Asim Abbasi's Cake is a bag of mixed emotions and it left me disputed. There are many moments of sheer brilliance but then there are also basic scale/pacing problems that holds it back from giving the audience required cinema experience.
Asim Abbasi’s direction and Mo Azmi’s cinematography is very artistic and satisfies ones’ esthetic senses properly. Normal household settings appear extra ordinary on screen. Each and every frame is beautiful and Asim Abbasi has used simple local elements to add depth to the otherwise ordinary scenes.
Screenplay has pacing issues and primarily because of the absence of cinematic scale and basics that are required to create a balance between realism and an actual movie experience. Especially first 70 % of the film is very toned down in fact toned down to the scale of a TV drama serial. A little addition of humor and a bit more focus on Zareen and Romeo’s love story including a romantic ballad could have really helped increase the scale to required level and give cinema goer the right experience throughout.
Overall I still enjoyed the film and if you appreciate great performances in a very creative and artistic setup , you will enjoy it too. I go with 3 stars