1st Day (14 August) Box Office: ‘Dekh Magar Pyaar Say’ leads while ‘Shah’ and ‘Moor’ follow.

We cannot vouch for the authenticity of these box office numbers given by independent box office tracking sites. But until the official numbers come from the makers themselves or until we have some official box-office tracking system in Pakistan this is all we have got. Also the numbers are revised at times and hence you may find th numbers a bit different for certain days.

This Independence Day was surely special as not one, nor two, but three Pakistani films were releasing all over Pakistan. What made this clash even more interesting was the fact that the genres of the three films were completely different. While ‘DMPS’ was a commercial film pegged as a romantic comedy, the off beat films ‘Shah’ and ‘Moor’ were a biopic and drama respectively. Moreover all these films had to face tough competition from the Bollywood release ‘Brothers’ as well as the past releases ‘Wrong Number’ ‘Bin Roye’ and ‘Karachi Se Lahore’.

However after seeing the first day box office results  it would not be wrong to say that all the films have emerged successful in their own way. While ‘DMPS’  being a commercial film was always  expected to lead the race, ‘Shah’ and ‘Moor’ were never going to get the cash registers ringing. But the great thing is that all the films have clicked with their target markets as can be seen from the box-office numbers. But from now ownwards it will mainly depend on the word of mouth. So we will have to wait and watch.

Here are the numbers:-

1. Dekh Magar Pyaar Say : 80 lacs

2. Shah :30 lacs

3.Moor : 25 lacs


I might be an Economics graduate from LUMS, but cinema is where my heart truly belongs. Always up for a discussion on fims and I guess you could call me a Pakistani Cinema aficionado. Email: mominalimunshi@yahoo.com


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