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Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan

2018

Showbiz Highlights of 2018

Journey Through Lens’ aims to preserve Pakistan’s cinematic history
The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) launched an exclusive book on Pakistani cinematic history titled Journey Through Lens at Alhamra Arts Council on February 7. Written by Aijaz Gull and Jamal Sohail, the book focuses on creation and development of the film industry in Pakistan which is an essential part of our national cultural heritage. It also tracks the history of cinema in the subcontinent from 1906 when the first film shots were screened in a Mumbai hotel.Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed welcomed the guests at the inauguration ceremony. Leading personalities from different walks of life including Saleema Hashmi, Syed Noor, Bahar Begum, Naghma Begum and trade expert Nadeem Mandviwala attended the ceremony and shared their own experiences of the industry.
According to Authors Gull and Sohail said that the book works both as a reference and a text book by providing extensive information on films. It does not only cater to the needs of film historians and critics but is also a valuable source for media and film students as well as enthusiasts. As there has not been much written on the film industry in Pakistan, this book is a modest attempt to take the readers on a joyful ride. It’s bound to make you laugh, feel romantic and might also make your eyes water.

 

Summary of Films released in 2018

Five films are released in 2018, summary is as follow:-

Language Super Hit Super Average Flop Total
Urdu         5
Punjabi          
 Total         5

 

 

 

Films Released in 2018

Chronological

Following films were Released in 2018

 

Parchi

(Urdu – January 5, 2018)

 

 

Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor

(Urdu – February 2, 2018)

 

 

Maan Jao Na

(Urdu – February 2, 2018)

 

 

Pari

(Urdu – February 2, 2018)

 

 

Azad

(Urdu – February 9, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Alphabetical

Following films were Released in 2018

 

Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor

(Urdu – February 2, 2018)

 

 

Azad

(Urdu – February 9, 2018)

 

 

Maan Jao Na

(Urdu – February 2, 2018)

 

 

Parchi

(Urdu – January 5, 2018)

 

 

Pari

(Urdu – February 2, 2018)

 

 

 

 

Language

Films of 2018 as per Language

  Urdu Punjabi
1 Azad  
2 Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor  
3 Maan Jao Na  
4 Parchi  
5 Pari  

 

Status

Films released in 2018 (Status Wise)

Will be updated later

 

 

Debuts

Following Artists debut their film career in 2018

 

Obituaries

Obituaries – 2018

 

Munna Lahori
February 16, 2018

Actor Matloob-ur-Rehman alias Munna Lahori famous for his character of Zagoota Jinn in popular children’s comedy series “Ainak Wala Jinn” died on February 16, 2018 in Lahore. Matloob gained popularity with Ainak Wala Jinn in 1993 as his character Zagoota became a fan favourite. A few years back he got paralysis and was restricted to bed.

 

Qazi Wajid
February 11, 2018

Veteran TV actor Qazi Wajid passed away on February 11, 2018 in Karachi due to heart attack, he was 87. The actor was admitted to the hospital in Karachi yesterday due to cardiac pain. The veteran actor was also awarded with a Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the Government of Pakistan. Wajid, born on May 26, 1930, started his career with Radio Pakistan. After 25 years on radio, he went on to star in dramas and theaters. Qazi was a part of in numerous hit shows such as Tanhaaiyan, Dhoop Kinaray, Mehendi, Khuda Ki Basti and many more. He dedicated 65 years of his life to showbiz.

 

Ustad Nazar Hussain
January 21, 2018

Veteran musician Ustad Nazar Hussain had breathed his last on January 21, 2018 at Canal Burg near Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore after suffering from lung infection. Ustad Nazar Hussain remained associated with the Radio Pakistan and retired from its Central Production Unit. He also worked for the Pakistan Television. Read more »

 

Akhtar Shad
January 21, 2018

Renowned film TV actor Akhtar Shad died on January 21, 2018 at Lahroe. Basically he was excise inspector but due to his inclination towards creative art he joined statge, film and TV as an actor. He played a villain role in film Madam X which was released in 2009. Akthar Shad was very active in showbiz activities.

 

Jamshed Iqbal
January 14, 2018

Renowned film still photographer Jamshed Iqbal died on January 14, 2018 in Lahore.

 

Munnu Bhai
January 19, 2018

Pakistan’s renowned columnist and poet Munir Ahmed Qureshi, more popularly referred to as Munnu Bhai, passed away on January 19, 2018 at the age of 84. Munnu Bhai had been suffering from kidney and cardiac problems for a while and had been going through routine dialysis treatment at a private hospital in Lahore.Munnu Bhai was born in Wazirabad on February 6, 1933,  Read more »

 

Zubaida Tariq (Apa)
January 4, 2018

Famed chef, cooking expert, and television personality Zubaida Tariq passed away on January 4, 2018 in Karachi at the age of 72 due to a heart failure. She was born into an educated in family of Hyderabad Deccan in 1945, Zubaida was youngest of 9 siblings which include late playwright Fatima Surraya Bajiya Read more »

 

 

 


 

 

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