Eid-ul-Fitr, or meethi eid, is the prime time for movie releases. In the glory days of Pakistani cinema, cinema houses would be thronged by huge crowds. Consequently, they would beef up their security on Eid. Not to mention the crowds breaking into fights for the tickets! Such scenes, however, have been missing since the downfall of the Pakistani cinema started. Nevertheless, the ‘revival’ of Pakistani cinema has breathed new life into the movie industry. Many Pakistani Movies have been released in 2017. Furthermore, others are in the pipeline. Like the bygone era, Eid-ul-Fitr 2017 will see some major Pakistani productions hit the cinema houses. Here is a lineup of the Pakistani movies that are releasing this meethi eid.
Cast: Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Armeena Khan, Ayesha Omer, Ayub Khoso, Gohar Rasheed, Hassan Rana, Bilal Ashraf, Sikander Rizvi, Sana Bucha, Uzma Khan, Aleeze Nasser, Umair Jaswal, Ashir Azeem
Director: Hassan Rana Release: Eid-ul-Fitr, 2017
Yalghaar, previously titled as ‘Delta Echo Foxtrot’, boasts a heavy-duty stellar cast. According to some sources, the movie’s budget exceeds PKR 60 crore! The story is about the Pakistan Army’s Swat operation against the terrorists. There is also a special focus on the sacrifices of the soldiers, officers and family members of the armed forces that they give for the sake of their country. Additionally, Yalghaar boasts high production quality and special effects. It is also full of patriotic messages. Fans of action, adventure and patriotic movies ( especially people who liked Waar) should give Yalghaar a viewing.
Mehrunisa V Lub U
Cast: Danish Taimoor, Sana Javed, Javed Sheikh, Arshad Mehmud, Nayyar Ejaz, Saqib Sumeer
Director: Yasir Nawaz Release: Eid-ul-Fitr, 2017
Mehrunisa V Lub U is Yasir Nawaz’s second directorial venture (the first being Wrong No.) It stars popular Pakistani TV drama artists Sana Javed and Danish Taimoor as the female and male leads. It is Danish Taimoor’s second movie, while Sana Javed makes her big screen debut as the title character of Mehrunisa. The movie is a typical masala romance and comedy. It will hit the screens on Eid-ul-Fitr. Moreover, it sports the required songs, item numbers, emotional scenes and a bit of the mandatory dhishoom dhishoom! It is being marketed as a family movie. People who are fans of the Bollywood masala genre should surely check this one out.
Cast: Humayun Saeed, Sheheryar Munawwar Siddiqui, Syra Shehroze, Talat Hussain, Adnan Jaffar
Direction: Nadir Shah Release: 14 July, 2017
Project Ghazi is being flaunted as Pakistan’s ‘first superhero movie’. It is also a big budget action/sci-fi venture. The movie has Sheheryar Munawwar Siddiqui and Syra Shehroze as the lead pair. Project Ghazi has all the traits of a proper superhero movie.In fact, it includes its own masked super-villain, Qataan. The trailer of the movie suggests an interesting storyline with elements of science fiction and patriotism. The movie seemingly has a sort of Captain America- esque vibe. Check out some BTS pictures from the making of Project Ghazi:
Project Ghazi is a good choice for fans of superhero, sci-fi, action and thriller genres.
Moviegoers have a variety of movies that they can choose from this Eid. This is a good thing, considering that watching a movie is one of the few recreational activities that the entire family can enjoy together in Pakistan. Also, youngsters have their pocket full of eidi nowadays. So watching a movie in the cinema with friends and cousins seems like a good way to spend all that money. Well, we hope that this Eid will be a profitable one for all the Pakistani movies hitting the cinemas and an entertaining one for the movie audiences. Eid Mubarak!