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Well before the weekend rush, Man of Steel, the newly rebooted adaptation of the popular DC Comic superhero was shown to select invitees including celebrities, at the film’s premiere on Wednesday, June 19, at Atrium Cinemas, Karachi.

Preluding the event, a ‘Black Carpet’ event was held by Nokia – Man of Steel’s official global partner, and the invitee of – which was organised by Asim Quraishi’s Brand Cinema. Attending celebrities included Asif Raza Mir, Sohail Javed, Faisal Quraishi, Iraj Manzoor, and Tapu Javeri amongst others.

The motion picture, which broke the all-time June box office record by besting Toy Story 3’s $110 million, has grossed $226 million internationally at the box office, to date.

During a summer of big-budget pop-corn movies, Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill of Showtime Television’s Tudors and 2011’s fantasy actioner The Immortals, has a lot of weight riding on its success.

The movie is playing in cinemas across Pakistan from Friday, June 21 onwards.

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Despite living movies 24/7 (, the writer is still truly, madly, deeply in love with cinema; the root cause of this anomaly requires further clinical trials.

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S. A. M.
Jun 22, 2013 06:49am

Just saw it in Canada. It reminded me a lot of Sultan Rahi's punjabi movies. I have come back with a headache. No it is not for kids coz its all violence.

M for Me
Jun 23, 2013 10:15am

This baised Lahori we dont want to see Pakistan has better face cant be get rid of these cheap lahori actors and get some actors of class like adnan siddiqui and others, where are we heading too............

Jun 23, 2013 06:29pm

What a third-class movie. Can't believe it is penned by Christopher Nolan. Don't waste your money on it in expensive cinemas.

Jun 23, 2013 07:42pm

At least its not banned in Pakistan.

Jun 24, 2013 10:23am

@M for Me : I think you are really not aware of Fisal quereshiz brilliance in his acting skills and they both are not from Lahore by the way.