Aug 25

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi film hits Pakistani cinemas

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi film hits Pakistani cinemasLAHORE: A Pakistani film about a boy emulating the fairytale career of cricket star Shahid Afridi hit cinemas on Friday despite objections from the player over “obscene” scenes he fears could damage his image.

The $1 million Pakistan-made movie “Main Hoon Afridi” (“I am Afridi”) tells the story of a young man who dreams of becoming as great a player as Afridi, and the trials he faces as he tries to follow in his hero’s footsteps.

The big-hitting all-rounder had given his blessing to the producers, but last week reacted angrily to an “obscene” scene shown in trailers for the film in which the hero hugs and kisses a girl in a nightclub.

He also raised objections to an “item song,” a musical performance featuring Pakistani actress Mathira Khan. Dance numbers such as this with scantily clad women are often used in Indian cinema and have little to do with the story.

“I had given permission for the film with an aim to give kids some positive healthy entertainment, to divert their minds towards cricket and it should not have obscene things,” said Afridi, 33.

But the filmmakers went ahead with the release without removing the scenes.

“The item song was the demand and if Afridi had any objections, it’s his mindset,” Mathira told reporters at a private premier of the film on Wednesday night.

Cinema-goers had mixed reaction to the movie.

“I don’t see any obscenity in the film,” said 27-year-old shopkeeper Liaqat Khan. “If we can watch Indian movies in our cinemas which are full of objectionable scenes, why can’t we watch this film.” But middle-aged housewife Samina Ali said she was embarrassed after watching the movie.

“I came here on the insistence of my kids who are die-hard fans of Afridi, but this film cannot be watched with kids,” she said.
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Afridi, who hails from Pakistan’s deeply conservative tribal district of Khyber on the Afghan border, has so far played 27 Tests, 354 one-days and 59 Twenty20 matches for Pakistan.

He became an instant hero when he hit a 37-ball century in only his second one-day against Sri Lanka in 1996 — still a world record.

Afridi also holds the record for hitting the most sixes in one-day international cricket, with 308 in 354 matches.

Pakistan’s film industry has been on the skids for years, unable to compete with India’s Bollywood.

But filmmakers are hoping the phenomenal popularity of one of the country’s best-loved cricketers will translate into takings at the box office.

Aug 17

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ is set to be released on August 23

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi[highlight]LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan sports film ‘ Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ is set to be released on August 23.[/highlight]

[checklist]The film, based on cricket will be released at the Atrium Cinema, Karachi.[/checklist]

Humayun Saeed of Six Sigma Films International said that they are proud to present Pakistan’s first movie that is based on sports.

He said that they have taken special care about every single little element in the movie from sets, direction, costume designing, selection of cast to cinematography, to produce an entertainer with not just a gripping storyline but impressive visuals as well.

Saeed said that the film is going to reshape Pakistan’s cinema industry forever, as it is not just a movie about sports; it also has some great music, romance, action as well as comedy.

Jul 30

Malal OST Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (Official Music Video)

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Song Directed by: UMER IKRAM
Produced by: HUMAYUN

Song Directed by – UMER IKRAM Singer – RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN Directed by – SYED ALI RAZA USAMA Produced by – HUMAYUN SAEED & SHAHZAD NASIB Written by – VASAY CHAUDHRY Executive Producer – AHMED NASIB DoP – ASIF KHAN Production Design – UMER GULZARI Edited by – ASAD ALI ZAIDI Music – SHANI & KAMI Costume Designer – JAZIB QAMAR Art Director – JARI KHUSHNOOD 3D & Graphics by – M. ZEESHAN RANA Associate Director – ASIF YOUNUS
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Jun 29

The First Trailer of movie “Main Hoon Shahid Afridi”

Main Hoon Shahid AfridiThe Second Trailer of “MAIN HOON SHAHID AFRIDI”
The First Exclusive Trailer of

Releasing on Eid-ul-Fitr in Cinemas across PAKISTAN.