Lecture on Pakistani cinema held

Rawalpindi: Department of Communication and Media Studies of Fatima Jinnah Women University organised a lecture on Pakistani Cinema: History and Revival here on Monday.

Cine historian and film critic Aijaz Gul was the guest speaker on the occasion. He said that Pakistan’s film industry has been constantly struggling for the last 12 years, which has not only reduced the entertainment opportunities for movie lovers in the country but has also caused losses to those associated with this profession.

Pakistani cinema is a prototype where since its decline films in the industry lost innovation, a good script and tasteful audience. In its ‘golden days’, the film industry produced 200 films annually. Today, it is one-fifth of what it used to be. He said movies like “Khuda Kay Liey” and “Ramchand Pakistani” have definitely raised the hopes and confidence of people in Pakistani cinema. These films have proved Pakistan’s capability to compete internationally in the field of arts, he added.

Referring to trends in the evolution of Pakistani films, Aijaz Gul, pointed out that the strong influence of progressive movement inherited from pre-partition period continued to dominate for quite some time in the early years of Pakistani films.

Courtesy: The News International

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