Filams

Today was the first public screening at Kara Film Festival. I was there for day screenings which started at 1 and ended at 7. It was a great experience which Karachites were missing for two years. It is useless about reviewing or talking about movies because reading about it isn’t something as exciting as seeing them as that is the real business. You don’t write about movies, you write movies.

As this time, there were lack of funds so they had to cut one venue short so one is left is kind of same type of movies. I might only be one who is feeling that way but at least we get to see something. Our local tele-films were in abundance today and I seriously feel that we are really good with stories and characterization but we need to work on screenplay and camera angles/composition big time. I was disappointed to see that one of the films didn’t have subtitles but thankfully they shut the DVD in time as it was of no use to watch characters talking in a different language when you don’t understand a word.

Highlights of the day were surely the documentaries. One Indian documentary ‘Shanti Plus’ which takes away the cake for it’s not-so-intellectual storyboard and content. Two by our own Pakistani directors. One of which was a good projection of Tehrik-e-Niswan’s work and other was kind of personal search for spirituality.

Please guys visit this event and support the cultural scene.

4 Comments so far

  1. Satrangi Re! - KARA Film Festival 7 | Pakistan Speaks (pingback) on February 6th, 2009 @ 11:44 am

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  2. بستنی (wasiq) on February 6th, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    can somebody explain a ping in roman urdu…they appear a lot on my blog and whenever I try to follow them I get back to where I started…weird stuff..!

    @Raheel Lakhani sab…janab you wont believe this….this kara thing has brought my cable guy under pressure….he is showing all the best movies these day….and thankyou for making it seem so good….warna culture toh aap bhi jantey hon gay…karachi and culture are two very seperate…ideologies…lol


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