Fakir Khana Museum

Weekend included a visit to the Fakir Khana Museum, which was such a fun experience. I couldn’t take my car all the way into the inner city of Lahore, and so we parked on Food Street and walked up to the museum. The roads are bustling, and for a weekend, was crowded, with shops, salons…

Intouchables (2011)

Sometimes, watching foreign movies that don’t make it to the mainstream cinemas can prove to be a wonderful experience.  There are many foreign movies (French, Iranian, Italian etc) that do make it big are nominated for the Oscar. Thanks to a friend who recommended this movie, I caught it on Netflix the other night, and…

Mah e Mir

The tagline for this movie is Embrace your Madness, and so it goes with every literary/ creative genius out there. Don’t they all seem to go a little cuckoo in their minds before achieving super stardom? The premise for this Pakistani movie is simple: A struggling poet, Jamal Ahmad, has an issue with the modern…

How It Happened

They say Pakistanis are obsessed with two things: Cricket and Politics. To that, I would add one more thing that all of us love to talk about in our drawing rooms: Weddings. Whether we are single or married, we have been involved in some conversation that revolves around marriage. Aunties will ask you at a…

Jawani Phir Nahi Ani

Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (JPNA) is the first Pakistani movie ever to cross Rs. 254.5 million mark in just two weeks. That’s beating the records of previously critically acclaimed movies such as Khuda Ke Liye, Bol, Waar among others. This movie has courted controversy and interest in the same breath. Having seen it last night, I…