Did you know?: Zinda Bhaag gets delayed till September 20

Published: August 30, 2013

Just when Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’s success had increased the anticipation of more Pakistani films, it seems that cinema enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer for their wishes to come true. The next film in line, Zinda Bhaag, that raised our expectations with the awards it bagged at the Mosaic MISAFF festival in Toronto, will not be hitting the screen on September 6, as expected.

“The primary reason is that a backlog of unreleased film titles and delays in releases has pushed the whole schedule of cinemas ahead,” Mazhar Zaidi, the director of the film, told The Express Tribune.

The announcement was made through a joint statement by ARY Films, Footprint Entertainment and Matteela Films on August 29.

However, it has been reported that the delay is not from the producer’s end.

Zinda Bhaag stars actor Naseeruddin Shah, model Amna Ilyas and Khurrum Patras and has now been scheduled to release on September 20. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2013.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Fawad
    Aug 30, 2013 - 10:31PM

    Who cares?


  • Fan
    Aug 30, 2013 - 11:17PM

    That’s a bummer but well. The movie looks promising though. it has a real art movie feel to it.


  • Aug 30, 2013 - 11:19PM

    Does anybody know, How much business Main Hoon Shahid Afridi did? Everybody is saying that this movies is a super hit but no one knows the actual numbers?


  • Aug 31, 2013 - 3:48AM

    Very good decision. I was thinking simultaneous release of MHSA, WAAR and Zinda Bhaag on 6th September will damage their business.
    They have wisely releases MHSA earlier, Waar will be on 6th Sep and Zinda Bhaag on 20th… thus giving all films enough time to gain from first two weeks business.


  • optimist
    Aug 31, 2013 - 3:52AM

    @ Ayesha
    According to my sources in Lahore cinema industry, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi has recovered its budget during first 5 days of release. The report is from Punjab and Karachi (Sindh) circuit and it is still doing well.


  • PiS
    Aug 31, 2013 - 4:39AM

    @Fawad I do.


  • iqra
    Aug 31, 2013 - 6:36AM

    ARY is the media partner of the movie it reveal last day!!may it also the reason to delay the release date!!! and WAAR movie release will be expected after Eid ul Azha!!


  • Happy
    Aug 31, 2013 - 10:46AM

    I am pleasantly surprised to read some back-to-back coverage of Pakistani movies on Express Tribune. Always a pleasure to read original stuff too. Now if only the so-called “largest” television channel in the country could take notes too and cover some local entertainment news as well…


  • Aftab Chandio
    Aug 31, 2013 - 11:57AM

    Very good decision..the movie deserves much more publicity as it is THE film from among the new cinema.


  • np
    Aug 31, 2013 - 12:41PM

    @Travel_Tart: Waar is not being released on September 6 http://reviewit.pk/waar-movie-will-now-release-in-october/ and MHSA has already been released on Aug 21, so it is unclear why Zinda Bhaag could not be released on September 6. Also such a decision can be made by the producer but in this case it does not seem as though the producers wanted the delay.


  • LalaGee
    Aug 31, 2013 - 2:25PM

    is this a movie…neighbour serials are better than this…


  • Ishaq
    Sep 2, 2013 - 11:47PM

    Where did you hear that Main Hoon Shahid Afridi has recovered its budget in 5 days? I have heard rumours that the movie budget is 9 Crore and than they have only recovered around 3 Crore so far. Is this correct?
    I look forward to hearing back from you. Ishaq.


  • nabeel asim
    Sep 19, 2013 - 11:27PM

    no main hoon shahid afridi budget is only one crore its published on wikipedia so it recover its budget in one day only.


  • Sep 19, 2013 - 11:29PM

    no main hoon shahid afridi budget is only 1 crore


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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 12:49AM

    no its first week bubget in pak is 20 million and budget is 100 millionRecommend

  • Oct 2, 2013 - 12:52AM

    @nabeel asim:
    no its budget is 9 crore no doubt you can check this at many sites if you even see the trailer you will know that it is impossible to make this movie in 1 crore


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