Pakistani film industry is booming and it shows no sign of slowing down. Just like 2015, the New Year will bring hordes of local movies based on different genres including biopic, action, romance, horror, thriller, comedy and drama.

Following are some of the movies that may see the light of the day in 2016:

1-Ho Mann Jahaan:

Release Date: January 1st, 2016

Cast: Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar, Adeel Hussain, Sonya Jehan, Bushra Ansari, Nimra Bucha

Plot: Ho Mann Jahaan is a transitioning urban movie revolving around adoration, friendship and enthusiasm for music. This movie will be highlighting the center issues that youngsters face while breaking some significant stereotypes flourishing up in our society today.

It would be a refreshing change for the audience to see an alternate storyline on the big screens.

Watch the trailer of this biggest music extravaganza below:

2-Revenge Of The Worthless:

Release Date: January 15th, 2016

Cast: Jamal Shah, Shamil Khan, Ayub Khoso, Maira Khan, Firdous Jamal, Najeebullah Anjum, Imran Tareen, Emil Karakose, Asif Shah, Qambar Ali

Plot: The movie is based on some genuine occasions with action involved in it. The film’s plot depends on the times of the 2009 Swat uprising. The message conveyed by the film is positive by demonstrating the profound responsibility and sacrifices rendered to spare the homeland.

Jamal Shah, one of the finest performing artist chose to cast himself as one of the principle characters in the film, he directed this great piece of activity dramatization as well.

Watch out the trailer of this sophisticated action drama film below:

3- Maalik:

Release Date: April 8th, 2016

Cast: Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ally Agha, Sajid Hassan, Mohammed Ehteshamuddin, Hassan Niazi, Adnan Shah Tipu, Rashid Farooqi, Tatmain ul Qalb, Nosher Samuel, Shakeel Hussain, Kashif Hashmi, Rodney Perrera, Owais Sheikh, Imran Mir, Faizan Sheikh, Bushra Ashir Azeem, Lubna Aslam, Erum Azam, Mariam Ansari, Syed Kumail Raza, Sabreen Baloch, Kaleem Achakzai, Nazeer Durrani, Pakiza Khan

Plot: Maalik is a story of love, loyalty, honor, family value, idealism, courage and dignity against all odds, and across all sections of society from the poor and the struggling to the highest levels of wealth and power. An idealist school master suffers greatly under a cruel Feudal lord and settles in Karachi and finally the Feudal Lord who becomes the Chief Minister of Sindh and unleashes a reign of terror on all that cross his path.

A SSG officer undergoes a personal tragedy and starts a private security company (Black Ops Pvt. Ltd) in Karachi. His SSG colleagues keep joining the company on their retirements.

Take a look at the trailer for Maalik:



Release Date: April 22nd, 2016

Cast: Asad Zaman, Rabia Butt, Noman Ejaz, Nadeem Baig, Salma Agha, Ayub Khoso, Rubab Ali, Wiam Dahmani, Mareeha Safdar, Zaib Rehman, Jamal Shah, Durdana Butt

Plot: Maalik is an upcoming Pakistani movie  starring Aashir Azeem, Farhan Ali Agha, Sajid Hassan, Hassan Niazi, Sabreen Baloch, Rashid Farooqi, Mariam Ansari, Adnan Shah and Tatmain ul Qalb. The story of the film is based upon the idea of responsibility for the nation. It revolves around the lives of men belonging to Pakistan’s Elite Special Forces and how they confront issues that come in their way in the degenerate framework.

The story of the film is based upon the idea of responsibility for the nation. It revolves around the lives of men belonging to Pakistan’s Elite Special Forces and how they confront issues that come in their way in the degenerate framework.

It is directed and written by Aashir Azeem and the movie is shot in the city of lights, Karachi.

Take a look on Hijrat’s trailer below:


Release Date: May 6th, 2016

Cast: Fahad Mustafa, Iman Ali, Sanam Saeed, Manzar Sehbai, Alyy Khan

Plot: Mah-e-Meer is an upcoming Pakistani true to life film which depends on fabulous Urdu writer, Mir Taqi Meer. The plot is profoundly impacted by the life of Mir Taqi Meer, his conflicts with the imperial court, his vexed connections and his profession as an artist.

The vexed of a battling contemporary poet played by the extremely well known Pakistani TV performing artist  Fahad Mustafa. Mah-e-Meer is directed by Anjum Shahzad which additionally incorporates Iman Ali in the movie’s cast.

Watch the trailer below:


Release Date: N/A

Cast: Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Mansoor Ahmed, Adnan Siddiqui, Mansoor Ahmed, Ayub Khoso, Gohar Rasheed, Ayesha Omer, Hassan Rana, Armeena Khan, Bilal Ashraf, Asher Azeem

Plot: Yalghaar, as the name shows that it is a film taking into account an epic war. It is a genuine story of youthful, energetic officers and warriors who directed 76 hours of a successful military operation in the Piochar district of Swat.

Shaan Shahid, one of the best on-screen characters that Pakistan has ever produced will likewise be found in the movie as the lead part. It is directed by Hassan Waqas Rana.

Have a look at the trailer below:

6-Saya e Khuda-e-Zuljalal:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Moammar Rana, Javaid Sheikh, Afzal Khan, Nayyar Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, Arbaaz Khan, Asad Malik, Resham, Noor Bukhari, Jia Ali, Aamir Qureshi, Sohail Sameer, Ahsan Najam, Kamran Mujahid, Firdous Jamal, Jaleel Mirza, Meera, Laila, Nirma, Noor, Essa Chaudhry, Salman Faisal, Nimra Khan, Naima Khan, Rachel Gill, Sasha Farooq, Amna Malik, Ash Khan, Muhammad Bilal

Plot: Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal delineates a tale about high-spirited, energetic and committed heroes of our nation. Restoring the stories of the 1947 partition and thinking back the war of 1965. This movie will highlight the history that has been overlooked by audience.

This film incorporates community oriented backing of Air Force and ISPR.

Watch out the trailer of this movie below:

7- Kambakht:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Humayun Saeed, Shafqat Cheema, Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui, Saba Qamar, Sohai Ali Abro, Fizza Zehra, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Gohar Rasheed, Salman Shaukat, Meisam, Ahmed Cheema, Atif Siddiqui, Jalal Haider Khan, Latif Sheikh, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, Amal Saleh

Plot: The story of Kambakht revolves around an impossible kinship between a retrogressive moderately aged man played by Hamza Ali Abbasi and an urban city-slicker, played by Sheheryar Munawar. They got to be companions incidentally and later got into the same circumstances.

The account of Kambakht rotates around an impossible kinship between a retrogressive moderately. This comedy flick is directed by Hamza Abbasi.

Here is the link of Kambakht’s trailer below:


Release Date: N/A

Cast: Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Sara Loren, Ayesha Khan, Syed Jibran, Hamza Ali Abbasi

Plot: Gidh is an upcoming action/romance movie featuring Shaan Shahid, Sara Loren, Ayesha Khan and Syed Jibran. The story spins around the lives of film stars and a world of style and fabulousness where it is not like what it seems.

It’s a story about adoration, misfortune, outrage and revenge.

It is directed by Shamoon Abbasi.

The trailer of Gidh is below, have a look!

9-Dance Kahani:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Madeleine Hanna, Vernin U’chong, Alamdar Khan, Abdul Ghani, Shezil Khan, Ramiz Law, Abdul Rahim, Ali Parkour, Irfan, Imran Shaukat, Rahid Sami, Sabiha Zia, Talat, Niggy Imtiaz, Barkat Ali, Asifa Ataka, Sajjad Ali, Farhan Baig

Plot: Dance Kahani is an upcoming Pakistani movie of an  entirely new classification. It is a dance movie highlighting a western lead on-screen character, Madeleine Hanna as Nuzhat. She chooses to pursue her fantasy of turning into an expert ballet performer and battles every one of the chances of society who limit women to embrace such vocation.

Dance Kahani is directed by Omar Hassan.

Watch out the trailer of the film below:


Release Date: N/A

Cast: Saba Qamar, Hussain Tiwana, Sadaf Hamid, Azeem Sajjad, Anam Malik, Haseeb Khan, Sama Shah, Noor-ul-Hassan, Princess Zoni, Oun Sarwar, AJ Khan

Plot: 8969 depicts a thrilling story which seems to be really interesting. The movie’s story revolves around a murder mystery. It has Saba Qamar’s sensual item number “Mastani” which has gotten the actress quite a lot of fame.

The movie is directed by Azeem Sajjad.

Watch the trailer below:

11- Bachaana:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Mohib Mirza, Sanam Saeed, Adeel Hashmi

Plot: Bachaana is a Pakistani sentimental  thriller movie expected to hit the big screens in the coming year. The movie highlights Mohib Mirza and Sanam Saeed in leading roles.

The story spins around the trip of couple’s adoration and how Sanam who showed up as an Indian girl experiences a progression of heartbreaking occasions and is compelled to place her confidence in Mohib, who is obscure to her. The movie is directed by Nasir Khan.

Have a look at the trailer of Bachaana below:


12- Janaan:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Armeena Khan, Ali Rehman Khan, Bilal Ashraf

Plot: Janaan is a Pakistani rom-com which is co-produced by Reham Khan and Imran Raza Kazmi. The story rotates around three siblings and their kids, based locally and abroad, rejoining for a family wedding in the Northern ranges of Pakistan.

The story of the movie is composed by Osman Khalid Butt and directed by Azfar Jafri, highlighting Armeena Rana Khan, Bilal Ashraf and Ali Rehman Khan.

Have a look at the poster below:


13-Arth 2:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Shaan Shahid, Mohib Mirza, Humaima Malik, Uzma Hassan

Plot: Arth 2 is an upcoming Pakistani romantic flick which is directed and written by one of the best on-screen actors Shaan Shahid. It is said that film is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s 1982 movie Arth.

It is a joint production of HKC Entertainment, Ali Murtaza’s AAA Motion Pictures and Shaan Shahid’s 5th Element.

Check out the first look of Arth 2 below:

Arth 2_9


Release Date: February 14, 2016

Cast: Urwa Hocane, Ali Azmat, Mustafa Qureshi, Babra Sharif, Saleem Mairaj, Bilal Ashraf

Plot: Two+Two is an upcoming Pakistani movie which is a relentless mix of comedy and action. Initially, this movie was titled as “Jhol”.

The story of the movie spins around four fundamental characters Saleem Mairaj, Ali Azmat, Urwa Hocane and Bilal Ashraf. Saleem Mairaj will star as a terrorist, Ali Azmat will play the role of a cop, Bilal will play the character of a doctor whereas Urwa will be acting as a high-profile businesswoman. These characters connect with one another as a consequence of a mishap where their cell phones get exchanged.

This movie will be different from other movies in a way that it is an anti-item number movie. Instead, the director Shahid Shafaat decided to include a remix of old songs sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It is produced by Hamza Ansari.

Have a look at one of the BTS shots below:

Two+Two BTS

15-Quetta – A City of Forgotten Dreams:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Asal Din Khan, Abdullah Ghaznavi, Ali Karimi, Fayaz Hussain, Danyal Ali

Plot: Quetta- A city of forgotten dreams is an upcoming Pakistani movie directed by Murtaza Chaudhry. The story is set in Quetta which turns around three people of distinctive age bunches who have diverse experiences and goals, who dream about unselfish chances which unite them. It is co-produced by Faysal Chaudhary, Sana Bucha under the production banner Sana Bucha Productions.

View the trailer of Quetta-A city of forgotten dreams below:

16-Tum Hi To Ho:

Release Date: Eid-ul-Azha, 2016

Cast: Danish Taimoor, Quratulain Balouch, Mathira, Lucky Ali, Ghana, Maryam

Plot: Tum hi to ho is an upcoming Pakistani romantic flick ready to hit the cinema screens in the coming year. The tale revolves around a love triangle between young, college students. Danish Taimoor will be seen opposite to the starlet Mathira in the leading role. The movie is directed by the legendary Lollywood director, Sangeeta.

Check out few of the BTS shots of Tum Hi To Ho below:


Release Date: N/A

Cast: Moammar Rana, Farhan Ali Agha, Haya Sehgal, Nadeem Baig, Mathira, Adel Farooq

Plot: Sikander is an upcoming Pakistani romantic, thriller movie which is the directorial debut of Moammar Rana.

The movie is based on real-life events with  outstanding music  ensemble of seven songs  by some of Pakistan’s mega stars including Fariha Pervaiz, Humaira Arshad, Waris Baig and Abrar-ul-Haq.

Have a look at the poster of Sikander  below:


18- Aks Band

Release Date: May 20th, 2016

Cast: Ayaz Samoo, Bilal Yousufzai, Danial AfzalKhan, Saud Imtiaz, Shehzeen Rahat, Mahrukh Rizvi and Arshad Ali.

Plot: Based on a true incident, Aksbandh unleashes the story of a group of friends who visit Drigh Lake Larkana to find about a delusional belief which they think is true.

Near the lake, a camera was found that tells about some supernatural stories related to the place which appear to be true and these people have gotten out to solve the mystery behind those tales.

Check out the trailer for Aksband below:

19-RAW – The covert war:

Release Date: 14th August, 2016

Cast: N/A

Plot: RAW-The covert war is an upcoming action packed film which is produced, written and directed by Shehzad Nawaz. The storyline of this movie is based on a covert who has pursued against Pakistan by the conspicuous Indian Intelligence Agency – RAW. The film is a production of Coup d état Films and NEO Films.

Check the first look of RAW-The covert war below:

RAW poster


Release Date: N/A

Cast: Sahir Lodhi, Mehr Hayek, Shafqat Cheema, Saeeda Imtiaz, Shahid, Nisho, Qavi Khan, Sadoon Ali, Shafay Wahidi

Plot: Mausam, an upcoming Pakistani romantic flick is ready to hit the cinema screens in 2016. Sahir Lodhi, a famous TV actor and radio jockey will make his debut in this movie. The film is a passionate genuine story which will be released under the banner of Jehan Films and Red Oceans. London trained film-maker is likewise a part of the team, the movie is directed by Parveiz Kaleem.

Here are some of the BTS shots:

21-Mission 5:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Farhan Tahir

Plot: Mission 5 is an upcoming Pakistan movie to be released under the production of Shiny Toy Guns (STG) and Riaz Shahid Films.

BAFTA winning Director of Photography, Nicholas D. Knowland  of Jinnah fame will be the official Director of Photography of the project with Hollywood actor Farhan Tahir, of Iron Man and Star Trek fame, featuring as the main antagonist for Mission 5 by STG. The story of the movie is penned down by Shaan Shahid himself.

The film is directed by Asad-ul Haq of STG.

Below are some of the BTS shots of Mission 5.

22-Maula Jatt-2

Release Date: 2016

Cast: Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sanam Jung, Shamoon Abbasi, Adnan Jaffar

Plot: Maula Jatt-2 is an upcoming Pakistani movie which is a sequel to 1979 cult-classic Maula Jatt. This action drama movie features Hamza Ali Abbasi playing the lead role along with Shamoon Abbasi, Adnan Jaffar and Sanam Jung.

Maula Jatt-2 is directed and penned down by Bilal Lashari. It is co-produced by Faisal Rafi and Bilal Lashari under production banner of Crew Motion Pictures.

Have a look at the poster of Maula Jatt-2:



Release Date: N/A

Cast: Faysal Abbas, Aleeze Nasser

Plot: Sayyan is an upcoming Pakistani movie which is slated to release in the year 2016. Starring Faysal Abbass along with Aleeze Nasser in the lead roles. The story of this movie is true to life-based events which will create its mark on the film industry of Pakistan as said by the director, Faysal himself.

The music of this movie is also composed by Faysal Abbas.

Have a look at few of the posters of Sayyan below:

24-Miss You Hamesha:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Danish Taimoor, Qurat-ul-ain, Nadeem Baig, Zeba Bakhtiyar

Plot: Miss You Hamesha is an upcoming Pakistani romantic flick starring Danish Taimoor in the lead role opposite Qurat-ul-ain. The movie is a directorial venture of Sangeeta.

Miss You Hamesha is penned down by Sooraj Baba.

Have a look at one of the BTS shots of Miss You Hamesha below:

Miss You Hamesha BTS

25-Dobara Phir Se:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Adeel Hussain, Hareem Farooq, Tooba Siddiqui, Sanam Saeed, Atiqa Odho

Plot: Dobara Phir Se is an upcoming Pakistani romantic flick. Starring Sanam Saeed, Ali Kazmi, Tooba Siddiqui, Adeel Hussain and Hareem Farooq in lead roles. The movie additionally stars veteran actress, Atiqa Odho and Shaz Khan. The story of this movie revolves around adoration, fellowship and growing up. The film is directed by Mehreen Jabbar.

The story of this movie is penned down by Bilal Sami and it’s a production of ARY Films.

Below are some of the BTS shots of Dobara Phir Se.

26-Ishq 2020:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Sanam Chaudhary, Muneeb Butt, Mariam Ansari, Furqan Qureshi

Plot: Ishq 2020 is an upcoming Pakistani rom-com movie which is set to release in 2016. Starring Sanam Chaudhary, Muneeb Butt, Mariam Ansari, Furqan Qureshi. The story of the movie highlights a love triangle and the adventure of two characters who move around distinctive parts of the country. The movie will be shot in Lahore, Bhawalpur, Naraan, Kaghan.

The movie is directed by Najaf Bilgrami and produced by M.Khalid Ali.

Have a look at the poster of Ishq 2020 below:

ishq 2020 movie poster

27-Hum Panch:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: N/A

Plot: Hum Panch is an upcoming Pakistani movie, produced by Malik Yaqoob. This movie will be a tribute to the law and enforcement agencies who work vigorously, day and night to ensure peace and prosperity in distressed cities particularly Karachi, which is continually under security dangers. However, the release date of Hum Panch is yet to be announced.

Have a look at one of the image from the press conference held at Karachi Press Club.


28-Bhai Wanted:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Shaan Shahid, Khurram Patras, Yasir Khan

Plot: Bhai Wanted is an upcoming Pakistani movie featuring one of the promising and talented on-screen actor, Shaan Shahid. The movie is a venture of one the senior director of Pakistani industry, Syed Noor.

An item number by Mathira will likewise be included in the movie.

Check out the first look of the movie”Bhai Wanted” below:

Bhai Wanted


Release Date: N/A

Cast: Ali Zafar, Female lead (Not Revealed)

Plot: Deosai is an upcoming Pakistani action drama which will be an international debut of model turned actor Ali Zafar as a producer. The movie will highlight the beauty of Northern areas of Pakistan that is never seen by the world yet. Deosai will be shot in its namesake location, the world’s second highest plateau.

It is directed by Imran Babur.

Here is one of the image of Ali Zafar training vigorously for the movie “Deosai”.



Release Date: N/A

Cast: Abdul Manan, Saeeda Imtiaz

Plot: Kaptaan is an upcoming biopic of the great Pakistani philanthropist and Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Kaptaan, a project of Faisal Aman Khan revolves around Imran Khan’s life and his historical rise from a sportsman to a world-famous politician. The emerging model turned actor Abdul Manan will play the lead role of Khan whereas Saeeda Imtiaz, Pakistani-American model will be seen in the role of Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith.

The latest change ‘tabdeeli’ in the storyline because of ‘Reham Khan’, Khan’s new wife (now ex-wife)  will delay the release of Imran Khan’s biopic.

The movie will be produced by an Indian producer, Rakesh Upadhyay.

Here is the link of the trailer of Kaptaan.

31-Sawaal 700 crore ka:

Release Date: N/A

Cast: Rajpal Yadav, Shamoon Abbasi, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Javed Sheikh, Nayyar Ejaz.

Plot: Sawaal 700 crore ka is an upcoming Pakistani movie based on thrill and adventure. The movie highlights acclaimed Indian actor, Rajpal Yadav. The film’s cast also include veteran actors of the industry like Shamoon Abbasi, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Javed Sheikh and Nayyar Ejaz.

It is a project of Jamshaid Jan Mohammad. The entire shoot of the movie will take place at the exotic locations of Sri Lanka and Thailand. The music of the film is additionally prepared in India.

Below is the poster of Sawaal 700 crore ka:

sawal 700 ka


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Contributed by Warda Mairaj & Tanzeel Hassan.