With Laal Kabootar Will Pakistani Cinema Finally Embrace the Dark?

Lest someone gets it twisted, the trailer of Laal Kabootar did not escape my radar when it was released. On the contrary, I was among the legion of pearl-clutching cinephiles who were genuinely awestruck...

Pakistani Music Videos That Should Be Movies: Basanti

I suppose some lambasting would be fair. I announced that I’d be turning this little bout of wishful thinking into a weekly thing. And then, promptly didn’t write anything in this vein...

5 Pakistani Movies that Need to Be on Netflix

The periodical Netflix binge has become a rite of passage. It marks the transition from wide eyed high school student, to debt ridden college student, and finally overworked professional. That is, the intensity of...
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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...

Dia Film Review: Raw, Emotional and Prescient

I want to start off by apologising. Yes, the site has been left on the back burner. The reason for this is that both me and Nusair, have been struggling to get...
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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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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...

2018 Pakistani Movies That Are So Bad, They’re Good

So there I was; innocently researching Pakistani cinema’s achievements in 2018. When, I came across Pakistani movies that had completely avoided my radar. And let’s just say, I’m a little sad that I missed...
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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...

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...