ARY Film Awards 2014 : Celebrating The New Cinema of Pakistan

614807_1441226826120978_445027599_oThe 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 ( 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
1 Waar
2 Zinda Bhaag
3 Main hon Shahid Afridi
4 Chambaili
5 Ishq Khuda
Best Actor Male
1 Shaan -Waar
2 Humayun Saeed -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
3 Mohib Mirza -Lamha
4 Khurram Patras- Zinda Bhaag
5 Adnan Shah Tipu -JOSH
6 Ahsan Khan – Ishq Khuda
Best Actor Female
1 Amina ilyas -Zinda Bhaag
2 Amina Sheikh -Lamha
3 Aisha Khan -Waar
4 Hareem farooq -Siyyah
5 Mahnoor Baloch -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Best Director
1 Ismail Jillani -Chambaili
2 Meenu & Farjad -Zinda Bhaag
3 Bilal Lashari -Waar
4 Syed Ali Raza (osama) -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
5 Shahzad Rafique -Ishq Khuda
6 Azfar Jafri -Siyyah
Best Supporting Actor Male
1 Hamza Ali Abbasi -Waar
2 Noman Habib -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
3 Ehtisham -Chambaili
4 Gohar Rasheed -Lamha
5 Salman Ahmed Khan -Zinda Bhaag
Best Supporting Actor Female
1 Meesha Shafi -Waar
2 Ainny Jaffri -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
3 Mahnoor Usman -Siyyah
4 Naghma Begum -Zinda Bhaag
5 Naila Jaafri -JOSH
Best Performance in a Comic Role
1 Ismail Tara- Main Hon Shahid Afridi
2 Zohib -Zinda Bhaag
Best Music
1 Sahir ali Bagga- Zinda Bhaag
2 najam Shiraz-Chambaili
3 Kami- Shani – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
4 Amir Munawar – WAAR
5 Wajahat Attre -Ishq Khuda
Best Performance in a Negative Role
1 Javed Sheikh – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
2 Shafqat Cheema-Chambaili
3 Shamoon Abbasi- WAAR
4 Mahnoor Usman -Siyyah
5 Naseeruddin Shah- Zinda Bhaag
Star Debut Male
1 Khurram Patras- Zinda Bhaag
2 Hamza Ali Abbasi – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
3 Ehtisham – Chambaili
4 Ali Azmat -WAAR
5 Noman Habib – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Star Debut Female
1 Amna ilyas- Zinda Bhaag
2 Aisha Khan – WAAR
3 Amina Sheikh -Lamha
4 Ainny Jafri – Main Hon Shahid Afridi
5 Maira Khan- Chambaili
Best Independent Movie
1 Josh
2 Lamha
3 Siyaah
Best Singer Male
1 Rahat Fateh Ali -Zinda Bhaag
2 Abrar ul haq -Zinda Bhaag
3 Umair Jaswal -Waar
4 Shafqat Amanat Ali -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
5 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan -Main Hon Shahid Afridi
Best Singer Female
1 Sanam Marvi -Ishq Khuda
2 Abida Parveen -Ishq Khuda
3 Zoe Viccaji -Lamha
4 Iqra Ali -Zinda Bhaag
5 Neeti Wagh -Main Hon Shahid Afridi

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