Cinema Re­vival

Slogan - - LETTERS - Aadil Ah­mad La­hore

It is rather pleas­ing to see Pak­istani cinema com­ing back to life. Our films were al­most ex­tinct and the peo­ple were used to watch­ing In­dian or west­ern films. They didn’t any other al­ter­na­tive. Ev­ery day life e and its monotony make a tem­po­rary es- cape all the more nec­es­sary and it comes through films. Peo­ple find so­lace in en­ter­tain­ment, es­pe­cially in South Asia and they pre­fer it on the big­ger screen. It was an ul­ti­mate death of cinema of all kinds in the coun­try that there were no films un­til a few years ago.

The past two years have re­vived lo­cal film pro­duc­tion. The cover story in Slo­gan’s March is­sue de­picts what the Pak­istani film in­dus­try was in the 60s. In re­cent years, the dis­tress of an ab­sent film in­dus­try had be­come a sheer dis­ap­point­ment. That de­spair is dis­pers­ing to some ex­tent now new lo­cal films are ap­pear­ing again.

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