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28 Aug

Punjab Nahi Jaungi’s song ‘Raunaq-e-Aashiqui’ is all about old school romance in the rain!

We have another song out from the seemingly-promising film, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, which is all set to hit the Pakistani screens on Eid-ul-Azha. 'Raunaq-e-Aashiqui', which is composed by Shiraz Uppal and Nirmal Roy, tinges at some forgotten, forlorn facet in your heart that reminds one of their love for the rain and the old-school romance, it fetches. We have Mehwish Hayat dressed in a blood-red dress, making an unrestrained play with the downpour that frames the scenes. The visuals are evocative of all the times Madhuri Dixit in her timeless youth, pranced and sashayed for us in her rain-decked lovely songs. 'Raunaq-e-Aashiqui'  has a sublime nostalgic hint to it; so if you have a love one far away, brace yourself for all the overpowering feel...
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6 Sep

Coke Studio, the unexpected

Everyone has come to the conclusion by now that Coke Studio is going on a bit of an unpredictable and random tangent. There are hits and misses. Some things are working, by accident (Momina Mustehsan overshadowing Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is not something anyone could have imagined.) So of course, this episode also brought it's usual list of surprises. For starters, the biggest surprise turned out to be Mohsin Abbas Haider. Even though the song 'Uddi Ja' itself isn't much to write about, Mohsin has truly proven that he has a future in singing if his acting career slows down (which it probably won't, because Mohsin is all over our screens nowadays.) Jaffer Zaidi's compositions are turning out to be a...
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13 Jul

Can Coke Studio surprise us anymore?

Eight seasons in, can Coke Studio surprise us anymore? That's a question that can arise in one's mind when a show or series has been around for this long; 8 years and 8 seasons in Coke Studio's case. Coke Studio has been around for quite some time and thankfully, it has been doing a good job, discounting a few glitches here and there. However, it has been criticised for being repetitive or redundant, with many fans claiming that it was losing its steam by not thinking out of the box. But then a question begs to be asked: does Coke Studio even need to change things? The people at Coke Studio obviously did think that it was time to shake things...
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