Bad Boys For Life Takes The Audience Down The Memory Lane, In Style!- By Omair Alavi

Bad Boys For Life had everything going against it – it was being released during the Oscar Season, didn’t have Michael Bay as director and was Martin Lawrence’s first major flick since Wild Hogs (2007). However, the positives outweighed the negatives big time, including the lethal combination of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, the name Bad Boys and above all, […]

Jumanji: The Next Level Moves Closer Towards The Original

Before there was Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle or Jumanji: The Next Level, there was Joe Johnston’s Jumanji that came out 25 years ago and featured the late Robin Williams in the lead. Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji: The Next Level is closer to that classic Jumanji than its predecessor, and if that’s not interesting enough to entice you, I don’t know what is. The currently-doing-well […]

Frozen 2 Review: Casts A Musical Spell On The Audience

Frozen 2 is not just another Disney animated flick; it is a journey into the unknown with Elsa and Anna, daughters of the late king of Arendelle and now the Queen and Princess of the Kingdom respectively. Directed by the team of Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee who were also behind the first Frozen that came out in […]

Sacch Review By Film Critic Rabia Hassan

Sacch is a romantic family drama directed by Zulfiqar Sheikh and produced by Tasmina Sheikh. This husband and wife duo has previously made dozens of drama serials together such as Castle, Thori Khushi Thora Ghum, and Des Perdes. Sacch is their first debut film both as a producer and a director. The leading lady of […]


Ford v Ferrari Review: Towering Performance & Brilliant Execution

Ford v Ferrari is set in 60s when American company Ford was struggling to catch up with Ferrari at Le Mans. The film marks the first collaboration of superstars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, but the film offers much more than that. Racing movies are usually technical and cater to niche markets but director James […]

Doctor Sleep Review: Had Big Shoes To Fill As “The Shining” Sequel

The second act of The Shinning made it to the cinemas over the Weekend and the film manages to impress in parts. One must ask a question here that was it necessary to make a sequel of such an iconic film? The Shinning, released way back in 1980, goes down as the biggest cultural hit […]

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Terminator Dark Fate Review: The Franchise Bites The Dust!

Terminator Dark Fate is proof that the franchise is better off being terminated before its too late! Arnold Schwarzenegger is back for the sixth installment of the much loved franchise. Interestingly enough, the sixth sequel follows the events of the 1991 installment “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”. The timelines are jumbled as past and future are […]

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Movie Review: Maleficent Back To “Children’s” Genre With Mistress of Evil

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are back on silver screen together after their 2014 success. The makers had taken, once a fairy tale (Sleeping Beauty), and converted it to a dark fantasy film. The spin on the classic was interesting and riveting. With the sequel we had hoped to be in for a surprise yet […]

Movie Review: JOKER

Written and directed by Todd Phillips, the film sets in 1981 and it is a tragic journey of a character named Arthur Fleck played by Joaquin Phoenix. Arthur Fleck is a failed standup comedian, who lives with his mother, takes good care of her and resides in the dark, grim, fictional city of Gotham. We […]

Ad Astra Review: A Brad Pitt Film on Self-Discovery Not Adventurous Space Exploration

The latest addition to Hollywood’s space Sci-Fi genre is Brad Pitt starrer Ad Astra . The film revolves around Roy, an astronaut who finds his escape from his worldly problems out in space only to find new demons out there. It is his journey that begins as a derivative of the consequences of his father’s […]

Review: Ready Or Not-Here Slays the Bride!

Opposed to expectation Ready or Not takes off with an interesting start and offers something engaging for the next hour and a half. Starring Samara Weaving as the female protagonist Grace,Mark O’Brien as her husband the supporting cast includes Adam Brody,Andie MacDowell and Henry Czerny. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Movie Review. This film […]

Review: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Is Authentic & Refreshing

The summers of 2019 see the maverick filmmaker Quentin Tarantino return with his 9th feature, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  It is a brilliantly captivating tale about the intersection of 1960’s era classic Hollywood and the tragic Sharon Tate murder. DiCaprio and Pitt are exceptional as expected. The movie can be described as a […]

Review: Heer Maan Ja- Decent Comedy But Unconvincing Romance

Heer Maan Ja starring Hareem Farooq, Ali Rehman and Faizan Sheikh in pivotal roles is a romantic comedy. The film follows Kabeer a successful architect whose misfortune begins with him getting diagnosed with a fatal disease to him meeting his ex Heer who gets him involved in an even bigger mess. Heer Maan Ja 10 […]

Movie Review: Parey Hut Love- A cinematic Marvel Set in a Dystopian World

After Project Ghazi, Shehryar Munawar is back with Parey Hut Love (a comparison I thought I would never make) . Just like the former this one is yet another ambitious project. Sheheyar Munawar and Maya Ali starrer romantic comedy follows a typical rom-com track. A girl and boy meet at a desi wedding, get infatuated […]

Movie Review: Superstar Shines Bright As An Earnest Attempt

Lo Main Ban Gayi SitaraMagar Asmaan Kho Gya Humara Mahira Khan & Bilal Ashraf starrer Superstar is an exploration of this dialogue. A struggling actress meets a superstar Sameer Khan, they fall in love only to be left heartbroken. Superstar is a love story which has been told nicely, up until the interval at least. […]

Tevar Movie Review: Decent yet Predictable

Abu Aleeha, the director of Kataksha is back in a span of just one month with a low budget thriller Tevar. The film star Sukynak Khan, Taqi Ahmed and Mathira and its set in back in 1989 during Orangi Operations in Karachi. Tevar Box Office collection Story revolves around a family which that held hostage […]

Review: Hobbs & Shaw- Its All About Action, Stunts & Swag

Hobbs & Shaw undoubtedly succeeds in giving you the much anticipated adrenaline rush. The high octane action film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Stathom and Vanessa Kirby in the lead. The film is a spin off of the Fast and Furious franchise so it doesn’t waste time reintroducing us to the characters. Latest Hobbs & Shaw […]

Ready Steady No – A Fresh Take on Comedy!

Ready Steady No a Pakistani film comedy film released , starring Amna Ilyas, Faisal Saif, Salman Shahid and Nayyer Ejaz. The film is based on a cliche theme that is in fact becoming more of a norm in films these days. The film is about a runaway bride which we have already seen in Chhalawa […]

Movie Review: The Lion King- A Far Cry From the Original

The Lion King live action remake carried huge expectations and naturally the bar was set high.The trailer came with a promise that we were about to relive our childhood. The movie used high quality CGI and a star studded cast to voice the legendary characters, including James Earl Jones, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, John Oliver,Chiwetel Ejiofor […]

Epk Review of Pakistani Film “Ready Steady No”

Ready Steady No is an upcoming 2019 Pakistani romantic comedy film. The film features Amna Ilyas, Salman Shahid, Faisal Saif, Zain Afzal, Marhoom Ahmed Bilal, Nargis Rasheed and Ismail Tara. It is written, directed and produced by Hisham Bin Munawwar.

Review: Spider-Man Far From Home Makes You Fall In Love With It

“11 years and 22 movies”, third phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to an end with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The phase which started with Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man back in 2008 had an epic penultimate in the shape of Avengers: Endgame. This Weekend Marvel released the last one i.e. Spider Man Far […]

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Movie Review: Baaji Leaves Us Wondering!

Saqib Malik’s directorial Baaji graced the screens with a promise to be different than the usual rom-coms or mindless comedies. It was certainly different but does it qualify as a memorable movie that has set precedent for film makers to widen their horizons and look up to it as reference point? This is something that […]


Kataksha An Aspiration For Low Budget Projects!

Kataksha is a psychological thriller and horror movie written and directed by Abu Aleeha. It marks as the first Pakistani movie that falls under the psychological thriller genre. The film stars Kiran Tabeir, Saleem Meraj, Nimra Shahid, Kasim Khan and Mubeen Gabool. Kataksha Opening Weeekend Boxoffice Collections : Very Strong Kiran Tabeir plays Nazish, Nimra […]

Men In Black International: Same Old Suits & Nothing More!

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones starrer Men In Black was a major success back in the day, so when news about another sequel came, it was certainly exciting. To our dismay the dynamic duo was not going to be in the movie this time around, instead our favorite superhero Chris Hemsworth and action hero […]

Epk Review of Pakistani Film Kataksha

Kataksha is 2019 Pakistani psychological horror film. This is Pakistan’s first psychological horror film. The film features Saleem Meraj, Kiran Tabeir, Nimra Shahid, Kasim Khan and Mubeen Gabool. Kataksha is written and directed by Abu Aleeha.

X-Men Dark Phoenix A Film No One Needed

The 10th installment of the acclaimed mutant series X-Men hit the screens this week. The film starts some big names including Jennifer Lawrence, James MacAvoy and Micheal Fassbender. This installment also included the Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner in lead role as Jean Grey. It was certainly exciting to see her join the franchise. […]

Chhalawa Review: Truly A Chhalawa

This Eid along with Wrong No 2, came another rom-com by the Karachi sy Lahore director Wajahat Rauf. The film has not only been directed but also produced and co-written by Wajahat Rauf. This is the director’s third offering so one expected something exceptional.Unfortunately this is not the case. Chhalawa Teaser An Elaborate Wedding Affair! […]

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Good Direction & Well Knitted Subplots Make Wrong No 2 Worth A Watch

Eid is always the most auspicious occasion at the boxoffice as we see huge surge in the footfall at ticket windows. People flock to cinemas in big numbers and boxoffice hit new levels. But with this also comes the expectations from the product. Aladdin Movie Review. One of the leading films of Eid was Yasir […]

Aladdin: A Magical Yet Unconvincing Version Of The Disney Classic!

It is very natural to draw comparisons between the original and its sequel or reboot/ live action version of a film. Audiences already have a metric to gauge it on. In case of classics like Aladdin one cannot simply compromise on quality. For someone who has grown up watching this movie, is well aware of […]

Detective Pikachu: A fun & faithful adaptation!

Detective Pikachu is a fun, suspense and action laden film suitable for all ages. It is a family entertainer and is nothing too complex. Even those who have not previously seen Pokemon will be able to understand the film. Pokemon has cartoons and games. This movie is a live action adaptation of the anime and […]

Epk Rections & Review of Pakistani Film Chhalawa

Watch official trailer of #Chhalawa, Releasing on Eid ul Fitr 2019 by Hum Films and Eveready Pictures. Starring Mehwish Hayat, Azfar Rehman, Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqi, Asad Siddiqui, Mehmood Aslam, Adnan Shah Tipu, Aashir Wajahat, Mohsin Ejaz.

Shazam: A cauldron of comedy, magic & heroism!

Shazam! follows a 14-year-old Billy Batson who is struggling to find his place in the world and most importantly, he is seeking his mother. Amidst this, he comes across a wizard who transfers his powers to him, making him his successor. I think one of the main reasons why people seem to love Shazam so […]

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Captain Marvel: A bland but satisfactory experience

Captain Marvel was a fairly enjoyable film. However for anyone who is familiar with Marvel films, Captain Marvel had both surprises and disappointments in store. The film does not have a fight sequence to remember. Almost Every Marvel film which we have seen, have these very amazing fight sequences which you literally gush over for […]

Project Ghazi -A Sinking Ship

Pakistani cinema has been making strides and it is no wonder with every new offering, our confidence in Lollywood increases. Project Ghazi is a Sci-fi action film starring Humayun Saeed, Sheharyar Munawar, Syra Shahroz, Talat Hussain and Adnan Jaffer. This bit of information alone seems reason enough to check out the film. Weekend Forecast: Face […]

Us Review: A hugely imaginative & a well-crafted masterpiece

Horror thriller Us is said to be a follow up to Jordan Peele’s previous film Get Out. Get Out was a social commentary on Racism and it cleverly embedded its message in a thrilling and impactful narrative. The film was critically acclaimed for the wit, imagination, and the good writing that went into it. Both […]

Despite flaws,Splendid VFX & Mikaal Zulfiqar’s Presence Keeps SherDil Afloat

The much anticipated patriotic Air Force film landed this Pakistan Day, and is flying high at the box office. However is the movie really worth the hype? We watched it to find out! SherDil Holds on Monday The film started off on a light note with a rather realistic depiction of life at PAF academy. […]

Laal Kabootar Almost There But Not Quite

Karachi base crime thriller Laal Kabootar is directed by Kamal Khan who has previously directed music videos making this his debut. The film is a social comment on the urban life of Karachi where unlawful acts like target killing and land mafia are happening everyday and is affecting the lived of civilians. Laal Kabootar Weekend […]

Laal Review: An Impactful and Poignant Story

Geo TV’s telefilm Laal, directed by Haseeb Hassan and written by Umera Ahmed, premiered on televisions and made a strong impact on the audience. Individually, the director and writer both have a history of creating some of the best works for the industry and Laal was certainly no exception to this. With a screenplay and […]

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Alita: Battle Angel Marred By Sloppy Writing

Alita: Battle Angel is a sci-fi action thriller produced by James Cameron. The film is about a cyborg which is discovered from a scarp yard by a kind Dr who then nurses her back to health. The film opens in Iron City, and we are introduced to a whole new world. The film is very […]

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Manikarnika: an amalgamation of history, fiction and strong female protagonist!

Kangana Ranut tore a page from history to essay the role of Manikarnika. The film is a homage to a historic personality Mankarnika(wife of Raja of Jhansi) also known as Rani Laxmibai . She rose against British rule in 1857 and waged a war against them. It was extremely commendable to see Kangana play a […]

Gumm Movie Review

Gumm : in middle of no here. is the first Pakistani thriller and suspense film according to the makers.directed by Ammar Lasani and Kinza Zia.the film hit the theaters on 11 January but failed to attract the masses and resulted as a big disappointment for the. here is the Epk review of the film.

K.G.F: Chapter 1 Movie Review

K.G.F: Chapter 1 is a 2018 Indian Kannada-language period action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel, and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale films. It is the first installment in the two-part series, followed by K.G.F: Chapter 2.after a great success film has just released in Pakistan. Let’s see if this film […]

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Bumblebee: a simplistic transformers movie

Transformers brought forth a story that was new, refreshing with the right amount of cool. However the franchise fell prey to poorly constructed sequels and lost its appeal. The solution that the makers came up with was to make a prequel. Hence came Bumblebee. Was Bumblebee the saving grace that everyone thought it would be? […]

Movie Review of Simmba: here’s what to expect!

Simmba is an entertaining, intense, action-packed punch with an old school Bollywood formula and a very preachy tone yet it might be considered a better film amongst the genre. Rohit Shetty returns to the director’s chair and showcases his command over the particular police revenge genre that he has managed to make his own over […]

Aquaman: the second best DC film yet?

DC franchise, Aquaman hit the theaters this Friday and there is generally a consensus among people that it is the best DC film after the series of Dark knight. The film has gorgeous cinematography. The visual effects are breathtaking. The movie is an eye candy throughout. The film which has been shot under water, unfolds […]

Despite the criticism, Zero is an entertainer

The release of Zero has garnered a whirlwind of reactions. The film which saw the collaboration of Anand L Rai and Shahrukh Khan had huge expectations. It hit the theatres on 21st Dec. The movie is a story of a vertically challenged man played by Shahrukh Khan while Anushka Sharma plays his lady love as […]

Sharmeen Obaid hits it out of the park with 3 Bahadur :rise of the warriors!

Pakistan is not short of creative people and when they put their heads together they have come up with great content for audience. While the cinema has gone through a makeover one genre that lagged behind was animation with only a few films made to date. This year was a good one in terms of […]

Pinky Memsaab fails to leave a mark

  Pinky Memsaab has failed to deliver. The movie that was thought to be of substance came out as hollow. As the trailer was released, we all thought we were in for some quality entertainment. The trailer promised us a powerful narrative. The trailer depicted the journey of two women who would discover themselves through […]

2.0: an ethical dilemma wrapped in endless action

  The trend of sequels in film industry has been around for some time and many film makers have managed to cash in on it. However with every sequel audience sets the bar high. This week saw release of yet another sequel 2.0. The film had an early start, it being released on Thursday. It […]

Fantastic Beasts:The Crimes of Grindelwald magical yet disenchanting!

There is no doubt that J.K.Rowling is the maestro of the wizarding world. After giving us the much loved Harry Potter saga she came up with the Fantastic beasts series. While some of the Harry Potter adaption fell short off expectation as they missed out a lot of details. With Fantastic Beasts J.K.Rowling herself wrote […]

Thugs of Hindostan had big shoes to fill

Thugs of Hindostan has been an immensely awaited film. The film’s posters looked impeccable. The aesthetically pleasing poster provoked our imagination. It looked like the film will be competing with Hollywood. The teasers were visually alluring and the artsy poster had us anticipating Aamir Khan as our very own desi pirate, who may and may […]

The Donkey King Review : The Film For All Ages

The much awaited animated feature “The Donkey King” released yesterday. Film was released amidst mega expectations and with heavy promotions. Having big names behind the characters, “The Donkey King is a film for all ages”. Makers kept saying this phrase before the release and film has delivered. “The Donkey King” is the story of a […]

Goosebumps 2 Movie Review

Goosebumps 2, Hunted Halloween is a cauldron of fantasy, fiction, creativity and drama which fully caters to satiate the appetite of the young ones. It is a family movie, suited for provoking the imaginative young minds of the little ones. In addition, seeing our favorite horror fiction series coming to action once again on screen […]

Sui Dhaaga Movie Review :: Colossal Disappointment

Sui Dhaaga is the latest installment of Yash Raj Films staring two top notch stars i.e. Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. FIlm is directed by Sharat Katariya who previously directed Dum Laga Ke Haisha which was also a social drama film. Going by the trailers Sui Dhaga looked like a social cause […]

Mulk Touches Sensitivities but lacks at some levels

Mulk is the latest installment directed by Anubhav Sinha staring Rishi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Taapsee Pannu, Ashutosh Rana and Prateik Smit Babbar in lead roles. Film revolves around very sensitive topic of a Muslim family living in Indian community. Film’s plot is not something new as it has been told earlier also but here Anubhav […]

Nawabzaade Is Poor Comedy With Same Old Storyline

Nawabzaade is the latest entry of the romantic comedies and fails. Film stars a fresh cast where three friends fall in love with a simple girl and do anything they could to just win her over. Film tries to make you laugh and fall in love the humorous journey of the three guys but you […]

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 Has Twists and Turns Yet Lacks

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is third installment of the series. This series has never been able to perform well at boxoffice and similar were the expectations. Plot is full of twists and turns but this time dialogues lack the power which was present in first part of franchise. Series had somehow average first part […]

Karwaan hits right strings at some places

Karwaan is mix of good and bad moments filled with good performance of Irrfan Khan. Karwaan is a road journey of self discovery and such topic caters to niche audiences only. Film stars Irrfan Khan Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar in lead roles. Film has it’s good moments but they come at very few occasions. […]

Fanney Khan Fails To Deliver Anything

Anil Kapoor starer fails to deliver anything. Anil Kapoor, Aishwariya Rai and Rajkumar Rao starer Fanney Khan fails at multiple layers. Film is boring, dragged, awful and lacks performances too. Film is based on Belgium flick Everybody’s Famous but looks like it was bad version of the original. Anil Kapoor plays the role of Parashant […]