First Look: ARY films & Mindworks Media Presents WAAR 2 and DELTA ECHO FOXTROT

December 7, 2013
First Look of WAAR 2

First Look of WAAR 2ARY Films & MindWorks Media taking Pakistani Films to another Level where the collaborative endeavor intends to produce great Pakistani movies that will flourish Pakistan’s cinema industry taking it to international level.

ARY Films & Mindworks Media have joined hands to produce Pakistani movies which will compete on international markets with international films to take the local cinema industry to the next level. The collaboration will set off with WAAR 2 and DELTA ECHO FOXTROT for cinema audience setting standards never been set before in Pakistan that will further fuel the revival process of the industry.

Top-notch directors of Pakistan & Hollywood will work under this venture. The shooting for the first venture under this collaboration ‘DELTA ECHO FOXTROT’ will start in the end of December and the film shall be released in 2014.
The first film of this JV is DELTA ECHO FOXTROT which will be a Hi-Octane action packed roller coaster ride. DELTA ECHO FOXTROT is all about Courage, Sacrifice, Passion and Patriotism. The cast of the movie is being finalized and it will not only have top names of the industry but we will also introduce new faces, the auditions of which are being held. Further details of both the movies will be shared in the coming weeks.

Ali Azmat, Bushra Ansari and Hadiqa Kiani to judge Pakistan Idol

November 20, 2013
Ali Azmat, Bushra Ansari and Hadiqa Kiani to judge Pakistan Idol

Ali Azmat, Bushra Ansari and Hadiqa Kiani to judge Pakistan Idol

PR — Pakistan’s first ever music reality show Pakistan Idol ‘Jo Hai Dil Ki Awaaz’ will be judged by the Glamorous Bushra Ansari, the melody Queen of Pakistan Hadiqa Kiani and the Pop legend Ali Azmat. The show will be hosted by the talented Mohib Mirza.

The three legendary judges are enjoying the show so far and much excited to judge the aspiring talent of Pakistan. All the three judges are experienced and well known in the music and entertainment industry and are proud to be part of Pakistan’s first ever biggest music reality show Pakistan Idol ‘Jo Hai Dil Ki Awaaz’.

NESCAFE Basement II – The Beginning

NESCAFÉ Basement II - Artists (1)

“Every journey is a new beginning… to discover, to inspire, to be YOU! A journey to unearth the unknown… where moments become melodies, and life becomes music… Welcome to NESCAFE Basement II.”

NESCAFE Basement astounds us with another round of enthusiasm, inspiration and talent. The fresh, vibrant artists of season II have been meticulously chosen and are the future crème de la crème of the music industry. Once again, the artists create a splendid orchestration which will leave you wanting more. NESCAFE Basement is a start, for these young artists – here we allow them to discover their capabilities, honor their skills and help them create music that is different, edgy and most importantly, theirs. You can experience their journey here as they make their way through the crowds. read more

Amitabh Bachchan Shows Extra Affection and Appreciation To Ali Zafar

October 29, 2013

Ali Zafar meets Amitabh Bachchan (4)

Want to get an insight scope of what’s happening in B world. Then here is one for your delight, recently singer/actor Ali Zafar met the legendary Amitabh Bachchan with Kill Dil’s director Shaad Ali and Ranveer Singh. The moment of delight came when Mr. Bachchan showed his extra affection to Ali and appreciated his acting and singing skills. After hearing remarkable comments from veteran actor and B world king Ali is at cloud nine. He expressed his views about the meeting as,

‘Today my bucket wish came true after meeting Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, I have always wished to meet him and today I experienced an amazing opportunity of meeting Mr. Bachchan in person. I am thrilled to receive greetings and appreciation about my work from legendary actor as I have an immense respect for him since my childhood, these words matters a lot for me as I am and always will be a big fan of Mr. Bachchan.’ read more

Coke Studio Season Six releases second single: ‘Laili Jaan’

October 25, 2013
Zeb & Haniya - Laili Jaan

Zeb & Haniya - Laili Jaan - Coke Studio Season Six

Following the opening of Season 6 with the release of ‘Jogi‘, Coke Studio releases its next single “Laili Jaan” by Zeb & Haniya.

‘Laili Jaan’ is a song that first took the world of Afghan Pop by storm in the 1970’s, by a man who is considered the King of Afghan music – Ahmad Zahir. While Afghanistan is known for its wealth of heritage music, Zahir contributed towards creating a legacy of Pop and Rock music that mirrored Elvis Presley, which led him to be regarded as the ‘Elvis of Afghanistan’. The song talks about classic heartbreak; a song that represents the tragedy of love lost with a comical tinge.

Coke Studio opens Season Six with ‘Jogi’

October 21, 2013
Fariha Pervez - Jogi

Coke Studio opens Season 6 with Jogi by Fariha Pervez

Coke Studio introduced Season Six’s diverse flavours and elements with ‘Jogi‘, a song that brings the funk and groove of Western Brass elements to Qawwali. Aired on October 20th 2013, ‘Jogi’ is the first single to be released from the Coke Studio Season 6 platform. With vocals by Fariha Pervez in collaboration with Muazzam Ali Khan, ‘Jogi’ further features the contributions of a Serbian House Band, bringing to the mix the jazz and reggae feels of Western instrumentation alongside a Brass section and a String Orchestra from Serbia, complemented by the Coke Studio Dhol group providing the essential Punjabi Folk element to the track.

Shahana Khan Khalil Shares Her Coke Studio Experience

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Coke Studio Season 6 is going to hit the airwaves very soon!

Here is a close insight into the Studio as I recently had the chance to interact with Shahana Khan Khalil who happens to be the International Production Manager for this season of Coke Studio playing a major role in the international ride of this mega project. Apart from that she has also been the Assistant BTS Producer and the Editorial Supervisor, all making her a very pivotal person in the upbringing of Season 6.

Saving Face picks up Emmys at 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

October 3, 2013

Sabiha Sumar, Dr. Mohammad Jawad and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy winner of 'Saving Face' for BEST DOCUMENTARY, HBO Documentary Films on HBO

Academy Award winning Pakistani film ‘Saving Face‘ has been awarded 2 prestigious Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. This marks the second Emmy win for the film’s director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who previously received the accolade in the Current Affairs category for the documentary ‘Children of the Taliban’.