how was RAMCHAND PAKISTANI at box office?

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w q malik

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why there is a deep silence about its business. does any body know about its business?????

my brother in pakistan seen the movie and wasn't much satisfied by it despite its high standards in every field. use of 'abusive language' wan't much appreciated by the audience and families kept themselves away from the movie.

any way plzzzzzzz let me know about its business???
Posted 12 Sep 2008

dude as far as abusive language is concerned its completely situational i mean how cud u expect prisoners in jail talking decently with each other, to create a reallistic Jail effect they have used abusive language, business wise the film is not a block buster hit but it has recovered its price and its prospect is very bright in india as it is releasing across the border on 3rd october
Posted 12 Sep 2008

w q malik says
i do understand the necessity of making relaistic jail effect, especially in world of paralell cinema.

but does it actually worked in the culture of Pakistan???

cetainly not......as the movie of such an international standard merely recovred its cost.

i see the following reasons of this movie for not performing well: (provided i haven't seen the movie yet, so the analysis might not be accurate, feed back will be welcomed!!!!)

1) there are 2 segments of the cinema audience exist in Pakistan which are:

-youth (not necessarily educated)
-family

in pakistan a blockbuster can't happen without family viwership. in this movie that very important segment has been drifted away due to the use of abusive language. one must agree with me that the values we enjoy in our society ,..... doesn't accomodate the debate of necessity for reality impact of real world in cinema.

the youth cinema viewership in pakistan largely consists of un-educated people. they only have the ability to make a movie a mere hit or average but not blockbuster at all.the examples may include all the recent punjabi hit films such as HAMAYUN GUJJAR, ATIF CHOUDRY, ZIDDI RAJPUT etc etc. which are obviously a sub standard product which get attention due to vulgar dances, strong lnguage dialouges etc.
one must not expect this segment to be intrested in the paralell cinema at all especially a master piece with NO CAST VALUE as it was in KHUDA KE LIYE i.e., SHAAN.

unfortunately both segments were drifted away due to their very own traits. and the much awaited masterpiece RAMCHAND PAKISTANI only managed to recover its cost by the viewership of educated youth which less than 30% in the society.

feed back welcomed!!!   


Posted 15 Sep 2008

it has recovered its cost easily and it is still showing in cineplex karachi, no idea abt other cities and as far as audience is conerned i was pretty sure from the day one that movies like zibahkhana and ramchand pakistani is best for cineplex and multiplex going audience who pay for something new and creative and thats where both movies have scored, film like khulay asmaan ke neechay only managed to run 4 weeks in cinepex rawalpindi on the other hand film like zibahkhana which was not even a 35mm movie ran for 10 weeks in the same theatre and same is the case with ramchand.
Posted 17 Sep 2008

w q malik says
DEAR CHARIZMATIC!

how come KHUDA KE LIYE managed to get success across the board???

was it not different or creative?

how many cine plex we have in the country?

i am pretty sure the film RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is good movie....my question is WHAT COULD HAVE ADDED IN THIS MOVIE TO MAKE IT BLOCKBUSTER?
Posted 17 Sep 2008

You cant not compare both the films Khuda ke liye was a commercial film with a different story line and execution on the other hand Rp is not at all a commercial film.
Posted 24 Sep 2008

indiafm review

   

Movie Reviews : Ramchand Pakistani


By Taran Adarsh, October 2, 2008 - 11:03 IST


Most Pakistani films are synonymous with loud acting, garish sets and blood-n-gore. But KHUDA KAY LIYE earlier and RAMCHAND PAKISTANI now signify the changing times, the changing outlook, the changing mindset.

RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is a simple story, a true story in fact, of a kid and his father crossing the LOC and being held captive in an Indian prison. A theme like this ought to be handled with gloves and director Mehreen Jabbar does just that. A sensitively told story that succeeds in making you think of the plight of scores of people who've accidently crossed the border and are, perhaps, still languishing in various jails.

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Give RAMCHAND PAKISTANI a try. Chances are you might like the experience!

RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is a true story concerning the accidental crossing of the India-Pakistan border during a period of extreme, war-like tension between the two countries by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family.



The child from Pakistan, aged eight years, learns to cope with the trauma of forced separation from his mother [Nandita Das] while being held prisoner, along with his father in the jail of India. What transpires is the crux of the story.

Real life stories are difficult to interpret on reel, but Mehreen Jabbar tries and succeeds. It may not be the most mesmeric tale you've experienced, but the story and how Mehreen and the writers adapt it cinematically makes it a moving experience.




Having said that, you can't turn a blind eye to the discrepancies in the screenplay. A few portions running parallel to the story just don't hold. Wish the director would've concentrated on the main issue, instead of deviating into unwanted tracks, like the female jailor's [Maria Wasti] relationship with one of the guards, or the helpless mother's [Nandita Das] secret admirer [Noman Ijaz].

RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is also watchable due to the fine performances delivered by just about everyone in its cast. But it works mainly due to Syed Fazal Hussain's sterling act as the young Ramchand. He conveys the pathos and helplessness with aplomb. Even the grown-up Ramchand, Navaid Jabbar, is equally competent.

Nandita Das is efficient. Rashid Farooqui [Ramchand's father] is equally competent. Pakistani actors Noman Ijaz, Shahoor and Maria Wasti -- popular names on Pakistani TV circuit - deliver fine performances.

On the whole, RAMCHAND PAKISTANI is a simple story well told. Business-wise, the problem is that it faces a strong opposition from two major releases this week. Besides, a film like RAMCHAND PAKISTANI caters to a select audience, which means that it might go unnoticed in the domestic circuit.

Rating:- * * [critique].


Posted 03 Oct 2008

yep it is released in india yesterday.
Posted 03 Oct 2008

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