Since the Revival of Pakistani cinemas, only three movies have managed to cross a 100 days run and interestingly, all three were “Made in Pakistan,” not a single Indian movie has achieved this landmark yet. The record which was previously set by the thriller “Waar” for 163 days, has now been broken by “Na Maloom Afraad” (NMA). With still running in cinemas for more than 165 days, NMA has become the longest running movie in Pakistan.
With Zeba Bakhtiar‘s “Operation 021” and big budget Bollywood movie “Bang Bang,” Na Maloom Afraad was released last year in October and surprisingly left both of them far behind. While still running on cinemas in Karachi and Islamabad for more than 165 days, it has crossed over 12.2 crore Rupees (approx) business on box office.
NMA was directed and written by young Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza. The cast of the movie included Javed Shaikh, Fahad Mustafa, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Urwa Hocane, Mehwish Hayat and veteran actor Salman Shahid.
Not to forget, Nadeem and Shabnam starer 1977’s Lollywood blockbuster “Aina” is the longest ever running movie in Pakistan with 401 weeks on all cinemas and 28 weeks on main cinema in Karachi. NMA has achieved the record of longest running movie AFTER the Revival of Pakistani Cinemas.