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…

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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