Actor in Law Movie (2016) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Actor in Law

September 13, 2016
1hr 56min
Status: released

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Actor in Law Movie Details:

Movie NameActor in Law
Also known asایکٹر ان لاء
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
GenreRomance, Comedy, Drama
Release Dates8 September 2016 (Dubai)
13 September 2016 (Pakistan)
Running Time1hr 56min
CastFahad Mustafa
Mehwish Hayat
Om Puri
Directed by Nabeel Qureshi
Written byFizza Ali Meerza
Nabeel Qureshi
Produced byFizza Ali Meerza
Mehdi Ali
Cinematography by Rana Kamran
Edited by Asif Mumtaz
Music byShani Arshad
Production CompanyFilmwala Pictures
Distributor Urdu1 Pictures (Overseas)
Fox Star Studios
Box Office CollectionRs. 300 million (US$1.0 million)

Actor in Law Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Fahad Mustafa as Shan Mirza
  • Om Puri as Rafaqat Mirza
  • Mehwish Hayat as Meenu Screwala
  • Lubna Aslam as Shan’s mother
  • Saboor Ali as Annie Mirza
  • Alyy Khan as Muddasir Sultan
  • Irfan Motiwala as Fridge Man
  • Saife Hassan as Guddu Mamu
  • Saleem Mairaj as Mehboob Bhai
  • Anoushay Abbasi as Meenu’s Friend
  • Kaizer Behram Irani as Meenu’s Mother
  • Noor ul Hassan
  • Ahson Talish as a Politician


Fahad Mustafa stars as an up-and-coming lawyer who employs theatrics and over-the-top one-liners in the courtroom. He aspires to become an actor, something which is met with disapproval from his father. His world is turned upside down when he is faced with a case that shakes the foundation of the country and threatens his career and family. Will he be able to use his theatricality and knowledge of the law to ensure justice?

About Actor in Law Movie:

  • The film is directed by Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza and Mehdi Ali, making it their second project after Na Maloom Afraad.
  • The details about the film were unveiled by Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza at a press conference in Karachi on 9 January 2016. The press conference was also attended by Fahad Mustafa, Mehwish Hayat, Alyy Khan, and Indian veteran actor Om Puri, who made his Lollywood debut, who died on 6 January 2017 following a cardiac arrest. On 19 April 2017, it received the Best Film award at the 16th Lux Style Awards.
  • Om Puri told that he signed the film because the script is different and unique.
  • The first spell of the film was shot in Karachi.
  • Title poster of film was released in February 2016 while the first look poster was revealed on 24 June 2016 via social media.
  • Director claimed that, Indian actor Om Puri will also come to Pakistan for the promotional purpose of his debut Pakistani film.
  • Actor in Law was released in UAE, UK, and Middle East on 8 September 2015. The film was released nationwide on 13 September 2023 (Eid al-Adha) alongside Azfar Jafi’s romantic comedy Janaan and Anjum Shahzad’s romantic drama Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay.
  • The broadcast rights of the movie were syndicated Urdu1 & Star Gold Middle East. The movie has been made streaming available on Amazon Prime Video.
  • According to the Pakistani box office reports, the Lollywood movie Actor in Law collected over 100 million in just 5 days in Pakistan which is the second-best performance by a Pakistani movie after Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.