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Following Dawn.com’s coverage on the aftermath of the destruction that severely crippled the Pakistani cinema exhibitor’s fraternity, and subsequently on Capri cinema’s renovation, we caught up with Farrukh Rauf, Director of Capri cinema, for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the renovation and upgrades.

Talking to Dawn.com, Mr. Rauf thanked the media for its constant support and answered questions about Capri’s revival, the difference between a big-screen experience, and the cost-effectiveness of a multiplex.

Before and during the interview, we had unrestricted access to every room as well as exit at Capri, regardless of the hour. The management, which includes directors Asif Razzaq and Mr. Rauf, and General Manager Aziz Khattak, were accommodating to our camera’s interruptions as construction work continued on their looming deadline.

Capri cinema opened today, Friday December 21, 2012, and by both luck and design, the date was exactly three months since the cinema was burnt down by angry protestors.

The first film screening at Capri is the full-on Salman Khan entertainer “Dabangg 2”; a surefire box-office success that guarantees more than one weekend of housefulls.

Mohammad Kamran Jawaid takes a look at the return of Capri Cinema for Dawn.com.

Comments (7) (Closed)


saleem
Dec 21, 2012 03:30pm
Good luck! hope cinema and art thrives again
Muhammad Farooq
Dec 21, 2012 05:50pm
good news.
rafique b
Dec 22, 2012 07:49am
This is great news. Both dawn and Kamran Jawaid who has been a great forever supporter of cinema should be acknowledged for their continued support of the local industry.
khadijah
Dec 22, 2012 01:15pm
good effort kami bhai..:)
akbari
Dec 23, 2012 02:06pm
Such spirits are required. Whatever may happen always BE POSITIVE. Thanks to the management of Capri.
shariq
Dec 24, 2012 10:32am
Great job MKJ :-) . . . .
dr.muhammad jawad
Dec 25, 2012 07:34am
cenima is very important to thrive our cultutral heritage.------ and also a very important social plug-in.