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I watched #JabHarryMetSejal first day first show and I am disappointed 

I am Shah Rukh Khan fan. I just adore him. His charizma is unmatched, although I have grown up seeing him in movies on a VCR and later on TV mostly. Just few years back Indian movies started to release in Pakistan and I went to see SRK’s charismatic persona on 70mm for the first time in my life. The movie was “My name is Khan” and I loved it. Capri cinema’s audience was generous to clap, whistle and shout during his entry and performance. It was a memorable experience. As I am already his fan, the experience was of a lifetime for me. Afterwards his few other movies got released in Pakistan but I couldn’t manage to watch them in cinema because kids happen or some other issues.

Raees was his recent much awaited release but it couldn’t make it to Pakistani cinema despite Mahira Khan being in the lead. Sad indeed. Anyway, I was excited for Imtiaz Ali’s first venture with Shah Rukh Khan. As soon as the movie title was announced the buzz was the there. Although I didn’t like the title at all. Definitely because of the vibes it gave of previous Imtiaz Ali hit, Jab we met. 

I went for the first day first show of “Jab Harry Met Sejal” at Atrium cinema Karachi as a SRK fan for an experience of a lifetime with his fanclub, “SRK universe Pk”. The show was advanced booked and a housefull one. Families flocked to watch him on screen. 

I am disappointed because I was expecting something of standard and substance from the trio but all I can remember the movie for is Europe ki locations or SRK’s button down shirts exposing half of his tattoo on his shoulder and chest. What else will I remember? Maybe Safar main raha song or the cheese fries that I had after the movie. Did I enjoy? Yes coz his appearance made me smile, his Punjabi accent and dialogues were catchy and his persona always has a magical effect. Did I like the movie? Sigh….!!! What was that Imtiaz Ali? I can’t believe that it is actually a movie made by Imtiaz. There’s no character building, no relation of the protagonist with his ancestral town established or explained, Female lead (played by Anushka Sharma) impresses with her accent and antics but why was she forcing herself on him despite being engaged? The plot is so confusing that you’ll feel bored. 

Dear Shah Rukh Khan!! You were a heartthrob, you’re still one for many but we all should age gracefully. If red chillies or Gauri didn’t produce the film it might have a different impact I believe (I could be wrong but maybe). You were adorbs in Dear Zindagi, I loved you in fan (Fabulous fan act), Raees was cool too. JHMS wasn’t.

PS: I don’t review movies and this is not a movie review either.  

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Pakistan’s first online film #OyeKuchKarGuzar dekhi aapne?

Being a movie buff how many times you’ve thought that kaash is movie main aisa na hota? Ya kaash ending aisi na hoti? I am sure this must’ve happened more than once. I can so imagine myself wanting to change the ending of “A walk to remember” & “Devdas”  the most. Such heartbroken I was when I watched “Mera naam hy muhabbat”. I am sure you can relate. 

How times have changed that now you can actually use the power of your imagination to choose what happens next in the movie. How cool is that? Yes!! you’re now empowered to watch a movie online with the twists that you decide on the go. Never in my wildest dreams I’ve imagined this would happen in my lifetime buy it did. Have you experienced it yet? You should Foran se if not yet. No torrents needed 😊
Remember the city war trends on Twitter? It still is the talk of the town & now you know that it was prelude of Oye Kuch Kar Guzar. Pakistan’s first online movie, #OyeKuchKarGuzar has been released by Djuice Pakistan in collaboration with YouTube on 3rd of December. The movie has been launched in Karachi during a start studded event. Subscribe to Official Djuice YouTube channel and get the control of #OyeKuchKarGuzar. Ek Dam fit scene hy. 

*Picture credits: Movie Shoovy 

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar is a youth centric movie featuring Ali Safina, Ushna Shah, Uzair Jaswal, Mahjabeen and Nayyar Ijaz. The plot revolves around 4 young individuals chasing their dreams and ideals. They all met during a train journey to Karachi and while on their way they missed their train at a random station. Then the story unfolds it’s twists and turns which you choose. 

The movie has been released in five episodes and every episode’s ending gives viewers the choice of two twists. That’s how you’ll enjoy the movie the way you want it. May life my rules way 😊

That creepy toothed smile of the guy behind Nayyar Ijaz. Ufff.
White curtains in a Pakistani train? Ziada hogaya.

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar has been dominated by Nayyar Ijaz and his goons. The impeccably shot scenes with the backdrop of fire and abandoned places of Dadu will give you goosebumps. From Sangeen Khan’s entry to Nayyar Ijaz, the movie is captivating. Not to forget the Angel cameo which came as a surprise (unnecessary though). Uzair Jaswal is there just to advertise not to sing, in case you were expecting him to sing. Ushna Shah is the eye candy only. Mahjabeen will give you some serious Urdu linguistic goals. The artwork is so so amazing. 

So good to see brands taking digital fronts seriously and exploring in creative ways. Overall, I loved watching Oye Kuch Kar Guzar as an experience of a movie my way. Do share your thoughts about the experience and which twists you’ve chosen. I chose the second option mostly & now planning to watch it with different options 😊. Haina ek dum new movie experience? 

#OyeKuchKarGuzar – From city wars to Pakistan’s first online film

The best of the banter that Pakistani Twitter has ever seen happened during the first edition of PSL. City wars always bring the best of pun and fun from twitteratis. Although the second edition of PSL is yet to begin but the city wars have already made their way to social media courtesy Mangobaaz’s celebrity city roast video featuring Ushna Shah, Ali Safina & Uzair Jaswal. What followed the video is just madness of Karachi vs Lahore vs Islamabad and an unforgettable trend of #OyeKuchKarGuzar.

Must say that Mangobazz Tussi barray mazaqi te chalak ho. Who knew that this is where the journey towards Pakistan’s first online movie begins? Take a bow you Mangobaaz.

The way people reacted to the roast video is beyond any promotional stunt or advertising which makes it such fun. With people taking sides of the celebrities & praising how they’ve defended their cities makes #OyeKuchKarGuzar the most happening online engagement activity. Just look at the master blaster of banter.

The uniqueness, the differences, the love among us all is due to Pakistan which we absolutely love. Like every city war which ends when someone points out that, “In the end we all are Pakistanis and must love & respect our cities and people”, City roast video brings the best out of us and in the end what we are getting is a first for Pakistan, for us all. First ever online movie. No Torrents required.

#OyeKuchKarGuzar is going to be Pakistan’s first online movie which will be released on Youtube by Djuice Pakistan.Since the launch of Youtube Pakistan and the option of monetizing content, Djuice is the first brand to step up their digital game. Being a youth centric brand they are exploring the opportunities on 3rd most visited website of the world. The popularity of 3G and 4G, ever so expanding digital lifestyle through smartphones makes the medium much more accessible.

The trailer clearly depicts that the youth wants to take the plunge and want to achieve something in their lives. The most exciting thing about watching #OyeKuchKarGuzar movie online will be not paying for the tickets and no guilt of piracy yet you gotta experience fresh content exclusively released on digital front. This is going to be a treat for Movie lovers.

What are you waiting for? Oh acha! Movie ki release ka wait horaha hai. Won’t tell you when it is happening. Go subscribe to Djuice Pakistan’s Youtube channel and sit back. get your popcorns and snack stock ready while #OyekuchKarguzar happens.

#AlbelaRahi – Biopic on Living legend Alamgir announced by Fog Catcher films

Woah!! That was huge and came as a surprise in an exclusive event. Not only biopic on living legend Alamgir is a huge news but the lead actor being Fawad Khan is a surprising factor too. Lollywood is doing things right these days. #AlbelaRahi is going to be one movie that we all are now looking forward to.

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Fawad Khan as Alamgir.

Fog Catcher Films, a sister concern of Stimulus Productions, has announced (what can be tipped to be the next blockbuster of the Pakistani cinema industry) #AlbelaRahi – a film on the epic tale of once an ordinary man, Alamgir, who rose to be the iconic Pop star of Pakistan and the one who pioneered the pop music genre in Pakistan.

It has been revealed that the lead actor playing the legendary pop singer is none other than Fawad Khan, Pakistan’s very own heartthrob and superstar. The 34-year-old actor who has been a true sensation in the television and film industry of Pakistan and India is perfect for this role being a seasoned musician himself.

The plot of Albela Rahi revolves around Alamgir and his struggles, his journey from East to West Pakistan and how he brought a wave of pop music along with him. Alamgir with his vigorous style of singing and stage performance brought a fresh breath of air to the Pakistani music industry in the early 1970’s. He introduced Urdu pop music and became an instant hit with his song ‘Albela Rahi’.

With an original script, a legendary protagonist together with Fawad Khan as the male lead, ‘Albela Rahi’ – Fog Catcher’s debut film shows immense potential of being a huge success. Fingers crossed.

‘Fog Catcher Films’ is a sister company of Stimulus Productions, Pakistan’s leading TV commercials’ production house. Stimulus Productions has rose to top in short period of six years and has produced over 200 television ads for blue-chip brands in Pakistan, working with both local and foreign directors.

We wish them best of luck for Albela Rahi.

#HoMannJahaan trailer will leave you asking for more

The much awaited theatrical trailer of #HoMannJahaan has been released earlier this week at Cinepax Ocean Mall in Karachi. Releasing on the 1st January, 2016, Ho Mann Jahaan is a musical tale that portrays the enthralling journey of three friends pursuing their passion and dreams.

“Ho Mann Jahaan is a story that will connect with people’s hearts,” explains the Director, Writer and the Executive Producer of the film, Asim Raza at the trailer launch.

“The theatrical trailer sheds light on the seriousness of the subject and how the lives of the characters are entwined in their pursuit of music, rather than just highlighting the boisterous campus life portrayed in the First look released earlier this year.”

The film is a collaborative venture between Asim Raza and Sheheryar Munawar with touching performances from Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain Sheheryar Munawar & Sonya Jehan.

“Ho Mann Jahaan is a musical film and will be a feather in the cap for ARY Films, as this is an unexplored genre for us. We are delighted to announce that it would be the first movie releasing under the ARY banner in 2016.” said Salman Iqbal, Founder & President, ARY Digital Network.

M. Jerjees Seja, Chief Executive Officer ARY Digital Network, remarked “2015 has been a tremendous year for ARY Films, we have literally surpassed expectations of the audiences and the industry alike with our recent works and the theatrical trailer Ho Mann Jahaan is another film bound to charm the audiences with astounding performances and musical scores.”

The screenplay of the film is written by Rashna Abdi, Imtisal Abbasi and Asim Raza. Along with the lead casts the film includes acting by noteworthy names such as Sonia Jehan, Bushra Ansari, Arshad Mehmood, Nimra Bucha and Jamal Shah.

Having recognized the strength and dominance of Pakistani musicians on a world platform, Ho Mann Jahaan prides itself for having a soundtrack of 9 songs, developed out of a pool of massive talent comprising of Zoheb Hassan, Atif Aslam, Zebunnisa Bangash, Jimmy Khan, Tina Sani, Abu Mohammed, Fareed Ayaz, Asrar and Mai Dhai Band, along with music producers Faakhir Mehmood and Ehtisham Mallick; an absolute recipe for an aural treat for music lovers.

Ho Mann Jahaan trailer launch was attended by film industry heavyweights such as actors Humayun Saeed and Bilal Ashraf; Jawani Phir Nahin Aani Director Nadeem Baig; filmmaker Mazhar Zaidi; Yasir Hussain of Karachi Se Lahore fame; designers Umer Sayeed, Ismail Fareed & Feeha Jamshed to name a few.

The film holds interest for cinemagoers of all ages and will prove to be a family treat.