Pakistani action, drama film Sherdil is ready to be released in USA, Canada and United Kingdom by Zashko Films this week after its successful run at Pakistani cinemas.
Sherdil was released in Pakistan on 22nd March 2019 and will be distributed in above three countries by Zashko Films, an international film distribution company owned by Actor/Producer Shayan Khan. The film is written and produced by Noman Ali Khan and directed by the Janaan and Parchi famed Azfar Jafri.
Sherdil revolves around its lead character Haris Mustafa (Mikaal Zulfiqar) who is adamant to join Pakistan Air Force and chasing his goals enters into PAF academy against the will of his father, who wants Haris to join his gigantic business. Mikaal Zulfiqar portrays his character very intelligently from 18 year old cadet to a flight lieutenant and at the same time a romantic and affectionate boy and then a husband. The plot of the story is actually the journey of Haris covered with his personal and professional encounters. Another major character of the film is of Flight lieutenant Arun Veerani played by Hasan Niazi. Niazi is an extremely talented actor, who didn’t compromise on anything from dialogue delivery to facial expression and voice control, though his character could only get its place in the second half of the film. The credit must also be given to the cinematography, editing, production design, art direction, makeup department, visual effects, animation, sound, and camera work of the film. Other cast includes Armeena Rana Khan as Sabrina, wife of Haris and Sabika Imam as Sarah Francis, the love interest of Arun.
Armeena Rana Khan has a much extended role in female leads being opposite to the male lead of the film. Sherdil is Khan’s fourth feature film. She first appeared in Bin Roye opposite to Humayun Saeed in 2015, and Jannan and Yaghaar opposite to Bilal Ashraf in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Sabrina of Sherdil is an archaeologist, who, though loves Haris a lot but afraid of the danger, the life of a fighter pilot may face at any time. Armeena is taking her character accordingly throughout the film keeping her expressions natural and looks dramatic wherever they are needed. Moreover, in Sherdil Armeena has proved that her acting skill and her beauty have been enhanced by the time. A Pakistani-Canadian by birth Armeena was raised in Manchester UK and started her acting career in 2013 with the British short film Writhe, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Sherdil is expected to be released in North America and UK on 12th April 2019 by Zashko Films and expected to bring more business to the box office and Pakistani cinema worldwide.
In conversation with Hamza Tanveer
Setting the standards high with his impeccably charming looks
We had a short heart to heart conversation with this cutie Hamza Tanveer and we bet there is a lot you would love to read about him. Certainly, we are not afraid to say that he is already on the road of success to be the next sensation in town.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m Hamza Tanveer. I’m a Vocalist and I’m one of the veterans of Nescafe Basement.
How did you get into Nescafé Basement?
Through LIVE auditions. Nescafe Basement held LIVE auditions for their Season 2 in my University (UCP) back in 2013. I was selected by Xulfi (Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan) as a Lead Vocalist. That was one lucky day of my life.
Before Nescafé Basement, how did you find out that there was a singer inside you?
I actually realized that when I got selected in Nescafe Basement LIVE auditions. Before that, I was just an introvert and more of a bathroom singer LOL. Also, I never took part in any College/University events as I was too shy to do so.
How did you all get together to produce music? Where did it start?
All the artists were selected from all over Pakistan through LIVE auditions. After that, we were called by Xulfi Bhai for our initial orientation at Nescafe Basement. There, we had our first musical jam and on our first attempt, we knew that we all were at the right place. Thanks to Xulfi bhai for mentoring us all these years. He unearthed and discovered the talent in me and motivated me to get what I could ever dream of.
Was it like you always wanted to be a singer?
No! My parents always wanted me to become an engineer. So, my focus was on my studies initially till Nescafe Basement happened. But music was within me. I used to sing it with my only friend who had a guitar. Music was always something I loved doing in my spare time and the passion grew stronger by time.
Has it become your full-time profession?
No! I tried to convince myself and my family…but considering financial issues, and other social problems, I couldn’t cope up with that! Now I do a job and also do the music side by side! Although I do hope that there may come a time in Pakistan when artists like me would be able to opt music as their full-time job.
How is your experience working as a group?
It has taught me a lot! I had no musical education/background before NB. So, for me, it was a great learning experience working with such a talented lot. We’ve not just made good music altogether but we’ve made long-lasting friendships also. For now, it’s everything I could ever ask for.
Are you intending to move towards Coke Studio?
Definitely, if I am ever given a chance and anything I can contribute to music with what I acquire, I’m up for it!
Who is your favorite Pakistani Singer/ your inspiration?
Considering genres that I sing or like, I can take all the names of legendary artists of Pakistan. Everyone’s been my inspiration as I grew up watching/listening to them on TV and wanted to be like them. 🙂
If you still insist, I’d say Mekaal Hassan Band, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Sajjad Ali are my favorites. 🙂
Considering your good looks, would you like to get into modeling or acting?
Acting, NO! Modeling can be done!
Other than music, what do you like to do the most?
Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat!
What’s your comfort blanket?
I enjoy spending time alone.
What is your relationship status?
Single for now!
If you could sing with one singer that is not alive, who would it be?
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Tell us about your future projects?
I’m working on my two new songs. I would share updates as I get done with everything.
Hareem Farooq breaks the stereotypical image of a dulhan in the newly released trailer of Heer Maan Ja and we can’t wait for the movie now!
By Hina Ghaffar
The megahit on-screen couple of Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan are back together in IRK Films & Arif Lakhani Films’ upcoming movie ‘Heer Maan Ja’, that’s all set to release worldwide this Eid-ul-Azha.
Knowing that the movie is a project from the super talented makers of Siyaah, Janaan and Parchi, we already couldn’t wait to the see what this movie will bring us. But after watching the electrifying trailer of the movie that has just been released, we are now completely on edge! Eid-ul-Azha can’t arrive sooner!
What a terrific visual! The trailer is a perfect glimpse of the epic roller-coaster ride Heer Maan Ja is expected to be! You can find romance, you can see action, and you can also find yourself smiling at the hilarious scenes from the movie! Also…how adorable does Hareem Farooq look in that stunning orange and pink lehenga? We honestly can’t take our eyes off of her!
Hareem seems to be breaking the image of all stereotypical brides with her peppy character in Heer Maan Ja. Heer is giving us the vibes of a runaway bride, however, that’s just a small part of the film. The first look of Heer Maan Ja divulges Hareem Farooq as the coolest bride ever. Has anyone noticed the silver sneakers she’s donning underneath?
Hareem’s character looks very different from Eman in Parchi! Heer seems like a very bubbly and lively character, standing next to a rather nervous-looking Kabir.
Heer Maan Ja is going to be a romantic comedy with a punch of laughter, emotions, thrill and action sequences. Featuring a stellar cast, exceptionally talented directors and a brilliant production team, Heer Maan Ja is going to fill our Bari Eid with a whole lot of entertainment.
‘A love story that has a past’ – and we wonder what past is that? The trailer makes us question quite a lot of things; why were they separated to begin with? Why does Heer look like a run-away bride? Why is Kabir asking her for forgiveness?
We can’t wait for the Bari Eid to find out now!
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