Category: Reviews

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Jhoomar (1959)

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In Drama
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On November 1, 2009
The most characteristic feature of the work of Khurshid Anwar-Masud Parvez unit is their endeavor to broaden the scope of filmic expression to bring screen spectacle closer to natural drama. With their technical skill and understanding of the medium they combine an admirable courage to experiment. In Jhoomar, they have tackled one of the most […]

Saath Laakh (1957)

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On November 1, 2009

Saifuddin Saif, a poet turned film maker, produced Saath Laakh, an unusual social drama with all the ingredients of a masterpiece, barring the inadequate sets which were more indicative of a paucity o

Hum Aik Hain (2004)

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On September 25, 2009

Syed Noor began making 786 almost two years back. This film was completed earlier this year and the title was changed to Hum Aik Hain, as the Censor Board Members did not approve of 786. Syed Noor has

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Doaa al-Karawan (1959)

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On September 25, 2009
Adapted from a novella of the same title by Taha Husayn, The Nightingale’s Prayer tells the story of two poor orphaned sisters from the countryside. The first, sent to work as a servant, is seduced and raped by her master, an affluent young engineer, and subsequently killed by her uncle in an attempt to clear […]

Chingari (1964)

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On September 25, 2009

Chingari has all the qualities in greater measure of its predecessors: a musical score of rare virtuosity, mature craftsmanship, and a high standard of artistic integrity. What makes it stand out stil

Buddha Gujjar (2002)

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On September 25, 2009

Syed Noor has, during the last decade or so, acquired the status of the filmmaker in Pakistan but his critics say his movies seldom defy the ‘formula’. His latest flick, Buddha Gujjar, in

Aik Gunah Aur (2005) – Review

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In Drama
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On September 25, 2009
Aik Gunah Aur (2005) – Review Aik Gunah Aur features Meera right after her Indian Film debut but that doesn’t stop it from following the formula and the story is based on the life and times of a nawab’s illegitimate daughter who is adopted by a Madam of infamous Red Light area. As the little […]

Khamosh Raho (1964)

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On September 13, 2009

Khamosh Raho (1964) Khamosh Raho, tells the story of a ‘Madam’ (played superbly by Meena Shorey, the lara lappa girl of Roop K. Shorey’s fame) running a network of bonded prostitutio

Yeh Wada Raha (2003)

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On September 13, 2009
After missing from action for a considerable time director Sangeeta is back with her latest film Yeh Wada Raha. Coming from Sangeeta, Yeh Wada Raha was one of the much-awaited films of the year, since Sangeeta is deemed as one of the sensible directors.     Scripted by Perviaz Kaleem, the film establishes Shaan as a […]
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