‘Chennai Express’ in- ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ Out this EID!

The holy day of Eid-ul-Fitr is now a few hours away from us and has been shared with you all, there were 4 major Pakistani movies releasing this year on Eid, out of them the most powerful release was expected by Humayun Saeed’s ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’. Like all other movie lovers, even was looking for some tickets for my family for the movie Josh (and not ‘MHSA’) and figured out that ‘’Main hoon Shahid Afridi’ will not be releasing on Eid in the country. The movie’s release has been delayed probably to provide a clear gateway to the previously banned Bollywood movie ‘Chennai Express’.

Still confused? Making it easier to understand, Indian Movie Chennai Express which was previously banned in Pakistan to give the local content a better exposure within the country has already made its way to the cinemas and is a part of the ShowTime been offered by Pakistani popular cinemas.


Atrium Cinema in Karachi, which offers an online booking service has already set its schedule for the movies that are been released this eid and it is interesting to see that despite of the hype been created about the four upcoming Pakistani movies, Josh, Ishq Khuda, Main Shahid Afridi hoon and Waar, we can see Josh only that is been schedule where even Ishq Khuda is also kept on hold.


Announcing the delay in the release, Vasay Chaudhry, the writer of the movie told the Express Tribune that the movie editor Azam Khan has passed away and the movie is still not done with the final touches. He also admitted that if the movie would have been released this Eid, the Bollywood movie which will now release on Eid would have taken up the market completely and so play it safe, it is better to release the movie some days later.

Let us see which movie takes up the market this Eid,

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Nida Zaidi

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  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    ishq khuda is a punjabi movie, a regional movie mainly for punjab circuit, so perhaps it wont do a reasonable business in karachi circuit its main target audience is in punjab

    WAAR was already in doubt and with no advertisement campaign for WAAR it was obvious that it is not releasing despite its trailer is released two years ago.

    so means the only urdu film remaining is Josh, which is somewhat indie movie, not a pure commercial film that our majority of cine goers use to watch, so lets see how much business it generates

  • Hammu

    Waar and MHSA both were supposed to be released on Eid.Unfortunately,both got delayed.I have very high hopes from Josh.It is good that it will stand alone and make it's presence felt! It has gained appreciation from all over the world.Really looking forward!

  • sherasher

    Waar will be released on 6 sep 2013 i hope Pakistani people will support our new cinema industry that ils trying to improve day by day.

  • Lawangeen

    Afridi out on duck again…….though in chennai his record is very brillaint ,he scored there 100 runs just in 45 balls against india…..one day international 2nd fastest century…..

    • Rashid Nazir Ali

      interesting comparison

  • sarah

    ye acha nhi hoa k pakistani movie ko delay ka dia aur indian movies ko support kia jarah hy.its not fair…..

    • flowers

      Pakistani movies are bad compared to srk!

  • zoya

    ohh main tu kal dekhne ja rhe thi what the hell sari hye damn freakin monkeys ki idiot indian movies crap phr tu HUMAYUN SAEED thek kheta hai na ky pakistani content ko support nahi karte phly foriegn content prime time par chalta hai phr dash indi movies ajate hy

  • muslim

    Lanat lanat lanat lanat on main hon shahid afridi movie in logon me or kafiron me koi farq nai agar film banani thi to kam se kam pore kapre pehan leti kia faida howa k duniya me tumhare jism tumhare baap bhai ne dekh lia or na mehrim mardon ne lanat hai Jahanomi orton tum logon ne shahid afridi jese hajji bande ko b badnam karne me kasar nai chori Pakistan ki is kisam industries ko Allah tabe kar dy ga arry jag jao or apne gunahon ki maffi mang lon nai to mout ka koi time fix nai hai kia pata Ye tumhari akhri film ho apni ezat ko bazaron me mat lao nai to ye ezat roz e qiyamat wale din Allah tumhein bht bora azab dy ga tum soch b nai sakte jis tarhan tum se pehle actress mar gaye tum ne b marna hai sambal jao mout kabhi b tumhein apne sath ly kar ja sakti hai.