Ever since the pandemic began, the film industry has suffered a lot among several other businesses and industries. The implementation of lockdown again and again and the rise of the cases in the country caused theatres to be closed for the public for almost two years now.
Right when our film industry was about to enter its revival era, this pandemic has proved to be such a bad time for the whole fraternity. Still, our filmmakers continued to produce their stories, hoping to see them get released in cinemas soon.
NCOC has now made the decision of reopening cinemas in 8 cities across the country including Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The news comes after Chaudhry Fawad Hussain tweeted the permission by NCOC. The situation in the cities of Lahore and Karachi will be assessed in the coming ten days and NCOC will take the decision based on the increased vaccination drive in these cities.
After the decision was announced, the filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi appeared on a talk show and discussed how 2022 could be beneficial for the industry if the films are distributed thoughtfully.
Nabeel Qureshi Suggests Strategy For Filmmakers
Ace filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi, while discussing the reopening of cinemas suggested that if the films get distributed in the right manner for the whole year, the filmmakers can get a good advantage and the year 2022 can actually turn out to be a beneficial year for the film industry. He presented his idea that instead of releasing all the films together, there should be a proper plan to get the films released one after another so that they can get good viewership and cause great benefit for the industry.
A Lot Of Good Films To Get Released Soon
Director Nabeel Qureshi with his two star-studded pieces; ‘Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad’, starring Fahad Mustafa and Mahira Khan, and ‘Khel Khel Mein’ featuring Bilal Abbas, Sajal Aly and others, is ready to showcase his craft among a number of filmmakers. There are more than twenty films in the pipeline which include Yasir Nawaz’s ‘Chakkar’, Saba Qamar’s ‘Ghabrana Nahin Hai’, Muhib Mirza’s ‘Ishrat Made In China’ among several others.
Pakistan Film Industry surely has a lot of potential to raise the bars for upcoming content creators in the future. As the profession is now taken more seriously and Lollywood is now reviving with quality content and watchable stories. We hope that our filmmakers manage to create more content and cope up with the crisis that the pandemic has caused.