7 Din and 2 Climaxes In

Before you read on, note that this will not be a full, comprehensive review of 7 Din Mohabbat In (7DMI). Ushah already did that. Instead, this will focus on one aspect of the film...

7 Din Mohabbat In … Or Not

Okay. So I don’t like film premiers. Granted, me being invited to the premier of 7 Din Mohabbat In was an anomaly. But once was enough to make my mind up for me; I...

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...
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Saadat Hasan Manto: Heretic, Lunatic, Genius

Nostalgia is turmoil. With indefatigable resilience and sensational poise it kneads out memories into pavilions shrouded by a thick seamless cocoon of emotions. Such was the scenario whilst I was having a quick chat...
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Yes, Pakistani Cinema Does Need Films Like Cake

Okay, so long story short, this video essay is a response to a rather shocking article. Shocking, because when Pakistan finally got a universally applauded film courtesy Cake, I wasn’t expecting a film journalist...

Cake Film Review: Sweet, Fulfilling and Subtle

In an older article I said that Cake may just take the spot of my favourite film of the year from Parchi. Well guess what! It just did. Cake is by far the BEST...

5 Times Pakistani Cinema Made Less Sense than Pakistani Politics

Politics and Pakistan seem to cling on to each other. Kind of like that couple that never wanted to get married, but has been married for so long they don’t know how to do...

Let’s Talk About Cake

There are moments in your life that are so incredibly life altering that they make you question everything. Sometimes they reaffirm your beliefs, and give you the guidance you need to push on. While...
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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...
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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...