Peshawar film industry
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|South Asian cinema|
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In 2013 The 1st HD Pashto film Zama Arman Released. After 35 years, in 2015 the Pashto film industry released seven new movies, thus breaking all previous records of film production. All films were screened at the cinemas in Peshawar, Mingora, Mardan, Kohat and even in a few theatres of Karachi city. The movies released were Ma Cheera Gharib Sara, Sar-Teza Badmash, Daagh, Mayeen kho Lewani vee, Khanadani Badmash, Pukhtoon pa Dubai ke and I Love You too. Shama cinema in Peshawar is popular. Reham Khan's movie Janaan has won awards for its screenplay. On 19 August 2015, cult Pashto actress Musarrat Shaheen, who appeared in Haseena Atom Bomb, was killed by unknown militants. This is not the first time Pashto celebrities have been targeted for murder, as on 19 June 2014, Pashto singer Gulnaz (Muskan) was also killed and in June 2013, actress Bushra Waiz (Shazia Aziz) was the victim of an acid attack after she refused to marry a producer named Shaukat Khan.
In 2001, Pakistani Pashto began to be released in Afghanistan. In 2015, Sanober Qaiser’s film Sartez Badmash was released in two cinemas in Kabul and Pakhtun Pay Dubai got released in Dubai also, alongside Kabul.
The Pollywood name is derived from Hollywood, the birthplace of modern films. Even though Bollywood was the first to successfully make a globally known term in 1976 from replacing the H in Hollywood with a B for Bombay, the commercial capital city of India (Marathi and Hindi: Mumbai), Pollywood is a unique film industry, known as Pashto.
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