10 Pakistani Films From Recent Times You can Watch in Cinemas This Week

Post Pulwama situation has resulted in many cinema chains to remove Indian films from cinema screens, thus providing space for some Pakistani movies from recent times to reappear at cinemas near you. And in case you missed them in the first run or were waiting to re watch, here is the list of all the movies playing near you, with the mention of cinemas where to catch them .

1- Ho Mann Jahan

This film featuring the lovely Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar and Adeel Hussain will transport you to your heydays as a fun loving college student. The film also features some beautiful songs including the infectious ”Shakar wandaan” by Asrar. You can watch it at Cinepax Cinemas Nationwide or at Universal Cinema in Lahore.

2- Teefa in Trouble

When this blockbuster came out in 2018, it generated a lot of buzz from promotions to production value, it’s cast to its boxoffice collections. This action comedy minted over 40 crores worldwide putting to rest the myth that Pakistani films could only rake in big numbers on Eid.

Here’s the cinemas it is being played at now.
Cinepax (Nationwide), Atrium (Karachi), Centaurus (Islamabad), Universal (Lahore) and JFC (Islamabad).

3- Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2

This sequel to JPNA brought together the country’s two biggest film stars, Humayun Saeed and Fahad Mustafa and became the highest grossing Pakistani film in history. It emerged as the leader in the most commercially successful year for Pakistani Cinema since revival, i.e, 2018. If you are in for a laughing riot this one is surely your go to film available at Cinepax (Nationwide), Universal (Lahore), Odeon (Rawalpindi), JFC (Islamabad).

4) Parchi

This crime caper starring Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan was the first hit of 2018. With a focus on crime and misadventure, it was another film in the style of “Jalaibee” and “Na Maloom Afraad” that carried on the tradition of low budget masala cinema in Pakistan.
You can now watch it again at Universal Cinemas (Lahore).

5- Parwaaz Hai Junoon

This tribute to the Air Force is filled with patriotism, romance, eye catching sceneries and captivating music. With the charismatic Hamza Ali Abbasi and the lovely Hania Aamir, the film made a memorable Parwaaz at cinemas on Eid Ul Azha, 2018. Experience the emotional roller coaster again at
Cinepax (Natiomwide) Universal (Lahore) Odeon (Rawalpindi).

6- Pinky Memsaab

Every once in a while an off the beat film in the plethora of comercial flicks, releases. “Pinky Memsaab” was one from recent times. It covered the themes of love, loss, and ambition, but in the vein of art cinema. You can catch it again at Cinepax Cinemas (Nationwide).

7- Punjab Nahi Jaungi

This romantic film with feminist undertones became the highest grossing film in Pakistan’s history at the time of its release. Its incendiary title and brilliant dialogues by veteran writer Khalil ur Rehman Qamar enchanted audiences around the country. Also it cemented Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed’s position as leading stars. Watch it for the stars, songs, dialogues and a gripping story with a much needed desi flavour at the Universal Cinemas (Lahore).

8- Azaadi

“Azaadi” marks Moamar Rana’s return to the silver screen and is the only war centered film since revival which is based on the issue of Kashmir. The film was directed by Imran Malik, son of pioneering Pakistani director Pervez Malik and managed to take in a decent haul at the box office. This one is also available to watch at Universal Cinemas (Lahore).

9- The Donkey King

The Donkey King is a harmless children’s film if you look at it one way and a scathing political satire if you look beneath the surface. Lending voice to the characters were Jan Rambo in his first leading role in years and a host of other talented stars like Ismail Tara, Ghulam Mohiuddeen and Hina Dilpazeer. This film became an unexpected blockbuster at the box office. The film ended up raking in 25 crores at the box office, the highest for any animated film in Pakistani history. Take your families along to watch at Odeon Cinemas (Rawalpindi).

10- 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors

The final installment in the 3 Bahadur trilogy featured improved animation, a more engaging storyline and a great message for children, just like the last two. Featuring the talented Mehwish Hayat, Fahad Mustafa, and Behroze Sabzwari, the film is a great pass time for families. This one is being played at Cinepax Cinemas (Nationwide), JFC (Islamabad).

Yousuf Mehmood

Written by Yousuf Mehmood


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