences and surpassing expectations by raking in Rs. 16 million on its debut. The following day witnessed a further surge, with earnings reaching Rs. 23.5 million. By the end of its opening weekend, the film had amassed a staggering Rs. 57.4 million.

Urdu 1 Pictures declared on September 16, 2016, that the movie had garnered a total of Rs. 60 million during the three-day Eid Holiday. Just five days later, on September 18, 2016, domestic earnings crossed the Rs. 100 million mark. The success extended globally, with Urdu 1 Pictures announcing on September 25, 2016, that the film had grossed Rs. 180 million worldwide.

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