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Journey Through Lens: A book on the best of Pakistani cinema launched!

Pakistani cinema industry, although still enroute revival after its decline, surely had its period of blooms. There was a time, our films had their own glorious runs at cinema houses and made a mark on audience. The decline certainly came, but times have changed. And now it seems apt that these glorious journey be documented.

The book Journey Through Lens, written by  Aijaz Gull and Jamal Sohail was launched at Al Hamra Art Centre on Wednesday by Lok Virsa  in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council.  Celebrities from the cinema industry and other  notable personality graced the book launch, including, the famous film director Syed Noor, Dr Fouzia Saeed, Aijaz Gul and Jamal Sohail as speakers at the event. The attendees also shared their experiences in the industry over the past year, giving the audience a glimpse into the real life struggles and successes of these people.

cover page of book

This book Journey Through Lens primarily focuses on the cinema of Pakistan which is an essential part of the  country’s cultural heritage. It traces the history of the cinema in the subcontinent back from  1906 when the first film shots were screened in a hotel in Mumbai. It also highlights the best of film from the ‘50s and beyond. This book promises to take us on a trip to nostalgia, down into the memory lane, where everything is black and white to today’s colorful and digital pictures too.


Rameeza Nasim

Rameeza Nasim, a Paralian, passionate about poetry, drama and fiction. By giving drama critiques I feel like I am endorsing the writer's message to the audiences, I love my job. Being a critic responsibility lies on my shoulders to point out the flaws and shortcomings of the play be it on writer's , performers or director's end . I did my Masters in English Literature and Linguistics .

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