MNIK runs to packed houses in Karachi
KARACHI:Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘My name Is Khan’ is turning out to be a hit big with themoviegoers in Pakistani city of Karachi with the film running to packed houses.
“Normally the 3 and 6 o’clock shows have reasonable attendance andthe late night show is packed but this time we have been witnessing full housefor all three shows which is remarkable,” Nadeem Mandviwalla, owner of Nishatcinema, said.
The movie was released on February 12 in two maincinema theatres and also at the only multiplex which is screening it on twohalls with four daily shows to cope with the rush.
“The fact thatthe Shiv Sena made such a big issue of Shah Rukh Khan’s statement aboutPakistani cricketers has also added to the interest in the movie,” Mandviwallasaid.
It is also the first major Shah Rukh Khan movie to be releasedin Pakistan since the government allowed screening of Indian movies in cinemahalls two years back.
“In the last two years this is the firstproper Shah Rukh Khan starrer that has been released in Pakistan,” anothercinema manager said.
Long lines and rows of cars can be seen parkedon the busy M Jinnah road outside the two big cinema halls that are screening’My name Is Khan’, causing miseries for the traffic police who are finding itdifficult to cope with the rush.
“Definitely ‘My name is Khan’ hasgenerated lot of interest in Pakistan and also contributed significantly to thecultural and arts scene, but overall I think the release of Indian movies isgood for us as it means people have some entertainment to look forward too,” artcritic, Muneeba said.
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