Egyptian film all set to release in Pakistan

'122' will hit screens on January 18


By Shaheera Anwar

Pakistan has been airing foreign language TV shows dubbed in Urdu, for quite a few years. Needless to say, they have garnered quite a fan following all across the country. Chinese and Spanish shows have also been introduced to the local audience, but nothing beats the popularity of Turkish dramas in Pakistan, reported Gulf News.

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The success of Turkish TV dramas prompted local film distributors to bring in Turkish films to Pakistan as well. However, that experiment was a huge failure. But trade pundits are now hoping for a different outcome with 122 – the first Egyptian film to release in Pakistan. The film is an action-thriller, set in a hospital as a young couple tries to escape the premises as the night turns bloody.

122 is one of the first Arab films made for 4DX, featuring a cast which includes Ahmad Dawood, Amina Khalil, Ahmad Al Fishawi and Tarek Lotfy. The film will hit cinemas across Pakistan on January 18, 2019. But will it prove to be a success? Only time will tell.

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