Film fest tries to revive Pakistani cinema

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A film festival "Be Pakistani See Pakistani" is attempting to revive the cinema industry in the country with screenings of classic and modern movies like "Heer Ranjha", "Jinnah" and "Khuda ke Liye".

The week-long film festival is going on at the National Art Gallery in the capital, the Dawn reported.

Tauqir Nasir, director of the Pakistan National Council of Arts, said the event was a "small effort towards the revival of Pakistani cinema".

"Our goal is to attract people, especially younger ones, back to Pakistani movies," he said.

The festival opened with 1980's "Ik Gunah Aur Sahi". It would later screen 1970's "Heer Ranjha", "Muhobattan Sachiyaan", "Koee Tujh Sa Kahan" and "Ye Dil Aap Ka Hua".


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