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‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ Pakistan’s first aerial combat movie has now become the first national movie to be commercially released in Saudi Arabia. The movie featuring Hamza Ali Abbasi and Hania Amir in lead roles will be officially released on October 11.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter and said, “Pakistani movie Parwaaz Hai Junoon will be first Pakistan commercial movie to be screened in Saudi Arabia on 11th October. More films and more screenings around the world in coming months InshAllah.”
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 5, 2018
Fawad Chaudhry and his counterpart Dr. Awad Bin Saleh signed a memorandum that agreed on the exchange and screening of the entertainment content. Hence Pakistani drama serials and movies will be screened in Saudi Arabia and vice versa.
The aim of the initiative is to broaden the horizon of the Pakistan film industry and allow actors to gain more popularity. The movie Parwaz Hai Junoon is directed by Haseeb Hassan and produced by Momina Duraid Hum TV Productions.
The film touches the life and complexities of the Air Force officers in the movie. The film boasts an ensemble cast which includes the likes of Asif Raza Mir, Shazli Khan, Hina Bayat, Shamoon Abbasi, Syed Shafaat Ali and Kubra Khan.
‘Parwaz Hai Junoon’, however, is not the first Pakistani movie to be screened in Saudi Arabia. Earlier Hareem Farooq’s and Ali Rehman Khan’s romantic comedy movie ‘Parchi’ was also screened in the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh; a private setting with a lesser audience.
‘Parwaz Hai Junoon’ after a much delay was released in Pakistan on Eid-ul-Azha. As of the latest statistics released last month in September, the Hamza Ali Abbasi starrer earned Rs.23 crore on the box-office and stood next to Humayun Saeed’s Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 that recorded smashing profits at the box-office.