A Summer of Cinema in Pakistan

This summer the Pakistani cinema ‘arrived’ with great fanfare. Not too long ago it would have been very hard to believe that one would be saying this about Pakistani cinema, but with numerous notable releases all taking place within a span of few months, one was literally left spoilt for choices this summer. There was a very perceptible sense of energy in the air and it clearly had very much to do with the affectation and buzz created by the burgeoning visual media. Pakistan is now being ‘imagined’ in a new way through¬†these visual productions, creating a new frame of reference for Pakistani audiences, who have been used to viewing Western and Indian cinema productions in their movie theaters until recently.¬† Continue reading