The beginning of 2019 brought the ban on Indian films causing an immediate halt to the Bollywood influx in revenue stream of cinemas. The ban on Bollywood films was expected to hit the cinemas badly. However, to some extent, the first half of 2019 went swimmingly thanks to the release flow being maintained by major Hollywood films. This year saw the release of much awaited Marvel’s Avengers Endgame, and the fandom flocked to the cinemas to witness the epic conclusion. Then Disney’s live action films Aladdin and nostalgia ridden The Lion King were major crowd pullers at the ticket windows.
Moreover, not many but some Pakistani films did grace the screens, with release flow not very regular, the business by Lollywood releases like Sherdil, Baaji, Superstar, Parey Hut Love added to the revenue stream to some extent. However it must be noted that even the Eid releases did not bring in as much as 2018 ones did.
Now that we have entered the last quarter of 2019 films like DC’s Joker and Maleficent Mistress of Evil, have proven to be a saving face but not enough to hold the cinemas for long. With no potential release lined up in coming months, the future outlook of box office is looking grimmer and grimmer by the day now. The local filmmakers have seen the situation as an opportunity as well as need of the hour and we are hearing film news announcements flowing in for the upcoming year. We at Epk have been staying apprised of all new projects being helmed and have consequently given exclusive news of many of the said projects.
The upcoming year is looking very lucrative in terms of release flow with almost 42 films being already announced. Here is a list of all the films that are in the works and slated for release in year 2020.
Films Exclusively Reported by Epk
- Abhinandan Come On :A Film by by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar
- Bhaag Bhootni Ke: starring Junaid Akhtar
- Chand Chehra : A film by Hasan Askari
- Dhai Chaal:Produced by Dr Irfan Ashraf, starring Shamoon Abbasi, Ayesha Omar and Humayun Ashraf
- Gawah Rehana: Film by Tahir Mehmood, starring Emmad Irfani and Ghana Ali .
- Half Fry: Starring Yasir Hussain,Iqra Aziz Faizan Khawaja, Faryal Mehmood.
- Huay Tum Ajnabee: Starring Mikaal Zulfiqar and Sadia Khan.
- Ishrat Made in China :A film by Mohib Mirza starring Sanam Saeed and Sara Loren
- Jugnu :A film by Jami
- Kahay Dil Jidhar:Starring Junaid Khan and Mansha Pasha
- Kamli: A film by Sarmad Khoosat starring Saba Qamar
- Karachi Sy Dubai: A film by Qasim Gul Panhur,starring Rida Isfahani, Ghulam Moihudin, Mustafa Qureshi
- Lafangey : A film by Abdul Khaaliq Khan Starring Sami Khan, Mani, Mubeen Gabool & Saleem Meraj
- Loafer: A Film by Ehraz Ali ,written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar starring Aabhi Khan and Eshal Fayaz
- Main Hoon Teri Gulnaz : A film by Farooq Mengal,written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar
- Pardey Mein Rehnay Do: A Film by Mohsin Ali, produced by Zayed Sheikh. Starring Ahsan Khan
- Sorry Baba: A Film by Naseem Vicky .
- Untitled: Wajahat Rauf directorial with IMGC
- Chakkar : A film by Yasir Nawaz starring Mawra Hocane .
- Untitled : Starring Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan
- Untitled: A film by Shoaib Khan and produced by Sadia Jabbar written by Zanjabeel
- Untitled : Written by Zanjabeel
- Untitled : A film by Shoaib Mansoor
- Dum Mastam: Film produced by Adnan Siddique, written by Amar Khan.
- Zubaida Mard Bun: Produced by Hassan Zia and IMGC
- Dai Maar Saaray Chaar : A film by Abdull Khaaliq Khan
- Money Back Guarantee: A film by Faisal Qureshi, Starring Waseem Akram, Fawad Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Kiran Malik, Gohar Rasheed, Shainera Akram.
- Untitled: Animated film by Uzair Zahir (makers of Allahyar)
- Qulfee: Film By Saleem Dad
- Thori Setting,Thora Pyar: Film by Fayyaz Adrees.
- Once Upon a Time In Karachi by Abu Aleeha & Metro Films Live
Besides the above mentioned films, the following ones are also in the works and were announced by others media outlets:
- Chaudhry The Matyr- A film by Azeem Sajad starring Arbaz Khan
- Cha Ja Re- A film by Jibran Bashir
- Fat Man: Directed by Nabeel Qureshi
- Legend of Maula Jatt- Film by Bilal Lashari
- Love Guru: Produced by Humayun Saeed
- London Nahe Jaunga-Humayun Saeed Film
- Middle Class: Produced by Sadia Jabbar,HKC Production
- Patekh Dey: Starring Azaan Sami Khan & Hania Amir, produced by HUM Films
- Quaid e Azam Zindabad :Directed by Nabeel Qureshi
- Sairoz Film: Directed by Umer Essa Khan, starring Syra Shahroz, Shahroz Shabzwari
- Senti aur Mental directed by Yasra Rizvi
- Sorry: A Love Story Produced by Faysal Qureshi.
- Tich Button – Produced by Urwa Hocane & ARY Films starring Feroze Khan, Sonya Hussyn, Farhan Saeed and Iman Aly.
- Yaara Ve: A film by Manish Pawar, Starring Sami Khan and Faizan Khawaja
- Zindagi Tamasha: A film by Sarmad Khoosat
- Fly: Film written by Asma Nabeel