The Revival of Pakistani Cinema: An Interactive Discussion

Pakistan Film AlliancePakistan Film Alliance, a community of filmmakers united to rebuild the Pakistani film industry, presents a conversation featuring Nadeem Mandviwalla, Asim Raza and Zeba Bakhtiar.

Seasoned filmmakers and top industry professionals will share their insights on the art and craft of making a successful, commercially viable film in Pakistan; from concept to distribution, and the processes young filmmakers should follow to set the industry back on track. The veterans will also analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats our film industry faces as it gears up towards a much talked about and anticipated revival.


  • Nadeem H. Mandviwalla – The visionary behind Nishat Cinema (Karachi), DHA Cinema (Lahore) and Atrium Cinemas (Karachi), Nadeem Mandviwalla is an avid promoter of the Pakistani film industry.
  • Asim Raza – Ace commercial and music video Director, Asim Raza is now venturing into the narrative film genre with the same professional and technical finesse that sets his work apart.
  • Zeba Bakhtiar – Renowned film and television actress and director, Zeba Bakhtiar made her television debut with a PTV play, Anarkali, and went on to gain fame through her Bollywood debut ‘Henna’ in 1991. She is currently in pre-production of her latest feature film.

The discussion will be moderated by Meher Jaffri, producer of the latest Pakistani independent film, Seedlings aka Lamha. Her film has made waves in the international film festival scene, receiving two awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) and nominations in 7 categories.

Date: Friday, 14th September, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like.
Venue: 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi-75500

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  1. Natasha says:

    Hey, I really wanted to share this regarding the revival of Pakistan`s Film industry. Films like these are what the youth is really looking forward too, We need entertainment not politics/talibans or news in the form of films, there is a difference between films and news reports thus is the reason our youth is running towards hollywood or bollywood content because we need entertainment, I’m sorry to say but I cant pay rs.350 at Atrium just to see a 1 and half hour news report on what’s the problem is with my country which I already know about and I cant accept the fact that if a gora sees that movie toh sahih hee sochaega humaray baaray main k saari duniya ki kharabiyan humaray pyaray mulk main hee hain. I`m happy that films are coming out but i`m sorry to say these aren’t films these are either news reports or tv dramas… WE`VE HAD ENOUGH.

    *what i`m sharing is not my property this is the copy paste from the films official fb page.
    Azaad is an independent Pakistani feature film by HK Films. Releasing nationwide soon.
    The story is set in the year of 2008 focusing on Dr. Talat Ali, a forensic psychiatrist by profession who recently lost his wife in a car accident. While still trying to settle down in his new routine, Dr. Talat’s friend, Officer Sami brings to him the unusual case of Talha Zulfiqar, a serial killer with the charges of eight murders of which only one dead body was found. As Dr. Talat tries to unravel Talha’s case, along with the diagnosis of Fantasy Prone Personality (FPP), the events that follow are truly unpredictable.

    for all the updates regarding `Azaad` check out the links below.

    I`m not supporting this film, i`m supporting Pakistan.

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