Published On: Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

Yalghaar may release on Independence, Defence Day



It has become the routine that the new Pakistan movies often confronted painstakingly-lengthy shooting schedules and even longer post-production phases. After these issues, the films rarely hit the screens on the expected dates. Hassan Waqas Rana’s upcoming movie and directorial debut, Yalghaar seem the same issues.

Rana in recent times affirmed that the movie had gone into its final stages of post-production and the team was busy chalking out a release plan for the film.

The writer and director of the movie stated that “The rough cut is ready and we are now working on the post-production for Yalghaar, mainly the visual effects (VFX) and sound design,” Rana also shared that post-production is having effect in four diverse countries. He told that “We are currently uploading the film on the servers after which production companies from four different countries will work on it,”


Rana, who is also playing the role of an army general in the imminent film, moreover disclosed that a main part of the VFX work will be taking place at Pinewood Studios in London. He shared that “Minor post-production will also be done in Turkey and Bangkok,” The sound design, on the further side, would happen at Skywalker Sound in the US, the film-maker has revealed. Skywalker Sound is the audio production division of the well-known Lucasfilm Ltd, the production company at the back iconic Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

The film is almost in the final stage and the team has previously begun considering possible release dates. The premiere is expected in July and Rana accepted that it will be a tricky job to complete and may confirm to be a race in opposition to time, for both the crew and the studio executives.


According to the theme of the film, the director has been gaining ideas from many people in the industry to release the film on either Independence Day or Defence Day. Rana told that “A lot of the people have recommended releasing Yalghaar either on August 14 or September 6 as it would complement the movie’s theme,” he further added that “We can only begin marketing and promotions for the movie once we have the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in our hands, so a July release at this point does not seem possible.” Now he is considering releasing the film on Independence Day [August 14] or Defence Day [September 6] as the subsequent best alternatives.

The star cast of Yalghaar includs Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Bilal Ashraf, Ayub Khosa, Adnan Siddiqui, Sana Bucha, Aleeze Nasser and Armeena Rana Khan in lead roles.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.