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Yeh Dil Aapka Hoa (2002)

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On November 8, 2009
The wait is finally over and more than the crew of Yeh Dil Aapka Hoa, it’s the audience who was waiting to see the film. They aren’t disappointed but aren’t smiling on their way back home either. Yes it is different, but the only difference is that now the same old wine is in a […]

Neela Parbat (1969)

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On November 8, 2009

The basic pattern of the themes of Pakistani productions is more or less fixed and few directors would dare to venture into variations outside it. All stories have a built-in fairy-tale like quality.

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Mother India (1957)

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On November 8, 2009
Mother India (1957), the Indian Gone with the Wind, is Mehboob’s most famous film and has achieved the status of an Indian cinematic epic. Mother India took three years to make, and is actually a remake of one of Mehboob’s first films, Aurat (Woman, 1940), starring the wonderful actress Sardar Akhtar (who had already worked […]

Majajan (2006)

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On November 8, 2009

Syed Noor’s much awaited Punjabi language film Majajan is finally out. The showman had cancelled the release earlier for almost three times – once due to the October 8 earthquake, then the

Larki Punjaban (2003)

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On November 8, 2009

Larki Punjaban, the biggest Pakistani film ever attempted, courted controversy from the very beginning. It was rumoured to be co-directed by the Indian director Shashilal Nair. It was released in Lond

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Koi Tujh Sa Kahan (2005)

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In Drama
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On November 8, 2009
Watching a Pakistani film used to be more agony than entertainment until Yeh Dil Aap Ka Hua, masterfully crafted with its brilliant print, excellent songs and above all, unLollywood approach. The era of quality Pakistani movies would have returned but cine-goers met more trash after Yeh Dil Aap Ka Hua than before and decided to […]

Khuda Ke Liye (2007)

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On November 8, 2009

There couldn’t have been a better time in Pakistani cinema and society for Shoaib Mansoor’s much-awaited cinematic debut Khuda Ke Liye (In the Name of God) that premiered throughout Pakistan on Ju

Ishtahari (2002)

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On November 8, 2009

While a handful of moviemakers strive to dig out fresh faces and base movies on untested subjects, rehashing trite formulas or trying to recreate the magic of earlier mega movies wins hands down with

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Purana Mandir (1984)

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In Horror
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On November 8, 2009
In 1984, the Ramsays brothers (generally credited with introducing the horror movie to India) began work on Purana Mandir (The Old Temple), which proved a watershed in the short history of Hindi horror. Its main setting, an ancient palace at Jehangir, about live hours drive from Bombay, was perfect for the story. “Even you shot […]
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