Janaan is a 2016 Pakistani romantic comedy film directed by Azfar Jafri, written by Osman Khalid Butt and co-produced by Hareem Farooq, Munir Hussain, Imran Raza Kazmi and Reham Khan, under production banners of IRK Films and Munir Hussain Films - UK. The film stars Bilal Ashraf and Ali Rehman Khan in lead roles; the film was released in Pakistan by ARY Films on 12 September 2016. B4U Films distributed the film Internationally. Meena, a student living in Vancouver, travels to Swat, Pakistan for her cousins wedding, her Canadian friends are worried. She is met at the airport by the bride's adopted brother and taken back to the house, where festivities are taking a swing. Upon arrival, Palwasha explains to Meena about her meeting and subsequent engagement with her fiancé Samir, a Punjabi. Daniyal, Palwasha's cousin, attempts to impress Meena with some ill-advised stunts, to Meena's disapproval and derision; the groom's family arrive for the wedding. Meena breaks a tooth and while having the tooth fixed becomes intoxicated by the painkillers from the dentist- this leads to a chain of events which leads to Samir becoming uncomfortable, mistakenly thinking that Daniyal is attracted to him.
Meanwhile, Meena develops a feeling for Asfandyar after seeing his kind nature, at the school where he works- a school funded by wealthy beneficiary Ikramullah. On the night of Palwasha's mehndi ceremony, Chotu reveals to Asfandyar that he was abused by Ikramullah in his childhood and that Ikramullah is a child predator, abusing vulnerable children at the school. Upon Ikramullah's arrival at the ceremony, Asfandyar approaches him in anger and punches and slaps him, much to his family's chagrin; this leads to Daniyal's mother denouncing Asfandyar, claiming that his temperament is due to his being adopted. Asfandyar is upset by this but is consoled by Daniyal, who tells him he thinks of him as his real older brother. Before learning about Ikramullah's true nature, Meena slaps Asfandyar out of anger and afterward regrets this action. Due to his family's disapproval of his earlier actions, Asfandyar refrains from telling the family of Ikramullah's child abuse and remains detached at the Nikkah ceremony.
His father learns of what happened to Chotu and the younger students and decides to pursue a court case against Ikramullah with the help of the students' parents. Ikramullah threatens violence against the family. Meanwhile and Asfandyar help Daniyal plan a proposal for Meena, a proposal that she rejects; that evening, the car that Palwasha and Meena are driving is stopped by Ikramullah's men. Asfandyar and Daniyal are driving along this road and are injured in a struggle with Ikramullah's men. On the day of the wedding, Meena receives a full-time job offer from a Canadian middle school, starting from a month after the wedding. After a talk with Daniyal, Asfandyar realizes his feelings for Meena and goes to her room to talk to her where he finds the job offer and leaves, assuming she will leave after accepting the offer. After the wedding, Ikramullah's men shoot Chotu, killing him. Asfandyar follows them and finds that they have set the school on fire, in retaliation for Ikramullah's arrest earlier that night.
Daniyal and Meena arrive. A month Meena is seen teaching the children from the burnt school, seen being reconstructed, she and Daniyal travel to a graveyard, where Asfandyar is visiting Chotu's grave, still blaming himself for his death. Asfandyar assumes Meena is planning to return to Canada, having accepted the job offer, but she tells him she wants to stay and help rebuild the school, she proceeds to propose to Asfandyar. The three begin to head home. Armeena Khan as Meena Bilal Ashraf as Asfandyar Ali Rehman Khan as Daniyal Hania Aamir as Palwasha Usman Mukhtar as Samir Ajab Gul as Asad Khan Mishi Khan as Shireen Gul Nayyer Ejaz as Ikramullah Shafqat Khan as Khan Zaada Saad Zia Abbasi as Chotu Fahad Ali Panni Jalal Khan Hareem Farooq In May 2015, it was announced that a film named Janaan is in pre-production phase. In August, the cast and crew was revealed on Twitter by the producer. Siyaah's team reunited in this film, with Imran Raza Kazmi returning as producer, Azfar Jafri as director, Osman Khalid Butt as writer.
An agreement was signed between ARY Films to distribute Janaan. The first spell of shooting lasted till 5 September; the second spell started in Swat valley. The same month Usman Mukhtar and Hania Aamir were cast. Janaan entered the final phase of its production in mid-October after shooting in Islamabad and Swat. Reham Khan's departure from Pakistan after her divorce with Imran Khan questioned the production status of the film but her co-producer Imran Raza Kazmi stated "As the popular phrase goes:'the show must go on' and putting all and any speculation to rest, I would like to say that this news will not affect the film in any manner whatsoever."Ajab Gul, Jalal Khan and Mishi Khan were revealed as cast with their character names on 7 November. Three new artists appeared in Janaan for the first time: Hania Aamir, Usman Mukhtar and Saad Zia Abbasi. Film's first look poster featuring Armeena Khan, Bilal Ashraf and Ali Rehman Khan was revealed online while Teaser Trailer on 18 March 2016. Janaan is the first Pakistani film whose teaser was shown on UK TV broadcasting channel Sky Sports 2 during the World T20 Cup match between India and Pakistan on 19 March 2016.
Further the teaser was played on Shreya Ghoshal Concerts in UK. The film's theatrical tra
Urdu —or, more Modern Standard Urdu—is a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language. It is the official national lingua franca of Pakistan. In India, it is one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India, having official status in the six states of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, as well as the national capital territory of Delhi, it is a registered regional language of Nepal. Apart from specialized vocabulary, spoken Urdu is mutually intelligible with Standard Hindi, another recognized register of Hindustani; the Urdu variant of Hindustani received recognition and patronage under British rule when the British replaced the local official languages with English and Hindustani written in Nastaʿlīq script, as the official language in North and Northwestern India. Religious and political factors pushed for a distinction between Urdu and Hindi in India, leading to the Hindi–Urdu controversy. According to Nationalencyklopedin's 2010 estimates, Urdu is the 21st most spoken first language in the world, with 66 million speakers.
According to Ethnologue's 2017 estimates, along with standard Hindi and the languages of the Hindi belt, is the 3rd most spoken language in the world, with 329.1 million native speakers, 697.4 million total speakers. Urdu, like Hindi, is a form of Hindustani, it evolved from the medieval Apabhraṃśa register of the preceding Shauraseni language, a Middle Indo-Aryan language, the ancestor of other modern Indo-Aryan languages. Around 75% of Urdu words have their etymological roots in Sanskrit and Prakrit, 99% of Urdu verbs have their roots in Sanskrit and Prakrit; because Persian-speaking sultans ruled the Indian subcontinent for a number of years, Urdu was influenced by Persian and to a lesser extent, which have contributed to about 25% of Urdu's vocabulary. Although the word Urdu is derived from the Turkic word ordu or orda, from which English horde is derived, Turkic borrowings in Urdu are minimal and Urdu is not genetically related to the Turkic languages. Urdu words originating from Chagatai and Arabic were borrowed through Persian and hence are Persianized versions of the original words.
For instance, the Arabic ta' marbuta changes to te. Contrary to popular belief, Urdu did not borrow from the Turkish language, but from Chagatai, a Turkic language from Central Asia. Urdu and Turkish borrowed from Arabic and Persian, hence the similarity in pronunciation of many Urdu and Turkish words. Arabic influence in the region began with the late first-millennium Muslim conquests of the Indian subcontinent; the Persian language was introduced into the subcontinent a few centuries by various Persianized Central Asian Turkic and Afghan dynasties including that of Mahmud of Ghazni. The Turko-Afghan Delhi Sultanate established Persian as its official language, a policy continued by the Mughal Empire, which extended over most of northern South Asia from the 16th to 18th centuries and cemented Persian influence on the developing Hindustani; the name Urdu was first used by the poet Ghulam Hamadani Mushafi around 1780. From the 13th century until the end of the 18th century Urdu was known as Hindi.
The language was known by various other names such as Hindavi and Dehlavi. Hindustani in Persian script was used by Muslims and Hindus, but was current chiefly in Muslim-influenced society; the communal nature of the language lasted until it replaced Persian as the official language in 1837 and was made co-official, along with English. Hindustani was promoted in British India by British policies to counter the previous emphasis on Persian; this triggered a Hindu backlash in northwestern India, which argued that the language should be written in the native Devanagari script. This literary standard called "Hindi" replaced Urdu as the official language of Bihar in 1881, establishing a sectarian divide of "Urdu" for Muslims and "Hindi" for Hindus, a divide, formalized with the division of India and Pakistan after independence. There have been attempts to "purify" Urdu and Hindi, by purging Urdu of Sanskrit words, Hindi of Persian loanwords, new vocabulary draws from Persian and Arabic for Urdu and from Sanskrit for Hindi.
English has exerted a heavy influence on both as a co-official language. There are over 100 million native speakers of Urdu in India and Pakistan together: there were 52 million and 80.5 million Urdu speakers in India as per the 2001 and 2011 censuses respectively. However, a knowledge of Urdu allows one to speak with far more people than that, because Hindustani, of which Urdu is one variety, is the third most spoken language in the world, after Mandarin and English; because of the difficulty in distinguishing between Urdu and Hindi speakers in India and Pakistan, as well as estimating the number of people for whom Urdu is a second language, the estimated number of speakers is uncertain and controversial. Owing to interaction with other languages, Urdu has become localized wherever it is spoken, including in Pakistan. Urdu in Pakistan has undergone changes and has incorporated and borrowed many words from region
Cinema of Pakistan
The cinema of Pakistan or Pakistani cinema, refers to the filmmaking industry in Pakistan. Pakistan is home to several film studios centres located in its two largest cities - Karachi and Lahore. Pakistani cinema has played an important part in Pakistani culture and in recent years has begun flourishing again after years of decline, delivering entertainment to audiences in Pakistan and expatriates abroad. Several film industries are based in niche in nature. Over 10,000 Urdu feature films have been produced in Pakistan since 1948, as well as over 8000 Punjabi, 6000 Pashto and 2000 Sindhi feature-length films; the first film produced was Husn Ka Daku in 1930, directed by Abdur Rashid Kardar in Lahore. The first Pakistani-film produced was Teri Yaad, directed by Daud Chand in 1948. Between 1947 and 2007, Pakistani cinema was based in Lahore, home to the nation's largest film industry. Pakistani films during this period attracted large audiences and had a strong cult following, was part of the cultural mainstream available and imitated by the masses.
During the early 1970s, Pakistan was the world's fourth largest producer of feature films. However, between 1977 and 2007, the film industry of Pakistan went into decline due to Islamization, strengthening of censorship laws and an overall lack of quality. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the film industry went through several periods of ups and downs, a reflection of its dependency on state funding and incentives. By 2000, the film industry in Lahore had collapsed and saw a gradual shift of Pakistani actors, actresses and filmmakers from Lahore to Karachi. By 2007, the wounds of Pakistan's collapsed film industry began to heal and Karachi had cemented itself as the center of Pakistani cinema; this was the time new generation producers stepped into the industry with short films with Quality story line and new technology led to an explosion of alternative form of Pakistani cinema. The shift has been seen by many as the leading cause for the "resurgence of Pakistani cinema". Despite the industry crisis starting in the mid-1980s, Pakistani films have retained much of their distinctive identity.
Since the shift to Karachi, Pakistani films have once again began attracting a strong cult following. The history of cinema in Pakistan began in 1929, when Abdur Rashid Kardar set up a studio and production company under the name of United Players Corporation, which would become the foundation stone for the Lahore film industry. After scouting for locations, he settled for their offices to be established at Ravi Road; the dim-lit area presented with much difficulties and shootings were only possible in the day-light, but the area had some important landmarks like the Ravi Forest and the tombs of Mughal emperor Jahangir and his wife Noor Jahan. It is reported that the team working at the studios would commute on tangas and lost equipment once while traveling on the bumpy roads on the horse-drawn carriage; however basic and crude their working conditions, Kardar believed in his work and in 1930 he produced the first silent film in Lahore Husn Ka Daku, under his studio's banner. The film had mild success at cinemas, but prominently established Lahore as a functioning film industry.
Kardar vowed on not instead focusing on direction. Afterwards, the studio released the film Sarfarosh in 1931, with Gul Hamid playing the lead role with more or less the same cast as in the previous film; this production proved appealing, but was able to stir noise about the Lahore film industry. Roop Lal Shori, a resident of Brandreth Road in Lahore, upon hearing of Lahore's growing film industry, returned to his hometown and produced Qismat Ke Haer Pher in 1932, which would ground the film industry in Lahore. In 1946, Sajjad Gul set up Evernew Studios in on Multan Road; the following year, Eveready Pictures was established by J. C. Anand, which would go on to become the largest film production and distribution company in Pakistan. In 1947, after Pakistan was created out of India. Upon independence, there was a shortage of funds, filming equipment which paralysed the film industry. With hardships faced, the first Pakistani feature film, Teri Yaad released on 7 August 1948, premiering at the Parbhat Theatre in Lahore.
Over the next few years, films that were released reached mediocre success until the release of Do Ansoo on 7 April 1950. Do Ansoo became the first film to attain a 25-week viewing making it the first film to reach silver jubilee status. Recovery was evident with Noor Jehan's directorial debut Chanwey releasing on 29 April 1951; the film became the first to be directed by a female director. Syed Faqir Ahmad Shah produced his first film in 1952 "Jagga Daku" Saqlain Rizvi was the director, the film was made with a heavy budget but remained midioker in the cinema; as cinema viewership increased, Sassi released on 3 June 1954 by Eveready Pictures reached golden jubilee status staying on screens for 50-weeks. Legendary playback singer Ahmed Rushdi started his career in April 1955 after singing his first song in Pakistan "Bander Road Se Kemari". Umar Marvi released on 12 March 1956 became the first Pakistani film made in the Sindhi language. To celebrate the success of these endeavours, film journalist Ilyas Rashidi launched an annual awarding event on 17 July 1958.
Named Nigar Awards, the event is since considered Pakistan's premier awarding event celebrating outstanding performance in various categories of filmmaking. The 1960s is cited as being the golden age of Pakistani cinema. Many stars were introduced during this pe
Army Public School Peshawar
Army Public School and College is an English Medium school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. It is one of the 146 school campuses established and managed by the Pakistani Army's Army Public Schools & Colleges System, it was established in 1992, its student body grew within a two-year span after its founding. It became a part of APSACS in 1994; the school is located on Warsak Road in Peshawar. The school offers sports and journalism. In 2014 The Daily Mail wrote; the school was attacked by Taliban terrorists on 16 December 2014. The attack killed more than 140 people including about 132 children. On it was announced that the killed students at the APS attack will have their names on more than 120 government schools across Islamabad
Khoey Ho Tum Kahan
Khoey Ho Tum Kahan is a 2001 Pakistani Urdu film directed by Ajab Gul. The film starred Ajab Gul and Meera in the lead roles. Is is super hit movie in 2001 5 awards winner movie, it is a suspense thriller with a tilt on Meera character's issues. On the premier, an apology for the delay offered by Moin Akhtar, the compere of the show, instead of all the film actors showering praises on the film and elucidating why should one see the movie; the industry's celebrities showed up by the dozens, an honour graced to the occasion. So much so that the main cast Meera and Babar Ali were not present at the launch! The chosen few who spoke included veteran actors Nadeem, Shakeel and Talat Hussain, writer Haseena Moin. Silver Jubilee, 45 weeks The music is composed by Zain and was popular and successful. Khoey Ho Tum Kahan - IMDB.com
Salute (2016 film)
Salute is a 2016 Pakistani biographical film directed, written & produced by Shahzad Rafique. The film is based on the life of martyr Aitzaz Hasan who confronted a suicide bomber, preventing his attempt to detonate a bomb in his school, saving 2000 lives; the film stars Ajab Gul and Saima Noor in leading roles. The film was distributed by IMGC Global Entertainment and released nationwide on 2 December 2016; the film was a box-office failure. The film details the life of Shaheed Aitzaz Hasan Bangash, a school boy from Hangu, Pakistan, he saved 2,000 lives. Ali Mohtesham as Shaheed Aitzaz Hasan Ajab Gul as Mujahid Ali Bangash Saima Noor as Aitzaz Hasan's mother Adnan Khan Nayyar Ejaz Rashid Mehmood Pervaiz Kaleem Jalal Haider Sardar Shaukat Ahsan Manzar Baig Mahnoor Mirza Ali Baig Umer Shahzad Nazar Gilani Ahmad Mirza Moneb Atta Muhammad Khan Sheraz On the first anniversary of Aitzaz Hassan's death at the Lahore’s Alhamra Arts Complex, Shahzad announced that he would make a film titled'Salute' which would be a biopic of Aitzaz life.
Saima Noor and Ajab Gul would play the role of Atizaz's parents. Shahzad confirmed that the film's Post-production would be done in state of the art studios in the United States and Bangkok; the TV rights for the film are owned by Urdu 1. Due to security issues and the nature of the film, the Director Shahzad was unable to shoot the film in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Instead, the major parts of the film were shot in Azad Kashmir in Kotli; the film was originlly slated for a May 2015 release but was postponed to 23 March 2016. For unexplained reasons, the film was pushed back once more to 5 August 2016, but was pushed further back. A teaser for the film was released online on 11 Aug 2016. A theatrical trailer of film was released on 7 September 2016. IMGC Distribution Club distributed the Film in Pakistan nationwide on 2 December 2016. PTV premiered film on 6 January 2019. List of Pakistani films of 2016 List of biographical films | Salute film on IMDb
Humraaz is a 2002 Indian romantic thriller film directed by the duo Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Venus Movies banner. Released on 5 July 2002, it stars Akshaye Khanna and Amisha Patel in lead roles; the movie is loosely based on 1998 film A Perfect Murder. Karan and Priya are the lead pairs of a dance troupe & in love with each other, they land a gig on a cruise ship owned by a rich businessman named Raj. Raj, attracted to Priya at first sight, doesn't know that Priya and Karan are in love. Raj falls for Priya and she is swept off her feet. While Karan is unaware, Raj continues to woo Priya. Raj proposes to Priya and she eagerly agrees to marry him; the story takes a twist when we find out that Priya and Karan have been scheming and plotting all along to take Raj's money. So begins a treacherous love triangle, where greed and love cause turmoil in their lives. So they plan to get a divorce from Raj and become millionaires with the share Priya gets from divorce, but Raj loves Priya dearly. Priya goes to Karan for the next plan for divorce.
Karan instructs her not to be stressed. He would manage the divorce papers, she just needs to say. Meanwhile, another dancer from the troupe gets starts blackmailing Karan. Karan instead kills him. Unknown to Karan just before dying he calls Raj to reveal the truth. Since Raj is not in his office the call goes in the voice mailbox. Worried with the dilemma of choosing caring husband over personal ambition, Priya meets with an accident while returning home. Raj showers Priya with all his love and care. Priya is overwhelmed to know Raj has kept a prayer for Priya's fast recovery and had kept a fast for 2 days. Priya decides to reveal the truth to Raj and hence tells Karan that she will not go through with the divorce. Karan decides to get his revenge on Priya and Raj, he feigns a call from acts as if he is been harassed for a bribe. Priya decides to give her jewellery to Karan. However, Karan calls Raj from a public phone with voice over & lies to him that Priya loves Karan & she giving away money looted from Raj to Karan.
Raj follows her & sees that Priya meeting handing over her jewellery. Raj misunderstands and plots to punish her; as per the plan, Raj has paid Karan to make it look like a robbery. Raj explains each and every point of the plan right up to precise time & doors to be used for murder & says that he will call on the landline as he wants to hear Priya scream while she is dying. Priya unbeknownst decides to confess everything to Raj in an audio recording and replace the tape with the music cassette in Raj's car, she knows. In the recordings, she mentions. If not she will leave him forever; as luck would have it, Raj is traveling with an employee that day and hence doesn't listen to the tape. Karan waits for the call. At the same time, Priya is waiting for the call from Raj expecting him to forgive her. Raj calls the landline as planned, an excited Priya answers the phone. Karan ensures Raj is able to hear her screams. Raj listens to the tape, he rushes to save Priya only to see an ambulance waiting at the house.
It is revealed that Priya is saved and the saviour is none other than Karan, meanwhile a small-time thug is dead. He blackmails Raj saying he had recorded the meeting with him about the murder and to avoid any complications demands that Raj divorce Priya with large alimony as a part of his ransom plan. Karan reaches Raj's ancestral house and tries to blackmail Raj by pressuring him about the consequence to his extended family members if they find Raj is jailed for planning Priya's murder. Raj goes to meet Karan at a decided spot where he says he is ready to go to jail, but will not give any money to Karan. Both men stop when Priya arrives. Karan tells her about Raj's plan to kill her, but Priya says she is aware of it and knew Karan was blackmailing Raj. In the end, Priya kills reunites with Raj. Bobby Deol as Raj Singhania Akshaye Khanna as Karan Malhotra Ameesha Patel as Priya Singhania Johnny Lever as Darshan Sheela Sharma as Rosy Suhasini Mulay as Dadi Sudhir as Tommy Jeetu Verma as Jojo Bhairavi Vaidya as Buaji Sudhir Mishra as Saxena Dilip Joshi as Gauri Shankar Firoz Irani as Guest Appearance as Uncle Dinesh Hingoo as Rustom Uncle Roshan Tirandaz as Shireen Farhan as Harry The movie performed well at Box Office and was declared an HIT grosser.
This movie was Amisha Patel's back to back hit film after Kaho Na... Pyar Hai and Gadar; the soundtrack of the film is composed by Himesh Reshammiya with lyrics provided by Sudhakar Sharma. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 22,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's highest-selling. Below is an incomplete list showing the awards and nominations Humraaz received: Humraaz on IMDb