Thursday 22 January 2015

The most highly anticipated movies releasing in 2015

19:57 By Lollywood Online

With back to back blockbusters released last year like ‘Dukhtar‘, ‘Na Maloom Afrad‘ and ‘Operation 021‘, movie buffs have been treated to some fantastic local entertainment in 2014 and we can conveniently say that Pakistani cinema has finally revived and there’s absolutely no looking back now.
With so many films under production we are hoping to see many films hit the screen in 2015. Revenge of the Worthless, Jawani phir nahi aani, Hijrat, Bin Roye are films that we are hoping to see soon but haven’t heard any official word on in terms of release date.
Here are a few films that we have officially (or unofficially) heard are being released this year:
Teen Bahadur
Produced by the Academy Award Winning Film Director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and made entirely in Pakistan, ‘3 Bahadur‘, is a fully animated feature film. In fact, the first animated movie of Pakistan which will be introducing Pakistani children to their own superheroes- ones  with whom they can relate, those who speak their language, live in their areas only and represent them. The movie is scheduled to release in summers, on May 29th to be precise- a treat all children must look forward to during vacations.
Khwaab Aik Haqeeqat
 Claiming to be Pakistan’s first ever thriller after the revival of Pakistani cinema, ‘Khwaab Aik Haqeeqat‘ is all set to come out sometime this year – at least according to their Facebook page. Starring Maira Khan and Khalid Nizami and Aamir Qureshi, the movie is a fantasy based horror film. So far, just the posters of the movie have been released and they are doing a great job at setting the scary mood.
 For all those who are sick of movies based on wars and problems our country is plagued with, prepare yourself for some pure entertainment with Yasir Jaswal’s ‘Jalaibee‘.  The fun twisted movie stars several popular and handsome faces like Ali Safina, Danish Taimur and Wiqar Ali Khan. The cast also includes two statuesque beauties, Sabika Imam and Zhalay Sarhadi
Main Manto
One movie I had been desperately waiting for to release ever since I found out it’s in its post-production phase is undeniably Sarmad Khoosat’s ‘Mai Manto‘. I have a strong feeling it is going to come out real soon. Besides Khoosat himself, the movie boasts of several veteran actors including Saba Qamar, Faysal Qureshi, Mahira Khan and Sania Saeed-  it is indeed going to be a masterpiece!
Claiming to be Pakistan’s budget movie, Shaan Shahid and Adnan Sidddiqui starrer ‘Yalghaar‘ is another movie to have entered its final production phase. Based on a true story of a successful military operation conducted in Swat district, the movie’s first trailer is expected to be launched by mid-January and is tentatively slated for 2015 release. The war movie’s cast also includes Humayun Saeed, Gohar Rasheed, Sana Bucha Ayub Khoso, Bilal Ashraf, Ayesha Omer, Sikander Rizvi, Umair Jaswal, and Armeena Khan. A tentative release date for the film id December 2015.
Good Morning Karachi
After doing rounds on the international film festival circuit for almost two years, Sabiha Sumar’s ‘Good Morning Karachi‘ has finally graced the cinema theatres in Pakistan in the first week of January. The film stars Amna Ilyas as Rafina  an ambitious girl who leaves behind the small lanes of Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony and joins the glamorous but cut throat world of fashion. Sawera Nadeem, Saba Hameed, Farhan Ali Agha, Aamina Sheikhand Khalid Malik are also among the cast. You can still catch the film in a few theaters.
Thriller ‘Hotal‘ by Khalid Hassan has already been screened in the Delhi International Film Festival; and has also been awarded along with the protagonist, Meera Ji herself, bagging the award for the best actress! The film should be hitting Pakistani theatres in March. The movie also has a number by Jasmine Sandlas, knownfor her song Yaar Na Miley from Kick’.
Halla Gulla
Directed by Kamran Akbar Khan, ‘Halla Gulla’ stars Javed Sheikh, Ismail Tara, Ghazala Javed, Asim Mehmood, Muneeb and Sidra Batool. Judging from the tagline of the movie which says ‘Pakistan’s first SOLID entertainment film’, looks like the filmmakers have now realized that Pakistani audience is hooked on entertainment movies. The makers of ‘Halla Gulla’ are also following Nabeel Qureshi’s footsteps.
Another full fledged entertainment movie that we hope makes it theatres this year is Hamza Ali Abbasi’s directorial venture ‘Kambakht‘. Calling his first love not acting but directing, Abbasi wasn’t supposed to be in the movie until Ahsan Khan dropped out but we are surely glad about seeing our favourite actor on the celluloid screen too now. Other veteran actors in the cast include Humayun Saeed, Shehryar Munawar, Sohai Ali Aabroo, Saba Qamar, Fizza Zehra and Gohar Rasheed.