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


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


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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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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Komal Rizvi raising donations for strips for glucometers


Pakistan’s leading female rock-pop vocalist, in keeping with her desire to give back to her country and continue her social services behind the screen, took a day tour of the diabetes ward in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) recently.

Moved by what she saw and learnt, Rizvi vowed to help the children suffering from diabetes, in every way she can. She has announced on social media, “There are about 300-400 children that come to NICH every month with undiagnosed diabetes. Some have lost an eye already (as personally witnessed) and some have severe liver issues. Each one of them goes home with a glucometer in order to be able to monitor their sugar levels themselves — which is being subsidized by the government. But, these families can’t even afford the testing strips that are needed to check their sugar levels at least once daily, for each strip costs between Rs 20-30. Since they are unable to buy the strips, they are unable to monitor their sugar and land up suffering from a plethora of other diseases too. One 50 strip bottle costs Rs 1150 (subsidized rates) and I would like to raise rupees 10 lacs worth of bottles which I will personally give to Dr Mohsina who heads the Children’s Diabetes ward at NICH to make sure it goes to the most deserving families. I will only give in kind to the hospital, and not be handing over any money to them. Also, I will personally be in constant contact with the doctors that head and/or run this ward. Please help me raise these funds”.

It may be noted, NICH is a 500-bed hospital which is currently under the administrative control of Health Department Government of Sindh. It is the first children’s hospital of the country and presently one of the largest and the only children’s hospital of the province of Sindh. It provides tertiary care services for almost all types of pediatric diseases and is equipped with latest diagnostic gadgetries. Its highly qualified faculty provides teaching and training facilities both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. It is a prime institution of the country recognized nationally and internationally.

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


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


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!

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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.

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Kinza Razzak Is Back On Our Screens with Bewaja


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.

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Alkaram launched its Autumn/Winter Collection 2018 in Lahore with Ayeza Khan


Alkaram launched its Autumn/Winter Collection 2018 in Lahore with Ayeza Khan in an exclusive event “Aurelia Dreams” at Cafe Aylanto! The collection includes the  elements from across the globe, with an eclectic mix of cultures showcased through the collection’s patterns, styles and colors. Fusing the old with the new, this collection is a perfect reflection of the woman of today, forging her path in a brave new world while honoring the traditions of yesteryear.

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Bohemian Rhapsody to Mesmerize Fans on the 2nd of November


The movie that celebrates the musical journey of the widely loved rock band, Queen and its lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, who was known for his flamboyant stage persona and extensive vocal range, Bohemian Rhapsody is releasing on the 2nd of November in Pakistan.

The Film stars Rami Malek in an uncanny performance as Freddie Mercury, charting Queen’s extraordinary story and their reach to the dazzling heights of international stardom, when they filled stadiums across the world at record-breaking concerts, including the legendary 1985 performance at Live Aid, which was watched by a global audience of 1.9 billion and raised money for the famine in Ethiopia.

As the story unfolds, we witness how Queen’s classic songs were created – from the ingenious and operatic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to their signature anthem ‘We Will Rock You’. It examines the band’s evolution, and later Freddie’s struggle with AIDS. The film relates how the band shook the music world, rolling out hit after hit, from ‘Killer Queen’ to ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’ Perhaps the most striking of those hits was ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ which appears on Queen’s album ‘A Night at the Opera’ and is widely regarded as a masterpiece. It has been 43 years since the song rocketed to the number one spot in the UK, going on to become a global hit.

The movie explores the life of Freddie Mercury who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet who was loved by everyone as he became the legendary star.

Today’s leading musicians cite Queen as a major inspiration. “Freddie Mercury was and remains my biggest influence,” said Katy Perry about Queen’s legendary front man. “The combination of his sarcastic approach to writing lyrics and his ‘I don’t care’ attitude really inspired my music.” Lady Gaga was such a big fan that she borrowed her stage name from one of Queen’s songs.

The movie will hit theaters this week and is being distributed by 20th Century Fox around the world. In Pakistan the movie will be distributed by Footprint Entertainment and its official media partner is ARY Network.