Friday, August 9, 2019

Superstar - Movie Review

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

At one point in second half , Bilal Ashraf tells Nadeem Baig that "Opening bahut strong thee but mid mein garbar ho gaeee (Opening was strong but things got messed up in middle)" and in the same conversation Nadeem Baig says "Kahani ko agay badhao (Move story forward)", these words represented my exact sentiments at that time in the film as well. Film started beautifully and stayed pleasant till interval but then director Mohammed Ehteshamuddin got lost between characters and storyline which resulted in a much slower pace and convoluted narrative with an abrupt hurried end.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Parey Hut Love - Movie Review

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Since the revival of Pakistani Cinema , Dubai cinemas on Eid ul Adha are dominated by major releases from Lollywood. It almost feels like Pakistani movies have found their right time and space in Dubai movie scene. So for this Eid we are having two very interesting releases and I chose to go first with "Parey Hut Love", simply because I loved Ho Mann Jahan and was desperately waiting for Asim Raza's next movie. With this one I was expecting a simple story of complicated characters, visually pleasing and beautifully coordinated scenes, brilliant performances and entertaining music. And I am happy to say that Asim Raza's vision is a pleasant experience and the visual spectacular that he created made me forget all the flaws it has in its storytelling.