We cinema footfalls are down badly in last three months due to no new release of Hindi films but it's ARY which has been pushing things forward. Even though three months saw no mega grosser but it did see a blockbuster like 3 Bahadur 2 which is on course to become biggest animated grosser of all time. Since the ban on Indian films there have been 11 Urdu releases among three by ARY Films. These 11 films have collectively added 22cr approx from which 20.5cr approx have come from three ARY releases.. In such bad times Lahore Se Aagey has managed to get 9cr approx at the domestic boxoffice whereas Doobara Phir Se has added little over 5cr approx.. But then comes the real film which saved the day i.e. 3 Bahadur 2! Film broke each and every record for animated films and is all set to become biggest animated grosser of all time by end of this Week.. Well in such bad times at cinemas film has shattered records and created new benchmarks which has helped cinemas in getting some footfalls back.. Below are top 5 local grossers since the stoppage of screening of new Indian films.. Lahore Se Aagey (ARY Films).. 9cr 3 Bahadur 2 (ARY Films).. 6.25+cr Doobara Phir Se (ARY Films).. 5+cr Saya E Khuda E Zuljalal (Footprint).. 75lacs Salute (IMGC).. 45lacs You can see top three are all ARY releases and in such tough times ARY Films have tried to keep things together. 3 Bahadur 2 is very big success and is a very good booster for the cinemas!
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Dobara Phir Se is latest installment of ARY Films and is second release of the month by distribution house. Film is a story of Zainab (Hareem Farooq) which has to take strong decisions in her life regarding her husband, kid and romantic life. Film stars Hareem Farooq, Adeel Hussain, Ali Kazmi, Sanam Saeed and Tooba Siddiqui in lead roles. Film has strong message but a very weak and extremely slow story line. Coming toward such strong subject, films dialogues are always very important but Dobara Phir Se fails completely in that department. By the time you leave cinema hall there is not even a single dialogue of the film which you can remember and there is not even a single scene which you can say was extra ordinary. Film does have some very good shots as it's mostly shot abroad and Mehreen Jabbar has done well in that department but other than that there is nothing in the film which makes you say that I will watch this film dobara. Coming toward performances, film fails completely! Hareem seemed completely expression less in emotional scenes. Shedding tears in the emotional scene doesn't make scene effective or make a strong performance, viewer must feel that emotion strongly and Hareem has failed to connect in that department. Adeel Hussain was completely flat, even in light scenes he couldn't show a smile and it seemed he was in total disappointment and depression throughout the film. Ali Kazmi and Sanam Saeed has done very well and makes you say bravo for the performance and chemistry. Tooba Siddiqui was decent too! Best performance is delivered by Shaz Khan as huband of Zainab. He completely nails it with each dialogue and scene! Film's music is another low point of the film and it doesn't have anything to offer. Film's pace was okay in first half but in second half it is extremely dragged and you will become irritated towards the end of the film. There is no noteworthy dialogue, scene, humor, song or performance in the film which make you say yes it was worth my money, only Shaz Khan makes you say well done. All in All Dobara Phir Se fails to impress in any department other than beautiful foreign places shown!
Much hyped Ae Dil Hai Mushkil released last Friday as master Karan Johar gets back with director seat. Karan Johar has a legacy og delivering quality romantic films and he maintains his track with this one. Film is come of age romantic film where Anushka Sharma is in love with Ranbir Kapoor and Fawad Khan whereas Ashwariya Bachchan plays a poetess who falls for Ranbir. There are cameos of King Khan and Imran Abbas. Script of the film is very tight especially the second half where story telling is at it's best. Film's dialogues are excellent and will be remembered for a long time. Romantic touch with friendship is written exceedingly well.. Direction is almost perfect with Karan Johar depicting romance, friendship, emotions and relationship in a superb way. Pace of the movie is very good and never make you feel that you are bored. Coming toward performances both Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma deliver stupendous performances. Ranbir Kapoor delivers emotions and romance with his perfect expressions and his dialogue delivery was amazing. Ashwariya in her brief role is just average and is the only character of the film which seems a bit weak. Fawad Khan in his extended cameo does well whereas Shah Rukh Khan in his one scene was perfect. Music of the film is stellar with each track being a winner. Every song of the film is already on everyone's play list but the way they come on silver screen it makes you love them further. Overall Karan Johar delivers a masterpiece yet again with superb story, master performances and fantastic music. Film has all the ingredients to be success at the box office. Rating:- 4 Stars
Spoiler Alert! Janaan means "beloved" in Pushto and the movie itself can be termed as a sweet film which will be loved by many. The movie is a tale of a boisterous family from Swat and is filled with all sorts of emotions that will leave you experiencing all range of emotions from fits of laughter to being teary eyed at the end. Janaan has a very distinctive charm and identity which cannot be equated with any sort of Bollywood movie. Something a lot of Pakistani movies have tried lately. The story follows the path of Meena (Armeena) who is returning back home to Swat after living abroad. There she meets her cousins, Asfandyar (Bilal Ashraf) and Danial (Ali Rehman), both of whom are smitten by her. The question remains. Will anyone end up with her. The pacing of the first half is swift. Unlike many other Pakistani flicks of the recent past, there aren't many unnecessary plot details thankfully. A lot of humor takes place in the first half. Ali Rehman specially stands out here as Danial, the eccentric wannabe guy who is trying to impress Meena. The whole family element appears relatable too. The aunts, the uncle and the typical family predicaments. Everything appears in sync and the whole family bonding thing looked beautiful. Though not at the peak of his powers yet, Bilal Ashraf looked intense as Asfandyar. One can easily see why he is labeled as the next big thing in Pakistani Cinema after seeing Janaan. Armeena looked graceful and charming. She has improved leaps since Bin Roye and is decent in Janaan. Veterans of the film industry, Ajab Gul and Nayyar Ejaz brought their A Game to the film too. Newer additions like Usman Mukhtar and Saad Zia Abbasi looked promising in their brief roles while Hania Amir looked too cute and adorable as Palwasha. Every movie has few negatives. In Janaan, the romance between Meena and Asfandyar moves back and forth and at times feels a bit forced at times. The movie kinda has a rather tedious start to the second half but recovers well from then on wards. Janaan also tackles a much neglected social issue in a classy way and finally somebody has managed to break the stereotype and portray Pushtoons in a very normal and objective way. Osman Khalid Butt has managed to come up with an impressive and a unique story which is expressed in a brilliant manner by the Director, Azfar Jafri. Everything about the movie looked spectacular. The lighting, sound and cinematography were amazing. Everything looked so much better than the recent debacles in the film industry. Kudos to all the team including the producers, Imran Raza Kazmi and Hareem Farooq. Janaan is surely a breath of fresh air! A vibrant cast and team has made an admirable effort. The film reflects the advancement in contemporary Pakistani Cinema. The audiences will laugh at some jokes and get all misty eyed at some reveals but it feels different than the others. Janaan is all set to bring joy this Eid.
Today whatever Shah Rukh Kha is, is because of his hard work. He had no God Father. Starting from Delhi with just Rs. 20 in his pocket he reached Mumbai with a dream to rule the city. His father was one of the youngest freedom fighters of India, who always used to help the needy. I am telling you all this because now a days some people are there who not only defame Shah Rukh Khan by calling him traitor but also insulting his father. For this they give excuse that he helped Pakistan when it was hit by floods. But these people forget that even Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi offered to help Pakistan in recent floods.These people don't know that when Southern India was hit by Tsunami in 2004, Shah Rukh Khan contributed funds to Prime Ministers fund scheme. Recently when there were floods in Uttarakhand, Shah Rukh Khan donated a whooping amount of Rs. 33lacs. Shah Rukh Khan never beat the drums of his charity work. He never openly reveals his charity work. In the year 2012, he adopted 12 villages in NDTV's show Greenathon, and even no Indian politician has ever dared to do this. He is the one who is providing electricity, water, education, medicines and all other basic needs at his own expenditures. There is one organization, called Make A Wish Foundation, which works for physically disabled kids. Shah Rukh Kha not only provides huge funds for this organization but also meets these kids whenever he could. These kids visit him at his home Mannat and he arranges all this. He has donated India's one of the most technically advanced cancer ward to Leelawati Hospital where poor are being treated. The list of his charity works is so long that this article will never end. Therefore, to summarize whatever he has done, I will say that he is the only Indian to receive an award from UNESCO for his hidden charity work. Yes, Only Indian. Now let's come to patriotism, If you people remember after 26/11, he was called at India Gate to deliver a speech and if you heard it you will agree with me that it was one of the most patriotic speeches you ever heard. Some people aks why he is the only one who gets detained at American Airports?So, first of all he is not the only one, as even ex Indian President Mr. Abdul Kalam went under the same procedure and recently Baba Ramdev too had to undergo the same. That is a procedure and is it wrong to follow it like common man instead of showing off? He should be a role model for this. And one more thing, He is one of the highest tax payer bollywood actors and always pays his tax before time. He was the first actor who was called to Yale University and was also awarded it's Chubb Fellowship. This puts him into the league of George W Bush and Dalai Lama. Is it not something every Indian should be proud of? He was also invited to Harvard University to give lecture to it's students. He is also World's first actor to be invited at Google and Twitter headquarters. I read in an article that in western countries if a student wishes to learn Hindi language, he/she has to fill a form that why he/she wishes to learn Hindi? You will be shocked to know that in the countries like Germany and France, 60% of students mentioned the reason that they want to learn Hindi so that they can hear and understand Shah Rukh Khan films in it's original language. Isn't it matter of pride for you? Don't you feel proud when one of the world's biggest directors i.e. James Cameron says that he came to know about India only because of Shah Rukh Khan and that he wishes to visit Shah Rukh's country! When India won World Cup in 2011, Shah Rukh Khan was one of the few celebrities who literally came out in streets and waved our Indian tricolor! Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Swades, Chak De India and recent release Happy New Year is not patriotic film for you? Only for your Information, in a scene in Happy New Year, SRK spent whooping 2.5cr on Indian tricolor so that it looks great in it and he was producer of the film. Some days ago, people were targeting him for anti -Modi comments that he will leave India if Modi becomes Prime Minister. I mean seriously? How can a sensible person believe it? The truth is he never made political statements. Even BJP's Varanasi wing cleared the air regarding this. It was KRK who gave this statement! Even Laloo Yadav and one late South India writer made anti Modi statement but media and people only targeted Shah Rukh Khan. I still don't understand, Why? I wish if people would have checked and verified by themselves then spreading rumor. People should be sensible regarding such issues. And in a recent Whatsapp message I read that in a song in Happy New Year abusing words are used against Indian Gods and Goddesses. I mean come on, people are not deaf and dumb. No one found any such thing in any song of any SRK's film and still some people are spreading such rumors. I am really surprised that how educated people believe such crap and start spreading it. Instead of this, if they had watched Happy New Year, they would have felt pride after seeing love of movie characters for our country. And after that, we can't forget the drama that was done by Nationalist parties of India like HDL and BJP. They cancelled the shows, bashed the cinema owners, tried their best but they can't effect the popularity of King Khan. But one thing is for sure, however and whatever rumors they may spread against Shahh Rukh Khan, there will be no negative effect on SRK's popularity. He started from zero and reached at top,instead of trying to pull him down. learn something from him. And it's my humble request to all of you whenever you read any such rumor, please instead of spreading it, try to verify it yourself first. And if we talk about Shah Rukh Khan, he has always made his county proud and will always keep doing so. And for those who are still against him, I would say one thing..... "Rehn Dey, Tu Nahi Samjhega" By:- Hafiz Abdullah Note:- This article is written by a Fan, Friend or a Reader and has nothing to do with team Boxofficedetail.. Content in the article is the personal view of the writer only and not of team Boxofficedetail. If you wish write reply to this article, or want your own article to be published then send it to us at email@example.com!
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