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27 Dec

25 years of the legendary Strings

Faisal and Bilal performing at the Lahore Gymkhana, incidentally around their 25 years in music. After watching another episode of Pakistan Idol, merely two days after experiencing Strings live in concert in Lahore, I couldn't help but wonder: could there be a new music legend lurking in these auditions? At this point it doesn't seem so. And after hearing Strings live, it doesn't seem like there can ever be anyone like them again. The kind of maturity their music has achieved is magnetic; those hit songs are now considered classic and unforgettable. The concert was a raving success and the crowd - apparently conservative and reserved at first - was hooked onto one hit after the other and...
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26 May

Behadd: Endless, starting now!

You can call it Fawad Khan's Behadd, Momina Duraid's Behadd, Nadia Jamil's or even Umera Ahmad's but to me this is very much and only Asim Raza's Behadd. As director of this tele film (that is scheduled to telecast on Hum TV on June 1) it is his passion that we see on the screen, his vision for this human story that holds you hostage and rivets you till the very end. Constructed like a telefilm, Asim jumped from the advertisements he brilliantly directs to television drama and I do think this is his stepping stone on which he will take the leap for cinema from. Director Asim Raza with Atif Aslam, who flew in from Lahore to...
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