I find it quite disconcerting that I, the self-proclaimed Mahira Khan stan, don’t have a list of favourite performances. Let’s fix that!
Category: Fanatically Filmy
Churails: Here’s Why Pakistan Needs Them!
The Churails here to start a revolution in Pakistani TV! Here’s why we need them so very much!
Dua-e-Reem: A Truly Progressive Prayer
Shoaib Mansoor’s Dua-e-Reem is a truly defiant bride’s prayer. Here’s why I think it’s absolutely necessary, especially in today’s day and age!
Pakistani Films That Hopefully Release in 2020
2020 is pioised to be a massive year for the Pakistani Film Industry, if the films make it to screens that is. Here are a few that I hope do!
The Best and Worst Pakistani Films of 2019 (That I Watched!)
“A Middling Year” When reflecting on the year that’s past, Anupama Chopra (who happens to be one of my favourite film critics) referred to 2019 as a ‘middling year’ for Bollywood. Across the border, in contrast, the year has been the year of opportunities lost. The first full year where no Bollywood film was to…
Project Ghazi: Disgruntled, Disjointed, Dissatisfying
I don’t mean to discourage or belittle any of the hard work that has gone into this movie. The fact remains, however, Project Ghazi is a disgruntled, disjointed, dissatisfying mess that is best forgotten.
Laal Kabootar Review: Dark Satisfaction
With our attentions so successfully commandeered, it’s a shame that it ends as abruptly as it does. Otherwise, it is a wholly beautiful film. Though, it misses a few beats, it may cause a seismic shift within Pakistani Cinema.
Sherdil Review: Patriotic Free Fall
Sherdil, in spite of the patriotism it puts on display, is a pendulum, rocking between compelling and cringeworthy.
Pakistani Cinema in 2018: From Best To The Very Worst
New Year New Reflections New Year somehow always turns into a contrived force for reflection. Everyone seems to love look at the year that’s passed, sometimes conveniently omitting crucial failures. However, in the case of Pakistani Cinema, reflection would actually be prudent. 2018 was a rare mix of very high highs and some incredibly low…
Pinky Memsaab: Year-end Blues and Regressions
Hey you! How’ve you been? Oh me? I’ve been here and there, writing some stuff. But I’m back now and so are you! So let’s get to it then. I mean it has been a while since we’ve been here, since I’ve had the chance to review a Pakistani movie. The year did start really…