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‘Dune: Part Two’ and ‘Waktu Maghrib’ to Hit Theaters This Friday

‘Dune: Part Two’ and ‘Waktu Maghrib’ are coming to Pakistani cinemas this Friday. Here’s what to expect from both.

Dune: Part Two

The sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic is hitting theaters this Friday. The sequel will see the adaption of the second half of Frank Herbert’s novel on the desert planet. It follows Paul Atreides as he seeks revenge against the murderers of his family and fulfils the prophecy of becoming the messiah of the Fremen.

The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, and Christopher Walken.

Waktu Maghrib

This Indonesian horror film comes at the heels of the success of ‘Sijjin’. The plot involves a group of children who are affected by a demonic presence in their village at Dusk or at Maghrib. The film will be relatable to Pakistani audiences since children are told to remain indoors after Maghrib since it gets dark.

The film seems to offer scares much the same way as ‘Sijjin’ did, but perhaps in a much different setting.

OTT Releases This Friday

Apart from cinema releases, there are loads of OTT releases to look forward to this weekend.

Maamla Legal Hai (Netflix)

A courtroom comedy with a twist, ‘Maamla Legal Hai’ centers on a superstar lawyer and a young novice trying to make her mark in a landmark case. You can catch this one for a few laughs. The film stars Ravi Kishan, Naila Grewal, Nidhi Bisht, and Anant Joshi.

Spaceman (Netflix)

Adam Sandler’s sci-fi film is a drama that seems to be a huge departure from anything the comedian has done before. An astronaut on a long journey finds an unlikely space farer like himself who helps him cope with the sadness he feels leaving his wife back on Earth.

Furies (Netflix)

‘Furies’ is a 2024 Netflix original film from France. It follows a young woman trying to avenge her father’s death. In doing so, she runs afoul of the Fury, an enforcer for the mafia of the Paris underworld.

My Name is Loh Kiwan (Netflix)

This Korean film centers on a North Korean defector who is seeking refugee status in Belgium. Along for the ride is a Belgian Korean and former shooting athlete who has lost the will to live. The film is going for a straight to Netflix release this Friday.

12th Fail (Netflix)

You may have heard of this one already. The breakout hit of the year that has inspired millions of people, ‘12th Fail’ is the true story of a boy from the poorest parts of India who succeeded in passing the civil service exam. It’s an inspirational story that will bring a tear to your eye for sure. 12th Fail stars Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Anant Joshi, and Anshumaan Pushkar.

Written by Yousuf Mehmood


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