Thursday, 12 September 2019

Parey Hut Love Becomes Highest Grossing Pakistani Film Worldwide for 2019

Sheheryar Munawar starrer Parey Hut Love has emerged Highest grossing film of 2019 globally for Pakistan. The ARY Film’s release Parey Hut Love had crossed PKR 250 million mark globally last week. The film saw steep falls after the extended opening week in Pakistan but the numbers have been steadier since then.

As per estimates, Parey Hut Love has roped in around PKR 270 million worldwide by the end of 3rd weekend which makes it highest grossing Pakistani film for the year globally. Before Eid ul Azha the highest grossing Pakistani film worldwide was Wrong No 2.

Below is the film’s estimated worldwide breakdown by the end of the weekend.

 Pakistan.. 193 million
Overseas.. 75+ million
Total.. 268+ million

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Mansha Pasha, Junaid Khan are pairing up for a film

KARACHI: Singer turned actor Junaid Khan is all set to make his debut opposite Laal Kabootar star Mansha Pasha on the big screen with the feature film Kahay Dil Jidhar. The film has been directed by Jalal Rumi and is being produced by Kamran Bari, who is also playing a character in film. Besides the duo, veteran actor Sajid Hasan will also be seen in the film.

“It’s too early to give out too much details on the project, however I can say that I have been offered a lot of films since my cameo appearance in Bin Roye in 2014 and only signed the dotted line on Kahey Dil Jidhar as the story is extremely strong, and the team including my co-star Mansha and director Jalal are professionals, who know and understand the craft,” said Khan.

Talking about the character he will be essaying, he shared, “I am playing the character of a policeman, and the film holds a strong message about the issues that plague our society.

” Khan continued, “I was waiting for the right team and a good script to work with. So finally took the leap of faith and decided to cross over to the big screen.

” The film has begun shooting and is expected to be completed in October this year.

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Sherdil Returns To Cinema This September 6th

The movie that was released on the 23rd of March. 'Sherdil' is a patriotic Pakistani action film produced by NK Pictures. It is written and produced by Nomaan Khan, directed by Azfar Jafri, and stars Mikaal Zulfiqar, Hassan Niazi, Armeena Rana Khan and Sabeeka Imam. The film revolves around Pakistan Air Force.

The movie came at an amazing time when people were already celebrating the forces for having shot down the indian plane that dared to trespass Pakistan's territory.

Sherdil was also praised for Mikaal Zulfiqar's acting as a PAF Pilot. The movie was loved by the audience for its subject matter.

We have a great news for HIP followers, The movie Sherdil will be showing on screens on the 6th of September, you can enjoy these patriotic pieces on Defence Day which is celebrated in Pakistan as national day to commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Parey Hut Love Two Weeks Boxoffice Collections Pakistan

Sheheryar Munawar and Maya Ali starrer Parey Hut Love continues steady run in its second week at Pakistani boxoffice. The film had seen stupendous numbers during Eid period. The film did see some falls over the weekdays of first week but week two has seen a quite decent hold

As per estimates, Parey Hut Love has registered around PKR 32 million in its second week taking its aggregate till now around PKR 182 million. The film saw a fall of around 75% compared to first seven days which is a quite decent hold considering first seven days had a extended weekend including four Eid holidays.

The film already became highest grossing film of Sheheryar Munawar over the weekend beating Ho Mann Jahaan. Below is estimated boxoffice breakdown of Parey Hut Love till now in Pakistan.

Week One (11 Days).. 150 million
Week Two.. 32 million
Total.. 182 million.

Parey Hut Love has seen a strong hold on its third Friday and will cross PKR 200 million mark in its third Week becoming first film for Sheheryar Munawar to hit PKR 200 million mark.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Sana Fakhar will play SP Chaudhry Aslam's wife in upcoming biopic

After the funny Wrong Number 2 Sana Fakhar is joining a film with a very different vibe.

The actor is currently shooting for upcoming film Chaudhry: The Martyr, a film based on the life of SP Chaudhry Aslam. Fakhar will be playing the wife of the SP.

Speaking to Images, she revealed that her decision to join the film was when she saw how "Impactful" the character was.

"After working [in the industry] for so long, I'm in that stage where I need to focus on my scripts which should be meaningful for me as an actor," said Sana. "The character I have in Chaudhry has a lot of variation. Being an actor with experience, it's difficult to find something that challenges me."

"I also joined the film when I learned that this is based on a true events. I love the thought of playing a real character and showing a story like that... There are very few films that are female oriented or give women a meaty role. This film has a strong female character and raises many points revolving around that ."

SP Mohammad Aslam Khan, better known as Chaudhry Aslam, was known as Karachi's toughest cop. With 30 years of service in the Karachi police, he was known as a symbol of success for many. He was assassinated in January 2014.

 About the rest of the cast, Fakhar said, "We have Shamoon [Abbasi] and Yasir Hussain but we also have folks who aren't actors and are playing real people."

Fakhar is referring to Tariq Islam, a DSP who carried many raids alongside Chaudhry Aslam himself, who is taking on the role of the titular character.

 "This is a serious movie which touches upon many important subjects and shows a different side to the true story we've all heard of."

For now there is no release date for the movie as according to Fakhar, "Right now we're still shooting. I hope it goes well as I'm doing my best. Whatever project I do, I give my 100% and leave the rest to Allah."

Chairman Sindh Censor Board to Take Strict Action For Films Screened Without Censor

This Eid ul Azha four films ,including three Pashto and one Punjabi, were illegally screened in various cinemas of Sindh. When this came in the knowledge of the Chairman Sindh Censor Board Khalid Bin Shaheen, strict action was taken. Legal notice have been sent to these cinemas and the Secretary Cultural ministry was also apprised on this action.

Talking to another channel, Chairman Sindh censor board Khalid Bin Shaheen revealed:

 “We have a very strong board and we have taken this very seriously.We have issued legal notice. We have asked to seal these cinemas and ban them Moreover distributors of these films are blacklisted. We have begun to probe into the matter.

” A meeting was also set with the cultural ministry and the chairman assured that they will be dealing with this matter with an iron hand. When asked that this kind of illegal screening has taken place before as well yet no action was taken.Why so?

“This has happened for the first time during my tenure. This is why we have taken this matter very seriously.

Even if the Pashto films were given approval from KPK, which is not in my knowledge, and they are assuming that by-passing the 18 amendment they won’t get the films censored from Sindh board then we will handle this very seriously.” Talking about the legal repercussion an illegal screening has he informed that as per law they can be sentenced to jail for up to 3 years and a fine of RS 1 Lacs.

 “We have begun proceeding on this matter legally as well.”

Superstar Becomes Highest Grossing Film for Bilal Ashraf

Bilal Ashraf is the only film actor of the current age who started with films and has never featured in any drama. Actor has only stuck to silver screen and that is working out well for the star as his boxoffice stats are exceedingly impressive.

Bilal Ashraf debuted with Janaan which turned out to be a huge HIT and collected well over PKR 160 million. Just a year later, Bilal Ashraf starred in mega budget Yalghaar. Yalghaar couldn’t emerge a box office success but the film went on to rake in massive numbers.

Yalghaar wrapped around PKR 170 million roughly. Later that year, Bilal Ashraf was lead in Rangreza which turned out to be a low grosser with a business around PKR 20 million.

Before the release of Superstar, Yalghaar stood tall as the highest grossing film for Bilal Ashraf but now into its second Week Superstar has overtaken the numbers of Yalghaar. As per estimates, Superstar has roped in around PKR 175 million till now and now stands high as highest grossing film for Bilal Ashraf.

Going by current trends, Superstar will also become first film for Bilal Ashraf to hit PKR 200 million.

Friday, 30 August 2019

'Baaji' and 'Laal Kabootar' gear up to be screened at DC South Asian Film Festival

'Baaji' and 'Laal Kabootar' gear up to be screened at DCTwo recent Pakistani films are going places, all the way to Washington DC, to be exact. Baaji and Laal Kabootar have both made it to this year’s DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF), which is scheduled to take place next month. DCSAFF is one of the most celebrated film events on DC’s cultural calendar, showcasing the best in alternative cinema from Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Baaji, starring Meera and Amna Ilyas, is all set to have a screening at the upcoming festival. It will be showcased in the afternoon of September 21 and the glamourous program will run from September 20-22, 2019.

“We are very fortunate to have Baaji shown at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival on September 21, at noon,” read a recent post on the film’s official Facebook handle, along with details of the festival.

The Saqib Malik directed film recently bagged two awards at the Mosaic Film Festival in Canada, so it seems like Baaji is continuing to shoot for the stars.

Additionally, action-crime thriller starring Mansha Pasha and Ahmed Ali Akbar Laal Kabootar is also gearing up to premiere at Singapore South Asian Film Festival right before DCSAFF.

All films will have English subtitles. Attendees will get a chance to meet prominent actors and high achievers in post-screening discussions, workshops and opening night red carpet gala.

Unapologetic and fierce: The new face of Mahira Khan

KARACHI: Mahira Khan has always been too cautious. She has always been wary of how she presents herself to the media and public. In fact, she is known to weigh her words before voicing them. Her vigilant personality has always been a part of her persona. However, after working in the industry for almost a decade now and being the centre of numerous uncalled for controversies, Khan feels it’s high time she came out of her shell.

I sat with her ahead of the release of her then upcoming film, Superstar. During our conversation, Khan divulged details on why she decided to address the Firdous Jamal controversy that made headlines, a little over a month ago.

“I thought it was time,” she told The Express Tribune. “I have never made public statements about any controversy or fake news I’ve been made a part of. I’ve never addressed it, it’s just something I don’t do.

My personal life is nobody’s business,” Khan added. “You can write about it, talk about it, do whatever you want about it. But I’m never going to talk about it because it’s mine. The day I wish to speak about it, I will.”

So, why did she decide to speak about the much-discussed Firdous Jamal controversy? “I think it just happened. I think the support overwhelmed me. There were fans and my industry colleagues who stood so strongly for me, that I felt I owed it to them to say something about it,” stated the Raees actor. “And this has happened before as well. However, this time it was on a professional level.”

Khan is aware of the fact that this is not the first time someone from within the industry has taken a dig at her or her career. “Even now, I thought it wasn’t something serious. But when people come out in support of you – people who aren’t your friends – who are just your peers, or your contemporaries – I just wanted to do it,” she continued. “I just never discussed anything before I held my ink pen and found myself a paper and I just wrote and wrote.”

There were three things Khan wanted to highlight in her letter. Firstly, she wanted to thank everyone who came out in her support. Secondly, she unapologetically wanted to say that she will do as she pleases and what she thinks is right. Thirdly, she wanted to urge people to stop picking on each other.

 “We need to stop it. Enough!” Khan mentioned. “Every time I open my Instagram, I see one actor taking a dig at another. Why not focus on our work instead of just pulling each other down? Why call someone out on national television or publicly? Why is that even necessary?” The Verna star then added she wanted to pen her thoughts down because she wanted the note to stay with her forever. And, with her fans too.

“Twenty years down the line, I want this one letter to stay with me. I want my kid to see this. And if someone wants to see this and can relate to it on some level, I hope they find it,” she went on. As we wrapped up the interview and she dispersed into the crowd, that had been anxiously awaiting to catch a glimpse of her, I saw a new Mahira Khan. The fierce and unapologetic one. She has finally arrived.

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Parey Hut Love Becomes Sheheryar Munawar’s Highest Grossing Film

Sheheryar Munawar is just four films old in the film industry but the actor already has gotten very impressive stats at boxoffice. Star started his film career with Ho Mann Jahaan which had done quite huge business of around PKR 162.5 million.

Sheheryar Munawar next featured in 7 Din Mohabbat In opposite Mahira Khan which wrapped around PKR 110 million roughly. Third film for Sheheryar Munawar was Project Ghazi and that film couldn’t collect much leaving Ho Mann Jahaan as the highest grossing film for Sheheryar Munawar.

Fourth title of Sheheryar Munawar had very high stakes and Parey Hut Love released this Eid ul Azha. The film has collected around PKR 175 million till now making it the highest grossing film for Sheheryar Munwar and beating Ho Mann Jahaan.

Even though Parey Hut Love has seen steep falls post its first seven days extended weekend but the trending in second week indicates that Parey Hut Love will cruise past PKR 200 million mark before the end of the run making it first film for Sheheryar Munawar to hit PKR 200 million.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Court Finds Mohsin Abbas Guilty of Threatening His Wife Fatima Sohail

According to local media report, the actor was found guilty of threatening his wife but has been found innocent in breach of trust and demanding money from his wife.

Both the parties presented their side of the story during the court hearing on Wednesday. The court has also ordered them to come up with their final argument with evidences in next hearing.

Haider said that he was disappointed with the film and media fraternity for ‘believing a crying woman’. “I hope people who have caused me so much stress to come out and say what they have to say now,” said Haider.

The entire Pakistani media industry took Fatima’s side when she accused him of mental and physical abuse in her Facebook post in June. Media had also boycotted Haider for his actions.

Is 'Waar 2' Happening? Shaan Shahid Drops a Hint

Almost a decade has passed since the release of Waar but the film seems to have left an indelible mark on the local movie industry. The film that hit the screens on Eidul Azha in 2013 is credited with having changed the landscape of Pakistani cinema.

Waar, directed by Bilal Lashari and produced and written by Rana, became one of the highest-grossing films of Pakistani cinema and won several awards, including those for ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Actor’ at last year’s ARY Film Awards. It was said to be the most expensive Pakistani film ever to be made

Now, Waar’s sequel, was earlier announced in December 2015 the year of its release, but we got no news. We heard the shoot was going on in the United Kingdom.

And now, We have some good news for the 'Waar' fans! After a brilliant masterpiece of a movie, Shaan Shahid has been dropping hints at the fans of the sequel and everybody is thrilled!

Shaan Shahid took to his twitter to ask for opinions on 'Waar 2' while also mentioning it was one of its kind and many were eager to know if it is releasing or if its in the works...

We hope there is a Waar 2, at a sensitive time like this, I think we could do with some kind of patriotism especially coming from the powerhouse of acting, the very talented Shaan.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi are back with two new films in this coming year.

Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi are back with two new films in this coming year. One is Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad, the first of the two productions will release on Eid-ul-Azha 2020.

The genre is action-comedy as it is the story of notorious cop. The film will be an action thriller with lots of twists and turns and quick-witted humour. The second film will be Fatman, which is a thrilling action comedy drama revolving around a real-life accidental superhero.

Fizza and Nabeel always come up with something new and amazing, also their grasp at script makes their film raise the bar where many films have been released along with haphazardly connected screen play in the movies.

The duo expressed their excitement to return to film-making after a We are happy to announce that we will be releasing two films, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad and Fatman in 2020,” read the statement.

“We have working on these scripts for the past year and believe that these films will be individualistic and special to Pakistani cinema. Due to the ban on Indian films, we believe that it is more important than ever to support Pakistani cinema; thus we have chosen to make two films.” They also said “As Pakistani film-makers, we urge others in the industry to do the same, and dont compromise on screen play, since making the collective effort will protect and uplift our cinema industry.

Our aim is to continue releasing quality content which pushes the boundaries and meet the audience expectations.

Article Author: Sidra Ijaz

Shamoon Abbasi To Play The Role of Indian pilot Abhinandan in Khalil Ul Rehman Qamar's Upcomming Movie Come on Abhinandan

Pakistani Film writer and director Khalil Ul Rehman Qamar has announced the Comedy film on Indian Wing Commandar Abhinandan whose plane was shot in the premises of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

He revealed that Shamoon Abbasi will play the character of the Indian pilot who seems lookalike of Abhinandan too and the movie will be released before kaaf kangna , kaaf kangna was expected to be released on October 2019 and now we all are confused when it is going to be released.

Well the movie "Come on Abhinandan" will be a complete comedy dig on the devastation of Indian airstrike on 27th of February 2019, as it is the big need of hour to show the world successful operation by our Air Force.

while they made him a hero and awarded him national award then why can't we make a film on our successful operation, infact we need to make thousands of movies on this defeat of India and we are all happy that khalil ul Rehman Qamar realized the need of hour and strove for writing a script on it and Shamoon Abbasi is perfect choice for the role of Abhinandan because he is such a great performer and it could be his life changing performance.

We wish the team best of luck and we are desperately waiting for the movie to hit the cinemas.

Article Author: Sidra Ijaz