Consulate General of Pakistan showed a Pakistani movie “Punjab Nahi Jaungi” (will not go to Punjab) at the Consul General’s Residence in Jeddah.
It is the first Pakistani movie screened in Jeddah after the Saudi Government’s announcement to open cinemas in the kingdom.
The screening of the movie was arranged under the banner of Asian Consul Generals Club (ACGC), which shows movies of their respective countries every year.
The event was attended by a large number diplomats, Saudi notables and members of Pakistani community.
“Punjab Nahi Jaungi” revolves around the lead characters of the film making a love triangle. It depicts society and cultural of Pakistan. It is a light romantic comedy film with flavor of love and sorrow and a happy ending.
It is one of latest movies of Pakistan and was released in August last year. In Pakistan the movie was rated among the top earners.
The audience in Jeddah also enjoyed the movie and gave a very good response.
Earlier last month, the Pakistan embassy in Riyadh screened “Parchi”– another popular Pakistani movie which proved to be a hit among packed audience.
According to Saudi Gazette, Parchi holds the credit of being one of the first international films to be screened in the kingdom after the recent lifting of the ban on cinemas after 35 years.
Over 2,000 people attended the screening which had six consecutive shows.
Producer of the movie Imran Raza Kazmi also flew to Riyadh for the premiere, which he attended with the Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Matab Bin Thenayan Bin Mohammed.
The latter showed a deep interest in the initiative and expressed his complete support to the organizers for the event. “It’s a great initiative in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030 and we assure our full support to strengthen Pak-Saudi relations in the film and entertainment industry,” he said.
Parchi was released in over 100 cinemas all across Pakistan on January 5. Apart from being one of the first international movies to be screened in the Kingdom, Parchi will also be the first Lollywood movie to be released in France.