Saturday, January 1, 2011

Black clouds on the film industry moving away

It seems that the black clouds on the film industry are moving away and we would soon be able to see some good quality Lollywood Entertainment in cinemas and our TV and computer screens with good quality. ‘Good Quality’ here means big budgets, hi-tech technical work, strong scripts, powerful casting and yeah most importantly ‘the language’ for entertainment should be in a universal language.
Bol : Cast: Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Iman Ali, Humaima Abbasi, Khayyam Sarhadi and Shafqat Cheema, Music: Atif Aslam, Hadiqa Kiyani, Producer: Shoaib Mansoor, Director: Shoaib Mansoor
Bol is the second project of renowned director Mr. Shoaib Mansoor as (Film Director & producer) in Film Industry after his 2007 blockbuster hit ‘Khuda Key Liye (KKL)’. It seems like he (Shoaib Mansoor) is really a very big risk taker and a music lover as he is now casting “Music Sensation of Pakistan” Atif Aslam, quite similar to his last project (KKL) in which he casted Fawad Khan of very famous Pakistani Band (EP).
Victim: Cast: Humayun Saeed and Meera, Music: (Unknown), Producer: Wajahat Abbas Kazmi, Umar Wahidi and Ehtisham Siddiqui( Co- producer), Director: Aamir Zafar, Movie would be based on the post 9/11 and political situation of the world.
Devdas: Cast: Nadeem Shah (Devdas) , Zara Sheikh(Paro) and Meera (Chadarmukhi),
Music: Music Director: (Wajahat Attre), Lyricist: (Saeed Gilani, Ahmed Faraz), Singers: (Asha Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik), Producer: Nadeem Shah, Director: Iqbal Kashmiri.
This is the overall 12th make of Devdas (novel) and 3rd Top Make. The interesting thing in the movie is that all songs are sung by the Indian singers, which includes some of the big names like ‘Asha Bhosley, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik’. No doubt songs have got really excellent reviews and the music quality is also good. Songs are available on, click on the movie title to listen the songs of the movie. Although the movie got great pre -release reviews, but viewers are questioning the casting, especially the casting of man in ‘Lead Role’ Nadeem Shah as Devdas. Overall, movie looks good, now time will tell us what is good and what is bad. So just hold your nerves now.
Bhai Log: Language: Urdu, Cast: Moammar Rana, Saima, Babar Ali, Noor, Meera, Nadeem Baig and Javed Sheikh, Music: M. Arshad and Naveed Wajid Ali, Producer: Ch. Ijaz Kamran, Director: Syed Faisal Bukhari,
Love Mein Gum (Lost In Love): Language: Urdu, Cast: Moammar Rana, Reema Khan, Nabeel Khan, Araida Kazikstan (Azerbaijan) and Johnny Lever (India), Music: Written by noted poets “Khawaja Pervaiz” and “Aqeel ruby”, Sung by Abrarul Haq, Ali Zafar and others, Producer: Reema Khan (Herself), Director: Reema Khan (Herself)
Love mein Gum, previously known as (Kitnee Haseen Hai Zindagi) is the second project of Reema Khan as (Film Director and Producer) after her 2005 block buster ‘ Koi tujh Sa Kahan’. The real name of the movie was revealed way after the completion of its production, according to Reema herself the real name of the movie was not revealed so that no one can copy the name of the movie, movie was previously known as ‘Kitnee Haseen hai Zindagi’. One of the most interesting things in this movie is its international casting, which includes Indian Comedian Johnny Lever and Debut of an Azerbaijani girl named (Araida Kazikstan). The song promos are out on the Youtube and the title song ‘Love mein gum’ of the movie is sung by Ali Zafar. According to Reema this movie is the highest paid movie in the history of Lollywood. The theme is based on Paula Coelho's novel Veronica Decies to Die.
Slackistan : Cast: Shahbaz Shigri, Aisha Akhtar, Ali Rehman Khan, Shahana Khalil, Osman Khalid Butt, Khalid Saeed and Rafey Alam, Music: Adil Omer, Uzair Jaswal, The Kominas, Mole and Zero Bridge, Producer: Hammad Khan, Director: Hammad Khan
Movie is based on the youth life of some Islamabad teens. The special thing about this short film is that it has also been screened in the Cannes Films Festival earlier this year. Movie has also got good remarks. Film was to be launched in the summer Vacation but it has been delayed due to some unknown reasons. You would be able see the entertainment in this movie for just 85 minutes which means it comes in the category of Short films. Quality wise movie looks good and the Artists in this film are either new or with less experience.

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