Heer Maan Ja : A Title That Hits The Right Chords In our Hearts

Heer Maan Ja : A Title That Hits The Right Chords In our Hearts

Janaan and Parchi famed producers unveiled the first look of the poster of their upcoming feature film Heer Maan Ja yesterday. The film stars Ali Rehman Khan and Hareem Farooq in lead roles and is helmed by Azfar Jaffri. While Hareem Farooq’s glamorous attire paired with snickers reminded us of Julia Robert’s Runaway Bride, the […]

Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan back in Heer Maan Ja

Hareem Farooq’s Heer Maan Ja poster gave us major Runaway Bride nostalgia!

IRK Films & Arif Lakhani Films presents the first look of their upcoming release Heer Maan Ja. The lead actors are no surprise at all. That’ s right! The Parchi duo Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan are back starring together in yet another film! The cast also includes Abid Ali and Faizan Sheikh( who […]

Can Cheat India Prove to be a comeback film for Emraan Hashmi n Pakistan?

Can Cheat India Prove to be a comeback film for Emraan Hashmi in Pakistan?

Emraan Hashmi used to have a good following and raked in good initials at boxoffice in Pakistan few years back. His Jannat and Raaz series were actually a HIT at the boxoffice in Pakistan. His film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai was quite a success too. In last few years, Emraan Hashmi’s films have […]

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Movie Weekend Guide: Comedy, Thriller, Romance, Animation Take Your Pick!

We have approached the weekend so it is about time that we help you get your weekend plans in order! Like last week this weekend will see releases of multiple movies. So you have lots of options to pick from! New Releases 1.Cheat Originally titled Cheat India, Emraan Hashmi starrer Cheat follows the story of […]

Mehwish Hayat’s Web series Enaaya seems like a teenage saga

Wajahut Rauf’s latest project is a web series featuring Mehwish Hayat and Azfar Rehman in the lead. The trailer of the web series is out and it has piqued our curiosity to the extent that we want to see how our actors will look in these very different roles in contrast to what they usually […]

Indian Films of 2019 That May Create an Impact in Pakistan?

Indian Films of 2019 That May Create an Impact in Pakistan?

2018 has ended on a good note with Simmba emerging as a success. However, 2018 also beheld the the fiasco of two major films in Pakistan which are Thugs of Hindostan and Zero. On the other hand, Tiger Shroff continued to do well with mega hit Baaghi 2 whereas Ranbir Kapoor led the year with […]

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Spider Man Far From Home’s trailer: a sigh of relief and whole lot of speculation!

Spider Man Far from Home trailer is out and we are curious! The trailer has pushed us further to speculate about what  will happen to our superheroes after Thanos snap? Marvel finally released the trailer of Spider Man far from home. The trailer itself is very light, and not much intense. It seems that the focus of the audience is still towards Endgame instead of getting excited about […]

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Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju Is The Highest Grossing Movie of 2018 in Pakistan

Simmba took the box office by a storm. It has raked extremely well however three weeks in its running, it is now slowing down. We can see that film can’t challenge top position of 2018. Film has already become third highest grosser of 2018. Read more: Simmba Overtakes Zero in Pakistan 2018 saw some major […]

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Celebrities Giving Us Major Hair Inspiration With These Super Trendy Looks!

New year calls for change and celebrities are welcoming the new year with style! We have compiled all the celebrity hair styles that are totally eye catching and potential trendsetters of 2019! Curls seem very in with the celebs these days! First up we absolutely love Naveen Waqar’s look at Karchi Eat. It is both […]

8 reasons why we cannot wait for Alif !

The cast of Alif is busy shooting in Turkey and the pictures have gotten us even more excited. While we wait rather anxiously for the drama to wrap up and air lets have a look at a few photos and reasons why we are excited about the project! The cast! First and foremost the cast […]

Salman Khan starrer Sultan has undisputed records In Pakistan

Salman Khan starrer Sultan has undisputed records in Pakistan

Salman Khan’s Sultan released in 2016 on Eid. The film managed to set records which stand undisputed even today. Sultan collected 3.41 cr approx on its opening day and became the first film to see an opening of above 3 crore. The film’s record has been unbeaten till now and it seems the records will […]

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Disney Going Big in 2019!

It is going to be a special year for Disney fans! Disney has been keeping itself busy producing numerous movies that will be releasing in 2019! 1.Captain Marvel The Disney year is being kicked off with Mary Poppins Returns that is currently running in cinemas. Its release will be followed by Captain Marvel that brings […]

5 must watch dramas of 2019

5 must watch dramas of 2019!

With the new year, there is a new wave of dramas. Some have already started and some are just gearing up to grace our screens. We have listed a few 2019 Dramas that have got our hopes up! 1.Aangan This period drama needs no introduction! After making the audience wait for an entire year the […]

Will Salman Khan's film Bharat see release in Pakistan?

Will Salman Khan’s upcoming film Bharat be able to release in Pakistan?

Salman Khan’s next film is an adoption of a Korean film called “Ode to my father” The actor has been busy in the shooting of Bharat which also stars Katrina Kaif alongside him. The Tiger Zinda Hai duo is back to rekindle the magic on screen with their endearing chemistry. The film is being helmed […]

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Captain Marvel’s special look hints on Jude Law’s character!

Could the film serve as a good appetizer before the highly anticipated Avenger Endgame hit theaters or would it create a niche of its own? After giving us two fantastic trailers Marvel Studios revealed a “special look” of Captain Marvel! While the second trailer was action packed, and super intense, this one is definitely less […]

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Malala’s biopic positive for Pakistan,says Shahid Khan

Gul Makai a biopic based on the life of noble peace price winner Malala Yousafzai is premeiring on 25 January 2019. The film will open in London and the premier is said to be attended by number renowned personalities including Malala herself along with her family. Other personalities including Indian and Pakistani High commissioner,and representatives […]

Highest grossing films in Pakistan over the years

Exclusive: Highest Box Office grossers in Pakistan over the years

We previously shared the list of the highest grossing films of the year 2018. We are now revealing the highest grossers of Pakistan down the memory lane. We will be telling you the highest grosser of each year starting with 2011. Read More: Highest Grossers of 2018 in Pakistan : Humayun Saeed Tops Again Bol:Bol […]

Khans nosedive into an abysmal pit of dying stardom

Our cinemas have started to flourish. We saw a significant turnout of cinema goers in 2018. The cinema industry has seen ample growth in both footfalls and gross numbers. 4 Films managed go over the 30cr mark whereas seven films went over the 20cr mark. However, it is worthwhile to note that none of these […]

Bilal Abbas to play the male version of Nigar from Balaa in Cheekh?

Bilal Abbas has recently been seen in the character of Taimoor in Balaa. He played a naive, straightforward and a simple man who is deceived by Nigar time and again. While, Nigar’s character which was played by Ushna Shah is truly treacherous and malicious, another character is set to hit our screens who is truly […]

Sonam Kapoor makes the headlines commenting on Fawad Khan again!

Sonam Kapoor is making headlines again regarding Fawad Khan. She has never been shy of expressing how fond she is of the Pakistani heartthrob. Sonam Kapoor starred alongside Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat together in 2014. Sonam has been gushing over the handsome hunk ever since this and even before! Here are a bunch of statements […]

Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt’s honeymoon pictures are adorable!

Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt recently tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony. The internet was flooded with their wedding pictures recently! The two looked like a match made in heaven. While Aiman made a beautiful bride, Muneeb also looked good as a traditional groom. Read More: Aiman and Muneeb’s wedding extravaganza The much adored […]

Aankh Marey alone tantamount to Simmba?

Simmba released with a bang. The film met with good reviews from critics. The film was said to be a full-fledged entertainer. The Rohit Shetty film fulfilled its quotient of masala and comedy while also evoking our emotions by tackling a sensitive issue. View this post on Instagram 🦁 #SIMMBA A post shared by Ranveer […]

Celebrity weddings that kept us swooning in 2018

Love is in the air and so are celebrity weddings! This year we saw some of our favorite celebs get hitched! They have been the talk of the town. The previous weekend alone saw weddings of three celebrity couples! So as this year nears its end, lets recap all the adorable weddings that made the headlines […]

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Tu Aisa Laga:Tale of forbidden love

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Tu Aisa Laga is a mix of humor, stereotypes, love and conflict! The trailer of Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer was released. The story revolves around a Punjabi girl Sweety (Sonam Kapoor) who is the daughter of Anil Kapoor. The characters look colorful and fun to watch. Her family is […]

Noori Natt shares his sentiments for The Legend of Maula Jatt

It has been a week since the trailer of the much anticipated movie of 2019 The legend of Maula Jatt  was released. The movie has been struck with controversy and legal battle ever since its inception. While that matter is yet to be settled between the producer of original Maula Jatt and makers of a […]

Junaid Khan talks about his upcoming drama, Kam Zarf

After the immense love Junaid Khan received on his recent projects Ishq-Tamasha (Hum Tv), Silsalay (Geo Tv) and Khasara (Ary), the versatile singer turned actor will be seen on Geo Tv, in his upcoming drama, Kasa-e-Zaat. Junaid Khan has graced us with popular song hits through Call (band), the superstar has now busied himself in […]

Writer of The legend of Maula Jatt’s interesting claim about the film!

A good movie not only needs good actors and director, it is massive teamwork. Among many elements of the film making process, good content is extremely essential. The story line and dialogues need to be monumental. In case of Bilal Lashari’s upcoming venture, one can expect the writing end of things will be flawless! The […]

Aangan is leaving fans high and dry!

The hyped period drama that has been on our radar for quite some time finally aired on HUM TV last Thursday and it was totally worth the wait! The episode was titled as a visual treat along with amazing acting, sets and background score. Read more: Aangan’s first episode visually gorgeous with an engrossing storyline However […]

The team of Cheekh has raised an important question: apne munh per taale kab tak?

The second teaser of the upcoming drama Cheekh is out. This powerful teaser gives us more insight into the drama. The drama being produced by The Bang Entertainment stars Saba Qamar, Bilal Abbas, Aijaz Aslam, Maira Khan, Azekah Daniel, Noor Hassan and others. While the makers talked about the drama targeting a social issue, we […]

The legend of Maula Jatt: a game changer in the making!

Ammara Hikmat and Bilal Lashari have dropped a bombshell upon us. The trailer of The Legend of Maula Jatt looks terrific. This is the most anticipated movie of 2019, and it looks like a blockbuster in the making. 2019 is going to be a big year for films, and not just Urdu cinema but with the […]

Movies this Friday! SRK’s romance&action packed Sci-fi!

Two Hollywood releases along with King Khan’s Zero! With the weekend approaching everyone is on the look out for fun activities to do. We would like to help you out in our segment “movies this Friday!”  If you are thinking of heading out to the movies, here are the latest movies to hit the theaters […]

Men in Black: international, new guys same suit!

Sony Pictures released the new Men in Black international’s trailer and it has Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones missing! While we were sad to see them replaced, the replacements are thankfully a good choice. The Taken star Liam Neeson  and everyone’s favorite superhero with a hammer, Chris Hemsworth are the new dynamic duo. The trailer […]

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Who is Chammi’s mystery guy Manzoor? Aangan’s big question!

Few hours before the first episode of Aangan airs tonight at 8 PM on Hum TV, and we are still pondering over Chammi’s mystery guy Manzoor.  We see Chammi mention it in a teaser yet there is no face to the name as yet.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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5 reasons to watch Aangaan

Every once in while there comes a drama that get audience hooked.  It is usually till after the drama begins to air that this happens, but in case of Aangaan it is the opposite. The drama is a much awaited one and viewers will finally get to see it tomorrow at 8 PM on Hum […]

SRK credits two people for Zero

While talking about the film at trailer launch, SRK credited the people that made the vision of Zero into a reality.  He met the director Anand L Rai and writer Himanshu Sharma around two and half years back when they narrated the idea of the movie. The movie is about a man who is a vertically […]

Time travel with Farhan Saeed’s Aangaan OST “Hari Hari”!

It is Tuesday folks which means we have two days left before the much anticipated drama of the year Aangan starts.  The full version of the OST has been released and it is absolutely melodious! The song has been sung by Farhan Saeed and Naveed Nashad. The lyrics are penned down by Imran Raza and […]

Donkey King not a children’s movie,Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is no stranger to big achievements, beside being two time Oscar winner, she introduced local animated movies culture in Pakistan. The 3 Bahadur series has gone a long way in terms of becoming the only movie to be a trilogy in Pakistan. 3 Bahadur: the rise of the warriors released this weekend. […]

Fawad khan, the king of cameos

Fawad Khan is one of the most recognized and adored actors of Pakistan. The actor has countless admirers across borders. While his character, Ashar in a drama serial Humsafar became that wave of the wand which granted him immense popularity, the heartthrob has only seen fame and affection after it. Fawad Khan has since grown […]

On-screen couples that ruled dramas in 2018

As we approach the end of the year lets look back at the on-screen couples that ruled TV screens this year. Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed  First up the most loved Ramadan transmission drama became a big hit. The adorable couple of Iqra Aziz (as Jiya) and Farhan Saeed (as Arsal) managed to display amazing […]

SRK reveals Baua’s cheeky side in Zero’s teaser “Bhabhi Ke hath ki Biryani”

As fans wait rather patiently for the highly anticipated SRK starrer, the makers keep dropping teasers every now and then. As far as the music end is concerned, only two songs have been released i.e. Mere naam tu and Isaaqbazi. While the former was romantic melody , Isaaqbazi was an upbeat number. Read more : Charismatic […]

Is Kedarnath worth your time: critics verdict

Kedarnath is a Bollywood release debuting Sara Ali Khan. The actress has been making headlines for her two new releases, one being Kedarnath and the other Simmba which is also releasing this month. While the new Bollywood diva has been getting a lot of attention, it will be interesting to see if she has truly […]

Movies this Friday: treat for children!

Its is children’s weekend at the movies this Friday! With the weekend approaching everyone is on the look out for fun activities to do. We would like to help you out in our segment “movies this Friday!”  If you are thinking of heading out to the movies, here are the latest movies to hit the […]

SRK and Christmas : The Unbeatable Boxoffice History in Pakistan

The much awaited film, Zero is just a week away from its release and we are expecting it to have a mind-blowing opening. It is likely to create a massive impact on boxoffice on day 1. Starring Shah Rukh Khan in lead, the film is going to be released by Eveready Pictures in Pakistan. Film […]

Arbaz Khan on the rise and fall of Pashto cinema

While Urdu may be our mother tongue, our country has numerous beautiful native languages. Each also has its own media content as well however it is usually Urdu that is in the mainstream. There was a time when Pashto and Punjabi cinema was also thriving and drew in crowds however they are no longer on […]

Can 3 Bahadur 3 Beat The Donkey King?

3 Bahadur is the only animated series of Pakistani Cinema and is also a huge grosser at boxoffice. As the release of the trilogy of 3 Bahadur approaches, expectations attached to it are skyrocketing. The movie is set to release on this Friday and is anticipated to do wonderfully. The film, presented by ARY Films […]

Manto: one man two versions!

Saramad Khoosat starrer biography of the controversial writer of the subcontinent Manto was extremely  praised by critics as a top notch piece of art. The film was released in September 2015, three years later Nandita Das has released the Indian rendition on the life of Manto. Even though the Bollywood film has been banned from […]

Avengers the only hit movie of Marvel franchise in Pakistan

There are a few prominent names in the world of Sci-Fi which have massive fandom. The beloved world of Stan Lee’s Marvel has been at top of the list for several years. Whenever there is a new installment coming up naturally the level of excitement accelerates and fan theories start circulating. The trailer of Avenger’s […]

Exclusive: Various looks of Sara Loren, the fashionista

Sara Loren is truly a fashionista! She is famously known for her work in Bollywood. The model turned actress has also bagged several dramas in Pakistan. The stunning actress has swayed people with her looks. Sara Loren’s upcoming bollywood movie, Sourabh Shrivastava’s Fraud Saiyaan features her in lead with Arshad Warsi. The glamorous actress looks stunning in […]

Release of a Pakistani feature film after the longest dry spell this year!

There is no doubt that Pakistani cinema has recovered from stagnation and it has come out even stronger with a new and improved version. It would not be an over statement to say that there are still some obstacles that the industry needs to overcome. The beginning of the year welcomed IRK films’ Parchi followed by […]

Movies this Friday: Hollywood and Lollywood releases!

With the weekend approaching everyone is on the look out for fun activities to do. We would like to help you out in our segment “movies this Friday!”  If you are thinking of heading out to the movies, here are the latest movies to hit the theaters this weekend. There will be no Bollywood release […]

Know it all: Why did Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar not feature in top 10 on Epk’s powerlist?

We are back with Know it all, a segment designed specifically for our audience. In this segment, we answer 3 questions that you ask regarding the showbiz industry. Following are the 3 questions which you asked, this week.   Question: Pinky Memsaab is releasing this weekend, how well can it be expected to perform? Answer: […]

Pinky Memsaab all set for weekend release!

Pakistan’s film industry is growing and it is heart warming to see more new comers taking the leap and entering the industry. Shazia Ali Khan is such an example of an independent film maker who is all geared up to release her first film this weekend. The film is none other than Pinky Memsaab. While […]

Highlights of this Week!

Every week, we will bring to you the highlights of our content! While we thank you for loving and appreciating us, here’s a recap of few of our articles, in case you missed out! Following is what’s trending: The Aineeb Wedding!  Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt tied the knot recently! Their colourful pictures have been […]

Aangan’s teasers have got viewers excited!

The teasers of the much awaited period drama Aangan have started pouring in and we are loving them. From the ladies adorning gorgeous jewellery, to the men in kurta pajamas with nawabi caps, the outfits, looks, filmy background score and poetry all takes us back in time. The drama is a adaption of Khadija Mastoor’s […]

Movies this Friday!

If you’re thinking of going to the movies, and do not know which movie to watch, we have got you covered! In our weekly segment of Movies this friday, we will keep you updated on all movies releasing in Pakistan! Here are the movies which have released this Friday:   1. The possession of Hannah […]

The only Pakistani star to rope in 600cr?

Saba Qamar’s aptitude for acting is praiseworthy. The actress has proved that she is hugely talented through her powerful performances over the years. The lady is a rare gem with beauty and utmost talent. Saba Qamar is a household name which we all adore. Her gripping performances always leave the viewers, wanting more. The star knows how […]

How the original Lion King fared in Pakistan (1994)

The teaser of Disney’s The Lion King dropped five days ago and it took the whole internet by a storm. The Film combines animation with live action. The photoreal adaptation of the film is a feast for the eyes. It evokes intense nostalgia of the 1994 movie. While the movie repeats the tale of the […]

Know it all: why is Mahira behind Hania Amir in EPK power list?

Exciting News: Our Segment Know it all on Tuesday is specifically designed for our users! Because we appreciate your love and understand you want authentic information. On every Tuesday, we will answer 3 questions from our Users! We will bring you exclusive and authentic information straight from the industry. You may ask us anything about […]

The makers of Pinky Memsaab do not know the art of presenting their actors as stars

Pinky Memsaab is a modern-day tale based on two female characters. Hajra Yamin plays Pinky, who is an innocent traditional girl from the suburbs whereas Kiran Malik plays a beautiful socialite who appears to be living with a golden spoon in her mouth. She seems to have it all while Pinky comes from a backward […]

Novel adaptations & period dramas:the saving grace of Pakistani Dramas?

Hum TV is no stranger to period dramas, we decided to take a voyage back into time to review our old dramas which have truly become the saving grace of our drama industry, with tales situated in the good old times. Sadaqay Tumharay and Dastan are two much acclaimed dramas of Hum Tv. While the […]

Tigers- the story of our unsung hero, Syed Aamir Raza

The film, “Tigers” stars Indian actor Imran Hashmi in its lead. It was first premiered on September 8, 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where the director and the man on whom the story was based on, Syed Aamir Raza, received a standing ovation. This brought tears to Syed Aamir’s eyes. His story was […]

Pinky Memsaab: what to expect?

An exciting new Pakistani movie is being released on 7th December and its trailer looks great. The storyline is different and catchy. Pinky Memsaab is based on the appearance of two women’s lives. The two are from extremely opposite ends of the spectrum. One of whom is a simple house cleaning lady while the other […]

Atif Aslam has been shying away from our local cinema

Atif Aslam has become an internationally acclaimed artist. He has won over fans from very early on with his soulful voice. It was his unique voice that drew attention of film makers across border. He was signed on as play back singer for numerous Indian films and has been in demand since he first sang […]

Maryam pereira: a story that needs to be told!

Drama and film makers have a responsibility towards their audience as content creators to educate them. Their projects can played a major role in changing mindsets and attitudes. Also they have the power to highlight issues that are often neglected. TV One is one of those channels that has set precedent to tell stories based […]

Just like India has a lot to give to Pakistan, Pakistan has a lot to give to India, says Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar, the ultimate all-rounder of the industry

There is no doubt that our industry is filled with extremely versatile artists however there are only a few who have managed to be jack of all trades and have succeeded in all with flying colors. Especially if we have a look at the singer turned actors category, many have tried and failed. We got […]

Where is everyone’s darling Fawad Khan?

Fawad khan rose to the height of his career with Hamsafar. His character Ashar became an immediate favorite of all the viewers. Paired with Mahiran Khan, the duo became the winning ingredient of the drama. Hamsafar became the highest rating drama on television. After Hamsafar, his next drama was Numm which aired on Geo Tv. […]

Will Fantasic Beast’s second installment survive Depp’s controversy ?

Fantastic beasts Crimes of Grindelwald has hit the screens on Friday 16 November 2018. The movie’s content will be connecting to the Harry Potter franchise. Unlike the previous movie which was set in a completely different setting with new characters. The sequel will be taking us back to Hogwarts and also introducing the younger version […]

Azeem Sajjad all set for biopic Chaudhry

After biopics like Shah and Motorcycle girls, Azeem Sajjad has announced that he is making a Biopic “Chaudhry”. The cast so far includes Jia Ali and Zara Abid. In fact this will be Zara Abid’s debut film. Azeem Sajjad has previously made 8689.   We got a hold of the actor/writer to get the scoop […]

The Power of Sentiment in Drama Serial Haiwan by ARY DIGITAL

Pakistani Drama Industry is deeply devoted into portraying the most realistic image of human sentiments and emotions possible. Almost all the dramas being made present human sentiments in raw form and showcase how a person truly feels going through the ups and downs of life’s cruelty. Similar is the case with Drama Serial Haiwan which […]

Baba Jaani- An Exploration of Characters.

Any drama with Faisal Qureshi is a foolproof recipe for success and for good reason: impeccable acting and never failing to pick a project that falls short of impressive. Hence, his debut production series “Baba Jaani” has a lot to live up to. Add in seasoned actors such as Saba Hamid as well as a […]

A Trip Down the Drama Lane

Drama in Pakistan has evolved a lot over time, where the very portrayal of a household has changed. In addition, the themes and dialogues have also gone through some major changes. The privatization of channels and evolving themes have changed the entire discourse of Pakistani Drama. Old but Not Forgotten Back in the days, PTV […]

The Question of Gender in Mainstream Pakistani Dramas.

Pakistani Drama Industry has gone deep and beyond in search of themes and subjects for serials that not only mirrors life but also explore the meaning behind it. It has produced serials depicting life in its every form and the pros and cons that come with it. But, one thing the industry is still struggling […]

Ranjha Ranjha Ker di; a story of a Christian convert to Islam who is fighting for respect.

“Ranjha Ranjha Ker di!” A beautiful name indeed. When I first heard the name of this drama in a promo, I foresaw a girl who has fallen heads over heels in love with a boy, who may and may not like the girl back. I knew, that this will be a drama, where the girl […]

5 Pakistani dramas that left with a question mark on society:

Drama Industry of Pakistan has always been one of the pioneers of breaking the silence and questioning social norms of our society. Several dramas have been made addressing the social taboos which were considered a No-Go area for the genre of entertainment before. Pakistani Drama Industry has started questioning social norms and breaking the stereotypical […]

KHUD PARAST: RAISING AWARENESS ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

Khud Parast is a sensational piece of art that is running successfully on ARY digital nowadays. This serial is raising awareness on many important issues of our society including domestic violence. It is written by Radain Shah and directed by Syed Aabis Raza. It has a phenomenal star cast including Ramshah Khan and Shehzad Sheikh […]

Pakistani Dramas Based on English Novels & Films.

The Ghost A mega-production of HUM TV, “The Ghost” was based on an English novel of the same title by Danielle Steel. It was dramatized for television in the Urdu language by Umera Ahmad and starred great actors like Faisal Qureshi, Nadia Jamil, Asif Raza Mir, Samina Peerzada, Savera Nadeem, Sania Saeed, and Rehan Sheikh. […]

TAJDEED E WAFA: A Top Notch Depiction Of Dysfunctional Families

The term Dysfunction family refers to a family having a relationship that is not conducive to the physical and emotional health of the family members. It often leads to conflicts, maltreatment, and misbehaviors. These families generally have lower levels of mental peace, content, and happiness. Dysfunctional families are a social problem for two main reasons. […]

Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein: Women must say NO to financial abuse

Recently, the drama serial Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein is ended on Hum TV. Apart from women empowerment, it gives a strong message and awareness to the working and domestic women of our society. Let’s have a look at what our women folk can learn from Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein: Never give the financial authority to […]

Who Knows the Real Meaning of Honour in “Lashkara”?

The question of honor is ineluctable in our society, especially because it always gets associated with a woman, forming another example of our patriarchal notions. Without reflecting on their own activities, many brothers, fathers, and husbands perpetrate various kinds of brutalities on women related to them only in the name of honor. One such act […]

Ki Jaana Mein Kaun: When Identity Becomes the Biggest Issue

Adopting a parentless and heirless child is a noble thing but such noble causes become an identity issue as well. Same is the story of Ki Jaana Main Kaun and Meher (Minal Khan). Written by Uzma Iftekhar and Furqan Sahir, this is a compelling tale of a girl’s credentials which invite a big chaos in […]

Four Big Serials Gracing Our Small Screen This October

The art form of TV drama can be called the image of society shown on the small screen. Four mega serials have gone on air during October 2018 on different channels include: Maryam Pereira, Haiwan, Deedan, and Romeo Weds Heer. Drama/ TV Channel Director Cast Production House Genre Maryam Pereira/ TV One Iqbal Hussain Emmad […]

Band Khirkiyan: When Husbands Become “Khudas” instead of “Mijaazi Khudas”

Domestic abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, as was depicted in Pakistani drama serial “Jackson Heights”, it can be subtle, as is being shown in the serial “Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein” running currently, and it can also be highly toxic, affecting both your mental and physical health and draining all your energy […]

Faysal Qureshi looks divergent in ‘Haiwan’

‘Haiwan’ is going to portray a story that revolves around the issue of child protection. In our society we have many issues to cater and that’s why in modern age we do not give much attention towards the issues of this nature. Faysal Qureshi is going to play a lead role in this drama, his […]

‘Lashkara’ Is Raising Some Untold Issues Of Our Society

Writer Zafar Miraj has taken it upon himself to shine light on social issues and has been quite successful in doing so. On the other hand director Kashif Nisar is able to induce soul in the script of Zafar Miraj. Lashkara, starring Mohsin Abbas Haider, Ushna Shah and Imran Ashraf is a reflection of where […]

Five dramas that are based on true stories and created powerful impact

We have a large number of dramas that are based on true stories but there are very few dramas who created a stalwart mark and gained a humongous response from the masses. If we consider the era from 2007 to 2018 then we will surely have a good number of dramas that will be eligible […]

TV one becomes the first channel to portray such unique subjects

Our Drama Industry is becoming expansive by grabbing audience across the country and also covering the other regions of the world. Dramas on different subjects are coming in a wide range; we have seen dramas based on domestic violence, child abuse and on many other social issue based topics. Undoubtedly we have now an extensive […]

Why We Need Dramas Like ‘Akhri Station’ & ‘Zun Mureed’

Akhri Station: This drama revolves around the hardships faced by the women of our society. It’s based on 7 characters that share their problems with each other in the compartment of train during their journey from Lahore to Karachi. Issues highlighted in “Akhri Station” include domestic violence against the women, acid attacks, forced prostitution, drug […]

Is Bulbulay Unsuitable for Children?

The drama industry of Pakistan seems to prefer quantity over quality. This is also true for sitcoms being produced nowadays. Creativity has taken a back seat, plots of these comedy/sitcoms are usually very weak. One wonders why writers cannot think of comedy in story lines other than those revolving around family politics. The jokes and […]

USTAANI JEE: A REALISTIC SUPER-HERO OF A REALISTIC WORLD

What characterizes super-heroes is their ability to solve the problems of human beings in a matter of a few seconds. They are brave, helpful and supportive. However, the superheroes we usually come across have unrealistic attributes attached to them as well. We are not always sure of what it is that has turned them into […]

Ali Josh: The Joshilaa Additon in Industry

Last year we have seen some refreshing additions in Pakistani drama industry that includes the likes of the promising Bilal Abbas Khan and Ahad Raza Mir. As our drama industry is moving forward at full speed, simultaneously, there is an exponential increase in the space for new talent. People wish to see fresh, talented faces […]

Why Nadia Khan’s Comeback Becomes Important to Analyse

When Nadia Khan entered the Pakistani drama industry in the 1990’s, the image she formed of herself was of a young and happy-go-lucky girl. She played the adventurous and bold woman of Haseena Moin in Des Pardes and Pal Do Pal, the bubbly heroine of Ali Haider in Jaane Kyun, the carless wife in Bandhan […]

We’re sorry Arjit, it’s not your fault.

Pakistan is a country rich with art and culture and our artists have made us proud all over the world, including India. Our actors have done some amazing work in Bollywood films and our musicians have poured their hearts into their music. With that, Arjit Singh has been popping up with some spiteful comments about […]

Facts or fiction: Hamza Abbasi vs. Reham Khan

It all started when ex-journalist, ex-film maker & ex-wife of Imran Khan, decided to publish a book. Whether the book contains facts or fantasies of the writer sparked a wildfire debate across the country. This debate has now made its way to international platforms as well because it has targeted many people; some of whom […]

Twitterati paparazzi

“…but first, let me take a selfie!” has become more than a line out of a song; it has become a state of mind. Social media can be described as any platform which allows sharing of personal information and viewing others’ data through the usage of internet. Google defines it as a reference to any […]

Pakistan International Film Festival – was it really?

Hosting international level events is a milestone for every institute, industry or nation state. A milestone which should be plastered with if not diamonds, at least gold –standard wise. Pakistan hosted its first international film festival in the early months of 2018. Taking place at one of the most beautiful locations of the country –the […]

A brief straight from the French Rivera; 71st Cannes Film Festival

Every year, A-list celebrities spend tons of bucks and a few days to answer invitations given to them for the biggest film festival of the year –Cannes film Festival. This year, alongside the French beaches and their famed hotels, present for the event were celebrities who are called ‘Cannes regulars’; and then there were the […]