Pakistani Movies and the All-Too-Convenient Sub-Plot!

I’ve been staring at this blank page for so long, my poetic sense has gone tel laney. So I’m going to just hop right in. I recently saw Janaan for the first time. Shameful I know. What self-proclaimed movie buff puts off watching a movie for months, only to watch it when there’s nothing else…

Parchi: Expectation Vs. Reality

Wow. This is already the third film from my ‘Four Pakistani Movies that Should be on Your Radar’ list. And so far, the first two weren’t really something to write home about (I did write reviews though). Parchi though, I held on to such hope that it would be different. That it would be fun,…

Rangreza: Expectation Vs. Reality

Ah movie reviews, oh how I missed writing thee. The rush to get you out on time would give me such a rush. However, it seems that The Kollective has gotten me bitten with the experimental bug. So, I thought I’d try something different for this review. I will still give my score in the…

Arth The Destination Should Not Be Your Destination

I haven’t written a review in a while but I actually started off writing reviews. What better time to come out of retirement then to stop you from making the biggest mistake of your life; going to watch Arth The Destination. If you are an OG fan, then you know how my reviews work. For…

Four Pakistani Movies that Should Be On Your Radar

I’ve said this many times, Pakistani Cinema is back. Though right now, it seems the newly-reborn industry is still going through the paces and finding its bearings. In spite of that, it has begun churning out some incredible movies. Movies with great production value like Janaan and Dobara Phir Se, entertainers like Na Maaloom Afraad…

What Verna Means for All of Us (And Meeting Mahira Khan!)

As I write this, I can barely contain the sheer joy I am feeling. Not only because I had the absolute pleasure of finally watching the best movie I have seen all year, but I, through a stroke of pure dumb luck, managed to meet its leading lady. It’s a day I will no doubt…

Watch the trailer for Mahira Khan ’s Verna; or else!

WAIT! Stop what you’re doing. Put down that book! Stop scrolling up on Facebook and swiping right on Tinder (Minder for you Halal Minded Teens)! Stop breathing! Okay maybe keep breathing but stop dilly dallying and go watch the full trailer for the upcoming Mahira Khan starrer Verna. Go, like now. In fact, here watch….

Na Maaloom Afraad 2; How a film about a gold pot became golden

Given Pakistan’s generally conservative outlook, it’s hard to believe an adult comedy with literally potty humour would find acceptance. Yet Na Maaloom Afraad 2 has found it. And not just found it, as I realized sitting in a packed cinema more than 5 weeks after its initial release. It has found it, sat down on…