Here I am back with such a wonderful article. Movienasha has compiled a list of the Top 10 Pakistani Movies. These are must-watch movies for everyone. The movies mentioned below gained very good ratings. I am sure you guys will love those movies. The numbers here are in any random order and do not suggest a level of greatness in the movie. Please leave comments or feedback if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. After watching the movies, please mention your personal experiences. Your comments are most welcome!
1. Waar (2013)
Waar is one of the best Pakistani Movies directed by Bilal Lashari, Produced and written by Hassan Waqas Rana. It was released on 16 October 2013 starring Shaan Shahid, Shamoon Abbasi, Ali Azmat, Meesha Shafi, and Ayesha Khan.It is the highest grossing Pakistani film based on the war on terror in Pakistan including the attack on a police academy in Lahore in 2009.
The movie title “Waar” is an Urdu language word meaning “to strike”. It is basically an English language movie with some dialogues in Urdu. The movie received positive reviews from critics. The movie took three years to complete. The movie won many awards including Best Action, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Star Debut Female, Best Actor in a Negative Role, and Best Cinematography. It is a Pakistani movie released in Australian cinemas.
2. Bol (2011)
Bol (English meaning Speak) is a social drama Pakistani movie directed by Saqlain Nawaz and produced by Shoaib Mansoor. It was released on 24 June 2011 starring Atif Aslam, Humaima Malik, Mahira Khan, Iman Ali, Amr Kashmiri, Shafqat Cheema, Manzar Sehbai, Zaib Rehman. The objective of the movie was to advocate for women’s rights by bringing the focus of media and the elite of Pakistan to family planning and gender issues.
It concerns a religious Muslim family who is facing many financial difficulties. It is one of the top Pakistani Movies which received highly positive reviews from critics. This movie is from the best Pakistani movies. The movie did good business at the box office and won many awards like Best Film, Best Film Actor, and Best Film Actress at Lux Style Awards. The song of the movie was very well nominated for Song of the Year, Best Playback Singer, Best Original Sound Track .
3. Na Maloom Afraad (2014)
Na Maloom Afraad (English meaning unknown persons) is one of the leading Pakistani movies in the Comedy thriller. It was directed and written by Nabeel Qureshi, produced by Fizza Ali Meerza. It was released on October 6, 2014 starring Fahad Mustafa, Javed Sheikh, Mohsin Abbas Haider. This movie is counted as the top Pakistani movies. The story is based on confusion and disorder in the city of lights Karachi. The three characters run around in the city of Karachi bringing out the craziest plan to save their lives,
The three characters run around in the city of Karachi bringing out the craziest plan to save their lives, asses and love. The movie did good business at the box-office and received overall positive reviews from critics. The movie won Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Actor, Best Debut and Best Editing at Tribune’s Film Awards.
4. Khuda Kay Liye (2007)
Khuda Kay Liye (translation:”For God’s Sake”, English Title:”In The Name of God”) is a Pakistani Urdu language drama film directed by Shoaib Mansoor and produced by Shoman Production. It was released on 20 July 2007 starring Shaan, Naseeruddin Shah, Fawad Afzal Khan, Iman Ali, and Hameed Sheikh. The movie received generally positive reviews, though some religious “conservatives” criticized the movie and called for a ban in Pakistan. It resulted in a grand opening and turned out to be a Hit. It received critical as well as commercial success in India and Pakistan. It has won numerous awards including Lux Style Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack in 2008 and many others.
The movie received generally positive reviews, though some religious “conservatives” criticized the movie and called for a ban in Pakistan. It resulted in a grand opening and turned out to be a Hit. It received critical as well as commercial success in India and Pakistan. It has won numerous awards including Lux Style Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Soundtrack in 2008 and many others.
5. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2013)
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is one of the top action-sports Pakistani movies directed by Syed Ali Raza Usama and produced by Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib. It was released on 23 August 2013 starring Humayun Saeed, Noman Habib, Javed Shaikh, Nadeem Baig, Ismail Tara, and Shafqat Cheema. It is a story of a boy who dreams of becoming Shahid Afridi. The movie did good business at the box office and is considered to be one of the highest-grossing Pakistani movies. The movie received positive reviews from the critics and a good movie to watch.
6. O21 (2014)
O21 (or Operation 21 formerly The Extortionist) is a Pakistani spy thriller film directed by Jami, co-directed by Summer Nicks, produced by Zeba Bakhtiar and Azaan Sami Khan. It was released on October 6, 2014 starring Shaan Shahid, Shamoon Abbasi, Aamina Sheikh, Ayub Khoso, and Gohar Rasheed. It is one of the first spy action Pakistani movies and has done good business at the box-office. O21 is the 576th feature film of Shaan’s career.
7. Zinda Bhaag (2013)
Zinda Bhaag is a Pakistani Punjabi-language drama film directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi and produced by Mazhar Zaidi. It was released on September 20, 2013 starring Naseeruddin Shah, Amna Ilyas, Khurram Patras, Salman Ahmad Khan, Zohaib Asghar. The movie was not nominated but was selected as the Pakistani entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, the first in over 50 years. The movie is about three young men who try to succeed in ways they had least expected and make an effort to escape the reality of their everyday lives. The movie won four awards at the International South Asian Film Festival in Canada.
8. Chambaili (2013)
Chambaili is a Pakistani Urdu-language political thriller film directed by Ismail Jilani and produced by Abdullah Kadwani and Shahzad Nawaz. It was released on April 26, 2013 starring Khalid Ahmed, Shafqat Cheema, Salman Peerzada, Maira Khan, Ali Tahir, Shahzad Nawaz. It is the first political Pakistani movie in the history of Pakistani Cinema. It is investigating the subject of political corruption. This is also from the top Pakistani movies. The movie has the most music videos of any Pakistani movie (Eight). Political parties across the country played songs from its soundtrack during campaign rallies as the music of the film was part of political and social activities.
9. Jalaibee (2015)
Jalaibee is a Pakistani caper action thriller film directed by Yasir Jaswal and produced by Eman Syed. It was released on March 20, 2015 starring Danish Taimoor, Ali Safina. It is the first Pakistani movie to be shot with the Arri Alexa camera. It is the story of many relatable characters who are fighting with their problems. It is one of the first Pakistani movies which collected Rs. 5 million before its release. The movie features 10 tracks by various artists including Uzair Jaswal, Humaira Arshad, Qayaas.
10. Ramchand Pakistani (2008)
Ramchand Pakistani is an Urdu-language Pakistani drama film directed by Mehreen Jabbar, produced and written by Javed Jabbar. It was released on October 2, 2008 starring Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazel Hussain, Maria Wasti, and Noman Ijaz. The movie is based on a true story of a boy who accidentally crosses the border between Pakistan and India and the following trial that his family has to go through. It is a good movie to watch.This movie won numerous awards like Best Film Award, Best Actor, FIPRESCI Prize, Satyajit Ray Award and many others.
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