ARY Films and Riaz Shahid Films signed a joint venture agreement which will see them producing, distributing and marketing 4 films every year.
But as of now, 2 movies were announced named Arth 2 and Mission 5. The signing of this Joint Venture came after the mighty success of recently released films. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and Zinda Bhaag were two of those films that created quite a lot of stir but it was the massive release of WAAR that has set the stage for the revival of cinema, opening doors for some serious investments in this field.
Arth 2 is going to be a re-make of a Bollywood movie that was earlier directed by the famous Mahesh Bhatt from across the border. And now the rights have been bought from Mr. Bhatt in order to do its re-make locally. The shoot of this project will commence from the third week of December. The talented Sahir Ali Bagga is going to do the music of the movie where as the veteran Pervaiz Kaleem is looking after the script of this re-make.
Mission 5 is the other film announced under this particular banner that is going to be an action packed thriller and will be shot on the historic Pak-Afghan border. The interesting thing here is that Mission 5 will be directed by internationally acclaimed Hollywood director Tom Delmar. It should be remembered that he is the same guy who was first roped in for the direction of recently released Waar. Tom will be directing Mission 5 whose story line will be written by Shaan and Hassan Rana (producer and writer of WAAR).
ARY Films and Riaz Shahid Films are also planning to organize an international film festival tentatively scheduled to be held in the last quarter of 2014. The festival will see the work from diverse countries such as Spain, Italy china, Saudi-Arab, Sri Lanka. This activity is expected to create a positive platform for the local industry that can exhibit our own art and culture, and in return getting the influences from the global industries in order to modernize and strengthen the local cinema.