Pakistan Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

A few weeks ago I accidentally stumbled onto an Instagram account and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Every busy street I walk on, every dhabba I pass by, every crumbling building are now big, bold

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Mehrunissa V Lub You First Look- Is it a romantic comedy or..???

What in the world have I just watched? Was this for real? Man I feel betrayed! These were the statements that slipped out of my tongue, as I exchanged fretful glances with my little sister next instant, the torture of

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The business of glorifying the dead

I’m ortunately, we have seen quite a few famous deaths recently, ranging from Eidhi sahib to Qandeel Baloch. The one thing that stands out among them all is the glorifying of their personalities after death. Here we will talk about

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Breaking the stereotypes!

The Pakistani drama industry has long been producing quality dramas but the content was limited to the depiction of some of the problems prevalent in the society only. With the passage of time, as the drama industry evolved, a great

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Exams Ahead!

    Ramzan, the month of blessings is here, bringing along the liveliness of sehar and aftar. This month being the gift of Almighty Allah, gives us a hundred reasons to thank him. Fasting makes us avoid sins and gets

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Pakistani Comedy: From Hit to Shambles!

The golden times of PTV are still remembered by all Pakistanis. Our content was seen, appreciated and loved not only by Pakistanis but all over the world. Even today the best of our actors are seen quoting how their skills

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Pakistani Dramas – Too Many Weeping Women, Iniquitous Husbands?

There are few Pakistani Dramas that tend to leave an impact and are labelled as a personal favorite of the crowds. A habitual practice brings me to open up YouTube on my phone and occasionally re-watch an already aired drama

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Is Motorbike Worth More Than a Self-Respect?

The concept of game shows is not alien for Pakistani TV audience. When we speak about game shows, the one name that immediately comes to our mind is of Neelam Ghar. I don’t think there is any Pakistani (excluding the

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Why I Regret Hating Veena Malik

You may not like her, I understand. You may have genuine reasons, I understand. But did many of us, like me, start hating her for reasons we did not take time to fully comprehend? Veena Malik has been famous for

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Actors and Actresses who need to show versatility!

Acting is not an easy job and every one cannot become a star. People who get this status work really hard to reach that point. But many times actors start repeating a same formula because bhai ye bikta hai! What

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Portrayal of Women in Pakistani Dramas

Television has played an important part in influencing our society since its introduction to our homes. These days, despite the cyber revolution, television still manages to influence our society greatly. What we see, we believe and implement. Television is a

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What We Miss About Ramzan:

The Father of Humanity: The man who spent his whole life serving the nation. Edhi Sahab, the father of humanity left us a year ago and it’s really hard to believe that he will no longer be with us but

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Bread and Circuses

The phrase was originally formatted by a Roman author while deploring the declining heroism of Romans after the almighty empire ceased to exist. Consequently, the government kept the Roman populace happy by distributing free food and staging huge spectacles. Ironically,

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KIFF : Taking Cinema to the Next Level?

The Pakistan Cinematic Industry has been soaring new heights, and gaining the appreciation of audiences, not just locally, but worldwide as well. Our filmmakers and actors have acquired admiration globally and are continuing to awe viewers with increasingly innovative projects.

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Pakistani game shows — the reality

The trend set by one of the Ramazan transmissions has evolved into being one of the most popular programs on television. Be it Amir Liaqat, Fahad Mustafa, Fiza Ali, there is a whole series of such shows on almost every

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Why support Pakistani cinema?

Quite often, nowadays have we been called to support Pakistani cinema. The apparent reasons told are that our film industry is going through a major evolution. So as Pakistanis, it falls on us to support our industry. So far so

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An Open Letter To Mr. Sahir Loathe-ee

Dear Imposter with an inflated ego, We were kind enough to ignore your outlandish behavior when your film completely flopped at the box office only because we thought that this would be the last time that you will use the

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Recipe to make a Ramadan transmission!

It is difficult to define whether to compare Ramadan transmissions these days to a complicated biryani or two minute noodles. Let us look upon some ingredients that will help us decide the answer to this question. The look of “MODESTY”:

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Break the News, Don’t make the News:

Today we live in a society where each day begins with a breaking news. From Imran Khan wearing black shalwar kameez and halwa puri being distributed in his dharna to different dramatic versions of Tayyaba’s heart-wrenching story, from the Pakistan

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Ramzan Apka Hua!

We are once again blessed with the Holy month of Ramadan. It is the month of blessings and redemption. We’ve all been taught to try to do good as much as possible during the span of these blessed days, as

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Social Media: A Disaster OR Bliss?

With the outburst of social media usage in the recent times; one is always bombarded with viral videos, pictures and incidents from all across the world. Apart from providing easy connectivity to users it is a platform for promotions and

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Super Talent Syed Shafaat Ali Mimicked 24 singers in his latest video!

Syed Shafaat Ali the maestro of mimicry is taking over internet by storm through his parodies and mimicry. He is well known for impersonating political leaders in his funny videos. Beginning his career in the field of comedy in 2006

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16th Lux Style Awards – Highs and Lows

Lux Style Awards are the only awards in Pakistan which cover all the entertainment channels, the film industry, the music industry and the fashion industry therefore the viewers get a chance to see the entire industry under one roof. This

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Jago Pakistan Jago – Makeup Competition!

I so wish our morning shows give me once in a lifetime opportunity to praise them by doing something good but I don’t know how they succeed in stooping to new lows every single time. I don’t really get how

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Well-Reputed Writers of Pakistani Drama Industry

Script writing is not an easy task; a good script requires tons of creativity, a great deal of time, command on the language, intelligence and most of all a good understanding of what the writer wants to show to his/her

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Worst Dressed Celebrities At Hum Awards 2017

Award ceremonies are star studded events that bring limelight onto all the celebrities who walk the red carpet. Attending award functions also mean that all the celebrities get a chance to turn around the heads because of their styling, dressing

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Good Morning Pakistan Shadi Week – Seriously!?!

Ohkay so, while doing some household chore, I needed a background noise, so I decided to tune to Good Morning Pakistan, as I was in a mood for some celebrity interview but the first thumbnail in the Good Morning Pakistan

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Actors That Cannot Sell The Drama With Their Names

It takes a lot of factors for an actor to leave a mark and make a name for themselves in the drama industry where there is a lot of cutthroat competition. The show-business demands every single actor to up their

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Bulandi to Pyar Ho Jata Hai Phir Se

1980’s is the decade in which the downfall of Urdu cinema started. Apart from Faisal Rehman, Neeli and Ismail Shah, no new notable face is introduced in the Urdu films in this decade. The artists of 1960’s and 1970’s dominated

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Four Reasons Why We Are Waiting For ‘Alif Allah Aur Insaan’

The month of April brings with it a promise to give us loads of drama treats. With new dramas releasing every other day, there’s a lot to watch out for. The latest play which has us super excited is none

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Worst Dressed Celebrities At Lux Style Awards 2017

With Award Functions being at their peak in Pakistan since last few years, these events give the celebrities to exhibit themselves and their sense of styling. Where some celebrities love to experiment and succeed in making their looks work, some

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Best Dressed Celebrities At Lux Style Awards 2017

Lux Style Awards are all about acknowledging the work of all those talented individuals who work hard all through the year to give the entertainment and the fashion industry their best. These awards are also a time for celebrities to

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Ghardari 101 – As Learnt from Pakistani Dramas

Ghardari 101 – As Learnt from Pakistani Dramas – With two children under two, I have had my fair share of crazy moments during their earlier years where I have struggled to get food cooked, kids tended to and managed

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Actors That Sell The Drama With Their Names

Pakistani drama industry is filled with talented actors who are continuously working hard, even after decades of being part of the field, to entertain the viewers with performances which translate the character they are playing on screen impeccably. It is

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Let’s Embark On A New Suffering…

For every one good drama that airs on TV, they bombard us with twenty that are so bad it makes you rethink your life choices! I’ve been walking around with a constant look of horror these past few weeks as

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Top 5 Actresses As Mothers In Our Dramas

Supporting characters play a pivotal role in dramas. A solid supporting cast can change the overall quality of the drama and the impact which it has on the viewers. In our dramas, mothers are an integral part of the story

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