Due to Pakistan’s ongoing political turmoil, the country’s film industry has encountered many difficulties. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Pakistan’s film industry was flourishing, but by the early 2000s, it was struggling to produce even 10 movies a year. However, recently, the industry has made a spectacular and good resurgence.
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Here’s a list of remarkable Pakistani movies that were released in the last decade:
1. Bol (2011)
Bol tells the story of a religious Muslim family that is struggling to keep up with the times because they have too many children. It is the desire of the father to have a boy that causes him to reject his transsexual daughter. The film’s goal was to call attention to the importance of family planning and gender equality in Pakistan’s media and elite.
2. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2013)
Shahid Afridi is the cricketing idol of a young Pakistani boy in this film. However, when the only cricket club he ever knew of goes bankrupt, his life takes a turn for the worst. With no coach or other resources to defend themselves against the highly-trained opponents, the dreamer crafts a squad of misfits.
3. Ramchand Pakistani (2008)
Pakistani-Hindus from the Dalit caste live on the Indo-Pak border and are the subject of this video. By accident, an 8-year-old child and his father cross the border into India, where they are detained. The mother, on the other hand, has no idea where her family is or how they are faring in their daily battles for existence.
4. Zinda Bhaag (2013)
When three young guys are unable to escape the realities of their daily existence, they find unexpected success. It is their belief that travelling abroad is the only way for them to achieve their goals quickly. In the first time in more than half a century, Pakistan’s entry for Best Foreign Language Picture was chosen for this film.
5. Moor (2015)
A Pashto word for ‘Mother’, Moor, is the name of the film. It’s up to her husband and son to face not only society’s corruption, but their own self-destructive tendencies as well. In the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 88th Academy Awards, the film was nominated.
6. Khuda Kay Liye (2007)
The film focuses on the difficulties Pakistanis have faced since the 9/11 terrorist strikes. Those who claim to be adherents of Islam turn a music-loving man against his interests. In a community, a lady is held hostage and is forced to give birth by her captors. You will be gripped with Khuda Kay Liye from beginning to end.
7. Na Maloom Afraad (2014)
It’s a comedy-thriller about a group of three destitute people who are constantly looking for ways to get rich. In order to achieve their goals and aspirations, they find themselves in a lot of danger.
8. O21 (2014)
After 30 years of conflict in Afghanistan, a man tries to save his country from another 50 years of corporate warfare in this spy-thriller film. Through a risky scheme, he and a Pakistani ally work together to spare the two neighboring countries from further turmoil. A 21-hour timetable is devised to carry out the plan.
9. Josh: Independence Through Unity (2013)
When her nanny mysteriously vanishes from her Karachi home, a diligent schoolteacher’s life takes an unexpected turn. Among the film’s notable qualities are its depiction of class division, feudalism, poverty and individual empowerment.
10. Chambaili (2013)
This political drama tells the narrative of a group of friends and their courage, love, and sacrifice at a pivotal point in their lives.. On the fictional Mulke Khudadad country of Falakabad and its fictitious Yaadgaar colony, this story revolves (a historical district dating to the pre-partition period).
11. Waar (2013)
As depicted in Waar, events in Pakistan’s war on terrorism are depicted in a simplified form. Pakistan has also announced a sequel to the film.
12. Manto (2015)
The life of Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto is the subject of this biographical drama. While in Bombay (now Mumbai) and Lahore, Manto worked in the entertainment industry. It also highlights his romance with Noor Jehan, a singer and actress.