Jab Harry Met Sejal

The expectations were high. The movie disappointed. Critics and audiences didn’t accept the movie. What happened? A lot apparently. So, here’s the problem with Jab Harry Met Sejal. (On a side note, it’s extremely difficult to get out of my mind When Harry Met Sally, and I am thinking When Harry Met Sejal! So zero […]

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Rangoon

To appreciate Rangoon, one has to have certain foreknowledge of where the director is coming from. Vishal Bhardwaj is the man who brought us Shakespearean adaptations to Bollywood: Omkara (Othello), Maqbool and Haider (Macbeth), these three being the top most prominent ones. They all were adapted so brilliantly, and the audiences lapped it all up. […]

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La La Land

Before I get into my review, I have to let you know four things that will determine whether you will like this movie or not. They are: The actor is Ryan Gosling The actress is Emma Stone La La Land is a musical (2 hours long) The genre of the music is jazz If you […]

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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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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

What’s all the brouhaha about? We in Pakistan don’t have the privilege of watching the latest Bollywood film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (This Heart is Difficult- ADHM) which was released this weekend (and has the ever popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan). That’s the problem. Given our other choices at the cinema (Jack Reacher and The […]

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Mohenjo Daro

Sometimes, there are movies that depict a certain culture and time period that calls for intense and meticulous research. Whether it’s a period movie like Gone With The Wind, Braveheart or Pride and Prejudice, attention is paid to the details, the locations, the costume, the mannerisms and the general feel of the movie. Coming to […]

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Kapoor and Sons (Since 1921)

  In the Asian culture, family is a very important element. There have been countless movies that revolves around families, ranging from the brilliant Piku to the high profile but phony Dil Dhadakne Do (though in my opinion Monsoon Wedding is the best movie that deals with the breakdown of familial relations and ultimately redeeming […]

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