Hassan Rana
Hassan Waqas Rana
Other namesDoc
Years active2013–present
Notable work

Hassan Rana (born Hassan Waqas Rana), also known as Doc,[1] is a Pakistani film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his debut production Waar, for which he won 3 awards at 1st ARY Film Awards.[2] On 7 December 2013 Hassan Waqas Rana signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Salman Iqbal (founder and president ARY), for the production of two action thrillers, Yalghaar & Waar 2 to be produced and released in 2017–19. "Yalghaar was released across Pakistan on the 28th of June 2017, and was well received by the audiences.[3] He has to his credit the production of the highest grossing films in the history of Pakistan by setting the record with "Waar" in 2013, and later breaking his own record with "Yalghaar" in 2017. He is the founder of MindWorks Media.

Breach of Contract

Hassan Rana was later not honorably acquitted of all the allegations leveled against him, both by the Pakistani police as well as the courts of Pakistan, saying that the said allegation was baseless and no evidence to prove the claim of Bilal Lashari was produced at any forum.[4] Hassan Waqas Rana was recently booked under an FIR (First Information Report) with the Pakistani police by the director of Waar, Bilal Lashari for keeping Waar's profits for himself. Apparently, he transferred all cinema earnings to his personal account.


Year Film Actor Director Producer Writer Role Notes
2013 Waar Yes No Yes Yes Taha Ali, director CTG debut production
2017 Yalghaar Yes Yes Yes No Maj. Gen Hassan debut direction
TBA Waar 2 No Yes Yes Yes Filming

Awards and nominations

ARY Film Awards


  1. ^ "What's up Doc?". Taazi. Isbah Khalid. Retrieved 25 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "'Waar' dominates ARY Film Awards with 13 major wins". Daily Times (Pakistan). Saira Agha. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ ""Waar 2" and "Delta Echo Foxtrot" set to release in joint venture". The Express Tribune. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Lashari kept away from Waar's profits". Dawn News. 23 June 2014.