Waheed Murad’s ‘Armaan’ Is Being Remade with Fawad Afzal Khan

February 8, 2013

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.

Shoaib Mansoor To Write Lyrics For Junoon 20th Anniversary Album

August 11, 2011

Legendary film-maker and story teller, Shoaib Mansoor who has also been a successful songwriter and music composer will for the first time write lyrics for Junoon.

Besides being a mentor to Vital Signs and Junaid Jamshed, Shoaib Mansoor has written, composed and produced most of the Vital Signs’ songs. He wrote and composed many of their hit numbers such as Dil Dil Pakistan and Aitebar. He also wrote the lyrics for his debut film “Khuda Kay Liye” and his recently released film “Bol“.

Salman Ahmad, the lead guitarist and founder of Junoon is working on putting together a 20th anniversary box-set (1991-2011), which will feature some of Junoon’s popular old songs as well as some new ones.

Mudhouse and The Golden Doll: Pakistani parallel cinema matures

July 18, 2011

With the release of films as Khuda Kay Liye and BOL, Pakistani cinema seems to be rising from the shadows of struggle. Although the concept of parallel cinema in Pakistan is not as defined as it is in Iran, Italy, France, Japan or India but the young Pakistani filmmakers are also stamping a mark in the world of off-beat cinema. With young filmmakers as Mehreen Jabbar, Bilal Lashari and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy making waves in the professional film world, there is hope a new revolution in Pakistani cinema is about to begin.

Faiza Mujahid to launch her brand new single, ‘Meri Zindagi’

May 6, 2011

Musician Faiza Mujahid announces the release of her song and first official music video for single “Meri Zindagi”, on the 9th of May 2011 across all television and radio networks in Pakistan. This marks Faiza Mujahid’s return to the music industry and sees the musician in a new avatar, with an anthem looking to inspire the new generation of urban girls and women in Pakistan.

Indeed Faiza Mujahid’s debut release was what came to be a major music release and hit, “Bandeya Ho” composed and sung with musician Khawar Jawad for Shoaib Mansoor’s hugely acclaimed film, “Khuda Ke Liye

Zeb & Haniya have composed music for Shaan’s “Chup”

August 24, 2010

The music of the film “Chup” has been done by Zeb & Haniya says film actor, Shaan in an interview with Instep Today.

When asked about his future projects, Shaan said that he will be starting his first film in December this year. It’s called Chup, a minglish (Urdu English) film and the music of the film has been done by the talented duo Zeb & Haniya and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is also there while Omran Shafique has arranged the music and the background score.

Says Shaan, “I was waiting for the winters to show up because I love shooting at that time of the year. It’s called Chup, a minglish (Urdu English) film in which Mashal Peerzada has done the scripting while the music has been done by Zeb & Haniya. Rahat is also there. Omran Shafique has arranged the music and the background score. We plan to release the film by the next year and then start working on the second project after a three to four month break.”

Lagan – Pal (Download Audio)

February 12, 2010

Artist : Lagan – Song : PalDownload Now!

Pal was taken as ‘ Jaine Jaine ‘ by Shoaib Mansoor for movie Khuda Kay Liye – song originally written and composed by Sami Khan (Lagan)

Band Members :

Sami Khan – Vocals / Compostions / Lyrics / Rhythm Guitars
Farhan Ali – Bass
Saad Ul Hassan – Keyboards / Backing Vocals
Vocals : Sami Khan
Keyboards : Saad ul Hassan
Bass : Farhan Ali
Guitars : Xulfi (Call)
Drums : Fahan Khan

Written & Composed by Sami Khan
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Xulfi at Xth Harmonic Studio

Official Website : http://www.laga

Five musicians heading for the top

July 26, 2009

There are always iconic musicians to every era who put professionalism in an energetic new light, here’s Instep’s list of five people who will define the decade in terms of presence.

Ali Hamza (Musician)
From singing with his brother Ali Noor to strumming the banjo for Ali Zafar and Saieen Zahoor at Coke Studio, this year has been the comeback of Noori and the spotlight is now on Ali Hamza. His voice has an unmistakable signature and with time Ali Hamza has proven that not only is he a fantastic singer but he is also versatile enough to carry ‘Jo Meray’ and ‘Aik Alif’ with distinct style. Fans of Noori have always wanted to see more of Ali Hamza and 2009 has made all their dreams come true!