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Baaghi finale

    “Abb tho  burai khatam ho gaee na ? Logo kay Ikhlaqbhi bach gaaey Mashra ? Uss ka kiya huwa? Mashra teekh hogaya ? The ending to Urdu1’s drama […]

Padmavat review

Padmavat is based on Sufi Poet Malik Mohammad Jayasi’s mediaeval poem, about the beautiful Sinhalese princess who becomes the wife of Raja Rattan Singh.  When a disloyal Brahmin is thrown […]

What happened at the movies in 2017

It isn’t easy to make a movie in Pakistan, let alone a hit .The deck is stacked against movie makers, technical facilities for editing and sound are few ,purpose built […]

An interview with Ehteshamuddin

  Despite winning accolades for his work on award winning drama serials, director Mohammed Ehteshamuddin seems oddly surprised, “I started working on serials late in my career.” A soft-spoken man […]

Victoria and Abdul Review

Film review by Javeria Ali Hashmi There are not many movies that can cajole and wriggle out our discontent with racism more strongly than Victoria and Abdul. The movie is […]

A few words with Mawra Hocane

 Mawra Hocane’s latest serial, Sammi, ends with a literal shower of happy resolutions for its much victimised heroine. Sammi happily escapes being married off to several men old enough to […]

Sammi : last episode Review

This review appears also appears in  Dawn Images   Hum Tv’s drama serial Sammi ends after 21 episodes with a lot of easy answers for some very difficult questions .Regular viewers […]

An interesting conversation

It’s no secret that I’m a close watcher of the Pakistani entertainment industry . Whatever my intellectual or moral pretensions are , the odd Meera joke is funny , the […]

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 […]