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Discussion in 'The Pavilion' started by Keyboardwarrior, May 25, 2014.
Durj looks quality
Lol you are replying to a comment from 2014, which was before he took Indian nationality IIRC.
Im an idiot
Indeed, really looking forward for this movie.
Seems like Pakistani movie makers have start producing some good quality movies, but I can only comments on scripts once I watch the movies.
Lal kabootar was intense but not gripping. lots of gun shots, depression, misery. showed the target killing aspect of the metropolitan city, how it is used by property mafia and effects the life of normal people. i think it would be a good experience for people looking for a real life kind of experience of this kind of life of karachi. nice try.
So it means you watched the movie eh... how many stars would you give it on scale of 5?
1. We were looking for an entertaining movie, this one was too intense. There was too much drama.
You didnt mention its ratting - so much was it (0-5)?
i did. 1
CHHALAWA EID DAY ONE BOXOFFICE COLLECTION PAK: HUGE
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Mehwish Hayat and Azfar Rahman starrer Chhalawa registered a decent opening day. Film led over the Eid day at major centers like Rwp/Isl and Lahore. The film revolves around a Punjabi family and has garnered its best performance from Lahore.
As per early estimates, the film has raked in over PKR 15 million on day one. The film opened slow due to Eid festivities but picked up its pace over the day. The film has registered the third biggest opening day of 2019 and is behind Avengers Endgame and Wrong No 2.
The film will see a very big pick today as its Eid Day Two which is definitely the best time of the year at the boxoffice. The film will push over 20 million today and it will be interesting to see how much the film can rake in beyond the 20 million mark today.
Chhalawa has beaten the opening day numbers of films like Captain Marvel, SherDil, John Wick and Gully Boy. The film’s day one numbers are already the biggest numbers for director Wajahat Rauf. The day one numbers are also better than Mehwish Hayat’s last release i.e. Load Wedding
i heard chlawa is all grand dad jokes compliled together.but i have to say mehwish hayat is a fine performer.
i dont know if it is good or bad, pakistani actresses are attracting more crowds then pakistani male actors. for example mehwish hayat is as good a name as probably fahad mustafa to market a movie. wong number 2 main attraction was neelum munir in all the marketing i saw of the movie. parchi did good business last year because of hareem farooq.
Box Office Report: Pakistani Cinema Posts Solid Numbers in First Half of the Year
The current year was always expected to be a big one for Pakistani films, with a slew of big budget ventures and productions backed by prestigious banners scheduled for release. However, the release timetable saw major shuffling with a number of films such as “Baaji“, “Sherdil“, “Chhalawa” and “Laal Kabootar” releasing earlier than expected whereas what is probably the most anticipated film of the year, “The Legend of Maula Jutt”, was delayed from Eid-ul-Fitr due to producers desiring a better time slot for the international release and the ongoing court litigation factoring in as well. With that being said, the domestic box office saw robust returns throughout the first half, and with restrictions by Indian government barring their filmmakers from releasing films in Pakistan, the local films cashed in fully and many tentpole productions posted solid numbers.
“Gumm” was the first film to hit the silverscreen on January 11 and with the absence of a marketing strategy and offbeat content, the film posted weak numbers at the ticket counters, ending its run at under 10 lacs. The next films to release were “Laal Kabootar” and “Sherdil” on Pakistan day weekend. Sherdil had generated little buzz throughout its production phase but did not prove to be a problem as the film benefitted immensely from regional tensions in late February, resulting in the film getting a mammoth opening. After release, Sherdil generated a decent word of mouth and ended its run with a cumulative gross of about 12 crores. On the other hand Laal Kabootar received the very rare unanimous critical approval, however that notwithstanding, it saw a rather lukewarm opening of about 80 lacs, much of it due to absence of star power. However, the film managed to trend well and grossed under 4 crores by the end of its theatrical run. The long delayed “Project Ghazi” released a week after Laal Kabootar and Sherdil and hauled about 1.5 crores over its lifetime run.
Following a lull during Ramadan period, Eid-ul-Fitr saw the release of Wajahat Rauf’s “Chhalawa” and Yasir Nawaz’s “Wrong No. 2”. The two films sprung a surprise and opened to massive numbers over the holiday period, that despite receiving mixed reviews from the critics. The two films opened with roughly similar numbers and grossed about 12-13 crores over the extended first week (including Eid holidays), with “Wrong No. 2” posting slightly higher figures. However, the Yasir Nawaz directed venture overtook “Chhalawa” following the culmination of Eid festivities, and reportedly touched the 20 crore mark, whereas Chhalawa is hovering over the 17 crore mark. These are excellent figures for none of these ventures were big-budget extravaganzas.
Saqib Malik’s long awaited drama “Baaji” hit the screens on June 28 at the peak of ICC World Cup fever, and grossed healthy 4.5 crore over its opening weekend. The film has showed strong legs at the box office, and has crossed 10 crore milestone at local box office. Due to the massive critical appreciation and word of mouth, film continued its good run till this weekend when Eid-ul-Azha is few days away and the three big-budget ventures, all potential blockbusters – “Parey Hut Love”, “Superstar” and “Heer Maan Ja“, are scheduled to release in Pakistan this Monday.
Other notable mentions: Horror flick “Kataksha” released on June 21 to lukewarm numbers, whereas Sanam Chaudhry-Noor-ul-Hassan starrer “Jackpot” was re-released on January 11 to very low collections.
Dhai Chaal: Pakistani Movie, Shamoon Abbasi is playing a RAW Agent Kulbhushan!
Pakistan’s sweetheart, Ayesha Omar who has graced the screens of Bulbulay announced her upcoming movie Dhai Chaal. She revealed her role as a lead alongside actor Shamoon Abbasi. Moreover, Ayesha spoke about the beautiful storyline that circulates around Balochistan and the hardships faced by the locals.
“The story is about the sacrifices of people in Balochistan, who went through a lot of hard times to reinstate peace in the region,” said Ayesha Moreover, In this movie, Ayesha plays a journalist from Quetta, who is struggling to get the real story out about the harsh ground-realities in Balochistan. This is quite refreshing as Ayesha will be seen playing an intense character, compared to her other roles. However, Shamoon’s character is not that of a hero!
Shamoon Abbasi is playing a RAW Agent from India!
Shamoon, however, is playing a negative character in the plot. His role is based on the infamous ‘Kulbhushan Jadhav’ as he plays a RAW agent who is out to cause chaos within the province. Previously, news about Shamoon playing Abhinandan in a comedy Pakistani movie made rounds. However, it hasn’t materialized yet.
Shamoon Abbasi speaking about his character, said, “My role is based on the events of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the RAW agent from India that was appointed to create chaos in the region of Balochistan and damage any relation between Pakistan and China”
Ayesha dished out more inside scoops about the story and added, “The story is about Balochistan, it’s about foreign entities there and how the people of Balochistan sacrificed a lot and went through a lot of hard times to regain peace in the region. It’s about everything they gave up; it’s the story of students, of journalists.”
Truly inspiring. It is about time our Baloch brothers and sisters get the recognition they deserve. In addition to this, Ayesha informed how the movie incorporated local Baloch talent; namely Adnan Shah Tipu, Rasheed Naz, Saleem Mairaj, Humayun Ashraf, and Pakiza Khan.
What inspired Ayesha Omar to take on such a serious role?
To this, the actress told about the inspiration that compelled her to immediately sign up for the role. She spoke highly of the producer Irfan Ashraf’s passion for this project that piqued her interest in this movie. Ayesha said,“He’s been working in the region of Balochistan for the past 15 years. He’s an anchor as well and nobody gives much importance to Balochistan.”
Adding to this, she said, “Nobody wants to highlight things that are going on and he really wanted to because he studied there, lived there, he saw the struggles of the people.”
Truly, Irfan Ashraf has the perfect vision for not just the production but the story, as he has first-hand experience. However, the entire credit cannot be solely given to the producer. Ayesha doesn’t forget to mention the writer and the director who are Faiza Choudhry and Taimoor Sherazi, respectively.
Bulbulay actress says, “It’s a team of young people, energetic and hard-working kids from universities in Balochistan. They’ve all been working day and night and love working from the heart.”
Dhai Chaal is one great project everyone should look forward too. Of course, it has a heavy storyline unlike the usual chick-flicks or romantic movies, Pakistan is venturing out to more important matters. It is about time Balochistan is represented within the entertainment industry and what better way than this movie.
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Movie sounds great
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