GLOSS Volume 1, Issue 5 - 2018 - Page 35

EXCLUSIVE What are your views on the ‘new-age cinema’ in Pakistan? Are we doing enough as an industry to create a film environment? Ali: I think we are doing enough in the present, but I also believe that we are doing more than what we need to be doing. By more, I mean we are always looking for something better to do. We are adapting, and we are evolving. We are accepting new technology, accepting new people, welcoming younger editors, photographers and writers. You don’t have to be old to do it. It’s a flexible industry, and we are definitely moving in the right direction. Ali, we have seen the whole hair and moustache transformation, was it specifically for the role? Also, how is your character different from the others that you have played? Ali: Yes, the transformation is specified for the role. My character is very different from the others that I have played. He is a very comedic character and a serious one at the same time. His comedy is in his seriousness. He is not a goody-two-shoes. Bash has his own way of loving or hating someone. A very complex character I can say from the previous ones. Favourite dialogue from the movie? Imran: There is this one dialogue I like of Hareem’s, and the way she delivers it, is fantastic. The dialogue is, “Ek chai cheeni rok key, patti thok key” (One cup of tea with no sugar, and strong.) Hareem: There are so many I can’t focus on just one. Ali: There is a dialogue I really like but it’s a spoiler, so I will tell you the one I like from the trailer, “Sweetness, itni meethi toh tum bhi nahi ho keh merey loser doston ki khairat mein madad kero. Zarur meethay mein kuch namkeen hai” (Sweetness, now you can’t be that sweet that you want to help my loser friends in the name of charity. There is something definitely salty in this sweet dish.) One reason to watch Parchi? Hareem: I can give you ten. It’s a full-on fun film, with a lot of good humour. No sleaziness. Two hours of entertainment, with a good pace, excellent acting and awesome songs. Billo Hai, Imagine, our Parchi song, and there is no reason for you to not watch it. Imran: One reason is that I haven’t seen such characters on screen in the Pakistani or Indian cinema. It doesn’t just have a heroine and a hero. It has so many characters that you would come out of cinema not being able to choose a favourite. What is in the pipeline for you? Ali: There is a lot of exciting things coming up for me, TV and Film-wise, so you have to stay tuned. Hareem and Imran: As a company, we have two dramas and a rom-com in the pipeline. We are hoping Hareem officially agrees on playing the lead in the movie so we will confirm once everything is in place and ready to be announced. 35 E X C L U S I V E What are your views on the ‘new-age cinema’ in Pakistan? Are we doing enough as an industry to create a film environment? Ali: I think we are doing enough in the present, but I also believe that we are doing more than what we need to be doing. By more, I me [H\H[^\[܂Y][]\ˈH\HY\[[H\B][ˈH\HX\[]XKX\[›][K[Z[[[\Y]ܜܘ\\˜[ܚ]\ˈ[H۸&]]HH] ]8&\B^XH[\K[H\HY[][H[ݚ[[BY\X[ۋ[KH]HY[HHZ\[[\XH[ٛܛX][ۋ\]XYX[H܈HO[\ž[\\X\Y\[HH\][H]H^YY[NY\H[ٛܛX][ۈ\XYYY܈HK^H\X\\\BY\[HH\]H]B^YY H\H\HYYX\X\[H\[\ۙH]H[YH[YK\YYH\[\\[\ۙ\ˈB\HK]\\ˈ\\\›ۈ^Hوݚ[܈][Y[ۙKH\H\^\X\H[^BHH][\ۙ\˂]\]HX[YHHH[ݚYO’[\[\H\\ۙHX[YHHZHو\Y[x&\[H^HH[]\] \[\XˈHX[YH\8'Z˜ZHY[H^K]H^x'H ۙH\وXH]Y\[ۙˊB\Y[N\H\HX[HH[&]\ۈ\ۙK[N\H\HX[YHHX[HZH]]8&\H[\’H[[[HHۙHHZHHHZ[\8'Y]\]HYY]H[HHZHZY\^H\ۂHZ\]YZ[XYY\ˈ\\YY]^HYZ[X[ZY[Zx'H Y]\[H[&]H]Y]][H[[^H\Y[[HHو\]K\H\Y][Y[][H[H[\Y]\ BۙHX\ۈ]\O’\Y[NH[]H[H[]8&\H[ [ۈ[[K]Bو[[\X^[\ˈš\و[\Z[Y[ ]HXK^[[X[[]\YBۙˈ[ZK[XY[K\\Bۙ[\H\X\ۈ܈[H›]] [\[ۙHX\ۈ\]H][&]Y[X\X\ۈܙY[[BZ\[H܈[X[[[XK]\۸&]\]HH\[H[H\ˈ]\œX[H\X\][H[YH]و[[XHZ[XH˜HH]\]K]\[H\[[H܈[O[N\H\Hو^][[˜Z[\܈YK[[K]\K[H]H^H[Y \Y[H[[\[\H\[KH]H[X\˜[HKXH[H\[[KH\H[\Y[BٙXX[HYܙY\ۈ^Z[HXY[H[ݚYHB[ۙ\HۘH]\][\[XH[XYHB[[Y