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Issue Date 26 Aug - 01 Sept, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Kids have a new animated movie to look forward to

Kids have a new animated movie to look forward to
A new animated film Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor is in the works and its first teaser shows that it will be absolutely loved by kids and adults, alike. The teaser is a close representation of Pakistan's awe-inspiring natural landscapes and focuses on our national animals. "[Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor] follows a young boy as he discovers the magical world of animals and goes on a journey that explores the relationship between humans and their sentient neighbours on earth," shared associate producer Eyad Ibrahim at 3rd World Studios, the production house behind the venture.
What sets the movie apart from other films is the heavy influence of Pakistan's nature and wildlife, among other things. The national animal [markhor], national heritage animal [snow leopard] and the national bird [partridge] will be seen as the stars of this film that will feature a song by Natasha Baigh, voice over by Arieb Azhar, while Ali Noor will be doing both.


Ayaz Samoo to pen the sequel of hit sitcom Main Aur Tum
Ayaz Samoo to pen the sequel of hit sitcom Main Aur Tum
Ayaz Samoo, of Moor fame, will be seen on TV screens in his comic element with the sequel of Main Aur Tum, the sitcom that hooked audiences some 10 years ago. Ayaz said he is not only acting in the series but it's also his first venture as a writer. The prequel revived the comedy scene on television with veteran actors like Faisal Qureshi and Aijaz Aslam playing the lead characters that never got along.
Samoo added that actors Faizan Sheikh and Aadi Adeal Amjad will be seen in the lead roles. "Faizan is playing Faisal Bhai's son and Adi is playing Aijaz Bhai's son. I am their childhood friend from Karachi," the actor further shared.
The plot of the sequel revolves around Faizan and Adi who used to live in Dubai but were deported to Karachi which reunites the three musketeers. Humayun Saeed, Faisal Qureshi, Kubra Khan, Yasir Hussain and Saboor Ali among others will be seen making guest appearances in the episodes.
Saat Din Mohabbat In ropes in one more debutante


Saat Din Mohabbat In ropes in one more debutante
While everyone’s really excited to see Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar in Saat Din Mohabbat In, the movie is also going to be a cinematic debut for transgender model, Rimal Ali. "I was approached for the movie by producer Sanam Mehdi and I knew I had to do it," Rimal shared, adding, "I can't reveal the name of my character but what I can say is that I will be playing a transgender club dancer, which is why I also have a dance number in the movie. Sheheryar will also be performing with me in the song."
She has revealed that Mira Sethi, Javed Sheikh, Amna Ilyas and Hina Dilpazeer will also be seen in the film, to release next year, that follows a young man on a quest to find his true love in a crowded Karachi neighbourhood. Like all good love stories, he will encounter obstacles, both spiritual and physical, that he must overcome in order to achieve his goals.

 

 

 

 

 



Hot Pursuit
MAG’s favourite picks of the week

Gustakh Ishq

Glued to the Screen
Gustakh Ishq

Najaf thinks that her fate is cursed. A helpful and caring girl by nature, she thinks her goodness doesn’t get rewarded. She lost her mother at birth, and with her father working abroad, Najaf is at her step-mother’s mercy, who doesn’t like her on bit. Her life takes a turn for worse when an encounter with Sikander leads to her getting suspended from college. Keep watching Gustakh Ishq to find out how Najaf navigates through her supposedly cursed life. The drama stars Zahid Khan, Noor Khan and Iqra Aziz in leading roles.


Karachi celebrates International Youth Day


Around Town
Karachi celebrates International Youth Day

Twelfth August marked the beginning of Azme-Naujawan, a program launched to address the disengaged state of youth in Karachi. It managed to bring together over 1000 youth from all over the city as well as civil societies and key government officials. Notable celebrities were also present to show their support for this program. The ceremony was commenced by Sidra Iqbal, a prominent journalist and activist, introducing AeN as an exemplary initiative that offers holistic training to the youth to develop their professional and entrepreneurial skills, and provide them with a platform for personal growth opportunities. The program will train 1100 youth from Karachi over a period of six months.
Ten consortium members were invited to address any questions by the audiences and media regarding the program. This was followed by success stories of determined and passionate individuals who believed in themselves and accomplished their goals against all odds. Dr. Nafisa Shah, the chief guest at the ceremony, launched the official website of AeN at the event.


Independence Day Celebrations in the air!

Treasure Trove
Independence Day Celebrations in the air!

Not only in the streets and on roads, Independence Day was also celebrated mid-air, too, when Momina Mustehsan and musician brothers, Sharoon and Haroon, held a live concert on a Pakistan International Airlines flight. The singer, clad and white and green, got the passengers and crew members grooving to her songs, especially the patriotic numbers while the flight was en route to Karachi from Islamabad on the eve of Independence Day. Among the songs she sang were Dil Dil Pakistan and her viral number, Afreen Afreen. TV host Anoushey Ashraf also happened to be on board the same flight. Momina ended the jamming with a message to her fans, the youth of Pakistan, and reminded everyone to do their part in making Pakistan great.


The Right Note

The Right Note
Cha rahi kali ghata, a thumri originally performed by the great Beghum Akhtar, was given a contemporary makeover in the first episode of Coke Studio season 10. Performed by Hina Nasrullah and Amanat Ali, the eight-minute rendition is truly a heart touching tribute to the original piece and the best number from the first episode.


Where, what, when

Leadership 101

Leadership 101
This 30-hour immersive training program will focus on self-discovery, leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation for leaders in the making. Enroll from 28th to 31st Aug at Bahria University Lahore Campus, Johar Town.


Beyond a Customer's Mindset

Beyond a Customer's Mindset
This workshop is about understanding what the customer needs, maintaining good customer relations and growing a successful business. Grab a seat on 29th Aug at The Royal Rodale, TC-V, 34th Street, Khayaban-e-Sehar, Phase-V, Ext., D.H.A, Karachi.


Media Cricket Tournament

Media Cricket Tournament
Islamabadis, join in the Media Cricket Tournament at Shalimar Cricket Ground, main Margalla Road F-6/3 on 1st Sept 6:00 pm for an evening full of cricket, musical concert, food stalls and fireworks.



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