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Pakistani Movies to Watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

Pakistani Movies to Watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

3 Pakistani Movies ‘Janaan’, ‘Actor in Law’ & ‘ZKHH’ Releasing on Eid-ul-Azha’ 2016

2016 might very well be the biggest and most fruitful year for the Pakistani film industry. Three upcoming movies – Janaan, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai and Actor in Law – have been creating quite the stir on media.

The latest buzz is that no Bollywood movie will make its way to the Pakistani cinemas this year on Eid-ul-Azha.

Janaan and Actor in Law will be going head to head, as they are releasing on the same date i.e 13th September while Zindagi Kitni Haseen hai will release later that week i.e 16th September.

‘It was the demand of our producers and directors that only Pakistani films should be released on Eid. This time, fortunately, their wish is being fulfilled,’ Pakistan Film Writers Association General Secretary Rashid Sajid told media.

However, with the release dates of all the 3 Pakistani movies clashing in the week of Eid-ul-Azha, cinema houses will sure have a clash of the titans like situation.


Janaan releasing on Eid Ul Azha 13th September 2016! The movie is written by Osman Khalid Butt and produced by Hareem Farooq, Reham Khan Munir Hussain, Imran Kazmi and Directed by Azfar Jafri.

Janaan is a story of a Pakhtun girl who returns from Britain after her education. The story comically defies the stereotypes about Pashtun families. Armeena plays a Pashtun British girl while Ali Rehman plays the carefree Islamabad ka Shoda (showoff). Bilal Ashraf, however, looks totally swoon worthy playing a charming, calm and composed Mr. Nice Guy.

This film will be released by ARY Films in 2016. Let’s see how the movie turns out!

Pakistani movies to watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

Actor in Law

Fahad Mustafa’s second outing with the makers of Na Maloom Afraad and Om Puri’s debut venture in ‘Actor in Law’ may work magic at the box office. The much-anticipated film Actor in Law seems to have all the elements of a social comedy. The film is directed by Nabeel Qureshi, co-written and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza.

Mehwish Hayat said that film is “a social comedy” and “has emotions, love, and plenty of surprises.” The movie is set to release on Eid ul Azha.

Pakistani movies to watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai

Anjum Shehzad’s Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai has been announced and the movie is all set to be out on September 16th.

The cast of Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai includes Sajal Ali, Feroze Khan, Aly Khan, Jibrayl Ahmed Rajput and veteran actors Shafqat Cheema & Nayyar Ejaz.

The film is an intense love story about the journey of a couple, Zain Ahmed (Feroz Khan) and Mahira (Sajal Ali) who fall in love and get married at a young age only to fret over it later.

Pakistani movies to watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

This year, Eid-ul-Azha falls in September; last year’s Jawani Phir Nahi Ani was released around the same time and kept running successfully in cinemas until December. Let’s see will Azfar Jafri’s Janaan (Armeena Khan, Bilal Ashraf, Ali Rehman) be able to do a JPNA; will Fahad Mustafa’s second outing with the makers of Na Maloom Afraad (Fizza Ali Meerza, Nabeel Qureshi, Om Puri) Actor In Law succeed at the box office? Throw Anjum Shehzad’s Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (Sajal Ali, Feroze Khan) into the equation and Eid-ul-Azha becomes the most anticipated time of the year for film lovers.

There is another good news for Pakistani cinema lovers that Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition against the ban on exhibition of film Maalik. The movie was taken off screens on April 27 after the government slammed a ban on its screening. Maalik is produced and directed by Ashir Azeem.

Films to be released this year

Ishq 2020

Another film Ishq 2020 is scheduled to be released on Eid-ul-Adha 2016 in cinemas worldwide. Ishq 2020 is a Pakistani romantic comedy film directed by Najaf Bilgrami, produced by M.Khalid Ali and written by Asma Nabeel under the production of Crew Motion Pictures. The film stars Sanam Chaudhry, Mariam Ansari, Muneeb Butt and Furqan Qureshi in lead roles.

Pakistani Movies to Watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

Lahore Se Aagey

The sequel of comedy film Karachi Se Lahore, Lahore Se Aagey is scheduled for release on November 11, 2016, under the production banner of Showcase Productions.

The film is shot in Karachi, Lahore and the northern parts of Pakistan. The cast includes Yasir Hussain, Rubina Ashraf, Behroze Sabzwari, Mubashir Malik whereas Saba Qamar will play the role of a rockstar.

The film is directed and produced by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain.

Pakistani Movies to Watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam

3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam is an upcoming Pakistani 3D computer-animated family film directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

It is a sequel of 3 Bahadur. The details revealed that Fahad Mustafa, Ahmed Ali Butt, Salman Shahid and Sarwat Gilani will also lend their voices to the sequel titled 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam.  The film is scheduled for release on 15 December 2016.

Pakistani Movies to Watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

Others films like Revenge of the Worthless, Dance Kahani, Mah –e- Mir, Sawal 700 Crore Dollar ka was released earlier this year.

Official trailers of Janaan, Actor in Law and Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai:

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