Allahyar and the Legend of Good Animation

Animation is something we’ve all grown up with. Be it Disney, Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, everyone has, at some point or another, watched and enjoyed cartoons. Having grown up with these, I also grew...
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The History and Potential of Pakistani Horror

Story time. We had just published the video essay about Abid Brohi, and we had a little poll on twitter about the next video topic. To my surprise a lot of people opted for...

Why Pakistani Horror Movies Don’t Work

Before we get into this, I have to mention two things. Firstly, there is a new Pakistani horror movie which is currently playing in theatres, if I’m not mistaken. It’s called Pari, and if...

5 Reasons Why Animation isn’t ‘Just for Kids’

Okay, so I thought this one should have been obvious, but animation isn’t just for kids. I mean this in every way, shape and form. Animated films, series, comic books, or animation as a...

The Padmaavat Saga: Let’s Discuss, EVERYTHING

I don’t usually write about Bollywood. Simply because I feel that there is often an excess of opinions. Because of the appeal and reach of our neighbouring film industry, everyone has something to say....

Pakistan’s Bizarre Violent Romance Trope

I’m sure all of you have heard about the tragic murder of Asma Rani. She was a medical student, nearing the completion of her studies. Some days ago, she was shot by the man...

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...

Allahyar and Pakistani Animation at Its Best

Okay, now I’m not sure how this one slipped my radar. Particularly as I am a devoted fan of anything related to animation. And, particularly when that animation is so beautifully executed.But there you...

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...

Behind The Filmmaking Scenes with Hamza Bangash

Few people understand filmmaking as Hamza Bangash does. It has been a long, long time since I first interviewed the man behind Rang Raaz. Many moons later, his baby is all grown up and...