Pakistanis say Punjabi films will be big in India, and you are from Uranus

Daily Times reports that there are people, actual real people with names and everything, that believe that Pakistani, no – Punjabi films will be big in India. The same people also probably believe that the Earth is flat and that the Moon houses an old lady who apart from being in a zero-gravity non-breathable environment, of all the things, likes to tell tales and sew cloth.

There is a channel on cable showing Pakistani/Punjabi movies all the time. And I tune to it regularly. Either that or Super Comedy. Sometimes, the movies channel is funnier. In a disgustingly pathetic sorta way.
The collapse of the Pakistani Cinema is a hoax. For something needs to be built for it to actually collapse. Much like the Iranian President’s rhetoric about the Holacaust; It did exsit, but not how everyone thinks it did. The Pakistani Cinema was an insult to every sense belonging to a human individual and a bigger insult to the society. Thanks to our heroins, armed with a ‘secular’ approach towards morality and a thumka, the beautiful art of theatre and performance went way, way down the drain.

Hence, the amatuer theatre in our country is in fact the most professional and purposeful of ’em all.

God’s Peace Upon Us All. Aameen.

6 Comments so far

  1. Detox (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 11:04 am

    lol! Punjabi films are nothing but a joke. As a matter of fact the entire Pakistani film industry is a joke.. How can one ignore “Anjuman kay thumkay” and “Sultan Rahism” that has swept an entire culture and has its own cult following now…hahahaha..sorry cant help it :D

  2. Gadbud Singh (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    My personal observation is that Pakistani cinema is “LOUD” and unnecessarily bold.The producers and directors have to realise that apart from the main-stream blue collar cinema audience, who just want “barah masalay ki chaat” for their 30 or 50 rupees, there is a silent majority who would like to see some good and serious stuff.It’s only matter of priorities and choosing between “business” and “content” which comes first.If your everyday Joe is not educated enough to appreciate good cinema then don’t fall down to his standards.Build the taste of the viewer.Examples of Iranian, Indian, Italian and Spanish parallel cinema are before us.
    I once had the honor of witnessing a block buster punjabi flick and got so much bamboozled at the end that i said to myself ok enough is enough and it is time to show these “gandassa” and rifle swinging machos how to make a normal tone movie.But my friends calmed me down and described that movie making is no simple task like changing the CDs in your CD player.It requires multiple skills, Patience, human and material resource managemnet etc.
    Whenever someone claims that they have made “ZARA HUT KE” film i say “here we go again, not another mazloom kissan and zaalim Chaudhary rural tale” or “hum ne poori koshish ki magar khuda ko yehi manzoor thha, sabar karein”,
    “jala kar phenk dau ye kaghaz k tukde jau ek insaan se uske jeenay ka haq chheen laitay hain” type urban tragedies.

  3. Akshay (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 8:15 pm

    I feel similarily about Indian TV Soaps and Himesh Reshmaniya but that does not stop their ever rising popularity.

  4. Max (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    Don’t know why some of us are intimidated and many are so impressed hindi movies and can we for one second stop comparing them to our industry. btw, punjabi movies follow the simple rule of supply and demand.

  5. iceCube (unregistered) on May 25th, 2006 @ 12:14 am

    As far as the content is concerend, I don’t find much difference between hindi and punjabi movies. There are same sort of dialogs and plots in most of the hindi movies as well. And they too, like us, tend of pack everything (action, comedy, romance etc) up in every single movie.

    Admittedly, you do get a better than average movie occasionally but I’m just talking about your average Indian film.

    On a technical level, yes, hindi movies are much better and more refined as compared to ours.

  6. kumar (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 12:37 am


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