Watching legendary Qavi Khan portraying baba on big screen is an absolute delight and definitely the highlight of " I'll Meet You There ". Presence of Qavi Khan should be the reason enough to visit cinema this week. Iram Parveen Bilal's "I'll Meet You There" is a beautiful effort to tell the story of Desis in USA.
Friday, August 13, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
Netflix’s Jupiter's Legacy is a new addition to superhero streaming TV landscape and since the pandemic we are getting a lot of these and now its super important for the superheroes to standout to get audience attention. I was thinking where does this show fit in the current scope of such shows , we have Marvel shows which rely on loyalty with MCU to bring in the audience while shows like The Boys and Invincible rely on the unique unfiltered anti hero narrative, so what new Jupiter’s Legacy has to offer and to be honest, I am still not very sure about it.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Amazon’s adult animated superhero series Invincible is a perfect blend of convoluted suspenseful storyline, a bunch of new superheroes, some high-school drama, an evil superman like unkillable supervillain and a lot of blood & gore. From the first episode where Omni-Man kills the DC inspired Guardians of Globe to last where he kills immortal in front of the entire world, each episode always ended at higher note than the previous one so I was wondering what more to expect from season finale and am so happy to announce that it doesn’t disappoint. In the recent frenzy of superhero shows like The Boys, Wanda Vision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier etc. Invincible’s finale is the best one so far.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
‘Raqeeb Se’ written by Bee Gul and directed by Kashif Nisar has redefined the romantic story telling on Pakistani mainstream television. An intellectually strong show, that tells relatively simple love story of middle aged multi layered characters, in a poetic yet realistic manner.
Script/Screenplay is the heart of this serial. Every character big or small is superbly written with individual unique aspirations. And what makes this simple story line extraordinary is how these characters interact with each other. On top story line is not linear, even though it may appear linear but past baggage that each character carries makes it complex. Every episode leaves the audience with more questions and theories.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Mortal Kombat is a fantasy action film based on the game of same name. Mortal Kombat as a game has a legacy of 3 decades approx. and a very solid fan base. Storyline and characters in the game are very strong with a potential to start a cinematic universe that can rival Marvel. As a film franchise, Mortal Kombat has always struggled and I believe, the basic challenge director had with this reboot was to create a successful film , with a limited budget of 50 Mil USD only (while lowest budget ever in a marvel film was twice than this -130 Mil USD for Ant Man) and without association of an A list movie star, in order to get studio to greenlight a franchise . From this perspective Simon McQuoid in his feature directorial debut has done a decent job and has created an overall enjoyable experience that caters especially to fans.