Tribune's Film Awards 2014

Published: December 30, 2014
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Na Maloom Afraad for all its tonguein-
cheek humour captured the life of
the average Pakistani trying to make
it big in a city as volatile as Karachi. PHOTO: .facebook.com/nmathefilm

Na Maloom Afraad for all its tonguein- cheek humour captured the life of the average Pakistani trying to make it big in a city as volatile as Karachi. PHOTO: .facebook.com/nmathefilm

KARACHI: Despite the fact that there were only three major films released in 2014, the display of sheer diversity and guts showcased by filmmakers on celluloid signals a brighter future for Pakistani cinema in the coming years.

The year saw the release of notable films such as the much awaited spy-thriller Operation 021 and the crime-caper comedy Na Maloom Afraad. Directors Jami and Afia Nathaniel tackled newer styles and genres of filmmaking through movies like Dukhtar and Operation 021. Films such as the political-drama The System and neo-noir Tamanna also attempted to break away from the conventional Pakistani theme.

With new films being released yearly, fresh talent in addition is being churned out, which brings out an energetic air to characters. This was evident in the performances of debutant actors such as Urwa Hocane, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Omair Rana.

The highest-voted category for the awards was for Best Film with 2,736 votes  with the Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Actor, Best Debut and Best Editing categories, however, saw tight finishes in particular.

The category for ‘best actor in a lead role — female has been axed due to a lack of powerful female lead characters in films that were released this year.  

Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st,  2014.

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  • ALI HASSAN
    Jan 1, 2015 - 6:10PM

    Express tribune’s critics or jury is very much wrong …….1-BEST ACTRESS AWARD is most deserved by SAMYA MUMTAZ for Dukhtar or AMNA SHEIKH for 021……2-BEST DEBUT JURY was most deserved by that little girl of DUKHTAR…..3-there should be an BEST ACTION FILM AWARD and the most deserving nominees are THE SYSTEM or SULTANAT or 021……..4-BEST FILM critics or jury should be DUKHTAR ……..5-Best new style film be TAMANNA……..BUT EXPRESS TRIBUNE AS EXPECTED HAVE DONE INJUSTICE WITH FILM i-e,THE SYSTEM …TAMANNA……DUKHTAR …….SULTANAT……………NOT HAPPY BY THIS FROM THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE…OTHERWISE AUDIENCE HAVE DONE A LITTLE JUSTICE …….

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