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Cinema in Pakistan: the way ahead

by Mazhar Zaidi.


Readers of articles on Pakistani cinema are by now sick of terms like ‘revival’, ‘rebirth’ and ‘new wave’ to quote only a few offending cliches.

Cinema and filmmaking in Pakistan did make a wonderful comeback in the year 2013. While the release of around seven Pakistani films throughout the country gave a much-needed push to aspiring local film-makers, it also produced a hyper-sentimental wave about the rise of Pakistan cinema, which masked the realities on the ground. The current year holds more promise for Pakistani cinema as more than two dozen productions are reportedly on the floor.

So exactly where does Pakistani cinema stand and where is it heading to?

Read the rest of this article from Dawn.

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