KARACHI - The trend of cinema going has lost its charm with the dilapidated condition of local industry, and the current scenario of the country has also added woes to its miseries. Once there was a thought that with the screening of Indian films in local cinemas will remove the deadlock and create a jam-pack like situation in cinemas. But all these notions had proved baseless as people now preferred watching films in their homes which is much cheaper than going to cinemas. DVDs are available in the markets on cheaper rates for just Rs 50. As the film 'Mughal-e-Azam' and 'Taj Mahal' came from India, the stalwarts of entertainment industry claimed that sparkling stars of Bollywood would come to Pakistan to promote their feature films. It was also happened as Susanna Khan, wife of Hrithik Roshan, and another actress Sonia Jehan had also arrived here but that venture did not last long. Later on, films like 'Taare Zameen Par', 'Bhool Bhulayaan' and 'Jannat' also did not bring star attraction and people also didn't paid much heed to these flicks as it was assumed before their release. It may also be mentioned that the Hollywood movies were also put in Pakistan's cinemas, 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly', for instance became a huge success in the country. More interestingly, apart from the hectic schedule, people have found new and modified means of entertainment. They preferred dining out, going on long drives or reading a good informative book rather going to cinemas. Cinema, at one time, was considered an outing for the adult and more often children had also accompanied them. If the movie was good, it was being referred to friends and other relatives. Going to cinema is still a norm in some parts of India which is being practised by both youth and the old, but the trend has been fast declining in Pakistan.