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Amid India-Pak Tensions, Pakistani Theatre Owners Ban Screening of Indian Movies

After the terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena asked Pakistani artistes to leave India

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  • Super Cinema owner Khorem Gultasab said he had already stopped screening Indian films at his facilities, the Express Tribune reported
  • On Thursday, Indian film producers passed a resolution banning Pakistanis from working in films being made in India and the move was announced by IMPAA in Mumbai
  • After the terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena asked Pakistani artistes to leave India

Karachi, Oct 1, 2016: Some Pakistani theatre owners have stopped screening Indian movies.

The decision comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan and the Indian film producers’ decision to ban Pakistanis from working in films being made in India.

“We will suspend the exhibition of Indian films till normalcy (returns),” The Express Tribute quoted Nadeem Mandviwalla, owner of Mandviwalla Entertainment, as saying.

“No Indian movies will play in my cinemas from Friday onwards for sure,” he added. Mandviwalla Entertainment runs Atrium cinemas in Karachi as well as Centaurus in Islamabad.

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In the past week, Bollywood films “Pink” and “Banjo” had released in Pakistan. This week, “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, could have released.

But its distributor IMGC Global Entertainment withheld it as it was felt the film could have anti-Pakistan elements in its narrative about cricket, the company’s head Amjad Rasheed told IANS over phone from Dubai.

Super Cinema owner Khorem Gultasab said he had already stopped screening Indian films at his facilities, the Express Tribune reported.

“From Friday, no Bollywood film will be screened at Super Cinemas for at least two weeks to show solidarity with our actors and our military,” Gultasab was quoted as saying.

Cinepax, Pakistan’s largest network of cinemas, has not yet banned Indian movies. A senior official of the cinema chain said it would follow suit if film exhibitors take a joint decision, the daily said.

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Mandviwalla said: “We were taking things lightly initially since the so-called ban (on Pakistani artistes in India) was (by) a few mischief-mongers.

“But things have gotten serious after the official (IMPPA) declaration,” he added, referring to the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association.

Gultasab said Pakistanis must “completely black out Indian content” from TV channels too, the Express Tribune reported.

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Renowned Pakistani filmmaker Jami agreed. “If you want a ban, just ban all Indian content.”

On Thursday, Indian film producers passed a resolution banning Pakistanis from working in films being made in India. The move was announced by IMPAA in Mumbai.

Many Pakistani actors and singers are known to work in Bollywood. After the terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena asked Pakistani artistes to leave India. (IANS)

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Top 10 Hindi Movies Of 2017 You Must Watch

Hindi Movies of 2017 are some of the best that has been released in past few years

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2017 was an year of Brilliant Bollywood Films. Youtube
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  • 2017 was the year of brilliance in Bollywood
  • Hindi Movies of 2017 are some of the best that has been released in past few years
  • These Bollywood films will definitely make you think

2017 was the year of brilliance for Bollywood. Hindi movies of 2017 were some of the best that have been released in past few years. Bollywood film industry is one of the biggest film industries in the world.

Secret Superstar was one of the best Hindi Movies of 2017. Facebook
Secret Superstar was one of the best Hindi Movies of 2017. Facebook

Bollywood movies are famous for their music and sometimes unrealistic plots, but not all movies are like that. In 2017, there were many movies which were pathbreaking. These Bollywood films are the ones which make you think.

Here is the list of 10 best Hindi movies of 2017, which will make you praise cinema once again.

Hindi Medium

If we are talking about the list of 2017 Bollywood movies, this one is sure to come. It was one of the best Hindi movies of 2017 and reflected what many other movies couldn’t. The highly English-sophisticated, chauvinist society of India which keeps on forgetting about its regional languages. Other than the amazing performances, this movie is worth your time because of its brilliant plot and humour.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

This Bollywood film faced much controversy before and after its release. But nonetheless, this women-centric managed to garner positive reviews from the critics and audience. The performances and plot, all are brilliant. It definitely deserves a spot on the list of 2017’s best Bollywood films because of how bold and feisty it is.

Trapped

Trapped, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, stars Rajkummar Rao, which says a lot about its greatness already. This is one Hindi film of 2017 which will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat at all times. This Bollywood movie is a survival drama thriller that narrates a story which reflects us how we are all trapped in our own ultra-modern life all alone.

A Death in Gunj

This one definitely deserves a spot in the best Hindi movies 2017 list. This Bollywood film is written and directed by the talented Konkana Sen Sharma. The performances of all the actors in this thriller are brilliant and the storyline will keep at the edge of your seat most of the times.

Also Read: Top 10 Malayalam movies you should definitely watch

Secret Superstar

This Bollywood film produced by Amir Khan is not at all typical. The film portrays a journey of a 14 years old Muslim girl whose ultimate dream is to become a singer and make her mother proud. The musical drama directed by Advait Chandan is one of the best Hindi movies of 2017.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha 

This movie was liked even before its release, because of its unique concept. Based on the sanitation conditions in India, this Hindi film inspired from a real-life story of a woman who left her husband after she found the absence of toilet in the house. The film was applauded by everyone from Narendra Modi to Bill Gates. This was definitely one of the best Hindi movies of 2017.

Shubh Mangal Savdhan

This romantic-comedy deserves a spot on this list of best Hindi movies of 2017 because of its unique storyline. The movies talk about Erectile Dysfunction which is a taboo topic in India even now. This movie is the remake of 2013 Tamil film ‘Kalyana Samayal Saadham,’ and is full of laughter and joy.

Newton

Newton is about a government clerk who tries to conduct free and fair voting while being on his election duty in a Naxalite area. There is fear of gorillas but a duty which is given must be completed. This was a brilliant movie which was also, India’s official entry for the 2017 Oscars. Rajkumar Rao has once again performed brilliantly. This movie is definitely a must-watch.

Haramkhor

This can easily be called one of the boldest Hindi movie of 2017. It is about a teacher’s affair with a student and how that affair is used for exploitations of many sorts. The movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi and is definitely one of the best Hindi movies of 2017.

Also Read: Top 10 must watch Tamil movies of 2017

Indu Sarkar

This 2017 Hindi movie was about the late Prime minister, Indra Gandhi. This political thriller got into controversies even before it was released. Although the film was mostly fiction, it still got a political party, Congress’ blood all boiled up. However, the movie which was based on the Emergency period, starring big names like Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher, definitely became one of the best Hindi movies of 2017 which was applauded by both audience and critics.