After successful world premieres in Toronto, Ishq Khuda and Josh all set to release this Eid Al Fitr in Pakistan

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This Eid Al Fitr 2013 is going to be a busy one for Pakistan’s box office. After a long time Pakistani audiences will have a wide variety of movies to watch. Be it the Josh of Independent film maker Iram Bilal or Lollywood’s talented filmaker Shehzad Rafique’s message of Ishq Khuda, audiences will have even wider variety with Humayun Saeed’s Main Hoon Shahid Afridi which is expected to draw huge crowds as well.

Luckily here in Toronto, we had the opportunity to watch both Ishq Khuda and Josh before their release in Pakistan. Ishq Khuda was launched at the PIFF 2013 Toronto (Punjabi International Film Festival) while Josh at a screening in Toronto.


Ishq Khuda will not only appeal to Pakistani audiences, but will be appreciated by International audiences as well as it helps viewers understand the subtle but deep intricacies surrounding faith and how it is practiced or interpreted in real life. Ishq Khuda succeeds in showing the transformation of not only the characters, but will also leave an impact on Pakistani viewers on a lot of important issues. The director has created meaningful situations in the film to deliver the social message across that is more comprehensible for the common viewer. There is a particular scene, a dialogue between masjid imaam and Shan that leave a very powerful impact. Click here to read our detailed review, inside the Toronto theatre videos with Om Puri and interviews of Meera and Wiam Dahmani at Ishq Khuda PIFF 2013 Toronto premiere.

We leave you in the meantime with Ishq Khuda trailer and Toronto audience comments after watching the movie.


ISHQ KHUDA – World Premiere Review and Comments… by apnahub



Josh has been screened to packed audiences across the US and came to Toronto on June 8, 2013. Josh has an interesting ensemble of some of the finest actors from the Pakistani entertainment industry, who include Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza, Khalid Malik, Navin Waqar, Adnan Shah Tipu, Salim Mairaj, Kaiser Khan Nizamani, Nyla Jafri, Parveen Akbar, Ali Rizvi and Faizan Haqquee.

While there is no doubt that it is the brilliance of visual display that initially mesmerizes a film viewer, what makes the cinematographic experience a smooth sailing journey is the strength of the characters portrayed. Everything about Josh looked real, be it scenes from inside an affluent café to the slums or shanty towns, Iram Parveen Bilal has demonstrated her mastery on the art of creating a visually impactful experience.

Josh delivers the message that one person’s passion can stir others from their apathy and become a catalyst of change for others. You can’t help others unless they are willing to bring about a change around their lives, that’s the catalyst we see at work in Josh.

Read our detailed review of Josh by clicking here.

We leave you with the latest trailer of Josh and comments from Toronto audiences.


Josh Toronto Premiere – June 8, 2013 by apnahub

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