Due to the on-going War against Terrorism, the so-called attack on extremism, had led to many clashes which created an unending conflict in Swat between the Pakistan Army and the Taliban. The casualty of this catastrophe was not just the human beings and their lives, but also Pakistani cinema. The Taliban shut down each and every single cinema hall in Swat and movies were completely banned in the area.
Just recently, it has been reported, that the movies have restarted their business and the shows are on. The scenic beauty which the valley of Swat offers to the film makers could now be captured again on reel for the cinema-goers to feast their eyes on. Places like Madain, Malam Jaba and Kalam are now accessible again for filmmaking. The showbiz activities are again on the rise after the restoration of order in Swat for the past few months. Most of the Pashto and Urdu films are being produced on the location as well as telefilms are being planned for the location.
Swat has even produced one of Pakistan’s great veteran actor, Badar Munir. One hopes that this restoration to normalcy continues in Swat and the people there can get to see more films and viewers who could not visit Swat can see through films the wonderful and captivating valleys. It also helps promote Pakistan’s tourism industry, which on its own does not do that well. With the help of these locations filmed for production, Pakistan can be shown to the world as having the scenic beauty second to none.