Misc Naumaan Ijaz doesn’t like Pakistani Films & here’s why!

Naumaan Ijaz doesn’t like Pakistani Films & here’s why!


Naumaan Ijaz is known for his versatility and might as an actor. He hasn’t just been a veteran, but has also been a part of the most powerful and hit dramas of this times. This not only gives him the card to be a critique, but his opinions are always worth listening. He doesn’t have the habit of being diplomatic or mincing his words, and this is why his recent statement on Pakistani films has shook everyone:
“I am happier as far as television is concerned. If we start investing now in our films and our filmmakers, it will take us at least another 15-20 years to make quality movies. Right now we’re just trying to put drama into films. In fact, most times we’re only trying to make a good copy of Bollywood which itself is a copy.”
He also thinks that Pakistani film industry is more mature and it does not need cheap comedy like India:
“We’re still lost and do not know what we want to do. We’re mostly focusing on comedy and sadly, that too, cheap comedy. Our genre isn’t the cheap comedy. Try to understand that. We have a unique genre which we need to work on. We have limited filmmakers and we lack the sensible film cult.”
Though we are not just making ‘cheap films’ as Naumaan says, because Cake and the upcoming Motorcycle Girl are the testament of that. Still this doesn’t intrigue and satisfy Naumaan at all:
“Making 5-10 films a year isn’t an achievement. We have around 105-115 screens but we have snatched films from the masses. We need to decide who we need to make films for; the 1% or the masses.”
“I haven’t seen any recent Pakistani films that I can recall. Also, why would I spend Rs 800 to watch an actor I get enough of on my television screen, selling everything from cell phone to toilet cleaners and everything in between?” he replied when we asked him if he’s watched any recent Pakistani film himself.
It looks that we have a long way to go before we impress Mr. Ijaaz and his love for Pakistani cinema.

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