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Nazli

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On December 10, 2009
Loking objectively at this shot from the 80s farce Dollar man, which may or may not have been influenced by the occidental show ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’, one wonders how this look worn by B-actress Nazli ever got past the censors. Although the actress’ face is typically eastern; with flawless well arched brows, kohled […]

Allaudin

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On December 10, 2009

Allaudin, one of the most versatile character-actors of Pakistani Film industry, began his career in undivided India. He belonged to the Kashmiri community of Rawalpindi, and his full name was Allaudi

Nikaah (1982)

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On December 10, 2009

Each of B. R. Chopra’s films addresses a serious topic, but they are always entertaining. Nikaah looks at the issue of Muslim divorce, arguing that to be able to get a divorce merely by uttering

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Daera (1953)

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On December 10, 2009
Kamal Amrohi’s Daera is a deeply experimental look at a young and frail woman’s mis-marriage with a man old enough to be her father and the suicidal fascination that her young neighbor (played by Dilip Kumar’s brother Nasir Khan) develops for this silently suffering woman. From the outset, when the mismatched couple arrives at the […]

Sara (1993)

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On November 29, 2009

Dariush Mehrjui is one of the most accomplished filmmakers of Iran, and earned international recognition in the 1970s with Gav / The Cow (1969) which heralded the Iranian New Wave. Mehrjui gained the

Two Women (1998)

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On November 29, 2009

Two Women tells the story of two school friends, intelli­gent and beautiful Fereshteh from a modest background and the more privileged Roya. (Their names, respectively, mean ‘angel’ and ‘dream

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Khamosh Pani / Silent Waters (2003), a Pakistani film made mostly with European money, is focused on religious intolerance. Sabiha Sumar has previously made several docu­mentaries on the plight of women in her country. Silent Waters takes place in 1979 during the regime of Zia, at the height of fundamentalism. However, the film is not […]
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