Pakistani film producers revealed in a press conference on May 8 that cinema owners across the country are preferring Hollywood sci-fi films over local ones. The producers, while holding a press conference at Arts Council Karachi, claimed that cinema owners across the country, instead of releasing Pakistani films on Eid-ul-Fitr like 'Chakkar, Ghabrana Nahi Hai, Dum Mastam, Be on Screen, and Tere Bajra Di Rakhi' Doctor Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness.
The producers accused the cinema owners of showing a foreign film instead of a Pakistani film instead of the story and imagery of the Hollywood film. Interestingly, this is not the first time that Pakistani producers or filmmakers have accused a foreign film of not giving priority to Pakistani films, but it has happened many times before. ۔
Surprisingly, the Hollywood movie 'Doctor Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness' is being watched with interest not only in Pakistan but all over the world, including India, and in just three days, It has earned close to Rs 25 billion. The three-day earnings of the Hollywood film 'Doctor Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness' are more than the combined earnings and gross budget of the five Pakistani films.
While 'Dr. Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness' is being watched with interest all over the world, Pakistani fans are also watching it with interest, as the said film is a sequel to 'Dr. Strange' which will be released in 2016. The story of the film revolves around a series of characters who accidentally travel to vast unseen and vast universes in search of a powerful book that encounters demonic forces after entering other unseen amazing universes.
In "Dr. Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness", several characters from "Dr. Strange" were created, some of whom even die fighting evil forces. The story of the film is very much loved by the audience for showing these unseen and huge amazing universes and the villains of the powerful and very negative mentality there while the visual effects included in it have also captivated the audience.
The story of director Sam Remy's film is written by Michael Waldron and produced by Kevin Fudge. "Doctor Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness" is a sequel to the movie "Doctor Strange" which was released 6 years ago and this time too Benedict Cumberbatch has played the lead role in the film. Other cast members include Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, and Michael Stalberg.
"Doctor Strange: And the Multi-Verse of Madness" was released worldwide, including in Pakistan, on May 6, and the film grossed over 180 million in just three days.