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Is Waseem Wallay an Anti Hero?

Since Rangreza was first announced, there has been a lot of talk about Gohar Rasheed’s uninhibited character. A lot of this talk has labelled him as an anti hero. I don’t think that’s what...

Pakistani film trailers: what’re we missing?

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been on a Pakistani film kick (definitely inspired by Syed Noor’s decision to stage a comeback) and while I really wanted to review the much anticipated...

Na Maaloom Afraad 2; How a film about a gold pot became golden

Given Pakistan’s generally conservative outlook, it’s hard to believe an adult comedy with literally potty humour would find acceptance. Yet Na Maaloom Afraad 2 has found it. And not just found it, as I...

Pakistani Sci-Fi from Shanee to Project Ghazi

This is my second post about Project Ghazi. Clearly my excitement for this film cannot be contained. And since we have already established that it is science fiction or sci-fi (regardless of what the marketing...
Project Ghazi

Project Ghazi: Disgruntled, Disjointed, Dissatisfying

I don’t mean to discourage or belittle any of the hard work that has gone into this movie. The fact remains, however, Project Ghazi is a disgruntled, disjointed, dissatisfying mess that is best forgotten.

Why the Sindhi Feudal Stereotype Isn’t Funny Anymore

Last week, the trailer for the upcoming comedic film Maan Jao Na was released. I wasn’t impressed, because the film seemed to be regurgitating every Pakistani comedy that preceded it. But the film also...

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...

Cake; The Guide to Marketing a Film Perfectly

If you read Nusair Teli’s recent rundown of Pakistani films to lookout for, then you know that we’ve been anticipating Cake. It is a movie so against the grain that it deserves some love...

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...

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...