Islamabad: Pakistan Air force film, Parwaaz Hai Junoon directed by Haseeb Hassan and written by Farhat Ishtiaq has been released in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ capital Riyadh. According to details Parwaaz Hai Junoon continues its magical run at the local and International box office since its release on Eid-ul-Azha. In a recent development Parwaaz Hai Junoon after successful business in Pakistan has commercially released in Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh on 4th November. The attendees were impressed by the film’s “fascinating visuals, picturesque beauty of Pakistan and engaging script which presented a perfect blend of action, thrill, romance and patriotism.”
To celebrate this occasion, HUM Films organized a special premiere of the film, attended by the lead cast of the film including Hamza Ali Abbasi and Hania Aamir along with CEO Hum Network Duraid Qureshi. Several notable dignitaries including Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad, Culture and Information Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Advisor to the Minister of culture & Information Faheem Bin Hamid Al- Hamid, Kingdom’s ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed -Al Malkiy and others were present on the occasion.
Addressing on the occasion Faheem Bin Hamid Al- Hamid, Advisor to the Minister of culture & Information of Saudi Arabia said that Pakistan is our brotherly Islamic country and we will cooperate with Pakistan at highest level to bring Pakistani films in Kingdom so that both countries could benefits each other’s cultures and traditions. Faheem Bin Hamid Al- Hamid on the occasion also lauded the role of Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain for the recent move.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had signed an agreement to air each other’s content in last October during the visit of Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad, Culture and Information Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Pakistan. According to the memorandum finalized between Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and his Saudi counterpart Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad, Culture and Information Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Pakistani movies and dramas to be screened in Saudi Arabia and vice versa.
However, it has been noted that PHJ is not the first Pakistani film to screen in Saudi Arabia. Back in May, the Hareem Farooq – Ali Rehman Khan starrer Parchi had a private screening in the Kingdom and a MoU was signed between IHA Entertainment and Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Matab Bin Thenayan Bin Muhammad in Riyadh.
The commercial release of PHJ is indeed a momentous occasion for the fledgling local film industry which constantly needs new markets for its growth. PHJ’s public premiere will be held next week. The film boasts a stellar cast including Hamza Ali Abbasi, Hania Amir, Ahad Raza Mir, Shaz Khan, Kubra Khan, Shafaat Ali Khan, Marina Khan, Hina Bayat Khwaja, Asif Raza Mir, Saad Kazi and others.
It is reminded that the Saudi Arabia had opened its first ever cinema for public earlier this year in Riyadh with Saudi authorities intending to build around 350 cinemas with over 2,500 screens by 2030, hoping to generate around $1 billion as annual revenue.