In Dia, Hamza Bangash Highlights a Millennial Tragedy

A secret online romance, a conservative family, a woman battling with mental illness, and the thralls of religious conventions. These are the pillars holding up the new Hamza Bangash short. At a time when...

How Did Pakistani Cinema Treat Women in 2018?

As the end of the year rolls around, I want us to go over how Pakistani Cinema fared in 2018. Moreover, I want to discuss how women in Pakistani cinema were treated this year....

Why we should care about Verna (please?)

Last week, the teaser for Shoaib Mansoor’s third film Verna was released. Last week, we also held a little poll on twitter (please follow us by the way!) about the upcoming film. And well,...

Talent Focus: Gohar Rasheed has arrived

As you may have guessed from my Rangreza trailer review, I have fallen completely and hopelessly in love with Gohar Rasheed. Balancing the madness of his character to absolute perfection, he is a joy...

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...
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Punjab Nahi Jaungi: copying Bollywood?

The trailer for Punjab Nahi Jaungi was released last week. Let me break it down; neon colours, a love triangle, Punjab and people running through fields. Think pieces were published. One of the these pointed out...
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Project Ghazi: Superhero or Sci-fi?

In less then two weeks, a Pakistani film titled Project Ghazi will be released across the country. I am fascinated by it because amongst a tirade of bawdy comedies and ‘inspired by true events’...

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...
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The Fawad Khan phenomenon explained

I was nine-years-old when I first discovered Fawad Khan. As the lead singer of the popular alt-rock band Entity Paradigm (EP, yes that is how they were credited) he was a twenty-something belting out...

Enaaya: A Crucible (Literally)

I’m not going to lie. Enaaya flew under the radar for me. I had no inkling that Pakistan now has a web series on an international streaming platform. Yes, it’s on Eros Now, which is...