by Saadia Qamar.
Will Pakistani cinema see a revival, or does it need to be built from scratch? This question was debated by prominent personalities associated with the craft of film-making at The Second Floor (T2F) cafe on Friday evening.
At the interactive discussion titled ‘The Revival of Pakistani Cinema’, the big names were Nadeem Mandviwalla, the visionary behind Atrium Cinemas; Asim Raza, a music video director and film-maker and actor-cum-film-maker Zeba Bakhtiar, the first female Pakistani actor to cross the border and appear in the Bollywood film Henna.
The questions tossed around by Meher Jaffri — producer of the film Seedlings, which recently bagged two awards at the New York City International Film Festival — focused on three things: content, money and professionalism.
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