By Ahmad Uzair
For all the Pakistani cinema lovers, there is a big news coming your way as it has been revealed that ‘Armaan’, a blockbuster movie from the past, is being remade. And this just doesn’t end up here because the shooting of the film has already started. The film stars Aamina Sheikh and the super star, Fawad Afzal Khan in the lead.
Armaan was originally released long time back in 1966 and is regarded as one of the most successful movies ever being made in the Pakistani history. It stared Waheed Murad and Zeba, two of the most renowned names of their own time. The music of the film got even more popular and contained tracks such as “Akele Na Jaana” and “Ko Ko Korina” that are still remembered and being played in the gatherings quite often. This movie is said to be the game changer for not only the Pakistan cinema but also for Waheed Murad who instantly attained new heights of fame with the release of this movie.
And now almost after 47 years of its earlier release, the remake is in the process of shooting which is directed by Anjum Shehzad. For those of you who don’t know him, he is the same person who played the role of Bobby in the famous television program Family Front. Lately he is seen behind the camera, producing and directing various hit drama serials which are being aired these days.
Coming back to the cast which is taken on board for the remake, Fawad Khan and Aamina are both capable actors and they will surely try to match the success of the original make. Fawad Khan, the rockstar turned actor, first came into limelight with his much hailed performance in Shoaib Mansoor’s Khuda Ke liye and recently he broke all records of popularity with his Drama serial “Humsafar”. Now this will be interesting to see how he goes back and adjust himself to the big screen.
That’s it for now, but we will have to wait for more of the information regarding the release date of the movie and the sound track. It is certainly going to be a breath of fresh air for our dying film industry if this project really sees the light of the day.