Pakistani Movies

#OYEKuchkarGuzar Review

Few days ago #OyeKuchkarGuzar started as hashtag for city wars on Twitter triggered by Mangobaaz and it ended  up with Pakistan’s first online film released on Youtube produced by Djuice Pakistan starring Ali Safina, Ushna Shah and Uzair Jaswal.

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

Here is the teaser of the movie.

Story

The story was about Sherry who wants to follow his passion and become a singer. He was traveling to Karachi in a train where he was joined by Uzair Jaswal, Ushna Shah and Mahjabeen Habib  and after that the most unforgettable  adventure begins.

What’s New

This is the first Pakistani movie that has been released on Youtube with a unique interactive experience.  It has been released in 5 episodes with alternate endings, at the end of each episode you have to select the option to continue the story. They also added comic style animation to make it more interesting.

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar review

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

Most hilarious thing about the movie was Taher Shah guest appearance, a man who needs no introduction.

Tahir Shah

Overall it was unique and refreshing experience and Youtube interactive option at the end of episodes gives it  all new twist. Humorous punchlines will keep you entertained till the end of the movie.

Rating 8/10

 

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Jeewan Hathi trailer launch at Cinepax Cinemas

The trailer of Jeewan Hathi was officially unveiled  in Karachi, by Matteela Films & Footprint Entertainment at an exclusive event with the cast of the movie along with the respective press and media.

The movie is directed by Meenu Gaur  and Farjad Nabi  and written by  Faseeh Bari Khan along with Hina DilpazeerNaseeruddin Shah,  Kiran Tabeer, Fawad Khan, Samiya Mumtaz and Adnan Jaffer as the main leads. This movie was part of the Zeal for Unity initiative.

Kiran Tabeer

Kiran Tabeer

Jeewan Hathi is a black comedy about the topsy-turvy universe of television in Pakistan. An ideal, loving, lower middle class couple’s marriage is on the brink of collapse when they find themselves part of a TV game show- lured in by the prize of a gigantic flat screen TV!

Team and cast of Jeewan Hathi

Team and cast of Jeewan Hathi

“We have worked really hard on the movie and the credit goes to our entire team for working hard day and night. This thriller/comedy movie is an attempt by our team to entertain the audience and we hope the people who visit the cinema would enjoy every bit of the movie”; says the director Meenu Gaur.

Adnan Jaffar

Adnan Jaffar

The movie is set to release across Pakistan on November 4th, 2016.

For more information visit:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeewanhathi/

Twitter: @matteelafilms

Premiere of ‘Wrong No.’ takes place in Karachi, a movie by YNH Films & ARY Films

True to its promise of guaranteed laughter, the premiere of ‘Wrong No.’ in Karachi enticed and entertained audience with comedy and action. Yasir Nawaz’s silver screen directorial debut has proven to be the most hilarious film of the year. A YNH FILMS production and released by ARY Films is a true representation of the creative mockery the Pakistani industry is capable of.

Danish Taimoor and Sohai at the Karachi premiere

Danish Taimoor and Sohai at the Karachi premiere

The quirky and upbeat satire of ‘Wrong No.’ will keep its audience spell bound and glued to their seats. Yasir Nawaz, renowned for his acting and direction on television, on his debut as director & producer from YNH Films said “The entire team of ‘Wrong No.’ has worked with immense passion and dedication with the core intention of making the audience leave with a smile on their face after watching the film. I am positive that this Eid will be a lot more hilarious for everyone because of ‘Wrong No.’

Fahad Mirza, Sarwat Gillani & Jerjees Seja at the Karachi premiere

Fahad Mirza, Sarwat Gillani & Jerjees Seja at the Karachi premiere

Yasir Nawaz at the Karachi premiere

Yasir Nawaz at the Karachi premiere

The catchy music of the film composed by Wiqar Ali is a favorite amongst the young and old alike and easy to remember lyrics for ‘Wrong No.’ penned by Mohsin Ali. The movie encompasses a number of songs that have colorful cinematography and brilliant choreography by Zahid Hussain.

Salman Iqbal, Founder & President, ARY Digital Network said at the occasion “Pakistani projects such as ‘Wrong No.’ are a reason of immense pride and joy for ARY Films. ‘Wrong No.’ symbolizes a journey of excellence in Pakistani Cinema by being the first comedy movie of the year.”

Javed Sheikh and Danish Taimoor at the Lahore premiere

Javed Sheikh and Danish Taimoor at the Lahore premiere

Some of the most prominent names of the Pakistani film industry including Danish Taimur, Sohai Ali Abro, Javed Sheikh, Shafqat Cheema, Janita Asma, are casted in ‘Wrong No.’ and were present at the premiere alongside multiple other celebrity guests.

Janita Asma at the Lahore premiere

Janita Asma at the Lahore premiere

Jerjees Seja, Chief Executive Officer ARY digital Network, present at the premier said, “The excitement amongst the audience regarding ‘Wrong No.’ is contagious, and we received a lot of positive reviews after the launch of our trailers and the music for the movie.

Ayesha Sana, Sohai, QYT & Xille Huma at the Lahore premiere

Ayesha Sana, Sohai, QYT & Xille Huma at the Lahore premiere

The films advanced bookings are already underway and the movie will officially be releasing for the public on Eid-ul-Fitar.

Wrong No. is the Right No. for Lollywood

On 15th July premiere of Wrong No. held at Nueplex Cinemas which was attended by the whole cast of the film and many other socialites and celebrities including Ali Safina, Hira Tareen, Saba Hameed, Ayesha Omer, Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, Neelum Muneer, Sarwat Gilani, Nadia Hussain, Sadaf Kanwal, Javeria Abbasi.

Danish Taimoor, Sohai Ali Khan and Janita Asma

Danish Taimoor, Sohai Ali Khan and Janita Asma

Farhan Saeed with Urwa Hocane,Ayesha Omer,Tooba Siddiqui with Nida Yasir

Farhan Saeed with Urwa Hocane,Ayesha Omer,Tooba Siddiqui with Nida Yasir

Wrong No. is a directorial debut of Yasir Nawaz and produced by YNH Films and ARY Films in Pakistan. There is a good amount of buzz about the movie these days on all social media platforms. So I was super excited for this movie.

By the look at the poster, it looks like a love triangle between Danish Taimoor, Sohai Ali and Janita Asma but it is not. Danish Taimoor played double role in the movie. One is Sallu, who is a son of butcher and trying to escape his family to become an actor while his lookalike Sheheryar is a son of a business tycoon.

Javed Sheikh played Sallu’s father role and the audience had a laugh riot whenever he appeared on the screen. Sohai Ali Abro is Sallu’s neighbor who is madly in love with him while Janita Asma is a confused secretary at the Sheheryar’s company.

Danish Nawaz and his gang has done great job to make people laugh with their punch lines, especially his dialogue ‘Kuch Nahi Hua’.

Shafqat Cheema played a villain in this movie but he has a very small screen time.

There are 6 songs in the movie. Tooba Siddiqui has made guest appearance in the song ‘Jhannan Jhannan’ which was shot beautifully while ‘Selfiyaan’ will be the most popular song of the movie cos it has catchy lyrics.

I think Wrong No. will beat Bin Roye on the Box Office cos its already leading all the way Advance Status in Pakistan.

Overall it was fun watching it. I didn’t feel like I was watching some comedy drama. Yasir Nawaz has done a great job. Best thing about the movie was audience was laughing till the end. During Eid holidays people want entertainment and this movie has got it all.

One word review of Wrong No. ‘funtastic’

Rating: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘MOOR’ the latest venture by Azadfilm Company & Mandviwalla Entertainment set to unveil this August

Based on a true story, Moor has proved to set a benchmark for meaningful cinema in Pakistan

Azadfilm Company & Mandviwalla Entertainment are all set to release their latest production ‘Moor’ this August. Renowned Director Jami announced its release at a press conference held at a local hotel. The movie is set to breathe life into the booming film industry of Pakistan through a compilation of picturesque beauty of Baluchistan, a compelling musical score arranged by Strings backed by captivating lyrics penned by Anwar Maqsood.

Jami expressed his enthusiasm for the movie by saying “Based on a true story, Moor is a tale filled with emotions bound to strike a chord with every cinema goer at some level. The plot of the movie speaks of corruption in a manner to provoke the masses to take individualistic measures to combat the social evils prevalent in our society.” Jami has a keen interest in projects which are of social consequence and is cementing his ideology through this movie on a grander scale.

Nadeem Mandviwalla at the occasion commented “Moor will prove to be a milestone in the history of meaningful cinema. The trend of Pakistani cinema is evolving for the better and so is the audience, henceforth compelling everyone in the movie business to produce better work that can steer the audience back towards cinemas.”

The producer of the film also announced the launch of the website which can be visited at: www.moorthefilm.com

The website will give its audience a feel of the movie and what they are to expect in the cinema.

The cast of the movie includes seasoned actors of the Pakistani performing arts fraternity such as Hameed Sheikh, Samiya Mumtaz, Shaz Khan, Abdul Qadir, Soniya Hussain, Ayaz Samoo and Eshita Mehboob. Significant contributions in terms of music and vocals for Moor have been created by artists like Javed Bashir, Strings and Meesha Shafi.

The cinematography of Moor is bound to set it apart and captivate its audience. The film has a deep social message that is explained through an intricate story line which depicts a profound construction of ‘what you reap is what you sow’ philosophy. The fans are advised to go through the social media channels to get more insights and additional content.

Ho Mann Jahaan Bloggers Meetup and Pre-release Event

Digitz invited me to attend the bloggers meetup and pre-release event of Ho Mann Jahaan at Frere Hall, where the shooting of the movie was already going on.

Ho Mann Jahaan is an up coming Pakistani Movie directed by Asim Raza. Starring Sheheryar Munawar, Mahira Khan and Adeel Hussain.

Poster of Ho Mann Jahaan

Poster of Ho Mann Jahaan

By looking at the poster I thought it will be a love triangle but the story is about three friends Arhan, Manizeh and Nadir who belong to different social classes but the love of music brought them together and changes their lives. The event was started with arrival of the star cast and the city’s fashionable elite to the red carpet.

Sheheryar Munawar, Mahira Khan & Adeel Hussain at the Red Carpet

Sheheryar Munawar, Mahira Khan & Adeel Hussain at the Red Carpet

Bushra Ansar and Arshad Mehmood

Bushra Ansari and Arshad Mehmood

Amir Adnan, Umer Sayeed and Huma Adnan

Amir Adnan, Umer Sayeed and Huma Adnan

After the red carpet, they all headed to the stage where director Asim Raza told us about the movie and the cast. Sonia Jahan, Bushra Ansari, Arshad Mehmood, Nimra Bucha and Jamal Shah are also playing their characters in this movie. He said ‘The film’s music is definitely going to be a big hit considering it is coming from a long list of Pakistan’s finest musicians.’ including beautiful vocals of Zeb Bangash, Atif Aslam, Fakhir Mehmood, Abu Mohammad, Tina Sani, Gumby, Farid Ayaz and Jimmy khan.

Director Asim Raza at the stage

Director Asim Raza at the stage

After his speech, they finally showed the first teaser of the movie. It was so fresh and full of life.

Finally we have something new other than terrorism and love stories. I am really looking forward to this movie. Ho Mann Jahaan is expected to release on Eid-ul-Azha. More pictures from this event can be found here.

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