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All about ‘The Donkey King’ — biggest-ever box office hit

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The Donkey King, the first-ever animated movie by Geo Films and Talisman Animation Studios, was released countrywide on October 13. The movie has been produced with utmost expertise for children in Pakistan and those blessed with a childlike heart. It has proved to be great entertaining flick for people of all age groups. Earlier, it […]

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Remembering the lost days of Pakistani cinema

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Karaachi: The Pakistani cinema has produced some classics which can never be forgotten anyone interested in filmmaking. The golden era of our cinema has left indelible impressions and we must pay tribute to legends of the industry who dedicated their lives to make establish it and caused it to flourish. Veteran actor Talat Husain presented […]

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Inaam Zafar delivers stills from film to canvases

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KARACHI: Defying chiaroscuro, which is the use of contrasts between light and dark to develop a picture and bring out the definitions of an image, is what Inaam Zafar has aimed to achieve in his recent works on display at the Sanat Initiative. The exhibition titled ‘[dih-still.ed]‘ opened on Wednesday for public viewing. Zafar spoke […]

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3rd International Film Festival begins today

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LAHORE: The Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the beginning of their flagship annual 3rd International Film Festival. The festival will showcase 64 films in categories ranging from feature film (fiction), feature documentary film, short film (fiction), short documentary film, animation and experimental/art film. Works of young directors from […]

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Back to the movies

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As if the deprived citizens of this country did not have enough on their plate, we have to worry about rogue television anchormen/women with axes to grind. Recently, Mubashir Lucman, the anchorman of a private news channel, submitted a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) contending that the screening and import of Indian movies […]

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After dinner thoughts on modern television dramas

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Drama may open a personal gate to forbidden thought. Subjects like extra-marital relationships, corrupt politicians, consensual sex and non-consensual rape, religious taboos and cross-generational romance have appeared in these television dramas and have raised hot debates What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning? Do you not grab the […]

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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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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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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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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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