Celebrating The New Cinema of Pakistan with ARY Film Awards 2014


The spring here in Karachi is almost turning into summers now. There is a lot of hustle bustle in town with more festivities, events, exhibitions and occasions making the place busy like never before. Yet that is not all because now we have the movies as well, it’s amazing how Pakistan’s cinema-scape has changed from subzero to hot and happening in just a couple of years.

Since we have more and better cinemas in our country now the trend of making movies is on the rise. It would not be an overstatement if we say that 2013 saw the turnaround for the Pakistani film industry. It brought bigger and better films one after the other around the year. Be it Chambeli, Josh, Zinda Bhag, Ishq Khuda, Lamha, Siyyah or the game changers like Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi and Waar, Pakistan’s cinema industry has shown phenomenal promise in the last year.

ARY Digital Network along with its films division (ARY Films) was an integral part of this successful and filmy year. In recognition of all the efforts of the dynamic filmmakers and talent, ARY Digital Network announces the ARY Films Awards 2014 to celebrate the new cinema of Pakistan to be held on Sunday April 27th, 2014. ARY Film Awards 2014 is the first of its kind film awards platform created for the appreciation of efforts of the industry in order to motivate the young blood that has just been injected into this decades old passion of the nation.

ARY Films Awards 2014 has three different categories i.e. The Viewer’s Choice Awards, Jury Awards and Technical Awards. The viewer’s choice category has already invited the viewers to vote for their favorite celebrities, films and filmmakers through sms and website( Link ) supported by a multimedia promotional campaign including print, outdoor, radio and web. There are total 14 categories in the Viewer’s Choice Awards. A jury of professional and prominent names of the film industry will decide the Jury Awards and they will be presented to the rightful candidates on the day of the event. Finally there will be technical awards, which will also be judged by the jury and presented to the best technicians of our industry for their talents showcased last year.

The superstar of our film industry Shaan Shahid along with other prominent celebrities will host the event. The most happening faces of the industry whether on screen or behind the screen are invited, as this is a celebration of their efforts. The prominent sponsors and film distributors, marketers and other related people would also be invited.

With all this fanfare and preparation, ARY Film Awards 2014 is bound to create a positive stir in the film industry and excite more people to make great films for Pakistan and beyond in the times to come.

Speaking about the event the Founder and President of ARY Digital Network Mr. Salman Iqbal said “As far as films is concerned, I would like to say that it is our mission to take things forward one step every time. Last year we presented some great movies and this year we are creating a platform where great movies will be appreciated. I think that Pakistan has lost many a year as far as the development of film industry is concerned so we must all join hands together and take it to where the international films an cinemas stand today”.

Mr. Jerjees Seja, CEO, ARY Digital Network said, “Another milestone is going to be achieved by the Pakistan’s film industry with ARY Film Awards. It is a matter of pride for us that we are creating another platform to appreciate the talent of Pakistan and motivate the young and creative to make more films next year and keep the ball rolling”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Best Film

Zinda Bhaag
Main hon Shahid Afridi
Ishq Khuda

Best Actor Male

Shaan -Waar
Humayun Saeed -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Mohib Mirza -Lamha
Khurram Patras- Zinda Bhaag
Adnan Shah Tipu -JOSH
Ahsan Khan – Ishq Khuda

Best Actor Female

Amina ilyas -Zinda Bhaag
Amina Sheikh -Lamha
Aisha Khan -Waar
Hareem farooq -Siyyah
Mahnoor Baloch -Main Hon Shahid Afridi

Best Director

Ismail Jillani -Chambaili
Meenu & Farjad -Zinda Bhaag
Bilal Lashari -Waar
Syed Ali Raza (osama) -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Shahzad Rafique -Ishq Khuda
Azfar Jafri -Siyyah

Best Supporting Actor Male

Hamza Ali Abbasi -Waar
Noman Habib -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Ehtisham -Chambaili
Gohar Rasheed -Lamha
Salman Ahmed Khan -Zinda Bhaag

Best Supporting Actor Female

Meesha Shafi -Waar
Ainny Jaffri -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Mahnoor Usman -Siyyah
Naghma Begum -Zinda Bhaag
Naila Jaafri -JOSH

Best Performance in a Comic Role

Ismail Tara- Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Zohib -Zinda Bhaag

Best Music

Sahir ali Bagga- Zinda Bhaag
najam Shiraz-Chambaili
Kami- Shani – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Amir Munawar – WAAR
Wajahat Attre -Ishq Khuda

Best Performance in a Negative Role

Javed Sheikh – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Shafqat Cheema-Chambaili
Shamoon Abbasi- WAAR
Mahnoor Usman -Siyyah
Naseeruddin Shah- Zinda Bhaag

Star Debut Male

Khurram Patras- Zinda Bhaag
Hamza Ali Abbasi – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Ehtisham – Chambaili
Ali Azmat -WAAR
Noman Habib – Main Hon Shahid Afridi

Star Debut Female

Amna ilyas- Zinda Bhaag
Aisha Khan – WAAR
Amina Sheikh -Lamha
Ainny Jafri – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Maira Khan- Chambaili

Best Independent Movie


Best Singer Male

Rahat Fateh Ali -Zinda Bhaag
Abrar ul haq -Zinda Bhaag
Umair Jaswal -Waar
Shafqat Amanat Ali -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan -Main Hon Shahid Afridi

Best Singer Female

Sanam Marvi -Ishq Khuda
Abida Parveen -Ishq Khuda
Zoe Viccaji -Lamha
Iqra Ali -Zinda Bhaag
Neeti Wagh -Main Hon Shahid Afridi


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