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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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