Pakistan’s film industry changed dramatically after the breakthrough of BOL film. People never cared about the Pakistani movies and the film industry was gloomy and was counting the last breath. Geo Films made the movie BOL and became the ice-breaker after which we saw some amazing movies. Waar, was one of the most anticipated movie of Pakistan’s history and broke all records. It was premiered in multiple countries such as UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Australia beside Pakistan. And the director Bilal Lishari became an icon and a role model for everyone in the industry.
Here, I would like to share some of the new upcoming Pakistani films in year 2014 and 2015.
A film by Yasir M Jaswal
Executive Producer: Murtaza Shah (RedRum Films), Writer-Director: Yasir M Jaswal, Producer: Eman Bente Syed (Sermad Films), Cinematographer: Mo Azmi, Production Designer: Nida Khan, Line Producer: Khurram Syed, Stylist/Casting Director: Ehtesham Ansari, 1st AD: Fahd Nur, Set: Aqeel Bhai, Set & Act, Asst Art Director: Adeel Akbar, UPM: Raza Agha, Assc UPM: Naima Ansari, Continuity and Script Supervisor: Mujahed Butt, Financial Controller: Sultan Ahmed Molai, Make Up Artist: Hussain, Asst Make Up Artist: Ali, Asst Wardrobe: Imran, Production Accountant: Tanveer Mirza, Gaffer: Nadeem Multani, Camera: Inframe, Lights/Grip: Crew Films, BTS photographer: Danish Ansari, Visual Artist: Babrus Khan
A mother kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt. As their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet an ex-mujahid truck driver who offers an unlikely hope. Their destinies entwined, the trio embark on an epic journey through the stunning landscape of Pakistan where the quest for love and freedom comes with a price. [Releasing in Pakistani Cinemas on 18th September 2014]
Studio: Zambeel Films, The Crew Films, Indie Film, Mint Productions, Infinitum Productions, Starring: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan, Ajab Gul, Samina Ahmed, Adnan Shah Tipu, Abdullah Jaan, Omair Rana, Directed / Written / Screenplay: Afia Nathaniel, Produced By: Afia Nathaniel, Muhammad Khalid Ali, Muhammad Nadeem Nawaz, Cordelia Stephens, Carsten Aanonsen, Shrihari Sathe, Noman Waheed, Thea Kerman
Na Maloom Afraad
‘Na Maloom Afraad’ is one such crazy story of three reckless poor struggling souls, running after their individual ambitions and desires, brought together by one incident which makes their not so simple life into a thrilling roller coaster ride of numerous ironic twist & turns. The three characters run around in the chaotic city of Karachi bringing out the craziest plan to save their love, life and asses.
Studio: Filmwala Pictures, Director: Nabeel Qureshi, Writer / Screenplay: Nabeel Qureshi & Fizza Ali Meerza, Produced By: Fizza Ali Meerza & Mehdi Ali
The movie is inspired by the work of Mir Taqi Mir, the first classical master of Urdu poetry. The story follows the struggle of a contemporary poet and draw parallels with events in MIR’s life. His conflict with the royal court, his romance with a courtesan, his ideals of bringing Urdu poetry to the people in the street and his eventual madness in full moon, all reflected in his poetry.
Starring Fahad Mustafa, Iman Ali, Sanam Saeed and Manzar Sehbai. Produced by Khuram Rana, Sahir Rasheed, Badar Ikram. Directed By : Anjum Shahzad, Sarmad Sehbai
Also known as Operation 21
A man (Ayub Khoso) after 30 years of war in Afghanistan wants to save his country from another 50 years of corporate warfare. He works with his Pakistani ally Kashif Siddiqui (shaan) to save the two neighboring countries from further turmoil through a plan that could risk the lives of them and there families. A plan that has 21hrs to be executed.
Directors: Jamshed Mahmood Raza, Summer Nicks
Writers: Azaan Sami Khan, Jamshed Mahmood Raza
Stars: Shamoon Abbasi, Bilal Ashraf, Abdullah Ghaznavi, Wendy Haines, James Hallett, Adil Khan, Ayub Khoso, Summer Nicks, Daniyal Raheel, Gohar Rasheed, Ayaz Samoo, Shaan, Aamina Sheikh, Hameed Sheikh, Joe Towne
Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal
Saya-e khuda-e Zuljalal is a film about Pakistan and its heroes. The film deals with the ideals of patriotism and sacrifices that have evolved since the inception of this country up till some decades later. This film celebrates the sacrifices of undying and eternal heroes including not only Aziz Bhatti, MM Alam, Shafqat Baloch and Shabbir Shareef (among dozens of others) but also thousands of Pakistani who bled for this country. The film aims to bring back to life these heroes, their history and bravery on the minds of the audience and make them fall in love with the Pakistani armed forces.
Genre: Action, History, Drama, Love story, Studio: A.R. Productions, Jehan Films & Blue Orca Studios, Starring: Javaid Sheikh, Shaan, Arbaaz Khan, Afzal Khan, Asad Malik, Kamran Mujahid, Sohail Sameer, Naved Rana, Shafqat Chema, Firdous Jamal, Amir Qureshi, Ahsan Najam, Easa, Salman, Saleem Albela & Nayyer Ijaz, Resham, Noor, Jia Ali, Nimra, Ash, Naima, Kinza & Ismat, Director: Umair Fazli, Music: Anthony Soshil & Irfan Saleem, Writer and Screenplay: Dr. Tauseef Razzaque & Inam Qadri, Produced by: Jehan Films & A.R. Productions
Hijrat is a love story that plays out in the foreground of an exodus that rendered millions homeless during the Afghan war. It touches upon the lives of those whose spirits were broken by the homes they lost and whose hearts were broken by the shelter they found.
Starring : Asad Zaman, Rabia Butt, Wiam Dahmani, Mahjabeen, Azra Aftab, Ayub Khoso, Siama Baloch, Ali Fateh, Fahd Nur, Written & Directed By : Farouq Mengal
This film is based on Baluchistan Nomads. Its a love story and is based on a custom of their which is called Piddi. Subject of the movie is how a love can flow between hunger and customs..
Written by Dr Khalil Ahmed , DOP Khadin Hussain , Directed By Asad Jabal ,
Cast of the Film is Ayub Khosa , Hannan Sameed , Saboor Ali , Durdana Baloch , Pakiza Khan , Aftab Jabal & Many More
Kites Grounded (Punjabi: Hun ki tera zor ni gudiye) is a film about an old kite maker. Passionately in love with his craft, Kareem is a quiet, conflict avoiding man. Having lived all his life making kites and mastering the art, he is forced upon giving up his job to meet the need of time. His house is full of kites worth easily enough to solve all his problems and support him for the whole year, but the banning of the kite- flying festival (Basant) leaves no one wanting to buying the kites anymore. A touching story of a kite-maker set in walled city Lahore.
Genre: Drama, Starring: Irfan Khoosat as Chacha Kareem (Kite-maker), Tasneem Kausar as Shakeela (wife), Abid Kashmiri as Saleem (Friend), Directed By: Murtaza Ali, Written By: Seema Hameed / Murtaza Ali, Produced By: Seema Hameed
Also known as Morqaye
Morqaye follows the tragic story a family pulled apart through corruption and circumstances out of their control. With hopes of making it to the big screens and re-introducing Pakistani cinema to its locals, this movie is about the harsh realities of what happens in troubled areas of our country.
Genre: Family/Drama, Studio: Mandviwalla Entertainment, Starring: Hameed Sheikh, Samiya Mumtaz, Shaz Khan, Abdul Qadir, Sonya Hussyn, Ayaz Samoo, Ali Sheikh, Shabbir Rana, Habib Panazayi, Azlan Shah, Directed By: Jami, Written By: Jami & Nazira Ali, Screenplay By: Jami, Produced By: Jami , Nadeem H. Mandviwalla
The story is set in the year of 2008 focusing on Dr. Talat Ali, a forensic psychiatrist by profession who recently lost his wife in a car accident. While still trying to settle down in his new routine, Dr. Talat’s friend, Officer Sami brings to him the unusual case of Talha Zulfiqar, a serial killer with the charges of eight murders of which only one dead body was found. As Dr. Talat tries to unravel Talha’s case, along with the diagnosis of Fantasy Prone Personality (FPP), the events that follow are truly unpredictable.
Starring: Hassam Khan, Hammad Siddiq, Maddi Murtaza, Shameen Khan, Arsal Hasan and Natasha Bayg, Written, Produced and Directed by: Hassam Khan, Executive producer: Suhail Ahmed, Cinematographer: Sikander Athar Butt, Music/ Score by: Basir Ahmed, Playback singers: Hassan Haider Khan, Zahra Haider Khan and Asif Shah, Assistant director: Aamir Khadim, Post and VFX: HK Films, ADR and SFX: Apex Studios
Price of Honour
The film is a reflective look at honour killings in Pakistan and has mostly been shot in Rahim Yar Khan, the region where most honour killings are reported. The actors playing the lead roles in the film were chosen from a talent hunt show that ran on a private television channel and was judged by Noor himself.
Cast: Naveed Raza, Director: Syed Noor
Kambakht is about a middle-aged man from the backward areas of the Pakhtunkhwa, played by Hamza Ali Abbasi, and a young urban city-slicker, played by Shehreyar Munawar, who strike an unlikely and accidental friendship.
Starring: Humayun Saeed, Shafqat Cheema, Shehreyar Munawar Siddiqui, Sohai Ali Abro, Fizza Zehra, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Gohar Rasheed, Salman Shaukat, Meisam, Ahmed Cheema, Mohammad Atif Siddique, Jalal Haider Khan, Latif Sheikh and Yousuf Bashir Qureshi.
Salma’s husband, Jamal is not the easiest man to get along with, but for the sake of their children, she stays with him. Jamal is a heroin addict, dependent on Salma’s instincts to protect her wedding vowels so he can take advantage of her honorability to get his daily fix. He is lost without her,desperate to change however willing to sell his soul to the devil if need be. Although Salma is powerless to change his sick ways but she has to stand against the odds and struggle for everything she got.
Genre: Drama/ Social/ Adventure/ Crime, Studio: Flipping Images Productions, Phidahussain Productions, Starring: Resham, Ayub Khosa, Naveed Akbar, Waseem Manzoor, Hamza Mushtaq, Shahzaib Johar. Directed and Written by: Phidahussain, Produced By: Mazhar Abbas
ABDULLAH is an upcoming Pakistani Movie starring Imran Abbas Naqvi, Sadia Khan and others. It is based on the incident that happened in Quetta on 17th May, 2011. Some truths exist in the world just as flowers do in the desert. It is basically the story of a truth untold.
Teen Bahadur (3B)
Pakistan’s first-ever animated film “TEEN BAHADUR (3B)”. Pakistani Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy announced Pakistan’s first-ever animated film during the ARY Film Awards 2014.
Downward Dog – DWD
Downward Dog is a black and white film noir set in the Karachi of the future.
Directed By: Jamshed Mahmood Ansari widely known as ‘Jami’
Cast: Sajjad Hassan, Joshinder, Nayyer Ejaz, Ali Sheikh
Azad Film Production