Javeria Khan of Khatepoesh launched Ghaznavid Colelction for Winter over a Tea at her studio in Gulberg.
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.
Allure by MHT showased its jewels at a trunk show at Nishat Hotel along with a pret & formals pop up by Aleena & Fareena, The event was well attended.
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.
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.
ALIF NOON – The Movie Featuring Shehzad Roy and Faisal Qureshi as the legendary duo of Allan and NanhaPosted on November 8, 2018
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!
Pakistan International Film Festival under the banner of Karachi Film Society organized a hands-on intensive screen writing workshops here in the metropolitan city for aspiring writers. The four-day workshop which started from November 4, 2018 is being conducted by the renowned Indian screenwriting teacher, screenwriter, script consultant and an independent filmmaker Ashwini Malik.
Film is a highly collaborative medium and undoubtedly the most vital part of a film is the screenplay, which is the key to any film’s box office success. Globally, screenwriter’s role in film making is considered as important as that of the director. Keeping in mind the dire need to develop and train local screenwriting resources, KFS has developed this intensive screenwriting workshops. The workshop for fresh writers is developed in two stages. The first stage is to impart the essential principles of the art and craft of screenwriting to the participants, and later they will be tasked to develop a screenplay under mentorship during the workshop.
The workshops also discussed the uniqueness of storytelling in the subcontinent and how Indian and Pakistani films are different in their approach from the Western models.
ABOUT ASHWINI MALIK:
Ashwini Malik is a screenwriting teacher, screenwriter, script consultant and an independent filmmaker. After graduating from Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 1994, he began his career by writing and directing TV shows. He has been teaching screenwriting since 2004, at FTII, Pune and Whistling Woods International, Mumbai. He regularly conducts workshops in India and abroad, and has been a mentor at several script labs including New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (Asia Society), Mumbai Mantra CineRise Screenwriting Programme, the MAISHA film labs in East Africa, NFDC’s script development workshop and the Indo-German Screenwriting programme. His screenwriting credits include I Am, Road, Movie and Sorry Bhai.
Karachi Film Society is a nonprofit organization and parent body of Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) founded by Ms. Sultana Siddiqui, founder and president of HUM Network Ltd and recipient of President’s Pride of Performance Award. The founding members of KFS include Dr Ishrat Husain (former Governor State Bank of Pakistan), Ms Ameena Saiyid (CEO OUP), Senator (r) Javed Jabbar (writer/producer, former Information Minister), Mr Sirajuddin Aziz (CEO Habib Metropolitan Bank), Mr Jamil Baig (CEO Nueplex Cinemas), Ms Ronak Lakhani (Chairperson SOP), Ms Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Oscar winning director/producer) and Ms. Sayeeda Leghari (Managing Director/Chairperson, Pepsi Sukkur Beverages (Pvt Ltd.). The primary goal of Karachi Film Society is to improve access of the people in innovation and excellence in different categories and genres of cinema and films to highlight the unique scope of this mass medium.
Momina and Duraid Films’ Parwaaz Hai Junoon continues its magical run at the local and International box office since its release on Eid-ul-Azha 2018. The film has received an overwhelming response from audiences across the globe and after smashing all local records in its genre, PHJ receives yet another milestone by becoming the first Pakistani film to be commercially released in Saudi Arabia.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, HUM Films organized a special premiere of the film at VOX Cinema, Riyadh Park Mall. In attendance were the lead cast of the film Hamza Ali Abbasi and Hania Amir, H.E Dr. Awwad S. Alawwad (Minister of Culture and Information SA), Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan H.E Nawaf Saeed Bin Al Malkiy, H.E Vice Admiral (Retd) Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, Ambassador of Pakistan, Advisor to the Minister of Information Fahim Bin Hamed Al Khaled, Chief Executive of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media Mr. Badr Al-Zahrani, Ms. Hiba Fawad (wife of Mr. Fawad Ahmmad), Ms. Zartaj Gul (Minister of State), Ms. Kanwal Shauzab (MNA/Parliamentary Secretary), Ms. Javaria Zafar (MNA/Parliamentary Secretary), CEO VOX cinema Mr. Mohamed Alhashemi and CEO HUM Network Mr. Duraid Qureshi.
The attendees were impressed by the film’s fascinating visuals, picturesque beauty of Pakistan and engaging script and the perfect blend of action, thrill, romance and patriotism, terming PHJ as the perfect launchpad for Pakistani films in Saudi Arabia. Pakistani television content such as Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai along with others have garnered tremendous response in the region. This makes Saudi Arabia potentially a huge market for Pakistani films as well. The commercial release of PHJ is indeed a momentous occasion for the fledgling local film industry which constantly needs new markets for its growth. PHJ’s public premiere will be held next week at the VOX Cinema, Riyadh Park Mall.
Produced under the banner of Momina and Duraid Films, PHJ is written by Farhat Ishtiaq and marked the directorial debut of Haseeb Hasan. The film boasts a stellar cast including Hamza Ali Abbasi, Hania Amir, Ahad Raza Mir, Shaz Khan, Kubra Khan, Shafaat Ali Khan, Marina Khan, Hina Bayat Khwaja, Asif Raza Mir, Saad Kazi and others. Parwaaz Hai Junoon was released worldwide under the banner of HUM Films on Eid-ul-Azha 2018.
Kinza Razzak, who made her fantastic debut on television with drama serial Shayad, that aired on Geo TV, is back to our screens with her new drama, Bewaja. A PTV presentation, this drama serial is directed by Taifoor Khan and written by Mounam Majeed.
Bewaja is an unconventional love triangle, shot in Thailand and Pakistan. This drama shows a new facet in Kinza Razzak’s bag of acting tricks. She is playing the role of a sweet and independent woman, who has given up great opportunities in the past and is now working away from home yet solely supporting her family.
Kinza Razzak plays her part with effortless ease while sharing the screen with Nauman Ijaz, who is playing her love interest.
The first episode packs powerful scenes and hints on the situation getting extremely twisted if her past and future collides.
In addition to Kinza Razzak, the drama has a relatively new cast of rising stars, Aleey Khan, Saba Faisal, Mehar Un Nisa and Taifoor Khan. The drama airs every Saturday on 7:45pm on PTV.
The Fundraisers are bringing their most exciting Bargain Basement Sale of the year on Sunday 11th of November 2018, from 12PM to 5PM at the Gulberg Galleria Mall, Lahore. This year’s annual sale is bringing you hundreds of the best Pakistani fashion and lifestyle brands all of whom have generously donated items to be sold at the event at heavily discounted prices.
Clothing items range from high-end couture, bridals, semi-formal and prêt-à-porter along with beautiful jewellery pieces, art, furniture and home accessories from over 200 brands. The BBS Vintage Section always pulls in a big crowd and this year’s sale promises to be equally fabulous filled with brand new, or pre-loved and gently worn designer items that can be purchased for charity along with furniture pieces. Those who have a love for international designers need to check out this section where exquisite pieces by Fendi, Bulgari, Manolo Blahnik, Gianni Versace, Gucci, Valentino, Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham, Christian Dior and Coach, but to name a few.
The BBS grand raffle is additionally on form with several extraordinary prizes including flights to Dubai and weekend night stays at the best hotels in Lahore, Chitral and Hunza up for grabs. Raffle prizes also include meal vouchers at Lahore’s finest eateries, treatments at the best of salons, free cakes by the best of bakeries and a whole lot more. An annual auction will also be held, where high-end items will be available for bidding. These include stunning works of art from Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists: Nazia Ejaz, Shazly Khan, Farhan Manto and Hussain Chandio which is great news as everyone has a chance to bid and take home a beautiful piece of art.
This year all the proceeds from the sale will benefit six charities working for education and healthcare. These include 1) Pink Ribbon Pakistan for building the first breast cancer hospital in Pakistan; 2) Rising Stars Foundation (RSF) for schools in Swat and Uch Sharif for the underprivileged; 3) Lahore Hospital Welfare Society, for the Shams Shahabuddin Convalescent Home; 4) Door of Awareness, for education of street children in Lahore;5)The Giving Tree for providing cancer comfort totes to chemotherapy patients, and 6) Sunbeams School System for the underprivileged in Punjab. The first tier sponsors of the event are Sapphire and Arif Sons. The second tier co-sponsors include Sabrosa, Interwood, Guard Filters and Gulberg Galleria with PR by Lotus and a radio media partnership with City FM 89. In addition, BBS has partnered with the following companies to provide logistical and technological support for this years sale: SimSim Pakistan, Easy Tickets, Autosoft Technology, Lumensoft Technology and Daewoo.
In 2017, the #fundraisersBBS raised a total of Rs.10.7 Million for the year and 100% of these monies were distributed amongst nine charities. This year they are looking forward to raise even more funds to support their chosen causes. Admission tickets can be bought in advance online via easytickets.pk, or they are available at the door on the day. Fundraisers Co-Founder, Nuria Rafique-Iqbal explains: “BBS is by the community for the community. This is our 13th year of operations, and we are so happy to enjoy the continued support of designers, charities and the public at large. We have thousands of items on sale at great discounted prices so please come and shop on Sunday 11 November and help us make a difference in the lives of thousands. We try very hard to make the event better each time and we listen to our customers feedback so as to ensure that everyone has a great shopping experience with us. We are truly thankful to all the generous sponsors and brands for helping make this event happen and we look forward to welcoming the public at what promises to be a great event which is fun for all. Remember 100% goes to charity – it is first come, first served, no BBS members are allowed to purchase, so all you wonderful shoppers should come early to get the best deals! See you there on Sunday 11 Nov at Gulberg Galleria from 12-5pm when #fashiongivesback to support #6supercharities”