Arth The Destination or Arth 2 is a 2017 Pakistani romantic drama film directed and written by Shaan Shahid. It stars Shahid himself, with Humaima Malik, Mohib Mirza and Uzma Hassan in lead roles. It is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s 1982 film Arth.
Pre-production began in August 2013 when the film was announced by Shan Shahid. Photography began in December 2015 in Lahore and concluded in London in October 2016. The Post-production took place in Pinewood Studios. The film released worldwide on 22 December 2017, under the joint production of Faraz Chaudhry’s Cinestar and Shaan Shahid’s 5th Element, and was distributed by Hammad Chaudhry’s HKC Entertainment.
Shan Shahids arths was a disaster as people did not like the movie at all. Movie critics from Karachi gave the movie bad reviews, Shan said that why do people from Karachi have problems with movies released from Lahore. He says that the movie has a proper script and also the cast is very good to then why do critics from Karachi have such problems.
The film cast teamed up with the UN Women and launch a campaign #EndViolenceAgainstWomen, because the film plot also revolves around multiple social issues including gender equality and the empowerment of women. Shahid said, “I feel the tagline ‘Decisions determine destiny’ is what the film stands for. It is about the power of a single woman.
Shan says that anyone who has watched the original Arth by Mahesh Bhatt, they will love the remake, however the movie critics say that the movie made no sense and the scenes were all fast paced as If the movie had to get done within no time. The film released on 21 december and it did not get a great response by the people thus making it a complete flop.