Pakistani film-makers and public had been looking forward to this Eid, as a large number of films which were awaiting their release finally hit the cinema-halls to the happiness of both.
Saba Qamar starrer ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’, Imran Ashraf starrer ‘Dum Mastam’, Hania Aamir starrer ‘Parde Mein Rehne Do’, Neelum Munir starrer ‘Chakkar’ and Syed Noor directorial featuring Saima Noor ‘Tere Bajre Di Raakhi’ were released on the first day of this Eid-ul-Fitr, with each witnessing jam-packed halls.
Ali Zain, who happens to be the trade analyst for producer Rashid Khawaja’s entertainment agency Entertainment Pakistan, informed the public regarding the films’ business statistics on May 5, the third day of Eid. According to him, ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’ turned out to be the highest-grossing film from amongst the five cinematic releases for the occasion, doing a business of 18.3 million on the first day and of 11.5 million on the second day, bagging the top position throughout the first two days of Eid.
The films’ positions remained more or less the same overall, with ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’ leading at the top spot and ‘Dum Mastam’ staying on the second position. ‘Parde Mein Rehne Do’ and ‘Chakkar’ attained the third and fourth positions respectively, with ‘Tere Bajre Di Raakhi’ consistently staying on the 5th spot, doing a business of 1.8 million.
The collective business which Pakistani films did on Eid, according to analyst Ali Zain, has been over 35 million, which has come as quite a wonderful surprise for Pakistani film-makers who are working hard for the revival of Pakistani cinema.