Pakistani Cinemas to Screen Irani & Turkish Movies After Bollywood Ban

After a ban on Indian content in Pakistan, the local authorities have announced that cinemas can now air Iranian and Turkish films to save the declining cinema industry.

Previously, the Indian content was highhandedly contributing to major part of the sales but ever since the ban due to political reasons, the cinema industry has seen a major decline in profits. Pakistan’s Film Exhibitors and Distributors group suspended the screening of all Indian films “until normalcy returns”.

To ensure that the ban was respected, a hefty fine was imposed on any state-run media authority or standalone party who was found violating the ban.

To cope with the changes, Pakistan’s film distributors contacted Iran and Turkey officials to propose a partnership to which they agreed. “The public will fondly watch Urdu-dubbed Turkish movies if they are screened in the cinemas,” an official said.

Promoting Local Films

To save the sinking ship, this initiative has been taken, however, in the longer run, Pakistan is expected to promote its own films to cater the demand of the common man.

The return of Pakistan’s showbiz stars from, after being expelled from India, will also help the local industry. The attraction of these stars such as Fawad Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are enough to drive people to the cinemas alone.

However. it needs to be mentioned that Pakistan Film Exhibitors and Distributors need to approach this matter with caution and plan properly if they want to ensure the revival of the film and cinema industry.

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      • Main issue yeh hai Ishtiaq bhai, ke yeh bollywood tu sabko pata tha Hindu hain aur hindu culture dikhate hain.

        Turkey ke saath issue yeh hai ke muslim population itni ziyada hai ke I guess movies main jo bhi hoga us par Islam ki chadar orhi hui hogi ab us ki aar main koi galat cheez dikhaenge tu nuksaan tu humare mashrey main Islam ko hi hona hai na.

        I might be wrong but mujhe kuch aisa hi lag raha hia filhal tu…

        • Paki movies me jo vulgarity hoti he us ke bare me kya khayaal he? Pakistan b to muslim country he?? mere hisab se to cinemas & film industry dono pe ban laga dena chaiye

          • Ji bikul theek kaha, aaj kal Pakistani movies bhi Allah maaf kare hadh se hi ziyada barh gayi hain. Movies tu Movies, dramas main is tarah mazhab ka mazak uraya jata hai ke Allah ki pannah.

            Allah kare ke aapki jo khuwaish hai woh pori ho, Aaamen – ya Rab ul Aaalameen!

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  • Very good move.
    Indian media has always been cheap and unintelligent for the most part and was converting our awaam into baboons since many decades but Irani movies for a fact have a lot of depth and meaning behind them.

    Whoever initiated this has my respect.

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    • Aap ki Ittilaa ka shukria…..Still we want complete BAN on Indian Contant….bhale cinema barbad hojae…TV channels tabah hojaen…Industry ko zawal ajae…at least Vulgarity se to jan choote gi :-/

      • Hahaha bus yehi Hal hy humaray pass is k elawa kuch Nhi kr saktay
        Humara tu kaam hi yehi hy gurh khao or gulgulo say perhaiz kro wah g wah

    • At this point, Nation mentality is more important than Cinema industry and People will get use to it in future anyway. it will also give Pakistan movie industry to meet people’s demand and improve quality and our own movie industry will rise. think positive about it.

  • Ridiculous move. We are only harming our cinema industry by banning Bollywood. If people were so concerned about the Bollywood, they would automatically start ignoring them. Since 2013, when Waar had released on 45 screens, the number has risen to 100+ in a matter of three years and most of the business has come from the Bollywood. Plus we have seen good local movies performing better than the Bollywood on certain occasions. Cinema’s have been deserted since the ban on Indian movies, just go and ask any cinema management. Moreover, this would only give rise to piracy. No gains for Pakistan in any scenario.

  • i think it as a great step towards creating brotherhood between islamic countries and will allow us get united.


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