Eidul Azha Brings Must-Watch Films to Theaters: From ‘Umro Ayyar’ to ‘Inside Out 2’

08th June, 2024

This Eidul Azha, Pakistani cinemas are rolling out a diverse range of new films, making it a perfect time for a family movie outing. After a day of feasting and family gatherings, there’s no better way to unwind than by enjoying a movie together. Unlike Eidul Fitr, which only featured “Daghabaaz Dil” and “Hum Tum Aur Wo” in theaters, this Eidul Azha offers a much wider selection. So, gather your loved ones, stock up on popcorn, and head to the theaters to catch these exciting new releases.

Umro Ayyar – A New Beginning

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This Eid, Pakistan’s first superhero film, “Umro Ayyar – A New Beginning,” is set to debut. This fantastical adaptation of the classical Urdu-Persian novel “Hamzanama” brings the legendary character Umro Ayyar to life as a master thief and formidable warrior from the mystical realm of Tilism-e-Hoshruba. The epic tale promises to captivate audiences. Starring the dynamic duo of Sanam Saeed and Usman Mukhtar, the film features a star-studded cast including Faran Tahir, Ali Kazmi, Adnan Siddiqui, Simi Raheal, and many more. With dazzling performances and an enthralling story, “Umro Ayyar” could mark the beginning of Pakistan’s own superhero saga.


For those looking for romance, “Abhi” is the film to watch. Starring Kubra Khan and musician Goher Mumtaz, this movie blends romance, drama, and action. Directed by Asad Mumtaz Malik, the film’s teaser, released in 2022, has already generated excitement.

Filmed in the breathtaking northern areas of Pakistan, including Kashmir, “Abhi” promises stunning visuals and an emotional rollercoaster. The cast also includes Adnan Shah Tipu, Marhoom Ahmed Bilal, and others. Don’t forget your tissues for this heartfelt film.

Na Baligh Afraad

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Comedy fans are in for a treat with “Na Baligh Afraad,” directed by Nabeel Qureshi. Known for his ability to mix humor with social commentary, Qureshi’s latest film promises plenty of laughs and insightful moments.

This film marks the much-anticipated cinematic debut of Samar Jafri, who previously impressed audiences with his performance in “Mayi Ri.” The cast also features Aashir Wajahat, Ehteshamuddin, Saleem Mairaj, Faiza Hasan, and more. Get ready for a cinematic experience filled with humor and thought-provoking themes.


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“IraH,” the first Indian film to be released in Pakistan in some time, stars Rohit Roy as Hari Singh, the developer of a groundbreaking digital archiving app. Directed by Sam Bhattacharjee, this thriller dives into chaos as various groups vie for control of the app. The film, featuring Karishma Kotak, Ameet Chana, and Rajesh Sharma, explores themes of cyber threats, corporate corruption, and the ethical dilemmas of technology. Given the increasing reliance on artificial intelligence, “IRaH” is a timely release that resonates with contemporary issues.

Inside Out 2

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For a family-friendly option, “Inside Out 2” is a perfect choice. This animated sequel continues to explore the emotions inside Riley’s mind as she navigates her teenage years. With engaging storytelling and vibrant animation, it promises to entertain both kids and adults alike. The voice cast includes Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and newcomer Maya Hawke as Anxiety.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

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Hollywood’s favorite detective duo returns in “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” offering a thrilling addition to the Eidul Azha celebrations. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directing the fourth installment of this action-packed series. Expect explosive action and comedic banter, with notable appearances from Vanessa Hudgens, Tiffany Haddish, and DJ Khaled.

So, this Eidul Azha, make sure to include a trip to the cinema in your celebrations and enjoy the diverse range of films on offer.