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Films in March 2018

March the third month of the year 2018 has started. This month has one official holiday of Pakistan Day on 23th March which is falling on Friday thus making it a long weekend. Apart from the Pakistan Day, the other

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Films in February 2018

February the second month of the year 2018 is starting in few days time.  This month has one official holiday of Kashmir Day on 5th February. This year Kashmir day is falling on Monday thus making it a long weekend.

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Films in January 2018

January the first month of the year 2018 has started. This month has no official holiday. Mostly the Bollywood films released at the previous year’s Christmas weekend (25th December) continue their box office success in this month too. The winter

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2017 – Banned films

The year 2017 is concluding in a weeks time. With respect to cinema it has been a mixed year where very few films were able to succeed. Bollywood films which are the backbone of the cinema business also failed to

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2017 – Film Comebacks

In the year 2017 few artists and film makers were seen after a gap of few years on big screen. The comeback on big screen was pleasant for some of them or in some cases it was not much successful.

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2017 – Film Debuts

The year 2017 has been a mixed year for Pakistani cinema. Many new comers as well as established artists started their silver screen career this year. While it was successful for some, for few it proved a bumpy ride. Here

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Roundup 2017 – Urdu Cinema

2017 has proved a mixed year for the business of the Pakistani Urdu movies. The early half (January – June) of 2017 was quite disappointing as very few films were released which too failed to impress the audience. In the

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Films in December 2017

December is the last month of the year 2017. With respect to the Urdu cinema, four films are releasing in this month which is a very healthy figure as only one major film Verna has been released after Eidul Azha

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Films in November 2017

November the eleventh and the second last month of the year 2017 has started. With respect to the Urdu cinema, the last films were released on the 1st September 2017 on the Eidul Azha holidays. Both films Punjab Nahin Janungi

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Films in Fall 2017

The last quarter of 2017 is about to start. 2017 has so far proven a disappointing year for the local cinema. Apart from four films Mehrunnisa V Lub U (June), Yalghaar (June), Punjab Nahin Jaongi (September) and Namaloom Afraad 2(September)

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Films in September 2017

September the ninth month of the year 2017 has started. In the past two public holidays of Defence Day (6th September 2017) and Quaid-e-Azam Death Aniversary (11th September 2017) fall, however after 1998 both these public holidays were cancelled. From

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Films on Eidul Azha 2017

The festive occasion of Eidul Azha is coming on the Saturday 2nd September 2016 where four holidays from 1st September 2017 – 4th September 2017 are announced by the federal government. Such long holiday season provides a favorable window for

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Films in August 2017

August the eight month of the year 2017 has started. August is the month in which our independence day falls, the 14th of this month is also the only public holiday. The independence day holiday usually has some film releases

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Films in July 2017

July the seventh month of the year 2017 has started. It is the month in which rainy season Barsaat or Savan starts in Pakistan after a soaring summer season. No public holiday falls in this month, but due to summer

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Six Films with TV Premiers on Eidul Fitr 2017

Eidul Fitr 2017 is already being celebrated today in many parts of the world. In Pakistan the Eidul Fitr is expected tomorrow on the Monday 26th June 2017. Like any Eidul Fitr many new films are also releasing in cinemas.

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Films on Eidul Fitr 2017

2017 has so far proved a dismal year with respect to local cinema. A total of five main stream Urdu films are released in this year all of which failed to do any considerable business. Thora Jee Le (January), Whistle

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Bulandi to Pyar Ho Jata Hai Phir Se

1980’s is the decade in which the downfall of Urdu cinema started. Apart from Faisal Rehman, Neeli and Ismail Shah, no new notable face is introduced in the Urdu films in this decade. The artists of 1960’s and 1970’s dominated

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Geo’s Naagin hiss in Indian media

Geo Kahani is the secondary entertainment channel of Geo Network, where the primary entertainment channel is Geo Entertainment. Geo Kahani mostly aired the foreign content comprising of Indian and Turkish dramas. But from October 2016 the PEMRA has enforced its

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Films in April 2017

April the fourth month of the year 2017 has started. This month has no official holiday means no long weekend window for prolonged cinema business. This is the month in which summer starts in most parts of our country. Though

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Films in March 2017

March the third month of the year 2017 has started. This month carries historical significance for Pakistan due to the historic occasion of 23rd March 1940 the day on which the Lahore Resolution or Pakistan Resolution was passed in Lahore.

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Raees stuck in censor board

Bollywood’s Raees was expected to release today across Pakistan i.e. 5th February 2017 , which coincidentally is also the Kashmir Solidarity Day. As per the due process the film was imported last week after receiving Non Objection Certificate  (NOC) from

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Bano Qudsia passed away

Famous name of Urdu literature Bano Qudsia passed away today in Lahore. Aged 88, Bano Aapa wrote many novels and collection of short stories. She also wrote drama serials and tele plays for PTV and private productions. Her famous novels

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Films in February 2017

February the second month of the year 2017 has started. The event of Valentines Day or 14th February falls in this month. Though not a local tradition, but from past one decade specifically after the emergence of private satellite channels

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First Russian drama in Pakistan

In recent years passed by Turkish dramas have been quite popular in our country. Turkish dramas of different genres have been widely viewed. The most popular genre of Turkish drama has been historical epics, like Mera Sultan aired in 2013.

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Raasta, release date announced

Raasta (راستہ) is a film featuring the famous media person old Sahir Lodhi as director, producer, writer and main hero. 48 year old Sahir Lodhi has worked as a host, actor, RJ on television and dramas and is now appearing

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Meera demand a ban on Raees in Pakistan

Meera who in recent past has issued many statements against Mahira Khan has now demanded a ban on the Bollywood film Raees in Pakistan. Raess, a Bollywood film starring Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan is releasing worldwide on 25th January

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Films in January 2017

January the first month of the new year 2017 has already started and with respect to the Urdu cinema so far it is a mild month. Only one Urdu film is releasing in this month which is not an encouraging

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Rukhsana Noor passed away

Famous journalist, film script writer and the wife of film writer/director Syed Noor, Ms. Rukhsana Noor passed away today in Lahore due to cancer. A journalist by profession Rukhsana married Syed Noor and fully supported him in his film projects.

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Roundup 2016 – Pakistani Artists in Bollywood

Our neighboring country India produces the largest number of feature films every year in the world in various languages. Among these the Hindi language film industry is known as Bollywood. Due to its similarity with Urdu, Hindi is also understood

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Roundup 2016 – Film debuts

In the year 2016 many new or already famous faces made their big screen debuts. This article is a compilation of such names. Some names have earlier worked in a minor or supporting role in some film, but their name

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Roundup 2016 – Comebacks in Films

In the year 2016 few artists were seen after a gap of few years on big screen. The comeback on big screen was pleasant for some of them or in some cases it was not much successful. Here is a

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Roundup 2016 – Urdu Films

2016 has been a mixed year for the business of the Pakistani Urdu movies. The early half (January – June) of 2016 was a bit disappointing as many Pakistani films failed to perform well on the box office. In the

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Banned films of 2016

The year 2016 is concluding in a weeks time. With respect to cinema it has been a mixed year, the cinema business sustained in the first three quarters of the year. In October 2016, the cinema owners and distributors announced

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Films in December 2016

December the last month of the year has started. Five Urdu films are scheduled to release in this month. Salute (سیلوٹ) Salute is directed and produced by Shahzad Rafique a famous director/producer from Lahore. Shahzad Rafique has some successful Urdu/Punjabi

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Chalay Thay Saath , first teaser is out

Chalay Thay Saath, is an upcoming Urdu film produced in Karachi. It will be the debut movie for Syra Shehroz and is shot in Gilgit Baltistan and Karachi. Though Syra Shehroz made a cameo appearance in the film Ho Mann

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Balu Mahi, first teaser is out

Balu Mahi (بلو ماہی) is an upcoming film scheduled to release on the Valentines Day weekend, Friday 10th February 2017. It is the first film of the director Haissam Hussain who has many successful and acclaimed dramas to his name

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