shooting for angie’s movie starts

shooting for “a mighty heart”, the daniel pearl movie started amid tight security yesterday. the newspapers didn’t report whether or not angelina jolie herself (or the producer bad pitt for that matter) was in karachi. wouldn’t make a lot of sense for her to be here i guess if shes just playing the widow’s part who was probably in the states for the entire period depicted in the movie. the director, something winterbottom probably is here. if the movie is as good as his last one, the road to guantanamo, its going to be worth a watch. but i can just bet there will be a lot of criticism on our side about islamic militant bashing this time round.

frankly i just want to see jolie

6 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    I just hope that the mullahs stay within their maderssahs compound as this can be a very good image enhancing chance for this city, not to mention country.

  2. Salman Ahmed (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

    movie about a journalist getting killed in karachi how could it be “a very good image enhancing chance for this city” ? don’t you think it’ll be negative publicity for the city worldwide….

  3. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    If she aint coming then who cares

  4. SWA (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

    I think this movie might end up portraying an image that Karachi is a city full of terrorists. We Karachiites need to be wise and make sure that this negative onslaught is matched with positive images of Karachi. I would recommend people to go out and take good pictures of shopping malls, tourist areas, parks, buildings and other progressive elements of Karachi, and post them on the internet.
    After seeing the movie, people are most likely to come home and try and find out more about Karachi and Pakistan on the internet, and that is our chance to correct their perceptions about Pakistan.

    Like it was said in the other post about Daniel Pearl, the western media has a bias about portraying Karachi and Pakistan in a negative light, as only extremist news sells. So it is up to us to make sure that we correct this image problem ourselves and ensure a good image for our city!

  5. verysmart (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 10:15 pm

    SWA.. perfect.. A great idea.. Lets start this counter strike agianst the media onslaught beofre the movie is in theatres.

    Everyone… Please can we have a campaign on this? I think its more important than every other issue.

  6. Shaafi Shaikh (unregistered) on August 5th, 2006 @ 4:43 am

    Personally, i would think that the movie is a good thing. Recently, a fraction of the western media has started to better understand the islam/Terrorism predicament. The movie should be about how Islam’s teachings are different from the violent and radical ideas people are brainwashed with, and that would be linked to the death of Daniel Pearl. Just today I saw a programme about a suicide bomber in Britain on BBC Prime, which presented the same idea.

    On the other hand, the movie might depict karachi as a terrorist harbour, which wou ldn’t be totally untrue, but not good for us in any way. SWA, great idea man! I think MBK is the best place!

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