After Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released amid five Pakistani films were doing business in cinemas, there has been a lot of talks about injustice being done to the local filmmakers.
In a press conference conducted by filmmakers Adnan Siddiqui, Wajahat Rauf and Yasir Nawaz, Pakistani government was called out for prioritizing foreign content over local films.
Three of them complained about losing expected profits from their films after the Marvel’s flick was released.
However, several Pakistanis came with a different opinion on social media. They suggested filmmakers to improve their content instead of complaining.
Here’s their response:
I know it’s a crazy idea but have you tried making better movies?
— D (@Le_Sabre54) May 9, 2022
I am an avid movie goer and i want to tell you(as producer & as actor) make better films. Tell you writers to learn screenplay & script writing. And no there are not going housefull, come to Neuplex Askari IV and buy any number of tickets for any of the 4 releasee movie on spot https://t.co/RdxTcbyIMu
— M. Sarosh Ebrahim (@msarosh) May 10, 2022
Delay it for a month and these movies still won’t do any business and that’s mainly because of the content.
Nobody wants to pay Rs.900 for a HumTV serial pro max 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/k3Uhr0sjXY
— umair. (@UmairNajeebKhan) May 9, 2022
Stand with quality content, not Pakistani filmmakers. Our industry will only thrive if we’re not churning out one Bollywood knockoff after the other.
— Hammad Akbar (@me_theuninvited) May 10, 2022
5 against 1 still competitive nahi hona humaray industry nay. Why should those who spend money to buy tickets be deprived of making their own choice of what they want to watch. Tv par chal jata humaray yahan generally rubbish content big screen par nahi.
— Waheed Khan (@waheedkhan) May 10, 2022
These producers made a fortune by releasing below par movies every eid. We are not obliged to spend 900 on a below average movie just because it has a “made in pakistan” tag.
— Saad Farooq (@saadfarooq129) May 9, 2022