Tinsel World Early Celebrations

They are rubbing their hands in delight, after the early shows of new Pak flicks. Both, Chupan Chupai and Parchi are filling the halls. Both new movies have earned more than 3 crores at the box office, and promise to reach double figures, before the month is out. So, is it really comedy they favour? Serious stuff last year didn’t win over the audience, but the New Year just got great hurrahs from comic stuff. And the symptoms have been there for the last few years. Karachi se Lahore, Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, Wrong Number, Na Maloom Afraad, Punjab Nahi Jaoongi etc. are all comedy or light-hearted films. Except for Rangreza, all of them hit bull’s eye. And not just the celluloid. The trends have been there on the telly, too. What with the audience gobbling up Khabarnak, in a big way, almost all other channels have slotted such shows now. By the way, more good news for film buffs. Bollywood films of Saba Qamar and Sajal Aly are to be screened at the annual Indian Film Festival in Armenia… yes, Mom and Hindi Medium will feature in the festival from January 25.