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  • THE ICON INTERVIEW: FAME, FILMS AND FAHAD

    He is ubiquitous ­­­­­­— leading man in many blockbuster films, the face of television’s most popular game show, the man behind many successful TV dramas, and selling everything from mobile phones to skincare to toilet bowl cleaners in countless advertisements...

    ”The first time I met Fahad was some four years back was when he was only a TV star — Na Maloom Afraad (NMA) hadn’t yet released and ARY’s game show Jeeto Pakistan (JP) had...

  • WIDE ANGLE: CAN HORROR FILMS STOP CRIME?

    Halloween and the Hollywood tradition of horror films screening in theatres go hand in hand...

    The debate is usually between those who consider such films dangerous — and indeed, survey studies by psychologists suggest copycat violence is possible — and those who hold they’re “harmless...

  • Films that leave an impact, in 60 seconds

    The festival includes films which are 60 seconds long and the categories include comedy, fiction, conflict, colours of your country, creative, environment, water, interfaith peace and tolerance...

    The winning films were selected on the basis of technique, style, script and the impact the films made in just 60 seconds...

  • Journey of films: the bygone days

    KARACHI: These days there’s so much talk about revival of the Pakistan film industry...

    Guddu Khan is one such collector of film advertisements for whom the past of Pakistani films can be archived but not deemed redundant...

  • Films on effects of war, hunger screened

    ISLAMABAD: Documentaries and short films on the effects of war, hunger, social abuses and other issues were screened on the second day of the Asia Peace Film Festival at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Tuesday...

    As many as 29 short films, documentaries, animations and fiction productions were screened at the event which also included panel discussions and question answer sessions with film makers...

  • Two films screened at Napa

    Two films were shown, one very short and the other very long by the former’s standard...

    The invite also mentioned that it was the Pakistan premiere of Zee Entertainment (Zeal for Unity) film...

  • 40 short films screened on first day of festival

    ISLAMABAD: More than 40 short films were screened on the first day of the three-day Asia Peace Film Festival at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Monday...

    Each of the five sessions on the first day included six to seven films and discussion sessions at the end...

  • Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dies at 89

    Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland...

    “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for Unicef, which he considered to be his greatest achievement,” the statement said...

  • Mumtaz Hussain: making films & painting stories

    Mumtaz Hussain has taken firm hold of these reigns and has managed to not only write and direct films since over a decade, but also write a few books of short stories...

    ”In his own words, Mumtaz Hussain’s style is that of fusion blending in elements from Pakistan, New York (where he lives), and Europe...

  • Eid films: a mix treat of Pakistani, Bollywood and Hollywood

    KARACHI: The pre-Eid hullaballoo about one of India’s nationalist parties Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNA) mindless protest against the screening in Maharashtra of Pakistani film Bin Roye has put an interesting spin on the films either getting released this Eid or labelled Eid releases...

    There are six films that the multiplexes and cinema houses (Bambino, Capri) in the city are offering: one, a Bollywood mega project, three from...

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