Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna didn’t do too well at the box office, but the movie is an important step towards discussing issues that plague our society. Pakistan’s superstar Mahira Khan takes the lead in the film, Hamza Ali Abbasi’s wife and a great actor in her own right, Naimal Khawar is also in the film, as well as Haroon Shahid and Zarrar Khan.

Mahira Khan plays a rape survivor

The film revolves around a couple Aami (Haroon) and Sara (Mahira) and how their lives change after Sara is raped by a governor’s son (Zarrar Khan). After she is raped, she vows to fight for justice.

Aami and Sara are a happy couple before their lives are ruined

The film was directed by Shoaib Mansoor, who had two super hits before, Khuda Kay Liye and Bol but Verna didn’t receive a similar response. Criticism revolved around a disjointed script, bad audio and weak storytelling.


The film was made in 2017 but will air tonight, Saturday November 16th, on HUM T.V. at 9:10PM.