Cake

A richly-realised family drama that’s a treat to watch, but will it stay with you after it’s over? Find out below…

Patli Galli – Awesome Location, Average Food

Any new restaurant opening gets us Lahoris excited. After all, we are the food capital of Pakistan. The new restaurant becomes the must-place to visit, and social media is abuzz with reviews- whether good or bad- and everyone jumps on the bandwagon to try out the new place. They become the be seen and be…

Dobara Phir Se

Ok, so after the last Pakistani movie experience (Janaan), I had told myself that I will not watch any more Pakistani movies. It has nothing  to do with being unpatriotic but rather should-I-be-spending-money-on-a-movie-that’s-not-worth-it? So a bunch of Pakistanis  movies were released- Lahore se Aagey, Raham – which I didn’t bother watching. Till I saw the trailer…

Janaan

With a great looking cast, international collaborations (Shreya Ghosal sang the title track and B4U is the international distributor), along with the involvement of Reham Khan – ex-wife of Imran Khan- as the producer, all eyes were on Janaan, the highly anticipated movie of 2016. Verdict: It’s been five hours since I saw the movie…

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…

Siachen (The Play)

To the uninitiated, Siachen is a disputed and un-demarcated region located in the Karakoram mountain range. It was the sight of a battle between Pakistan and India, that began in 1984 until a ceasefire was declared in 2003. It’s famously known as the highest battleground on planet earth, at a height of 6000 metres (20,000…

Manto

At the age of 14, I happened to have read a small book of short stories. It was a series of short stories compiled in a book called Partition: Sketches and Stories. It was one of the first books that completely gripped me and shocked me. There were stories in there that were sexual and…

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…

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

We follow the story of Shahida, a precocious six year old mute girl from Sultanpur, Pakistan who, along with her mother, pays a visit Delhi to seek the blessings of the saint for her speech impediment. Upon their return, Shahida is left behind in India and separated from her mother who reaches Pakistan. Lost, Shahida…

Jalaibee

A story of two friends Billu and Baggu, who get caught up in debt with the local mafia, led by the King. At the same time, another guy Ali has his own plans to kidnap the King for his own motives. Along with this, there are two women who each have their own motives. All…