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Eid ul Azha releases open to decent figures

Instep Today
By NewsBytes
Sat, 08, 19

This past one week saw the release of three Pakistani films including Parey Hut Love, Superstar and Heer Maan Ja; while the first two released overseas last weekend, Heer Maan Ja will release internationally later this month.

According to Entertainment Pakistan, Parey Hut Love and Superstar stand ahead of Heer Maan Ja at the local box office, with twice the business as opposed to HMJ. Both the films raked in over PKR 6 crore during the three days of Eid while HMJ collected almost PKR 3 crore domestically.

However, the good news is, all three films picked up on the second and third day of Eid, and are creating a buzz with word of mouth. In fact, Heer Maan Ja earned twice the money on day two (PKR 11 million) than it did on Eid day one (PKR 5.5 million).

Speaking of PHL and Superstar’s performance in the international market, the former generated Rs 20.4 million while the latter raked in Rs 19.6 by the end of the opening weekend.

Heer Maan Ja stars Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan in lead roles; it is directed by Azfar Jafri while it is produced by IRK Films and Arif Lakhani Films. Parey Hut Love, on the other hand, is director Asim Raza’s second film and features an ensemble cast including Maya Ali, Sheheryar Munawar, Zara Noor Abbas, Ahmed Ali Butt and others. Mahira Khan and Bilal Khan-starrer Superstar marks Mohammed Ehteshamuddin’s big screen directorial debut and features veteran actors Nadeem Baig, Jawed Sheikh, Marina Khan and Asma Abbas in important roles.