Top 8 Movies to Watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016

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Pakistani cinema is consistently churning out movies and it will be no different around this Eid-ul-Azha too. The upcoming movie trailers appear promising when it comes to the content of the locally produced films. These movies are truly worth watching.

We have compiled a list of 8 movies that are a must-watch this Eid-ul-Azha. Check out them out here.

1. Janaan

Janaan is a beautiful story set against the backdrop of Northern areas, showcasing the Pakhtoon people, their culture, and festivities. This movie also aims to break stereotypes surrounding Pakhtoons. Fittingly, the cast includes Armeena Rana Khan, Ali Rehman, and Bilal Ashraf. The movie has been jointly produced by Reham Khan, Munir Hussain,Hareem Farooq and Imran Raza Kazmi.


The leading trio, are the sons and daughter of three brothers who are settled in Canada and Pakistan. The story kicks off when all of them converge with their children to attend an elaborate and festive family wedding and things get a little rough.

The romantic comedy is slated to release September 13th 2016. Watch the trailer below:

2. Zindagi Kitni Haseen hai

The dynamic duo Sajal Aly and Feroze Khan will be rekindling romance on the silver screen after being lauded for their strong on-screen chemistry in the drama serial Gul-e-Rana. The movie is not your average, lovey-dovey romance and the director, Anjum Shahzad has made sure that the trailer tells a different story.


The trailer shows two young people, falling for each other and getting married early but tragedy strikes and things apparently take a turn for the worse – as they say ‘it’s not always as it appears to be’ comes to mind.

ZKHH is also set to release this Eid-ul-Azha, giving tough compeition to Janaan and Actor in Law:

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3. Actor-in-Law

Labeled as a social comedy by the film’s director Nabeel Qureshi, the plot introduces us to an aspiring actor who actually is a lawyer by profession and cannot pursue his dreams since his father does not approve of his intense interest in dramatics.


The trailer shows Fahad Mustafa taking the courtroom by storm whereas Mehwish Hayat portrays the role of an outspoken journalist. The Indian veteran actor Om Puri plays Fahad’s father in his first ever Pakistani film.

Watch trailer of the highly anticipated Eid-ul-Azha release below:

4. Baar Baar Dekho

Produced jointly by Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Farhan Akhtar, Baar Baar Dekho marks the directorial debut of Nitya Mehra.


The romantic comedy centers around two young people who meet, fall in love and get married. But Jai (Siddharth Malhotra) feels suffocated and unhappy in his marriage with Diya (Katrina Kaif).

After a fight, the time is fast forwarded and it keeps escalating exponentially until he decides to do something about it. He then plans on working it out with his beloved wife before things get worse. The movie seems like the Hollywood flick Click’s Bollywood interpretation. Slated to release on September 9th, the movie has intrigued us all.

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5. Teri Meri Love Story

Another Pakistani love triangle romantic comedy will be exhibited on the silver screen in the beginning of the upcoming month.

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Under the direction of Jawad Bashir, the film revolves around three main characters played by Ushna Shah (Esha), Mohib Mirza (Nael) and Omer Shahzad (Ramis).

As the trailer shows, the two male leads will be battling it out Bollywood style to win the heart of the desi maiden. This is triggered by her decision to marry Ramis instead of Nael. The cast also includes the likes of Mohsin Abbas Haider, Uzma Khan and Laila Zuberi. Teri Meri Love Story is all set to release on September 2nd 2016.

6. Akira

Clashing with Teri Meri Love Story is the Bollywood action-thriller Akira. Bollywood actress Sonkashi Sinha as Akira Sharma, will be seen fighting  in a remake of a female-centric action film donning a role of the rough and tough protagonist.


In this action sequence, Sonakshi plays the role of a girl who does not bow down to injustice or bullying and prefers to confront the nemesis with her knuckles, exacting revenge.

Watch the trailer of Akira below, all set to release on 2nd September 2016.

The trailer sparks interest with a refreshing angle showcased in the film. Produced, co-written and directed by AR Murugadoss, this maybe just the gender bender flick to watch out for this year.

7. Maalik

The controversial movie, initially released on 8th April has now been cleared for screening, releasing nationwide 9th September 2016.


Watch the Maalik movie trailer  below:

8. Freaky Ali

The movie Freaky Ali released on September 9th. It displays an inspirational story of an extortion debt collector who turns into a golfing sensation. He beats all odds to achieve what seemed impossible before. Starring the sensational Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and directed by Sohail Khan, the movie has been gaining quite positive reviews.


Also starring Arbaaz Khan and Amy Jackson, the trailer will definitely push you to watch the movie. It is a must-watch, guys!

Watch the trailer of Freaky Ali below:

So which one of these movies are you going to watch on Eid-ul-Azha 2016?

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