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Hassan Hassan

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I am a doctor,a foodie and a traveller. The aroma of Popcorn ,the peculiar sensation of being in a darkened theatre,enjoying a Film, intrigues & gives me a reason to promote Pakistani Cinema. anjumhassan87@gmail.com

Exclusive: Yesteryear’s Punjabi superstar Anjuman just re-married and here are the details

If you have been following Pakistani cinema of the 90s and before, your unacquaintance with a name like Anjuman is impossible. One of the most sought after Punjabi film heroines of Pakistan during the 1980s...

‘Chhalawa’ and ‘Wrong No. 2’ are basically twins, here’s why

This Eid witnessed two local releases; Wajahat Rauf's Chhalawa and Yasir Nawaz's Wrong Number 2, and to the pleasant surprise of many, both of them have been doing rather well on the box office window...

From ‘Mausam’ to ‘Heer Maan Ja’: The rise and rise of Hareem Farooq

Hareem Farooq, a successful film and television actress, film producer, celebrity judge, and host is changing the rules of the show-business in an unprecedented manner. From a relatively less groomed yet seasoned theater actress to...

Wrong No. 2 (Review): A well-directed flick that dials all the right numbers

Movie Name: Wrong No. 2 Release Date: June 5, 2019 Director: Yasir Nawaz  Review by: Hassan Hassan  Wrong Number 2 is a demonstration of what quality commercial cinema is, made within the constraints faced by today's local cinema industry. A comedy of errors made...

Kaaf Kangana’s trailer makes us wonder if the direction will live up to the...

When one of Pakistan's well-known playwrights of the contemporary era decides to make a foray into film direction, you expect the script of the film to be the strongest department of the project as...

Chhalawa (Review): An absolute wreck courtesy of a shoddy script!

Movie Name: Chhalawa  Release Date: June 5, 2019 Director: Wajahat Rauf Review by: Hassan Hassan  For a film, as full of clichés as Chhalawa, there is an equally clichéd French proverb, "Qui trop embrasse, mal étreint (He who embraces too much,...

Horror flick Kataksha’s trailer promises a psychological thriller with new faces

It is raining trailers, hallelujah! Yes! Just a few days ago, we were enthralled by the trailer of Saqib Malik's Baaji and now a film with an entirely different genre, albeit of a smaller scale,...

Here’s how ‘Baaji’ is a representation of some of the major eras of Lollywood

"Recurrence of themes" is a phenomenon that's common to artists across the world regardless of their field. Whether it's painters like Vincent Van Gogh or Pablo Picasso who stuck to surrealism and cubism in...

Baaji’s trailer is Lollywood’s multiple faces wrapped in a brilliantly haunting package

Saqib Malik's long journey as a director is finally about to see its pinnacle in the form of his long-awaited big screen offering; Baaji. Starting with Ajnabi Sheher Mein, the director has had to witness multiple...

From the ‘Fishshu’ girl to ‘Alif Allah Aur Insaan’: Here is a glimpse into...

It is easy to get typecast in the film industry and it's even easier in a small one like ours. That, combined with the fact that actors (particularly actresses) have a limited shelf life,...