PAKISTAN FILMI SCENE 2019
- 05 Jan - 11 Jan, 2019
With Pakistan film industry gaining a strong foothold and producing some blockbusters of late, 2019 is expected to be even more happening with some hot movies scheduled for release with a promising content
Gumm: In The Middle of Nowhere
Genre: Suspense thriller
Writers and Directors: Ammar Lasani & Kanza Zia
Producer: Shakeel Anjum
A feature film starring Sami Khan, Shamoon Abbasi and Shameen Khan in pivotal roles, Gumm is shot in the forests of Islamabad and is slated to be released on January 11. The thriller is expected to do good business in Pakistan keeping in view its successful filming at some International film festivals including AAB, India; CKF, UK; Lake View, India; London City UK; Creation, Canada and Madrid Asia International film festival.
Genre: Intense romantic drama
Writer & Director: Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar
Producers: ISPR & Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar
Kaaf Kangana is a love story revolving around an Indian girl and a Pakistani boy. According to Qamar, the film is about unattained love. Although the film had casting issues in the beginning, the star cast is finalised now with Sami Khan, Eshal Fayyaz in lead roles and Ayesha Omer supporting them in an avatar of a Lahori girl, Gulnaz, who falls in love with Sami.
The supporting cast includes Abby Khan, Sajid Hassan, Fiza Ali, Khalid Butt and others.
Being an ISPR production, the film does have elements of patriotism as well, alongside the burning feelings of romance.
The film is being shot in Lahore and will be released around or after Eid.
Wrong Number 2
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writers: Danish and Yasir Nawaz
Dialogues: Ahmed Hassan
Director: Yasir Nawaz
Producers: Hassan Zia and Yasir Nawaz
Wrong Number 2 is a rom-com like its prequel Wrong Number and stars Sami Khan and Neelum Muneer in lead roles. The film is expected have a desi touch to it with the major part of the film picturised in Hyderabad. The other cast includes Mehmood Aslam, Sana Fakhr and Yasir Nawaz. Javed Sheikh, Ahmed Hassan, Danish Nawaz, and others. The film will be released after Eidul Fitr.
The Legend of Maula Jutt
Genre: Action drama
Writer & Director: Bilal Lashari
Producers: Ammara Hikmat & Asad Jamil Khan
Visual Producer: Brian Adler [of Game of Thrones fame]
The Legend of Maula Jatt is one of the most anticipated films of 2019 starring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan in leading roles after the hiatus of seven years since Humsafar. Hamza Ali Abbasi and Humaima Malik make a strong supporting cast. Maula Jatt [Fawad] and Noori Nath [Hamza] will be seen in the biggest onscreen rivalry. The most expensive Pakistani film to date, it is also the first South Asian film to be released in Pakistan and China simultaneously on Eid ul Fitr 2019.
Ever since the release of its trailer, International media has been citing the film as the game changer for Pakistan cinema while Indian audiences want it to be released in local theatres given the fact that Fawwad Khan has a huge fan following in the neighbouring country.
Parey Hut Love
Genre: Romantic comedy
Writer: Imran Aslam
Director: Asim Raza
Producer: Shehryar Munawar
The rom-com is expected to be a big release with a glamorous star cast. It will see heartthrob Sheheryar Munawar and Maya Ali in leading roles with Ahmed Ali Butt, Zara Noor Abbas, Rachel Viccaji as supporting cast. The story revolves around a carefree Sheheryar Munawar who is afraid of making commitments while in relationships until he meets Maya Ali whose character is of a strong girl. The gracious Mahira Khan will also be seen in a special role in the film. The best part about the film is an item number by none other than Meera ji who will also be appearing in a cameo. As per reports, the film will be released on the eve of Eidul Azha.
Sorry – A Love Story
Genre: Intense romance, drama
Writer & Director: Sohail Javed
Producer: Faysal Quraishi
The film marks the return of Faysal Quraishi after the lapse of 18 years and boasts of a stellar cast including Faysal, Sonya Hussyn, Amina Sheikh and Zahid Ahmed in prominent roles. Major part of the movie will be picturised in Turkey. By the time you get to read these lines, the film cast would be filming as it is meant to be shot during winter season. If things go as planned, Sorry will be released after Eidul Fitr 2019. As for the music, famed Abbas Ali is composing the music for the film that has seven songs to be sung by Natasha Baig, Ahmed Jahanzeb and others. Reports of Bilal Maqsood of Strings making music are also doing the rounds. Keeping all the facts in view, Sorry is cited as one of the most awaited films of the year ahead.
Genre: Mystery thriller
Writer & Director: Shamoon Abbasi
The thriller is based on three real-life incidents and is the first Pakistani film to show cannibalism on big screen. It revolves around the life of a cannibal who is on the loose. The trailer of Durj is out and show the scary glimpses of the film’s content. The film will see Shamoon as a cannibal living in the desert with his love interest [Sherry Shah]. It also has Maira Khan and Nauman Javaid in key roles. Though the date has not been finalised, the film will be released sometime in 2019.