Faran Tahir joins Shaz Khan directing debut in “The Martial Artist”

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London(Cliff News)Acclaimed Pakistani Actor Shaz Khan joins hands with renowned Hollywood actor-producer Faran Tahir, for his directorial debut film ‘The Martial Artist’. Both were present in London at a press conference during a trip to London to watch an exclusive Brave MMA event. Khan shared his story of how he had always envisioned making films that tell universal stories for the global audience that have Pakistanis/Desis as the main characters. “The Martial Artist is a sports action drama dealing with the main character’s rise in the MMA world in California and after suffering a horrific loss his journey back to his homeland where he connects with his roots and has a spiritual awakening that leads to his comeback,” adds Khan when asked about the storyline. Earlier this year intense footage of Shaz Khan’s training for the project was released on social media which saw the actor-director learning jiu jitsu, boxing, Muay Thai and wrestling to prepare for the movie. Faran Tahir saw the potential of the project showing not only an immigrant story but an authentic lens Into the mixed martial arts world. Being a Hollywood staple he came on as a producer and is also playing one of the main characters in the story. It’s simple from my end if you want to see brown faces on the global screen, we have to create those stories ourselves” commented Tahir at the press conference. “ The cross cultural film is based on the story of two Pakistani-American MMA fighters rising up the ranks in California and eventual journey back to the motherland. Shot between the U.S. and Pakistan, ‘The Martial Artist’ will be the first global sports action drama that has Pakistani actors as leads with a universal story exploring relevant themes. In the film Khan will be playing the lead role and also producing alongside his co-producers Faisal Rehman & Faraz Khan of Impact Films, Joseph Faulk and Brian Aspinwall – Shaz Khan’s long time creative collaborators. Khan is represented by his lawyer Elsa Ramo in Beverly Hills. Details of when the movie be released will be disclosed at a later date.

BFFs launch their first web series on 19th July 2019

Rida Zahra, Sami Rehman And Saima Ajram

Karachi (Cliff News) Imagine Nation pictures (IN) is a new venture by 4 upcoming filmmakers namely Sami Rehman (of Bekaar Films fame), Rida Zahra, Ghania Asad and Sidrah Jamil. IN was formed in the hopes of further exploring the web series market in Pakistan and later dabbling into films and other media. IN’s goal is to present a range of different genres and exciting content that would inspire the Pakistani youth.“BFFs” (meaning Best Friends Forever) is their first web series and will be premiering on the 19th of July 2019 on Youtube. KFC Pakistan has teamed up with IN and is onboard as the official food partner for the web series. BFFs comprises of a total of 6 Episodes. They will release each Episode every Friday respectively.BFFs is a light-hearted, youth centric and a fourth-wall-breaking, experimental comedy. Something to be enjoyed by friends and family alike. The series focuses on two crazy best friends (Rida & Sami), who chose friendship over love – when given an ultimatum. In order to save their 20 year friendship, the two decided to get married and stay ‘best friends forever’, without even having an ounce of romance between them. Life after marriage was of course, not as easy as the both of them had imagined. The series contains some special appearances by a few well known youtubers (namely Bekaar Films).The teaser was released on the 2nd of July and has received a lot of love from the people – it has reached more than 115,000 views on Facebook alone.IN launched the official trailer with KFC on the 10th of July 2019 at KFC ittehad outlet.  KFC Pakistan exclusively hosted the official trailer launch event.

LINK TO THE OFFICIAL TRAILER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_0ekfLlNak

Mr. Noor Alam, the Chief Marketing Officer – KFC, graced the event with his presence and shared his thoughts on the partnership. He stated:“KFC Pakistan has always been highly spirited to explore avenues that connect KFC with youth and the brand is enthralled to support local content like BFFs. Through this partnership, we once again remind our audience that KFC is a brand that is young by heart and feels pride to promote and support local entertainment industry. We accolade the hard work of the young talented individuals and wish them all luck for the venture’s success.”We are also grateful to the Assistant Brand Manager – KFC, Nigah- e-Hasnain for her thorough support.

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Model and Actress Mahak Malik prepare herself to enter in Showbiz Industry

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Karachi (Cliff News)Model and Actress Mahak Malik prepare herself to enter in Showbiz Industry.She is continuously busy in rehearsals of upcoming fashion shows and different drama serial’s.While talking about her work Mahak says it has been very difficult to make space in Modeling,Drama and film industry because lot of talented and beautiful faces already waiting for their turns.

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You need to do something extra ordinary to make your space in the industry and also in the heart of ordinance.Mahak says luck is also playing key part in your success but passion,dedication and commitment bring you to more close to your dreams.I always try to maintain my fitness by doing different exercises and make ready myself to do challenging characters.

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Back to back successful Premieres of “LoadWedding” in Karachi,Lahore and Dubai

[Post Press Release] Back to Back Premieres of Load Wedding Took Media by Storm (5)Karachi(Cliff News)The premieres of the much-anticipated film “Load Wedding” – a social comedy / family drama by Filmwala Pictures and Geo Films, were held in Lahore, Dubai and Karachi on 18th, 19th and 21st of Augustrespectively.A number of luminaries graced the premieres including Faysal Qureshi, Aijaz Aslam, Adnan Siddiqui, Angeline Malik, Abdullah Kadwani, Ayesha Omar, Bilal Ashraf, Humayun Saeed, Bilal Lashari, Amanat Ali etc.The film is enthralling with the right amount of comedy and flawless dance moves. The captivating plot revolves around Raja, who is head over heels for Meeru, and his struggles to marry his first and only love. The movie also highlights the sensitive topic of dowry without any serious undertones, so that people can perceive the intended messages in a lighter mood.Fizza Ali Meerza, CEO Filmwala Pictures was all smiles at the premiere and claimed, “It is a surreal feeling to see people’s reaction to Load Wedding at the premiere of the movie because we have put our heart and soul into Load Wedding. I am expecting an incredible response at the release of the movie due to the immensity of love people have shown right from the beginning of Load Wedding.”Nabeel Qureshi, Director Load Wedding excitedly stated, “The response we received in each premiere was literally phenomenal and I am sure that the movie will bring out the same response from the audience once it releases.”Load Wedding has been earning rave reviews since its first trailer release. The movie was released by Distribution Club in Pakistan and Zee International Studios worldwide this Eid-ul-Azha and has been taking cinema fanatics by storm from past two days.

About Filmwala Pictures:

Filmwala Pictures is one of the biggest Pakistani Film Production Company founded by Fizza Ali Meerza who has proven to be a pioneer in the film business and contributed immensely in the revival of the Pakistani Film industry. The dream team of Fizza Ali Meerzaalong with Nabeel Quershi; director and co-writer, have managed to give back to back block buster hits since 2014.Filmwala Pictures acknowledges films as a medium, as a tool to change, hence they aim to create entertaining films on a good scale that showcases the problems faced by our people at a grass root level while also giving a positive message for the society.

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Cinepax brings Premium Cinematic experience with laser projects

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Lahore(CliffNews)Pakistan’s favourite cinema chain, ‘Cinepax’ introduces Laser Projectors for the first time ever in Pakistan. Cinepax is renowned for its premium cinema offerings that make every visit a completely fascinating event for Pakistani families.This is an era of innovation in cinema technology advancements and Cinepax has become the pioneer in bringing the latest Barco Laser Projectors to Pakistan so as to deliver a splendid cinematic attraction to the audience. The Barco Laser Projectors provide consistently brighter, sharper and more uniform images, delivering stunning and saturated colors for the most lifelike and immersive movie presentation available today.Mariam El Bacha, CEO Cinepax states, “Cinepax commitment to Pakistan is to ensure that we wow our guests by delivering a state of the art entertainment experience and service excellence together. And we couldn’t be prouder of our flagship location in Packages Mall, Lahore. Our 10 screen multiplex not only boast the biggest screen in Pakistan, but also the first kids hall in the country called Minipax. Bringing Barco laser projectors to Pakistan links our purpose of being Pakistan’s most favourite entertainment company as well as it enforces our commitment to the country and its families to deliver a world-classentertainment experience.”

About Cinepax Cinemas:

Cinepax is Pakistan’s Largest Cinema Chain, which is currently running 13 cinemas with 43 screens in 9 cities across Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Hyderabad having a total of 7400seats nationwide.

About Cinionic

Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey.
Cinionic is a joint venture among Barco, Appotronics, and CFG, with offices in the United States, Belgium, Hong Kong and Mexico. 


About Barco

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2017, we realized sales of 1.085 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

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Wonderful addition of Mehndi Songs “Munday Lahore De” released

[News Byte] Munday Lahore De Is a Wonderful Addition to Mehndi Songs

Karachi(Cliff News)With the well-thought-out marketing strategy, FilmwalaPictures showed how important it is to be creative and immaculately imprint the name “Load Wedding” in people’s minds. The much-anticipated video of the song “Munday Lahore De” of the upcoming chartbuster Load Wedding, presented by Filmwala Pictures and Geo Films released on 7th August, 2018. Load Wedding will be released by Distribution Club in Pakistan and Zee International Studios worldwide.Filmwala Pictures in collaboration with Zee Music Co. released video track of the much hyped mehndi song “Munday Lahore De” after securing rave reviews for “ HYPERLINK “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg8yRZQZT6E&feature=youtu.be” Rangeya”. The song is composed by the music maestro Shani Arshad who had also composed Actor in Law’s and Na Maloom Afraad’s hit songs earlier.Singers, Mohsin Abbas Haider and SaimaJahan have left no stone unturned to keep it light and hit it out of the park.

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The lyrics have been penned by Shani Arshad and Mohsin Abbas Haider who have managed to bring out the Desi Punjabi Wedding feels through this song.Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat created magic on screen with their impeccable chemistry, unmatched energy and dance moves that will definitely get you on your toes. The song has been choreographed very intelligently by NighaJee, who has given new mehndi dance goals for this wedding season. Nomi Ansari has dressed Fahad Mustafa & Mehwish Hayat in vibrant and colorful clothes keeping the desi theme in mind.Munday Lahore De is the perfect peppy mehndi song of the season, from its melody to lyrics, the song has us hooked. Keeping every beat and step on track, Shani Arshad has created a masterpiece for the song and dance lovers.

About Filmwala Pictures:

Filmwala Pictures is one of the biggest Pakistani Film Production Company founded by Fizza Ali Meerza who has proven to be a pioneer in the film business and contributed immensely in the revival of the Pakistani Film industry. The dream team of Fizza Ali Meerzaalong with Nabeel Quershi; director and co-writer, have managed to give back to back block buster hits since 2014.Filmwala Pictures acknowledges films as a medium, as a tool to change, hence they aim to create entertaining films on a good scale that showcases the problems faced by our people at a grass root level while also giving a positive message for the society.

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ALITA-Battle Angel’s Trailer launch at Cinepax

NEWS BYTE -ALITA - Battle Angels Trailer Launched at Cinepax - A Mega Movie by Visionary Filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez

Karachi(Cliff News)ALITA – Battle Angel is an upcoming movie of 20th Century Fox slated for release onDecember 21, 2018 in Pakistan as well as internationally. The trailer launch of the movie was held at Cinepax on July 23, 2018. The trailer has also been launched globally on the same day followed by a Live Q&A session with the entire team of the movie.The iconic filmmakers, James Cameron who has given magnificent movies like Titanic and Avatar and Robert Rodriguez known for his blockbuster film Sin City, are ready to take cinema fanatics by storm with their upcoming venture ALITA: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. The movie will see a worldwide release in 3D & IMAX and it will be released in Pakistan by Footprint Entertainment.ALITA – Battle Angel is produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The stellar cast of the movie includes Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and KeeanJohnson.The story rotates around Alita (Rosa Salazar) who awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world that she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido(Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (KeeanJohnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

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