Kaanch: A Tele-Movie from Pakistan

Posted on June 17, 2007
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Pakistanis Abroad, Society, TV, Movies & Theatre
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ATP has always been fascinated by Pakistani cinema. Both old (here, here, here, etc.) and new (here, here, here, etc.).

So hearing about the new telefilm called ‘Kaanch‘ was of interest.

The PR blurb about the movie says:

KaaNCH is a story of a Pakistani who came to London for his studies. The fast paced life of UK engulfs Sami (Adeel Suhrwardy) and he becomes a distant memory for his family in Pakistan. Certain events take Sami back to his homeland, where he finds his brother, Rakay (Khurram Suhrwardy) in the midst of an assassination attempt. KaaNCH is about ‘rediscovering yourself’.

It is being released by Geo TV today (June 17, 9PM Pakistan Time) and available online here. It is directed by Khurram Suhrwardy and written by Adeel Suhrwardy. The two brothers are also the lead actors in the film.

I should confess that I have not seen the movie, but the trailer (below) makes me want to see it, although thrillers are not really my genre (I am much more of a Waheed Murad kind of guy!).

Kaanch – Pakistani Movie Trailer

Karachi Metroblog has carried two stories on the movie (here and here), but they were also more by way of announcing what was coming (like this story). Like them, I wil also await reviews from those who actually get to see it.

28 responses to “Kaanch: A Tele-Movie from Pakistan”

  1. ayesha sajid says:

    Also here let me remind myself and all of you that there was a time when Pakistani dramas were the rage at home and across the border.
    What happened ??
    we gave up our artistic freedom, took up issues that were frivilous and far from reality and to top it all aped blindly the across the border themes of family fueds. Instead of realistic potrayels of charachters, we put in sari clad, two inch thick make up wearing divas and vamps, flashy houses, big cars and expected that would be the success of the drama. And all this at the expense of a strong story line and stronger dialogs.
    At one time the streets would empty at 8 o’clock because it was drama time , now , no one is bothered because there are a zillion chanells which are running the same kind of plays with the same faces and similar themes.

    Actually i miss the time when there was just one chanell … good old PTV… when four o’clock was a ten minute cartoon time for the children, seven o’clock was the english news ( or was it six ) and come eight o’clock and the whole house hold would sit for the drama time. At nine all of us would be sent for food and then bed and the elders would listen to the ever famous khabarnama. We could only wonder what came at ten o’clock and onwards ( heavily censored i am sure) because we were hushed to our rooms and put to sleep by then.
    aaah nostalgia !!

  2. ayesha sajid says:

    actually what i should have written was not ALL Indian movies are crap. Most of them must be , are infact, but there are loads that are a pleasure to watch, thought provoking and aesthetically the tops !!

  3. Eidee Man says:

    Ayesha, Indian movies aren’t crap; some people DO like to see: ‘heroes’ who can summon superman-like powers when faced with heavily armed thugs, women wearing not more than two sheets of 8.5 X 11 inch who constantly, and irrelevantly break out into the cacophonous audio they call bollywood songs, a complete lack of originality in plot selection, utter absurdities to, perhaps, get an escape from reality.

    Before you call me names, Pakistani movies are worse; they try to copy these pathetic movies!

    So Ahmad Mushtaq, Ayesha is right, it’s in the eye of the beholder. After all, if some people want to use crack cocaine, who are we to judge?

  4. not all are crap offcourse, some are good but most of them are crap, the crap list is gigantic compared to the good list

  5. ayesha sajid says:

    Indian movies are not crap … unfortunately ANGOOR KHATTAY HAIN !!

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