Category: Drama

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Slackistan (2010)

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On August 25, 2011
As home productions are quite rare, the Pakistani audience is always excited whenever there’s a new project coming out, whether it be a completely local production (like Slackistan) or an Indian production with a local star as the lead (Tere Bin Laden.) However, when one certain movie gets banned in Pakistan then the curiosity around […]

Bol (2011) – Review

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On July 3, 2011

Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol has been launched with much fanfare, with well-attended premieres in both Karachi and Lahore. Now, definitely showing at a cinema house near you, it is awaiting the verdict of t

Armaan (1966)

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On May 19, 2010

Armaan was released on Friday, March 18, 1966, at a time when the country was echoing with protests against the Tashkent Agreement signed by President Ayub Khan and the Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahad

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Channa Sachi Muchi (2010)

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On May 18, 2010
The failing local film industry saw a ray of hope with the recent premiere of the Lollywood period film, Channa Sachi Muchi (CSM). Its makers claim it to be one of the most expensive film ever made in the history of Pakistan, labeling it as a revival of Pakistani cinema. CSM has been produced by […]

Virsa (2010)

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On May 18, 2010

The film, Virsa, is a joint venture between Pakistan and India — an apparent attempt for the revival of Pakistani cinema with the idea that it could be brought about through collaborative efforts, c

Aansoo (1971)

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On April 26, 2010

Capsule Review: Based on Riaz Arshad’s novel “Andhi Jawani”, Aansoo was one of the best films made during the early period of colored Lollywood films. The film dealt with the sensiti

Kaun Bane Ga Crorepati (2002)

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On December 10, 2009
Synopsis Kaun Bane Ga Crorepati is based on Dabir ul Hasan’s (Shamim Ara’s husband) shamelessly plagiarized script that has two young men trying to woo a rich girl who exchanges personal status with a girlfriend to test the sincerity of people professing love and find out if they were attracted to her person or her […]

Aina (1977)

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On November 23, 2009

  Aina, a musical love story with a tinge of social comment, created history for having the longest combined run in Karachi—almost 250 weeks. The record for the business that it grossed at the box-

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Asiya (1960)

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On November 8, 2009
Clearly influenced by Satyajit Ray’s “Panther Panchali”, the director Fateh Lohani tried vainly to capture the lyrical beauty of Bengal’s countryside in sequences lingering unnecessarily. Fateh Lohani did not seem to have a clear idea about the exact moment when one episode should take over from another, making each either too long or too short. […]
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