Films in September 2016

The month of September has started which also includes the festive occassion of Eidul Azha. Atleast three holidays are expected on Eidul Azha which will provide a favorable window for film makers to screen their work and attract the cine goers. From 2013 Eidul Azha has proved the most successful weekend for Urdu cinema where the most successful Urdu film of the year was released on Eidul Azha.

Unlike Eidul Fitr, no major Bollywood film is scheduled to release on Eidul Azha and absence of a major Bollywood film results in better business of local Urdu films.

On the whole four major Urdu films are lined up for September where three will release on Eidul Azha.

Teri Meri Love Story (تیری میری لو اسٹوری)
This film is directed by Jawwad Bashir and is produced in Lahore. It is the second film directed by Jawwad Bashir, where the horror film Maya released last year in June 2015 was his first film. It is releasing on 2nd September 2016

Jawwad Bashir a multi-talented person is mainly known for directing sitcoms, music videos and Ufone commercials. He was also part of a music band Dr. Aur Billa active in 1990s and also acted in various sitcoms. Ushnah Shah, Omer Shahzad, Leyla Zuberi are making their debut on big screen from this film.

Cast: Salman Shahid,Leyla Zuberi,Mohib Mirza,Uzma Khan,Ushna Shah,Mohsin Abbas Haider,Ahmed Abdul Rehman,Omer Shahzad,,Hassan Khan  & Jawad Bashir
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: 2nd September 2016
Director of Photography:Farhan Golden
Production Designer:Sami Ullah
First Assistant Director:Ahmed Waqas
Choreographer:Nigah Hussain
Music By:Afzal Hussain & Ahsan Pervez
Hair Make up & Styling :Madiha Qaiser
Wardrobe:Hira Zeeshan
Wardrobe Consultant :Roshanay Ghumman
Co Producer:Muhammad Ehtisham
Produced by :Summit Entertainment
Written by:Jawad Bashir & Ahmed Abdul Rehman
Directed by :Jawad Bashir
Distributed by: Summit Entertainment

Janaan (جانان)

Janaan (جانان)is scheduled to release on Eidul Azha on 12th or 13th September. Considered as the major film coming on Eid as it is distributed by ARY Films which to date is the most successful distributor of Urdu films. Famous anchor person Reham Khan is the co-producer for this film. It is also one of the very few main stream Urdu films which is based on a Pakhtoon family and is not a terrorism based film. The film is produced in Islamabad.

The three main characters of this film are Meena (Armeena Rana Khan), Asfandyar (Bilal Ashraf) and Daniyal (Ali Rehman Khan). The title track of this film is in the voice of famous Indian singer Armaan Malik. It also features a Pashto song.

Cast: Armeena Rana Khan, Ali Rehman, Bilal Ashraf, Mishi Khan, Ajab Gul, Nayyar Ejaz, Hania Aamir, Usman Muktar, DJ Panni & Jalal Haider.
Release Date: Eid Ul Azha 2016 on 12th or 13th September
Genre: Romantic comedy
Directed By: Azfar Jafri
Written By: Usman Khalid Butt
Produced by: Reham Khan, Hareem Farooq, Munir Hussain & Imran Raza Kazmi
DOP: Rana Kamran
Production Company: IRK Films in association with Munir Hussain Films, PEPE’S PIRI PIRI Group
Distributor: ARY Films
Music By: Salim Suleman, Ahmad Ali & Taha Malik
Post Production: Kantana Post Production (Thailand)

Actor In Law (ایکٹر ان لاء)
Actor In Law is coming on Eidul Azha on 12th or 13th September. The team behind Namaloom Afraad which was the most successful film of 2014 are back with Actor in Law. Namaloom Afraad was also released on Eidul Azha in 2014.

The team of Nabeel Qureshi (director), Fizza Ali Meerza (producer), Mehwish Hayat (cameo) and Fahad Mustafa (lead artist) who were in Namaloom Afraad will be seen again in this film. Like Namaloom Afraad it is also produced and shot in Karachi.

Actor In Law has Fahad Mustafa in the lead role like Namaloom Afraad paired with Mehwish Hayat. Mehwish Hayat also played a cameo appearance in Namaloom Afraad in the item song of Billi. Another highlight of Actor In Law is the presence of acclaimed Indian artist Om Puri.

The film features songs in the voices of Asrar, Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It is distributed by the Urdu 1.

Film: Actor In Law
Cast:Fahad Mustafa,Mehwish Hayat,Alyy Khan,Om Puri,Saboor Ali,Irfan Motiwala,Rehan Sheikh,Lubna Aslam,Saleem Mairaj,Saife Hassan,Rashid Khawaja
Release Date: Eid Ul Azha 2016 on 12th or 13th September
Genre: Socio-comedy
Written by:Fizza Ali Meerza
Directed by:Nabeel Qureshi
Produced by:Fizza Ali Meerza, Mehdi Ali
Music by:Shani Arshad
Cinematography:Rana Kamran
Production company: Filmwala Pictures
Distributed by: Urdu 1

Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (زندگی کتنی حسین ہے)

Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (زندگی کتنی حسین ہے) is the third film releasing on Eidul Azha on 12th or 13th September.Produced and shot in Karachi it stars Sajal Ali and Feroze Khan in the lead roles. It is the debut film for both these.

This film is distributed by Geo Films a major distributor of Urdu films.

Film: Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (زندگی کتنی حسین ہے)
Cast: Sajal Aly, Feroze Khan, Alyy Khan, Rashid Farooqi, Nayyar Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema and Jibrayl Ahmed Rajput
Genre: Family Drama – Romance
Release Date: Eid Ul Azha 2016 on 12th or 13th September
Music: Soch
Director: Anjum Shahzad
Written by: Abdul Khaaliq Khan
Executive Producer: Jahanzaib Quadir
Producer: Rafiq Ahmed Chaudhry, Fahmeeda Abdul Khaliq
Production House: RC Films,  King fisher films
Distributor: Geo Films

So it sums up this compilation of Urdu films coming in September 2016. Keep supporting Pakistani cinema.

Trailer courtesy of PakistaniCinema Fan page channel

Rashid Nazir Ali

Rashid Nazir Ali