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The Burden of Representation

Just like Bollywood movies, Pakistani dramas tend to address minorities through the lense of an epic romance between star-crossed lovers Still from Seeta Bagri. Any Pakistani travelling abroad knows what […]

All about Balu Mahi

In conversation with the  Osman Khalid Butt and Ainy Jaffri about their movie releasing on Febuary 10th 2017 – An edited version will appear in Dawn print Newspaper The Pakistani […]

Romantic rapist ?

As a corollary , just look at the images used to advertise this serial centered on such a strong topic .It defies logic ! To their credit Pakistani dramas have […]

Can Dramas be agents of change ?

The phenomenal success of drama serial Udaari should give producers a moment of pause, as it has managed to win at the ratings game despite dealing with the incredibly disturbing […]

BaluMahi First Teaser

Forget Brexit, Dump Trump, drop the Dharna and put those Indo –Pak bans firmly to one side:  The team at BaluMahi just released the teaser to their much anticipated movie […]

Ashir & Khirad can fix anything update

Thank God for Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, their powers are unlimited! Now that they are back in Pakistan, India is safe and the Indian actors whose jobs they took […]

Asher&Khirad can fix anything

  Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, their powers are unlimited! Now that they are back in Pakistan, India is safe and the Indian actors whose jobs they took or whose […]

Actor in Law -Movie Review

 Yes its late but …..A Guest Review Sunna hai Qaid e Azam bhi Adakaar banna chahtay thay. And this very line sets the tone for Actor in Law. When trailors of […]

Udaari Finale

For a drama based on the very sobering subject of child rape, Udaari managed to end on a surprisingly celebratory note. Defying the entire mazloom aurat stereotype that our TV […]

Sanam- A few thoughts

The moment I saw the promos and teasers for Sanam I thought it had “Dusri Bivi “written all over it. By “Dusri Bivi” I meant a certain plot that is […]

Janaan Film review

Out of the three films released this Eid, I chose to watch Janaan because it was easily the one that created the most media buzz and boasted the best teasers […]

Dillagi Finale ( episode 25)

In an industry where 30 plus episodes for a successful serial are becoming the norm, Dillagi was one of those few serials that concentrated on quality rather than quantity and […]

Mann Mayal episode 33 and final review

Feminist for an episode Mann Mayal started off with a fail-safe recipe for success. According to producer Sana Shahnawaz, the original story was narrated to her by “family friend” Khalil […]

Udaari episode 21

Udaari is an extraordinary drama serial that has caught the attention people across all sections of society. It has easily fulfilled its aim of raising awareness about rape and child […]