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Cinema tries to regenerate itself

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Pakistani cinema has undergone perhaps what looks like a renaissance over the past few years, although the process is painfully slow. The ‘golden days’ of the industry, as many still recall, surely brought forward many eminent names over the years, Nadeem Baig, Waheed Murad, Noor Jehan, Shamim Ara to name a few but it was […]

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Pakistani cinema’s new unconventional approach

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Sir: Pakistani cinema has undergone an extreme transformation over the past decade. The golden days of the industry, as many still recall, surely brought forward many eminent names over the years — Nadeem Baig, Waheed Murad, Noor Jehan and Shamim Ara to name a few — but they were also followed by the decline of […]

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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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Pakistani films need to be shown in India: Zinda Bhaag makers

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ABU DHABI: A shared culture and matching sensibility make India a promising destination for screening films from across the border, say Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, co-directors of highly-acclaimed Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag. Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah-starrer Zinda Bhaag is the first Pakistani movie to be sent for the Oscars in the last 50 years. […]

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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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Sindh government exposes itself to ridicule

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KARACHI: The Sindh government decision on Thursday to clamp a ban on major messaging apps for three months has drawn an angry reaction from ordinary users, industry leaders and security experts, with all of them arguing that while the restriction, which can be easily circumvented, will not only badly hit small entrepreneurs but will also […]

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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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Runaway filmmakers

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“GET out. Find people who are like you.” This was a parting whisper from Farjad Nabi to his colleagues on the day of his escape. He was one who did get out of it — journalism or newspaper journalism — with his dream still alive and compelling. Zinda Bhaag, the film he has co-directed with […]

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