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"That's what we tried to do with Rang Raaz, and I think that's why the trailer for the film has resonated with so many people. That's the direction our cinema needs to be headed towards. Bollywood creates some amazing movies, but we can't compete with them on budget. India has nurtured their film artists for almost a century. The Pakistani film industry needs to work together on discovering it's own own identity."

Suno! To be staged at the Karachi Arts Council by hamza bangash

The Nation

Suno! a theatre production being performed at the Arts Council in Karachi from the 27th to 30th April. Suno! is written and directed by Hamza Bangash, the creative director at CityLights Productions, whose previous play Baraf Paani was awarded the prize for best production at the IAM Karachi Arts Festival last year. The play traces the journey of Gulzar’s mental illness, beginning with the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather’s death which Gulzar’s mother and grandmother seem unwilling to discuss. Gulzar's journey encompasses much of what other sufferers of mental illness go through: a fall out with his friends, a feeling of rejection, complete meaninglessness and disconnection, the critical step of coming to terms with his mental illness and ultimately, his journey of recovery.

Qalambaaz Screenwriting Fellows 2016 by hamza bangash


With pride, in just year two, 'Qalambaaz' boasts writers from various cities of Pakistan in its rising class for this year, as well as successful mentors from India, the US, and Italy. This year’s mentors include Ivana Massetti, Uttam Sirur, and returning mentors Sumit Roy, Amit Kumar, and Zak Shaikh.

ICRC Ambulance Safety Awareness Campaign by hamza bangash

Hamza Bangash has partnered with the International Red Cross to write, produce and direct a series of public service announcements on the topic of 'Ambulance Drivers Safety.' The awareness campaign is part of the ICRC's continued investment in the improvement in working conditions of health care workers in Pakistan.

Through his production house, CityLights, Hamza Bangash will create all television, radio and billboard materials for the awareness campaign.

Pictured below on MoU signing, Hamza Bangash and Maciej Polkowski, Project Head

Kaun Sunta Hai- Dawn Images by hamza bangash

Dawn Images   

Three actors, many characters

Like his previous plays, Hamza Bangash sticks to the idea of having fewer actors on stage. He assigns various characters to his limited cast and the play falls beautifully as the audience also starts to understand the importance of this technique.

Baraf Paani on World This Morning by hamza bangash

World this morning discusses new wave of Pakistani theatre with the cast and producer of Baraf Paani, Hamza Bangash, Hadi bin Arshad and Amtul Baweja. Hosted by Shahzad Khan & Maha Makhdum, produced by Nabeel Tirmazi.

Watch here!