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!
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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…
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…
Motorcycle Girl Review: Flawed But Endearing
When I reviewed Cake, I said that you can now consider the Pakistani Film Industry completely revived. By that, I meant that modern Pakistani features now have their voice, their identity. They no longer need to be Bollywood knock-offs. Their story no longer needs to be diluted by juxtaposing songs and dream sequences. Nor do…
The best Pepsi Ad Pakistan has Ever Seen
Our world is full of secrets. Especially in this day and age where people want to be ‘first’ for everything, from PSL tickets to Sapphire Sales. One thing, however, that isn’t a secret is my love for Pepsi. Love not just because I help run one of the largest (in Asia) manufacturers of the stuff….
Why Don’t the Lux Style Awards Show Villains Some Love?
As I mentioned in the video, the Lux Style Awards, as usual, ignored villains. But, that’s not all that was ignored by them. And the same issue exists in many other awards in Pakistan as well. The Central Dilemma of Award Shows in Pakistan Very rarely are editors and musical directors responsible for background score…