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Bahar Begum sees no future of film industry

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Karachi: Senior film and television actress Bahar Begum expressed disappointment on Sunday over the current situation of the Pakistani film industry, saying she does not see any foreseeable revival of the industry as people are only talking and do nothing practically. Talking to the media at the Karachi Press Club, she recalled the memories of […]

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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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Ishq Positive: Adeel PK announces his first feature film

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LAHORE: Even before he has entered through the gates of Evernew Studio, it is apparent that Adeel Pervaiz Kaleem knows his way around it. Several people greet him with a sense of respect, as his career is keenly followed there. He is working towards bringing a new edge to the old studio with his latest […]

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Movies should highlight common man’s plight

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LAHORE: There is dire need to upgrade Pakistani cinema through which the plight of common man can be highlighted and bettered, stated Governor of the Punjab Chaudhary Muhammed Sarwar while addressing the launching ceremony of book “Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistan Cinema” at Governor House here on Monday. The governor stressed upon the need of […]

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Revival of Pakistani cinema

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Sir: The Pakistani film industry has remained in steep decline for the last decade, with the major chunk of responsibility falling on the constant production of low budget movies based in rural areas of the country. A large part of the cinema going audience holds the opinion that these movies tend to eradicate the very […]

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Zinda Bhaag — ushering in a new era for Pakistani cinema

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Zinda Bhaag will not win the Oscar. Not because it is not good enough, but because it is impossible for its nuance, humour and wit to be translated into English. The very thing that will make it a sensation in Pakistan and India will work against it at the Academy: its authentic voice that speaks […]

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Media mash

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Media in any country has a significant role to play in the country’s success. Media has a strong influence on people’s attitude and behavior. And if I am talking about Pakistan then the role of Pakistani media has been in question for a long time. It’s a long debate that either our media are playing […]

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Revival of Pakistani cinema

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Sir: It is a truth widely acknowledged that the once-thriving Pakistani film industry is now dead. The reasons behind this slow demise include the introduction of in-home entertainment, cable television, market competition from Bollywood and, finally, the Islamisation drive by General Ziaul Haq. The industry, which once boasted more than 700 cinemas, now has just […]

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Singer Akhlaq Ahmed’s anniversary observed

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LAHORE: SINGER Akhlaq Ahmed’s 14th death anniversary was observed throughout the country on Sunday. Akhlaq Ahmed was born on May 8, 1946 in Delhi. He started as a stage singer in the 1960s in Karachi when he was a member of a famous singing group with two other legendary artistes Masood Rana and Nadeem. Akhlaq […]

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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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Lollywood: an obituary

Farooq Sulehria In terms of production, the late Lollywood was once rated as one of the world’s top ten film industries. Until the 1980s it was not called Lollywood. It was on the pattern of India’s Bollywood that it appropriated Hollywood’s name to become Lollywood. Paradoxically, all its life – marked by glory and shame […]

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Films like Maula Jatt changed Lollywood forever, says Sarwar Bhatti

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By: Sher Khan Film-maker speaks about his short career in the Pakistani film industry. “It was an unjust claim that Maula Jatt promoted violence. You have to realise, it rid Pakistani cinema of Indian or Hollywood influences which had corrupted the films,” Producer Sarwar Bhatti. Sarwar Bhatti produced one of the most memorable films in […]

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