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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…
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…
Mein: Meesha Shafi’s Act of Defiance
Okay so, I’ve taken off my watch, rings and wristbands. I do this to ensure no hindrances as I begin to write this article. My hope is, by relaying this information, you understand the urgency with which I write this. Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 3 concluded this past weekend. This season’s swan song…
Did Parwaaz Take Flight? Parwaaz Hai Junoon Movie Review!
In my last review, I alluded to having seen two movies over the Eid weekend. Parwaaz Hay Junoon was the second of the two, watched consecutively after. Normally, when I opt for a double feature, the second film always disappoints. Now, I can say, the second film disappoints 2 out of 3 times. I feel…
Jawani Phir Agayi Kya? Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Movie Review
I have been itching to get back to reviewing. There were four major releases on the last Eid. Motivations however, resulted in one viewing. Then too, I was beaten to the reviewing punch. The next big release was skipped for obvious reasons. So cut to Eid Al Azha and 2 out of 3 films watched….
Typecasting: A Pitfall For Pakistani Cinema
Let me begin by addressing my lack of writing as of late. There are two main reasons as to why: (A) I am on vacation, follow me on Instagram for full details, stories etc. (B) I wasn’t really inspired to write until a particularly long Uber ride earlier today to the North London suburb of…