YouTube video of the day: Armageddon in Karachi?

Published: February 23, 2011
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A screenshot from the movie showing Karachi burning.

A screenshot from the movie showing Karachi burning.

Have you ever wondered how the end of the world always takes place in the United States, and that too in New York? You don’t have to worry about that anymore, as a new Pakistani movie places our very own city of Karachi as ground zero for the destruction.

From the teaser, it seems ‘Kolachi’ revolves around individual Karachiites, who face the task of recovering from complete annihilation after an asteroid collides with Earth.

The special effects and cinematography visible in the trailer may not be as impressive as something out of a high budget Hollywood flick, but it would certainly be amusing to see how this production unfolds.

Video Rating: Thumbs up for being the first of its kind.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • xyz
    Feb 23, 2011 - 4:21PM

    I’d have no qualms with an asteroid staying away from Karachi. NY is welcome to hold on to that one.Recommend

  • salman lakhani
    Feb 23, 2011 - 5:00PM

    WOW … seems like a good movie !
    need some more info. like who made it and when is it releasing?Recommend

  • Salman
    Feb 23, 2011 - 7:17PM

    When did Karachi get all those skyscrapers?!Recommend

  • Sheraryar X
    Feb 23, 2011 - 7:58PM

    Looks good! Good blow the other films in Pakistan out of the water. People shouldn’t really compare it to a blockbuster anyway it clearly is an indie film and not a high budget Hollywood peice. The chick would have been hotter. Recommend

  • Santyosh
    Feb 23, 2011 - 7:59PM

    Wow, looks amazing and I think the special effects are great, it seems like a very abstract motion picture and the obscurity of the plot is ever enticing. Very Film Noir indeed! I like. Is it an asteroid though, I think it is something more than that otherwise it would have been surely revealed in the trailer itself, i think the producers are misguiding us deliberately so we think it is an asteroid then they will surprise the hell out of us with something special. Anyways, great work Pakistan, I hope this plays not just everywhere in India, but everywhere in the world so they know us Asian also kick as######.Recommend

  • Sheraryar X
    Feb 23, 2011 - 8:10PM

    @Salman: I think you missed the description on the youtube where they called it a dystopian Karachi. I think its called Kolachi on purpose to resemble Karachi but not entirely. Think Gotham and how much similar it is New York but they will never call it that. Recommend

  • Sheraryar X
    Feb 23, 2011 - 8:10PM

    *the youtube channelRecommend

  • Sarah
    Feb 23, 2011 - 8:52PM

    @Salman:
    the Karachi in the film is not totally the Karachi we see in real life obviously – it’s an altered version of it I guess. Like Sherayar says: Metropolis and Superman movies or LA in Southland Fairytales or Gothem City in Batman. It does look abstract and I’m so excited to it. Who’s the hot white Britisher guy in it I wonder? Who made this film. Is there any information about them. Are they Pakistani or is it an overseas company?Recommend

  • Jason and Sally
    Feb 24, 2011 - 1:51AM

    When is it coming Pakistan? Australia eagerly awaits this film – looks brilliant!Recommend

  • Feb 24, 2011 - 3:51PM

    The movie definitely seems to be a must watch. But why is it in English? wth?! Can I guess that this won’t come to Pk like Slackistan. Then English is fine I suppose.Recommend

  • Talha
    Feb 24, 2011 - 5:13PM

    Looks great.Recommend

  • Karachite
    Feb 25, 2011 - 4:30PM

    FINALLY AN ASTEROID HITS PAKISTAN!! Its about time, after all those damn asteroids landing in Hollywood and completely missing this side of the world, this will be a good change.

    Its expected we that we didn’t manage to send a shuttle up to nuke the oncoming asteroid because there was an MQM payia jaam that day and all the CNG pumps were shut and there was no electricity to power the launch site and the police wala’s hadn’t been paid their bhatta and PPP didn’t name the shuttle Mohtarma Shaheed Asteroid Destroyer and ISI couldn’t remember the launch codes to the nukes.Recommend

  • You must be kidding
    Feb 25, 2011 - 10:26PM

    @Sarah – This movie is the brain child of the Pakistani based Australian Summer Nicks, along with a handful of other Pakistanis mostly based out of Karachi. I believe most the production work has been done in Pakistan. Best of luck to these guys with the movie!Recommend

  • Jeddy
    Feb 26, 2011 - 2:16PM

    This one was a great effort, more sci-fi and fantasy movies should.Recommend

  • Pooja
    Feb 27, 2011 - 10:47PM

    Is it about India and Pakistan at war – we should only have love between us both, not blow each other up – we are family after all.Recommend

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