If you are looking to watch some powerful and modern Pakistani films, then you have come to the right place. This article is a report about the blockbuster movies released on Eid. It includes Actor in Law and other films that went on to become superhits.
Eid is an occasion full of celebration and entertainment. People gather with their friends and families on Eid days and enjoy them in their own way. Blockbuster movies including the hits such as Actor in Law, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai and Janaan also released mainly on Eid because of more expected audiences and hence the revenue on these holidays.
This year Eid ul Azha has been a grand one for Pakistani cinema as its biggest releases were on this occasion.
Keep reading to find out the biggest releases this year.
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Pakistani Cinema is back!
Although the cinema industry in Pakistan was not doing well before but now it is back with a bang from the past few years. With the release of one blockbuster (Actor in Law, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai, Janaan) after another, this industry has come up with generating great revenue.
Pakistani cinema, which was once known for its awesome dialogues, amazing storylines and providing significant entertainment value, has revived in its full form. It is now reaching the tipping point with its new releases, which remind about the golden period of 70’s and 80’s in the history of Pakistani cinema.
Pakistani Movies Battling Out on Eid
This year, the three blockbuster movies Actor in law (the biggest blockbuster of the year), Zindagi kitni haseen hai, and Janaan has hit Pakistani cinemas like a storm. Each one competing with the other and having the house full shows on Eid days.
All these movies Actor in Law, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai, Janaan have a great and famous cast, competing with each other through big banners. Pakistani producers and directors were quite hopeful about these three movies and expected house full shows across the world.
According to a report on box office releases 2016, their expectations have been met with success as the shows were running full house nationwide as well as overseas.
Which movie is leading the box office? Actor in Law, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai, Janaan
According to the box office reports, Nabeel Qureshi’s Actor in law is leading the battle among the three major hits released this Eid and it’s expected to continue the lead. ‘Janaan’ is doing second best and ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai’ is on the third number.
The Nabeel Qureshi venture took a slow start at the first day but it changed its fate on the second day of its release, hitting the cinemas with house full shows. It was also predicted that this movie would lead the others because it had more demand. Due to the increased demand, it had the most number of shows and boosted business.
According to Express Tribune, Actor in law box office business collected Rs.16.5 million on the first day of Eid. The amount increased up to 22 million on the second day, summing to almost 60 million in three days of Eid.
Before this movie, only “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani” had hit the cinema with such a huge payback amount on its first day. But that movie was a solo release and this is competing with the two other major blockbusters. This was said by Sajjad Haider, Urdu 1 Marketing manager.
However, Janaan is also doing great in local and international cinemas having house full shows worldwide. Azfar Jafri’s Janaan caught up real fast with box office business makingRs.10.4 million on the first day, summing up to Rs.14.5million on the second day and about 30 million in the three days.
The third blockbuster movie Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai of Feroze Khan and Sajal Ali met a slow start but it has also done a decent business in the cinema industry with a revenue ofRs.7.5 million on its first day. Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai box office business summed up to generating a revenue of Rs.25 million in its first three days.
Mohsin Yaseen, Cinepax Cinemas General Marketing Manager said that all the films were receiving house full audiences. However, Actor in law had an edge over the others, had more shows and more revenue.
Nadeem Mandviwalla, Atrium Cinemas Managing Director said that this film had the most demand so it had the most number of shows. While Janaan and Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai had lesser demand and lesser shows as compared to the first one. He also said that Janaan was doing well too.
It is difficult to predict the results until the final report comes up. As the first week is approaching, it will be exciting to see which movie holds its position and which of them does not. But ‘Actor in law’ is expected to rank first while ‘Janaan’ and ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai’ will compete for the second spot.