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The Donkey King Breaks All Records as It Makes 18 Crore in Its Fifth Running Week

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The biggest animated movie of the year, The Donkey King has been ruling the box office since its release has now become the highest grossing animated movie of the year raked  in 18 Crore in total by the end of its fifth week.

A film by Aziz Jindani, the architect of the success of Pakistan’s first and most popular animated super hero series for a leading antibacterial soap brand, The Donkey King has proven to be a worth watch for all ages.

The wave started with the movie’s release as it surpassed 4 Crore in week one and became unstoppable as it approximately collected 1.3 Crore in the movie’s fifth week, that makes a banging total of 18 Crore. The Donkey King is the only animated movie that surpassed the benchmark of 15 Crore and is now on its way to make more money than all previous Pakistani animated films combined.

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Masala Family Festival 2018

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The bi-annual Masala Family Festival, the biggest and much-awaited family festival of the year was held the Expo Centre, Lahore on 10th and 11th November 2018. MFF is a fuse of culinary arts, music, shopping and games, celebrating the best of our culture while providing a safe and fun day-out for families. Over the years the festival has provided a fun atmosphere for the entire family offering unique experiences for all ages and has attracted a huge number of visitors from every corner of the city.

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The 3rd EBM-Peek Freans Pakistan Open Tennis Championship in Lahore Comes To Successful End

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Pakistan’s leading biscuit manufacturer, EBM, makers of Peek Freans- sponsored the third iteration of the EBM-Peek Freans Pakistan Open Tennis Championship this year. Organized by the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA), the championship was run from the 21st – 27th October, 2018.

This first-of-its kind open tennis championship, included matches for all ages. The winner of Under-10 and Under-12 tournament was Hamza Roman. Boys U14 trophy was given to Sami Zeb for singles and doubles to Sami Zeb and Hamid Israr.

While M. Shoaib received the trophy in the Under 18 category. Muhammad Abid won the trophy for Men’s Singles ; whereas the winners for Men’s doubles were Aqeel Khan and Shahzad Khan. Ushna Sohail bagged the trophy for Women’s Singles and the trophy for Senior’s doubles 40 plus was presented to Maj Adnan and Talha Waheed. Senior Men Doubles 45 Plus winners were Rashid Malik and Fayyaz Khan.

Seniors 60 Plus trophies were presented to Zahid Zafar and Dr Naveed.

Speaking at championship, Shahzain Munir, Director EBM said, “EBM – As the makers of Peek Freans we are happy to be a part of an event of such importance, and are proud to be consistent supporters of sports since the dawn of this company. We hope this tournament gives tennis players a chance to showcase their skills, and also take their game to the next level. We are optimistic about this event and its contribution to the development of world class athletes to represent our country in future tennis tournaments worldwide.”

EBM pioneered the concept of sports sponsorships in Pakistan by being the first corporate entity to sponsor live satellite telecasts of international sporting events such as Mohammed Ali’s now iconic boxing matches with George Foreman and Joe Frazier in 1974. EBM was also a partner in The World Football Cup that took place in Munich in 1973, and the 1973 Wimbledon Finals. EBM’s continued patronage of sports demonstrates its unrelenting enthusiasm for the promotion of sports and sportsmanship in Pakistan.

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“Sooper Hai Pakistan Ka Junoon” Is Back With the Biggest Surprise of The Year

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Peek Freans Sooper is bringing the legendary Sufi Rock band Junoon back once again but this time in a live concert that is slated to be held this December to give an exciting new chapter to “Sooper Hai Pakistan Ka Junoon”.

As pioneers of Sufi Rock in Pakistan, Junoon in its 14-years of existence recorded more than half a dozen albums together. After their album “Talaash”, their popularity sky rocketed, until the band came to a complete halt in 2009.

Peek Freans Sooper ignited the spirits of Junoon fans and initiated “Sooper Hai Pakistan Ka Junoon” campaign on Independence Day 2018. The band reunited after 13 long years and took the digital world by storm with the reprised version of their song “Khudi”. Peek Freans Sooper is now planning the biggest musical event of the decade for all the fans of Junoon with Junoon’s power-packed performance and spellbinding music.

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7th Sky Entertainment Brings another Exciting Drama to Our T.V Screens

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7th Sky Entertainment is known for productions that are engaging and completely out of the box and their latest venture Aye Dil Tu Bata is releasing on the 19th of November and will be playing from Monday to Friday at 7:30 pm.

Produced by none other than the remarkable duo of ace producers Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, the creators of 7th Sky Entertainment, written by Huma Hina Nafees and directed by Ali Akber, Aye Dil Tu Bata is a story of love, emotions and misunderstandings between a trio that has trouble coping up when life presents them with one curve ball after another.

The drama stars Fatima Effendi, Bilal Qureshi, Arooba Mirza and Ali Ansari in lead roles along with Sabiha Hashmi, Humera Bano, Beena Chaudry, Tanveer Jamal, Shazia Qaiser, Tipu Shareef and Maria Khan.

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JIBRAN RAHEEL RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE JHOOTA PYAR

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Singer and songwriter Jibran Raheel is set to present his work to Pakistani audiences with the release of his debut single Jhoota Pyar.

A story about friendship, love and betrayal, Jhoota Pyar is about two lovers at different states in their relationship. The lyrics are a classic dramatization of betrayal, desire and anguish faced by two people in love.

The cast includes renowned model Sadaf Kanwal, opposite the young musician Jibran Raheel himself alongside, Oun Sarwar, Ofaq Sufyan and Danish Imtiaz. The music is produced by Ali Mustafa; the video has been directed by Shiraz Malik, DOP is by Moeez Khan, editing and post production is by Aks –e – Khaam and Abz, lyrics and composition are by Jibran Raheel, guitars are by Loyson. The set is designed by Hashim Ali and make up is by Toni & Guy and Sonia Nasir.

Raheel started exploring his talent at the tender age of 10 and participated in a diversity of music shows in Pakistan and in UAE. In 2012 he won the best singer award in UAE from the music maestro A.R. Rehman himself at the ‘Sing like a Star’ contest and performed with him live at Dubai International Stadium. Since then Jibran Raheel has also performed with renowned music directors Shankar Ehsan Loy at another concert in Abu Dhabi National Auditorium organized by City FM 101.6 and received a trophy from Rajesh Roshan for the Andaz-e-Rafi competition.

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Sadia Jabbar Productions and BVC Media Ventures in Web Entertainment with “Shameless Proposals”

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Sadia Jabbar Productions, which is known for being versatile and unconventional with their choice of work, has announced their first Web Series named “Shameless Proposals” in collaboration with BVC media.

Written by the creative duo Saji Gul and Atlas and directed by Hunny Haroon, the web series explores the shallow and often cringe worthy practice of “hunting” the right girl, in our society. It elaborates the process of how well educated, free thinking and independent girls are forced into arranged marriages. It will unwrap to discuss seven different stories of proposals.

With web series said to be the future of the entertainment industry, producer Sadia Jabbar shared her views by saying, “Television and films are mainly a platform for families but web series give you the power of standing up and voicing your opinion or highlighting the evils of society through entertainment and to not only change how entertainment is seen but also how it is perceived”.

Co producer Tehseen Shaukat added by saying “The medium of web entertainment is still untapped in Pakistan, although it has been gaining popularity all over the world, the audience can be classified as niche but holds immense potential to make your voice heard”.

After giving an entertaining film “Balu Mahi” and wonderful drama “Mere Bewafa”, the most prolific production house is ready to explore the digital front.

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ALIF NOON – The Movie Featuring Shehzad Roy and Faisal Qureshi as the legendary duo of Allan and Nanha

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Pakistan’s most multi-faceted personality Shehzad Roy and Pakistan’s most clever comic genius Faisal Qureshi are all set to star as the legendary duo of Allan and Nanha in the feature film adaptation of ALIF NOON. Based on the iconic comedy television series by Pakistan Television Network, ALIF NOON originally featured actor Kamal Ahmed Rizvi as Allan, who also wrote the show, with comedian Rafi Khawar as Nanha.

The original TV show was aired in the 1960’s in black and white mode and transitioned to colour, with repeats being televised even into the eighties. The show revolved around two main characters: Allan, a clever business-minded person looking to earn fast money by any means necessary, and Nanha, Allan’s stooge, an innocent and gullible person from a rural area who loved his country and always dreamt of earning an honest living. Nanha, who wasn’t familiar with the norms of the new society and used by Allan as the ‘front man’ for his ‘tricks’, would always unintentionally expose Allan’s devious plot by speaking the truth to the public.

This 2019, the National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime [UNODC], multi-faceted musician, humanitarian and philanthropist Shehzad Roy will be making his feature film debut as Allan’ in the cinematic adaptation of ALIF NOON along with Pakistani Television personality, actor, writer, director, producer and humorist Faisal Qureshi as ‘Nanha’. Written by Faisal Qureshi, ALIF NOON also marks his directorial debut for the big screen.

The official news was revealed via Twitter by Shehzad Roy himself who in turn received massive support and encouragement from various media personalities including superstar Ali Zafar, iconic pop-rock bank Strings, Ziauddin Yousafzai; education activist and father of Malala Yousafzai, film director Nabeel Qureshi, Politician Jibran Nasir and TV anchor Hamid Mir.

“ALIF NOON is a revival of a classic comedy and famous characters but with a modern twist. The characters will not be from 80’s. ALIF NOON is infact a new modern version of them belonging to today’s era, so whoever has seen the old classic and even the new generation who didn’t will be able to enjoy.” said Faisal Qureshi.

ALIF NOON is all set to be a thought provoking, satirical action-comedy experience that aims to portray Allan and Nanha in present times whilst dealing with challenges and the advancement of today’s society.

What is likely to be music to the ears of 60s, 70s and early 80s Pakistanis, the next generation will now be able to experience the legendary Allan and Nanha!