KARACHI: The teaser for the threequel of film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s 3 Bahadur has been released this week but it could not mesmerize the fans this time, reported sources.
The star-studded cast and music were the only spectacular things. The teaser begins with sounds of nature and advances towards more power-packed music insinuating towards the amount of action the film will offer.
The forthcoming animated movie entitled 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors deals with the incursion of supernatural beings on Earth. The three main leads of the franchise namely Saadi, Amna and Kamil befriend a female superhero namely Erma, who belongs to another planet.
The idea of introducing a female superhero in the venture is being praised overall. Besides, some of the biggest names of the entertainment fraternity voice the characters.
Actress Mehwish Hayat will be voicing Erma. Whereas, Fahad Mustafa, Sarwat Gilani, Nimra Bucha, Behroz Sabzwari, and many others will also voice diverse characters.
The foremost film in the 3 Bahadur franchise was released back in 2015, which went to the top of the chart. Nevertheless, the 2017 sequel titled 3 Bahadur: Revenge of Baba Balaam, which had catchy and entertaining tracks, could not go too far as far as business is concerned.
John Angier’s soundtrack instilled much-required depth and intensity, particularly in the climax. When it comes to visuals, colors, and textures, the makers did a great job for taking Pakistan’s animation to the next level. (Aiman Inam)
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar welcomed in Pk.
LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan today said the current visit of noted Indian poet Javed Akhtar along with his film star wife Shabana Azmi to Pakistan would open new doors of peace for Pak-India relationships.
In a meeting with Indian celebrity couple here on Friday, he said: “Pakistanis are the most peaceful and loving people and Pakistan, indeed, has fought on front-line in the war against terrorism”.
Chohan said that both neighboring countries should work together in the areas of art to promote harmony and peace in the region.
On this occasion, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar said that they were overwhelmed by the warm welcome which had been given to them by the people of Pakistan.
“We will never forget the love and respect which we get during the visit”, they added.
IHC turns down plea seeking ban on Donkey King release!
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday dismissed the maintainability of a petition seeking a ban on the release of the film ‘The Donkey King’.
IHC judge Justice Aamer Farooq announced its judgment that was earlier reserved after an initial hearing on the petition.
The petitioner had sought a ban on the animated film and stated that it was ‘humiliating’ towards the Raja caste. At first, the IHC reserved its verdict on whether the petition is maintainable or not and then dismissed it.
American theatres: Villain ‘Venom’ is box office hero!
LOS ANGELES: Superhero blockbuster “Venom” saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in an estimated $80 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
The film, the official launch of Sony’s Marvel Universe, stars Tom Hardy as a journalist who becomes the host for an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers.
The character is a villain in the “Spider-Man” comic book world. Despite being panned by critics, the movie comfortably broke the October opening weekend record by more than $20 million, according to Box Office Mojo figures.
In second place was another new release, musical romance “A Star Is Born,” which took in $41.25 million. The third remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it marks the directing debut of Bradley Cooper, who stars as a musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer played by pop superstar Lady Gaga.
Third place went to Warner Bros.’s “Smallfoot,” with earnings of $14.9 million in its second weekend. The comic family animation tells the story of a group of Yeti who come across a human, with voicing by Channing Tatum, LeBron James, and Danny DeVito.
Coming in fourth was last weekend’s champion, Universal’s “Night School,” whose earnings dropped nearly $16 million to $12.3 million this weekend.
The raucous comedy stars Kevin Hart as one student in a class of misfits working toward high school diplomas under the firm tutelage of Tiffany Haddish.
Fifth place went to Universal’s family-friendly offering “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” which slipped from third place last weekend with takings of $7.3 million.
Rounding out this weekend’s top 10 were:
“A Simple Favor” ($3.4 million)
“The Nun” ($2.6 million)
“Hell Fest” ($2.1 million)
“Crazy Rich Asians” ($2.1 million)
“The Predator” ($900,000)