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Growth of cinema

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There have been many ways to promote a film, now media has taken steps to endorse the cinema in universities. This is new for many people as universities may invite motivational speakers, social activists and politicians; Institute of Business Management (IOBM) has welcomed ‘Na Maloom Afraad’ team for its Media studies students. This session was […]

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Ramchand Pakistani, Josh directors to judge ‘Heroes of Pakistan’

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Karachi: The jury for the national amateur short film competition ‘Heroes of Pakistan’ was announced on Thursday. “We tried to take on board the best brains,” said a representative of Heroes of Pakistan during a press conference at the Karachi Press Club. “To make a good film you do not always need an expensive camera. […]

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Pakistani films should be shorter, says Zeba Bakhtiar

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LAHORE: Pakistani filmmakers will make better and better movies with time and persistence, but they should shorten films from the usual two or three hours of running time, said actor Zeba Bakhtiar in conversation with Juggan Kazim at the last day of the Khayal Festival of Arts and Literature on Sunday. The veteran actor discussed […]

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‘Zinda Bhaag’ set to be released in US

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Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag, currently doing record business in Pakistani theatres, is set to be released in the USA on 18th October. “This is another stamp of approval for Zinda Bhaag. It is the first Pakistani film to have found US release while still in theatres”, said producer Mazhar Zaidi. Zinda Bhaag, starring Naseeruddin Shah […]

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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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Good Morning Karachi team goes to Sweden

By: Mahrukh Abbasi GOTEBORG: The 36th Goteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) in Sweden gave the team of Pakistani film Good Morning Karachi (GMK) a reason to visit their brutally cold city this time of year. Why else would one fly to Sweden if not for the recognition of their independent project premiered at the largest […]

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Film on Abottabad raid likely to face blackout in Pakistan

By: Sher Khan LAHORE: While it has not been officially banned yet, Zero Dark Thirty, the Oscar-nominated Hollywood flick based on the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, is unlikely to be screened in Pakistan. Distributors consider the film, which features the May 2, 2011 US raid on Bin Laden’s Abbottabad complex as its climax, […]

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For Mehreen Raheel, it’s Pakistan first

By: Sher Khan LAHORE: After several delays, the film Tamanna has quietly finished filming this week. The film, starring Umair Rana, Salman Shahid and Feryal Gauhar has already been featured in film festivals for its catchy soundtrack sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. A less talked about late addition to the cast is the talented […]

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