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Two States is a hit: Chetan Bhagat’s ‘real’ stories work in India

Mumbai: Abhishek Varman’s debut directorial 2 States managed to collect Rs 38.06 crore in its opening weekend. The audience is loving it for its slice-of-life portrayal of two lovers from different states of the country. While it made Rs 12.42 crore on its opening day 18 April, 2 States managed a business of Rs 12.13 [...]

Karachi: Zamad Baig beat Mohammad Shoaib in the Grand Final on Sunday to win country’s biggest music reality show Pakistan Idol. Geo TV President Imran Aslam awarded winner, who hails from Mandi Bahauddin, the title of Pakistan Idol, a cash price of 2.5 million rupees, a brand new Honda City as well as music recording [...]

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LAHORE THE Mehndi ceremony of Atif Aslam, the golden boy of the music world and perhaps the most sought-after bachelor among the galaxy of pop music singers, was held at a club on Tuesday evening. The glittering ceremony was attended by family members, close friends, social elite and the renowned personalities from the world of [...]

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KARACHI: During World War II, a famous Hollywood film studio known for popularising certain cartoon characters made propaganda movies for the US army. Apart from that, cartoon masks were designed as a measure to save the civilians from chemical warfare. This prompted some artists to depict the situation through their artwork. Some succeeded, some did [...]

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ISLAMABAD: Revolutionary poet and journalist Faiz Ahmed Faiz was remembered on his 102 birth anniversary on Wednesday. Several ceremonies and events were organised across the country to pay tribute to the legendary poet on his birthday. Faiz was born in 1911, in Kala Kader village, Sialkot, where he received his early education. Afterwards, he got [...]

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LAHORE: Seedlings came home to Pakistani audiences for its first ever screening in the country at the LUMS 7th Annual Film Festival Filums on the 9th of February, after having had a successful run at the New York City International Film Festival where it garnered two awards and received much acclaim.  The director Mansoor Mujahid [...]

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Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was presented the ‘Crystal Award’ by Hilde Schwab at the 2013 World Economic Forum meeting for her efforts in promoting human rights and women’s issues through film. The award was given at the official Crystal Award ceremony held at the World Economic Forum Congress Centre, Congress Hall in Davos, [...]

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KARACHI: The body of Pakistani singing legend, Mehnaz Begum, who had passed away in Bahrain on Saturday while on her way to United States for medical treatment, has arrived in Karachi two days after, Geo News reported. A chronic patient of diabetes and asthma, Mehnaz was travelling to the US for advanced medical care, but [...]

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KARACHI: Where successive Pakistani governments have subjected the country’s once prosperous film industry to official neglect, a recently discovered letter penned by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah reveals the country’s founder gave seminal importance to the industry. “I am in receipt of your letter of December 30th 1944, and I wish more Mussalmans would enter into this [...]

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LAHORE: Upcoming Punjabi/Urdu film Zinda Bhaag is now in its final stages of editing and is scheduled for international release soon. Amongst other little known actors, the cast boasts the inclusion of Naseeruddin Shah. “We had a clear idea,” says Meena Gaur who has co-written and co-directed the film with Farjad Nabi. “We wanted to emphasise [...]

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