Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Abu Aleeha's Upcoming Flick Tevar's Trailer Gives An Intense Vibe!

After the horror flick Kataksha managed to make good numbers in the industry, Abu Aleeha is back with Tevar. And its trailer looks pretty intense!

The tagline "When brutality meets madness" seems pretty infused with the trailer itself, it seemed like a love story, with action and too much violence and blood, that means it's a thriller one!

 The trailers start with a normal love story but it got really intense as it proceeds. It gave out a strong vibe of revenge as well, the trailer is enticing enough to make us wait for the movie...

The film stars Sukynah Khan, Taqi Ahmed, Mathira, Sharique Mehmood, Aiman Khan, Akbar Subhani, Majid Baluch, Ayaz Ali, Shaiz Raj. The film has been directed by Abu Aleeha.

The film is slated for release on 26 July 2019. Watch out for this one!

Friday, 12 July 2019

Heer Maan Ja Trailer Out Now - Watch Here

Watch the official trailer of new Pakistani movie 2019 "Heer Maan Ja" a Pakistani love, comedy film directed by Azfar Jafri & produced by Imran Raza Kazmi,Arif Lakhani & Hareem Farooq.

Heer Maan Ja new movies 2019 starring Ali Rehman Khan & Hareem Farooq.

Watch this family entertainer on Eid Ul Azha on 12-Aug-2019.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The Trailer of Upcoming Rom-Com 'Heer Maan Ja' Is All Set To Release on July 12th!

The makers of super hit films Siyaah, Jannan and Parchi are back with their latest rollercoaster ride ‘Heer Maan Ja’, the official trailer for the film will be released across cinemas on the 12th July 2019 in partnership with GEO Films.

The super HIT on-screen Jodi Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan are back together in IRK Films & Arif Lakhani Films upcoming movie Heer Maan Ja, the movie is a fun filled rollercoaster which is a romantic comedy featuring the blockbuster on-screen Jodi in lead roles, Faizan Sheikh as the antagonist, Mojiz Hasan and Shamayle Khattak in supporting roles along with guest appearances by Mikaal Zulfiqar, Shaz Ali Khan, Aaminah Sheikh, Abid Ali, Ali Kazmi and Ahmed Ali Akbar.

The story revolves around two people who are extremely enthusiastic about life and their future together. Kabir becomes an architect with big aims and ambitions however Heer is left behind because of conservative family pressures - what happens when these two meet again begins the rollercoaster ride of masti, romance and lots of laughter.

Directed by Azfar Jafri, this is the fourth film under the banner of IRK Films & Arif Lakhani Films produced by Imran Raza Kazmi, Hareem Farooq and Arif Lakhani and distributed by Distribution Club & Media Partner Geo Films.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

'Bekaraan' is the love ballad of the year

KARACHI: After taking social media by storm with the motion posters and teaser of Atif Aslam’s soulful voice, the first song from the much-anticipated film Superstar released on Thursday.

The track is titled Bekaraan which means infinite love. Love was definitely in the air throughout the video. Written by Shakeel Sohail, the song is composed by the talented duo of Azaan Sami Khan and Saad Sultan.

Bekaraan is crooned by Ali Sethi and Zeb Bangash, featuring the lead couple, Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf, all clad in black. The song sets the tone for what to expect from the star-studded film, be it in terms of music or extravagant sets. The single is shot in a classy theatrical setup with chandeliers hanging, moving frames and the pair dancing right through the audiences heart. The chemistry the two create is magical and undoubtedly breathtaking. It won’t be wrong if we call them the most good looking on-screen couple of the Pakistani film industry.

Khan’s look will remind her fans of her Humsafar days, especially the rain dance in her black Peshwas. Asharf, on the other hand is all decked up to give men a run for their money. Watch out, boys!

Bekaraan is a romantic song but it is nothing sleazy or cheesy. The romance element is depicted with delicacy and care despite the song being shot in one location. It speaks of the desires of a couple who is madly in love with each other and are longing to be together despite all the odds. Khan and Ashraf breathe soul into the vocals with their expressions, passionate embraces and dance lifts that seem to come naturally to them. The actors are so light on their foot.

Directed by Ehteshamuddin, Superstar will hit cinemas on Eidul Adha this year.

Listen to the full song here:

Friday, 28 June 2019

'Delhi Gate' to revive the Lahore film industry

LAHORE: After a long hiatus, Pakistani cinema seems to be making a comeback in the walled city of Lahore. A film titled Delhi Gate is in the works there, under the direction of Nadeem Cheema.

According to the cast and crew of the upcoming film, the effort to re-initiate shooting in Lahore should be appreciated in such circumstances, where stakeholders are avoiding investing in the film business.

Delhi Gate – The Kingdom of Love is a romantic story which will highlight Lahore’s rich history and culture. Veteran actors like Javed Sheikh, Qavi Khan, Rashid Mahmood, Ashi Khan and Khalid Butt are all said to be part of its cast, alongside actors Suzain Fatima and model Roma Michael. Actor-turned-producer Yasir Khan is among the main leads as well.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Cheema said the team is adamant to revive Pakistani films in Lahore. “Delhi Gate will be an international level film,” he claimed. The script revolves around a girl from Canada who falls in love with a desi boy living in Lahore. The producers have planned to shoot parts of it in Canada but most of the pre-production will be done in Lahore due to the main theme of the story, which revolves around the city. The aim is to present a historically and culturally rich Lahore to the audience, both in Pakistan and around the world.

“We have planned to shoot a song in the northern areas as well,” revealed Cheema. “The team is set to present viewers with the best they have seen of Pakistani cinema.”

Senior actor Achi Khan expressed his concerns over the Pakistani cinema dying in a city like Lahore, which was once the hub of the entertainment industry. “It is upsetting to be working in a time where only one Urdu language film released this past Eidul Fitr…none from Lahore.”

Indian singer Mika Singh has been approached to sing a song for the love story, alongside greats like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam.

The official release date of Delhi Gate is yet to be announced.

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Friday, 14 June 2019

‘Chhalawa’ and ‘Wrong No 2’ take Eid box-office by storm

LAHORE : Wrong No 2 and Chhalawa, the two Urdu films that hit theatres on Eid, have cumulatively earned roughly Rs200 million rupees in the first five days of release, The Express Tribune has learnt. The figures are well beyond what stakeholders had been expecting, especially since local cinema houses have been struggling post the ban on Indian content.

As per insiders, Wrong No 2 has been leading the pack, collecting about Rs110 million so far. Chhalawa is close behind, with Rs90 million, though the exact figures for the Mehwish Hayat-starrer could not be independently.

Everready Group of Companies – which released the film – has not confirmed the numbers. Meanwhile, CEO Distribution Club Sheikh Amjad Rasheed has claimed the earnings for Wrong No 2. “My film has been doing good business and is likely to earn more in the next few days so I am very satisfied. I cannot comment on any of the other films that are competing with it.

Generally, film-makers, distributors and cinema-owners are ecstatic over the audience’s positive response to both releases and have their fingers crossed for even better numbers for the week following Eid.

A total of eight films were released during the festive season – two Urdu, one Punjabi and three Pashto-language productions. Alongside these were global giants like Disney’s Aladdin, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. But even so, the competition has remained between Wrong No 2 and Chhalawa mainly and families flocked to their nearest cinema-houses to watch both during the five-day Eid weekend.

However, a source at a local distribution company said that both films did equally well in the first three days, until Wrong No 2 got ahead. “Wrong No 2 earned about Rs70 million on the three main Eid days… Rs10.6 million on day one and Rs20 million on day two,” they shared.

“Chhalawa generated similar numbers and was the first choice for most of the public that came in. But both films have been doing well due to their music and romantic stories.”

Chaudhry Ejaz Kamran, chairman of Pakistan Film Distributors Association, added, “We’ve had a fantastic response from the public to both local releases. The business they have generated over Eid has given new hope to Pakistani films in the international film market. In fact, not just the two main Urdu releases but the Punjabi film Sharikay Di Aag has also performed remarkably and we’re all really happy.”

 An official of a local cinema house in Lahore, seeking anonymity, also confirmed that both Wrong No 2 and Chhalawa are going head-to-head in most cinemas across the city.

Sunday, 9 June 2019


Mehwish Hayat starrer Chhalawa has done remarkably well in its first three days. The film got huge boost in terms of footfall due to Eid. The first three days business goes down as the biggest opening for a Wajahat Rauf title.

As per early estimates, the film has hauled in a little under PKR 65 million in the first three days. The film has performed best in Lahore as it was in the lead amongst all Eid releases and that too with a good margin. Similarly, the film has done exceptionally well in Rwp/Isl as it brought in a stonking PKR 9.1 million from the twin cities.

Below is film’s estimated business breakdown in first three days.
Wednesday.. 15 million
 Thursday.. 25 million
Friday.. 24 million
Total.. 64 million

The film saw massive growth on second day of Eid. The film then held well on third day of Eid. With Saturday and Sunday ahead, film will definitely close its extended weekend over staggering 100 million mark.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Chhalawa vs Wrong No 2: Who will score a homerun this Eid?

KARACHI: As Bollywood films continue to be banned, this Eid will primarily revolve around Pakistani and Hollywood films. Apart from Chhalawa and Wrong No 2, Hollywood releases such as Secret Life of Pets 2, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Disney’s Aladdin and Jon Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will be available in cinemas near you. Marvel’s upcoming offering Dark Phoenix will join the rest a week later on June 14.

Mehwish Hayat and Azfar Rehman’s starrer Chhalawa looks like a typical Masala film, expected to draw some crowds this holiday season. The film’s trailer promises an emotional roller-coaster with a few of those mindless sequences that are known to cheer up the Eid audience. A light-hearted romantic comedy, Chhalawa also stars Ashir Wajahat, Mahmood Aslam and Adnan Shah Tipu.

Acclaimed film-maker Yasir Nawaz’s upcoming venture Wrong No 2 is all set to release this week. Advance booking opened in cinemas across the country a while back and the cast and crew were busy promoting the film with full flare. Since both Wrong No 2 and Chhalawa don’t feature any major superstar pairings, they are expected to give each other a tough time at the box office.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

India finally watched 'Cake' on Netflix and is absolutely loving it!

Asim Abbasi’s debut feature film Cake, starring Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik, has captured many hearts in Pakistan over a year ago.

Cake was also Pakistan’s entry for the Oscar’s in the foreign-language category this year, so it’s well worth a watch again and again. The film made its way to Netflix this month and our neighbours finally got a chance to watch Abbasi’s masterpiece. And as expected, they are all praises for the multi-starrer!

Set in Karachi, Cake follows two sisters confronted by old secrets as one lives abroad and the other is ‘left’ behind. They must realise the only way for the family to move forward is by moving back.

‘Wrong No 2’ to release on Eidul Fitr

LAHORE: Acclaimed film-maker Yasir Nawaz’s upcoming venture Wrong No 2 is all set to release on Eidul Fitr. While advance booking has opened across all cinema houses in the country, promotional campaigns by the cast and crew are in full swing too. Trade analysts are predicting a tough box office clash between Wrong No 2 and the Mehwish Hayat-starrer Chhalawa.

Last week, Wrong No 2 stars Sami Khan, Neelum Muneer, Sana Fakhar, Javaid Sheikh and Shafqat Cheema promoted their project in various areas of Karachi. This week they will be carrying out advertisement runs in Lahore and will also make necessary arrangement for the film’s premiere. While the official trailer released in late April, it failed to leave a mark on most viewers. It showed a turbulent romantic comedy between Sami and Neelum’s characters, complete with a lovey-dovey song in the backdrop.

According to cinema owners, Nawaz’s project has already received an overwhelming response in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad during its pre-booking phase. This comes as a relief to stakeholders who were in the midst of financial crisis following the ban on Bollywood films in the country. “We assure the public that Wrong No 2 will be filled with entertainment. Although competition is rife and Chhalawa is releasing on Eidul Fitr too, we are hopeful Yasir Nawaz’s film will dominate cinemas and box office figures,” said a Distribution Club member, requesting anonymity.

“This is purely a family film and the perfect kind to release on Eid. We are releasing the film on more than 100 screens and producers have worked extremely hard on it too. Sami Khan and Neelum Muneer have acted exceptionally well. We remain confident that Wrong No 2 will bring back audiences to cinema houses again,” the insider concluded.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Shahida Mini turns producer to help Pakistani film industry

LAHORE : Local singer Shahida Mini has announced she will be launching a production house in Lahore for the revival of the film industry. The Pride of Performance winner revealed it will be titled SM Productions and besides films, TV dramas will also be made. Work on both fields will begin this year.

Shahida made the announcement at an iftar, in the presence of renowned personalities Nisho Begum, Pervaiz Kaleem, Chaudhry Ejaz Kamran, Sahir Ali Bagga and Sanam Marvi, Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan, Shair Miandad and the Raga Boys among others. “Our film industry is undergoing a challenging time and we need films that are at par with international level. I am aiming to build a well-equipped production house and we will be working on films and dramas,” the yesteryear actor told The Express Tribune.

After starring in several hits, Shahida quit her acting career to focus on singing and released multiple albums. Holding around 100 Pakistani films to her credit, she called for the need to include young talent. “I want to promote our culture through these films. There is no shortage of young and aspiring artists in our country and through SM Productions, I will make sure to bring them to the fore. Our industry needs young blood to flourish,” she added.

I had no support: Maya Ali reflects back on showbiz journey

Maya Ali may have delivered one of the biggest Pakistani films of last year but that doesn’t mean the Teefa In Trouble star has forgotten her roots.

In a recent Instagram post, the actor spoke about her very first day on the sets of a TV show and how far she has come since then. “I still remember my first day on television, when I had no support. Maya Ali was just a name. But I was ambitious; I had so many dreams so many thoughts and I knew I had to make my dreams come true,” she wrote.

“I had no idea whatsoever about any fans, not even about social media. Then one day, I went to the market and two girls came to me and asked, ‘Are you Cinderella?’ and I said, ‘No, I am Maya.’ After sometime, I realised that they were talking abut my drama serial,” she went on. “I felt so good and shy at the same time. As time passed and I focused on my acting career, people began to love my work and also criticised it but I was open to all the feedback.”

Maya continued, “Alhamdulillah, today when I saw this post which one of my fans tagged me in, I got goosebumps. My whole acting journey started to play out in front of my eyes.”

The Mann Mayal actor further shared, “I can’t be more thankful to Allah for all the love people shower me with. Thank you for making it happen, thank you for being with me in my bad and good times. Sometimes, I get down and feel low but all your love gives me new hope.

” Maya concluded the note with gratitude and wrote, “Thank you all for your support! I have no words to decide what I should call this but yeah, love you, my squad.”

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

'Durj' will not release in Pakistan first, says Shamoon Abbasi

Shamoon Abbasi’s take on cannibalism in our country is gritty, horrific and bone-chilling. While his upcoming project has finally gotten a release date, this will be the first time a local film will release overseas before hitting screens in Pakistan.

Durj will see the light of day in the UK, US, Canada, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar on October 11.

Talking to The Express Tribune about the decision, Abbasi shared, “Since Durj’s official trailer released, we noticed that a lot of audiences from around the world became interested in watching the film. Many inquired how they could watch it in America, Britain, Canada, UAE and other countries.”

He added, “Many communities and viewers live in different parts of the world. A massive amount of Pakistanis living abroad have also asked me the same questions because they miss the international screenings of our movies.

” Abbasi continued, “We wanted to surprise them by taking the film to their door steps first. This is indeed the first time in Pakistan that a film is primarily releasing abroad and later, in the home country.”

The Waar actor feels Durj is a different film. “The audience will be the judge whether it’s a good film or a bad one. However, we wanted to do something different about its release and now by the grace of God, Durj is getting a global release.

” Among Shamoon and Sherry, Durj also features Myra Khan, Majid Khan and Nouman Javaid in prominent roles. Based on true events, it follows the story of a cannibal on the run, hiding away in a remote desert.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Fawad Khan could very well be our next superhero

After Humayun Saeed, Syra Shahroz and Sheheryar Munawar-starrer, Project Ghazi, it looks like Pakistani film industry is ready to foray into the superhero genre once again. And guess who is leading it into that direction? Fawad Khan!

Yup, you read that right. A picture of Fawad Khan sporting superhero gear has been making rounds on social media and we can’t help but scream out that “we’re onboard!”

Clad in black gear, Khan can be seen with a mustache and spiked hair.

But when will we get to see the next Pakistani superhero film hitting the screens? Well, that’s a question for another day.