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.
Though cinemas are accessible to a large population of our country at small and large cities, still the number of cine goers constitute less than one percent of our whole population. Many persons in our country prefer to watch films when these are released online or on DVD or on Television. So in order to watch the films they have to wait till its producers release the film online or on TV Premier. This approach does have its demerits as there has been films which are never released on DVD/online or on television.
There is a good news for all such persons who cannot watch films in the cinemas for whatever reasons. A total of six Urdu films are ready for worldwide television premier on this Eidul Fitr.
So here is the list of these six films
Bin Roye (بن روۓ)
Bin Roye was released on Eidul Fitr 2015 i.e. July 18th 2015. Mahira Khan made a comeback to the big screen from Bin Roye after a long gap where her first film was Bol in 2011. Bin Roye was produced by MD Productions and distributed by Hum Films a film distribution company of Hum Tv.
Bin Roye was released in Pakistan, India, Europe, Middle East, North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The film proved successful and earned 30 crore rupees worldwide. The major share of its revenue was from international market. It earned 11 crore in Pakistan and rest from other countries mainly UK. The film proved that Pakistani films can earn decent amount overseas too, especially in UK.
The film received mixed reviews from the critics. Bin Roye is also aired as a drama of 18 episodes in 2016 which also proved successful. Now after a gap of two years Bin Roye film is ready for Television Premier on Hum Tv on this Eidul Fitr. Tune into Hum Tv at 8 PM on the first day of Eidul Fitr.
Dekh Magar Pyar Se (دیکھ مگر پیار سے)
Dekh Magar Pyar Se (DPMS) was released on 14th August 2015. It was a comeback film of Humaima Malik after her acclaimed debut in Bol 2011. Sikandar Rizvi made his debut opposite Humaima Malik. DPMS was released in Pakistan, Middle East, Europe and North America.
Despite high hopes DPMS failed at box office and also criticized heavily by critics and viewers alike. After two years DPMS is airing on TV One on the third day of the Eid at 3 PM.
Blind Love (بلائنڈ لو)
Blind Love was released on 5th August 2016. Directed by Faisal Bukhari it was a routine masala flick which Faisal Bukhari is known for. The film star Mathira, Aamir Qureshi, Yasir Shah, Nirmra Khan. The film featured a steamy item song on Mathira too.
Despite all the masala the film was out of cinemas in one weeks time. The film will be seeing its TV premier on PTV Home on the first day of Eid at 3 PM
Actor In Law (ایکٹر ان لاء)
Actor In Law was released on Eidul Azha 2016 on 13th September 2016. It was released worldwide in Pakistan, Asia Pacific, Middle East Europe and North America.
It proved the most successful Urdu film of 2016 by earning around 25 crore in Pakistan. Worldwide it earned 30 crore. Starring Fahad Mustafa in the leading role it was the last film of Indian cinema’s great artist Om Puri as well.
The film was produced by Fizza Meerza and distribued by Urdu 1 films. Its Television Premier is also on this Eidul Fitr on Urdu 1 channel at 8PM on the 2nd Day of Eidul Fitr.
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (زندگی کتنی حسین ہے)
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (ZKHH) was released on Eidul Azha 2016 on 13th September 2016. It was only released in Pakistan so the followers of Urdu cinema outside Pakistan never got a chance to see this film. The film was distributed by Geo Films, a film distribution company of Geo Tv.
ZKHH was the debut film of Sajal Ali and Feroze Khan an on-screen pair having considerable fan following. ZKHH proved average at the box office and earned around 6.50 crores in Pakistan.
ZKHH is also making its television premier on this Eidul Fitr on Geo Tv at 8PM on the 2nd day of Eidul Fitr.
Lahore Se Aagay (لاہور سے آگے)
Lahore Se Aagay (LSA) was released on 10th November 2016. It was the sequel of the film Karachi Se Lahore (KSL) released in July 2015. LSA was distributed by ARY Films a film distribution company of ARY Media Network.
LSA was released worldwide and performed average at the box office. It earned around 9 crore from Pakistan. Being the first major film of Saba Qamar it received mixed reviews from the critics.
LSA is also making its television premier this Eidul Fitr on ARY Digital at 9PM on Eid first day.
So it concludes the list of television premiers of Urdu films on this Eidul Fitr.
Wish everyone a happy Eidul Fitr ahead.
Rashid Nazir Ali