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.