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A new lease of life for Balochi cinema?

Balochi film

Whether it was a case of morals or politics, 40 years have passed since chants of ‘Balochi film chalay ga tou cinema jalay ga’ echoed in Karachi’s streets. Today, however, as a new generation of Baloch tries to take up the mantle, a plethora of challenges must still first be overcome 

By Zia Ur Rehman

Karachi: Forty long years had passed since an agitation was initiated for a ban on screening the first ever Balochi film and, since then, not a single Balochi production has managed to make it to the silver screen, regrets Lala Fateh Muhammad Nazar, a prominent musician from Lyari, as he speaks of the conspicuous absence of Balochi films from Pakistan’s movie theatres despite a thriving regional language cinema industry in the country today.

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