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Indian films still rule

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“Sixteen Hindi films were screened in Pakistan last year after a nearly four-decade ban… But strained ties …following the Mumbai terror attack coupled with dipping fortunes of the Pakistani film industry may signal the end of this short-lived ‘golden phase’.” This January 3, 2009, news story said the Pakistani censors were planning to again ban […]

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Film-makers recall efforts behind Zinda Bhaag

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KARACHI: According to the producer and director duo of Zinda Bhaag, the inspiration behind the movie was to narrate a story that the viewer could relate to, while also encapsulating the facets of life close to their hearts: politics, the class divide in the country, cinema, and of course Lahore. The love of the city […]

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Lamha finally being shown in local cinemas

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KARACHI: After two years of circulating in the international film festival circuit, Pakistani film Lamha finally arrived here having its red carpet premiere at the Atrium cinema on Tuesday evening. Directed by Mansoor Mujahid and produced by Meher Jaffri and Summer Nicks, many celebrities from the television, theatre and fashion fraternities showed up at the […]

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Josh screened

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KARACHI: A special pre-release show of the film Josh directed by Iram Parveen Bilal at Atrium Cinema in collaboration with T2F was held on Monday. The screening was followed by a question-and-answer session with the director, who got stuck in traffic and came running to the cinema hall a little over 10 minutes after the […]

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The cinema centenary

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By: I.A Rehman ALL praise for Karachi’s cine enthusiasts for organising public events to mark the centenary of the subcontinent’s cinema while our filmmakers are once again begging to be put on oxygen. It should be interesting to find out why the Pakistani film industry has shown little interest in celebrating 100 years of filmmaking […]

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