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29 Jun

At the trailer launch of Actor In Law

"I think I was very confident at the trailer launch of Na Maloom Afraad but now I'm just super conscious!" exclaimed Nabeel Qureshi, director of the film, as he opened the press conference. Qureshi, along with the cast and crew of Actor in Law, was gathered to release the trailer of FilmWala’s second venture exactly two years after Na Maloom Afraad. The stage was set and posters were up announcing the three lead-cast of the upcoming film Actor in Law, starring Fahad Mustafa, Mehwish Hayat and Indian veteran actor, Om Puri. "This is the first time an Indian actor has flown in to play a part in a Pakistan production," Nina, marketing head of Entertainment URDU 1 and representative of Urdu 1 pictures,...
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28 Jun

A Haute Look at Actor in Law

Upcoming film Actor in Law is buzzing for several reasons. First, it's been made by the same team that gave us the uber-entertaining Na Maloom Afraad. Secondly, it has a stellar cast including Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in lead roles and the veteran Om Puri in the role of sarpanch. I'm not a fan of Fahad Mustafa but he can act and though Mehwish Hayat tends to go overboard she does look gorgeous and does her job more than adequately. Om Puri brings his comic timing and experience to the table. He's the lawyer and his son, Shan Mirza, apparently is the son who only acts as if he's one. The trailer, under three minutes long, taps into the troubles and trials...
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25 Jun

7 things we wish we hadn’t seen this Ramzan

As much as I love Ramzan, this year I'm extremely disappointed. People have been at their worst; nationally, globally, politically, whether on the streets and even on television. Yes, even TV stars - infact especially TV stars - have made my blood boil and I wish I could unsee all the programs in which they are all acting insane. In no particular order, here are some of the worst TV moments this Ramzan...
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11 May

The ‘classic’ case of Mah-e-Mir

    There is a big difference between what I saw at the premiere compared to what I've been reading in the newspapers. People left the movie midway; those who stayed back could be seen laughing and talking loudly, commenting on how they don't get a word of what's being said in the film. On the other hand, reviews suggest that Mah-e-Mir is a smashing success and is one of the best films made to date. So which one is it? Do critics only praise films that the masses don't really like?   To address the first opinion, there were some factors in the movie that made me want to get up and leave too. For instance, the language indeed was too difficult to follow....
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20 Apr

Introducing Mah-e-Mir

  Things heat up at the Mah e Mir curtain raiser in Karachi.   It all started when Iman Ali showed up late to the press conference of the upcoming film, Mah-e-Mir, which had already started one and a half hour late anyway. Wearing a pretty summer dress, Iman proceeded to the stage where everyone else was already seated, and apologized for not being on time, citing no specific reason for her lack of punctuality.   Afterwards, Iman, and her fellow co-actor, Fahad Mustafa, who walked in with his big body guards, continued to be glued to their phone screens, setting them down occasionally. The room was crowded with journalists, who had perhaps reached their last nerves having to wait so long for the actors to arrive, with no apology given...
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