Attempt to revive film industry of Pakistan


With barely half a dozen films made each year, Pakistan’s movie industry is in a bad state. Young Pfilm-maker Yasir Jaswal hopes to raise the bar with his crime caper.

A small bunch of enthusiastic cinema lovers have come together to make an attempt to revive Pakistani’s movie industry with their film Jalaibee that releases in the UAE this weekend.

With barely half a dozen films made each year, Pakistan’s movie industry is in a bad state. Young Pfilm-maker Yasir Jaswal hopes to raise the bar with his crime caper. “It is not even an industry right now, at this point of time it is like a market. Our television and theatre industry is thriving, but writing for them is fairly different than writing for a film. We have come to a point where we are stuck; Pakistani drama industry has come to a point where it is recycling same kind of stories. We are making films only once in two to three months. Last year we have had 5-6 releases, this year we have more so we are evolving and taking right steps” said Jalaibee director Yasir while talking to Khaleej Times at the press conference held in Grand Midwest Hotel.

He also stressed that internationally, Pakistan is projected in a wrong manner. “We have taken lot of bold decisions with this film, the kind of steps that Pakistani drama industry took in the seventies and eighties. More than a revival, our movie is probably a rebirth where many passionate people are coming together for a good story. The young talent is hopeful that the film will be accepted by audiences in the UAE.

Also present at the conference was TV and film actress Zhalay Sarhadi. The film is called Jalaibeebecause many stories are interconnected. It’s an amalgamation of a lot of characters coming together and forming one giant plot. Actress Sabeeka Imam was also present for the premiere in Dubai last night.

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