The Gujjars, Jutts, Arrains era is over. The cinemas have been brought to life again and viewers are supporting the revival with a vigor. With recent successes of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Ho Mann Jahan and Bachaana, the film scene looks prosperous for the Pakistani movie industry.

Many smashing movies are lined up this year. Here's a glimpse of what lies in store.

MAALIK:

Ashir Azeem of Dhuwan fame is back and we expect a lot from him. The tagline of the film is a quote by lily Tomlin "I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody." The story of Maalik has four principal tracks. An Afghan family that escapes from the ravages of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and settles in Karachi. An SSG officer who undergoes a personal tragedy and starts a private security company (Black Ops Pvt. Ltd) in Karachi. His SSG colleagues keep joining the company on their retirements. An idealist school master who suffers greatly under a cruel feudal lord and settles in Karachi and finally the feudal lord who becomes the chief minister and unleashes a reign of terror on all who cross his path.

Stars include, Farhan Agha, Sajad Hasan and Hasan Niazi

QUETTA:

Balochistan is no longer ignored by the film industry. Already Moor by Jami has created ripples and now another one is here for Balochistan. Quetta: The City of Forgotten Dreams is a drama film directed by Murtaza Chaudary, written by Faysal Chaudary and co-produced by Faysal Chaudary, Sana Bucha under the Production banner Filmsaaz and Sana Bucha Productions. The film stars Asal Din Khan, Abdullah Ghaznavi, Ali Karimi, Fayaz Hussain and Danyal Ali are in lead roles. Best of luck, Sana!

REVENGE OF THE WORTHLESS:

Revenge of the Worthless is the directorial debut of Jamal Shah with assistant direction of Zohaib Akhtar and produced by Amna Shah under the banner HunerKada Films. The film cast includes Jamal Shah himself, Ayoub Khos, Firdos Jamal and Emel Karakose along with new talent, the students of HuneKada and Noor Bukhari  in a cameo.

The film depicts a brutally disfigured cultural narrative of a land with the enviable cultural heritage highlighting the heroic struggle of a few unsung heroes during the 2009 Swat Operation.

The trailer will add to your anticipation. 

KAPTAAN:

This one is for fans of Imran Khan. The biopic will make many curious and go wanting for it. The story follows the life of Imran Khan. He won the 1992 World Cup becoming a national hero of Pakistan. He built a cancer hospital after his mother died of cancer. The movie also portrays how he became the first chancellor of a university to the building of Namal University. His inspirational life is portrayed in this movie from his historic 1992 World-Cup win for Pakistan until the present day. Abdul Manan and Sonya Jahan will be playing the lead roles.

Trailer:

KAMBAKHT:

We have been waiting for this one for a long time now. Hamza Abbasi is controversial, lovable and everywhere these days. The movie is a personal production of Hamza and he is reshooting some scenes again as initially the movie had a low budget. 

Kambakht is about a middle-aged man from the backward areas of the Pakhtunkhwa, played by Hamza Abassi, and a young urban city-slicker, played by Shehryar Munawwar, who strike an unlikely and accidental friendship.

MAH-E-MEER:

Mah-e-Meer is directed by Anjum Shahzad, produced by Khurram Rana, Sahir Rasheed, Badar Ikram and written by Sarmad Sehbai. The film is based on the life of a famous poet Mir Taqi Mir whose role is played by Fahad Mustafa. The film also stars Iman Ali, Sanam Saeed and Manzar Sehbai in lead roles. Mah-e-Meer is a story that follows the struggle of a contemporary poet and draws parallels with events in Mir’s life.