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Shows That Would First Be Released As Movies

After the launch of the very successful Tarang Telefilms which created waves amongst the audiences, a new trend has now emerged. Producers are focusing more on making movies now that they know that audiences are willing to watch quality movies. Humayun Saeed’s production house made the initiative of making the very first grand budget movie ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’, which will be released very soon. It has also been heard that Sultana Siddiqui is now ready to get her hands into filmmaking and has been searching for a female lead for her movie. The male lead which was previously rumored to be Fawad Khan, has now been finalized and it is none other than Humayun Saeed.

Now following this trend, the dramas are also going to the movie way. It has been in the news that there are two shows which will first be released as movies and then their drama would also be launched.



The first in the list is Sarmat Khoosat’s tentatively titled show ‘Manto’, which has been in the news for quite some time now. Many plays have been written about Saadat Hassan Manto a very famous writer of his time, but this will be the first movie made on him.

photo(41)His character would be played by Sarmad himself, who is not only a very talented director but a superb actor too. He has recently been seen in the show ‘Dil Mohallay Ki Haveli’ in which he is playing a role of a mentally challenged man and he is doing a fantastic job in it. Other than Sarmat, the cast is fully loaded with names like Saba Qamar, Mahira Khan, Tipu Sharif, Faisal Qureshi, Imran Abbas, Sania Saeed, Nimra Bucha, and Savera Nadeem. With this stellar cast, the movie is surely going to be a huge success. The story is written by the playwright Shahid Nadeem. The movie would not be the typical mainstream types and it would not be an Independent movie either because of its large scale production.

photo(39)The story will focus on Saadat Manto’s life after partition and the events that followed. Sarmad has revealed that “This is not going to be an overtly political film, but it will involve a commentary of some of the things occurring at the time,” he continues, “When I came across the project, I felt he needed to have a film.”

photo(38)The movie does not only have a stellar cast but also an engaging soundtrack which will enthrall the audiences. The movie has already been shot and is in the post-production phase. The movie will release by the end of this year or the start of the next year. The drama will also be made on the same concept and hopefully with the same cast after the movie has been released.




The second show that would first be released as a movie and then dramatized is the very hyped and popular show, ‘Bin Roye Aansoo’. It has gained immense popularity and publicity in its pre-production stage. From the moment the cast has been announced on the writer Farhat Ishtiaq’s official page on Facebook, it has captured the interest of all the viewers.

photo(32)There had been a lot of criticism on the cast in the beginning as a lot of fans wanted to see Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan as the leads in the show, and it angered the fans to see Humayun Saeed selected as the male lead. The anger slowly dissolved when the shooting started and a few shooting pictures were released. Now audiences are desperately looking forward to this show which will also include names like Armeena Rana Khan, Zeba Bakhtiyar, Javed Sheikh, Jahanzeb Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, and Osman Khalid Butt. The cast also includes a few child stars like Mehreen, Mujtaba Khan, Yashal Nadeem and Shahzayn Duraid (son of Momina Duraid). They would play the role of the leads in the initial phase of the drama/movie. The drama and the movie will be directed by the very famous director Haissam Hussain who has given us shows like Dastaan and Aunn Zara. It will be produced by Momina Duraid’s Production House.

photo(34)The shooting of the movie is at full speed at the moment and the movie will release around February/March 2014. Mahira Khan fans are waiting to see her back on screen after more than a year. I am sure this movie is definitely work looking forward to!

Here are a few clicks from the sets:


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Mariam Shafiq