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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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24 Feb

Zindagi Gulzar Hai: 13

The drama inches ahead in this episode, leaving us a little frustrated with the pace but also giving us more time to ponder upon the message that must infiltrate our minds more than the obsession with the Kashaf-Zaroon love story. One of the cast members, someone I bumped into several weeks ago, confirmed that they would get married (we already know that, right?) and added that there would be no predictable romance. Kashaf and Zaroon will not stop quarreling. Perfect. Now all we have to do is wait. Meanwhile… “We were not inflicted with miseries by society but by our own father.” Kashaf, who has been posted somewhere in Interior Sindh, sums up her inability to forgive her father. She says she...
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8 Dec

Zindagi Gulzar Hai: episode 2

Can Fawad and Sanam replace the Fawad and Mahira magic? The pace of the story picks up with a ‘cute meet’ between Zaroon and Kashaf. He actually nudges her aside when they’re all swarmed around the notice board to see the list of selected students and he makes fun of her name when she’s standing right behind him. Knowing that he will get besotted and that they will fall in love (wishful thinking?) it’ll be interesting to see how this romance unravels. Not that it’ll be simple for Kashaf to fall in love and follow her heart. It’s bad enough – as we are shown in this episode – that she’s been admitted to a co-ed MBA program....
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