Pakistani cinema is making a winning move towards its revival. Filmmakers are coming up with creative story plots and new faces to offer some real-time entertainment to cinema-goers. Recently, first, ever Pakistani film has finally succeeded in crossing Rs 500 million-mark.
First Ever Pakistani Film to Earn 50 crore
Humayun Saeed starrer Punjab Nahi Jaungi has become the first ever Pakistani film to earn Rs. 50 crore. The movie hit the cinemas on September 1, 2017, on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha. It stared Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Urwa Hocane in lead roles. The film’ story is based on a love triangle that beautifully manifested itself through astounding cinematography.
Humayun Saeed produced the film under the banner of Six Sigma Plus, while ARY Films distributed it. Famous writer Khalil-ur-Rahman Qamar wrote the script, and Nadeem Beyg directed it. The film also starred Ahmed Ali Butt and Sohail Ahmed.
Punjab Nahi Jaungi Creates History
Punjab Nahi Jaungi has created history by crossing the 50 crore mark. Before this, no Pakistani film managed to make this big on box office. Before Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, another film by the same team had made the record of Pakistan’s highest grossing film ever; it earned more than crore 49 Rs. Actor Ahmed Ali Butt, who was part of both these movies proudly shared his film’s worldwide box office success.
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The year 2017, was not much encouraging for Pakistani cinema. But the films like Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Yalghaar and Na Maloom Afraad 2 did quite well at box office.
Revival of Cinema in Pakistan
It was in the year 2009 when Shoaib Mansoor’s Khuda Ke Liye made to the cinema screens. The movie that took up the issue of religious extremism and came up with a unique story plot proved to be a fresh blow of air. Afterwards, Pakistani filmmakers started experimenting with diverse subjects and introduced the new talent to the big screen. Viewers got to feast upon some worth watching films like Bol, Zinda Bhaag, Bin Roye, Ho Mann Jahan, Karachi Se Lahore, Wrong No, and many others. These movies were not only based on some serious social issues but also included some hilarious rom-com.
The cinema in the country is also experimenting with different genres. Recently, the trailer of Pari, which is first ever Pakistani horror film of its kind, went on air. If the tradition of introducing diverse subjects, new talents and inspiring stories, continues then Pakistani cinema would succeed in getting a bigger audience around the globe.