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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

Chhalawa’s trailer embodies the perfect ‘Meethi Eid’ recipe and we are here for it

Wajahat Rauf, the man behind the Karachi Se Lahore series, has kept us waiting for his third cinematic outing for a while now and just yesterday, he dropped the much-awaited trailer of his upcoming film, Chhalawa. Taking a...

The ensemble cast shines bright in the teaser of Wrong No.2!

Yasir Nawaz's directorial debut Wrong No. was the surprise hit of 2015. The film won both the critics and audiences over with its comedy and established Yasir as one of the main players in the...

Upcoming film ‘Junoon-e-Ishq’ promises a heavy dose of old school Lollywood

Loud characters uttering even louder dialogues, voluptuous ladies sporting flashy dresses and gaudy makeups, the good guys fighting the ultimate baddies; all this peppered with some jhakkas dance moves choreographed by the dance maestro...

Project Ghazi’s failure: What does it mean for the lead cast?

Pakistan’s first superhero flick - Project Ghazi - finally saw its much awaited and delayed release in the last week of March. The film's (un)fateful journey, however, ended with an expected (and a sad) debacle. The film...

Looks like a sequel to ‘Teefa in Trouble’ may just be around the corner

Yes, you read that right! Pakistan's biggest non-holiday grosser of all times, Teefa In Trouble, is getting a sequel. The multi-talented Ali Zafar has recently announced the sequel to the same, in what came as a rather...

Test screenings in Pakistan: Five leading filmmakers weigh in with their opinions

According to the Hollywood producer Tim Bevan, (known for films such as Bridget Jones's Diary, Darkest Hour, etc.), the goal of the film editing process is to turn a film into a story that makes...

Sherdil (Review): Poor writing and direction take away from an otherwise good film

Movie Name: Sherdil Release Date: March 22, 2019 Director: Azfar Jafri Review by: Hassan Hassan  There is a rather thrilling sequence in Sherdil where Varun (Hassan Niazi) maneuvers to chase Haris’s (Mikaal Zulfiqar) JF 17 and just when he is...
neela parbat

‘Neela Parbat’: Pakistan’s first non-horror ‘For Adults’ film and a case of missed opportunity

The era of the 60s and the 70s is considered the golden era of Pakistani cinema. The country saw its film industry at its pinnacle; we had more than 1500 cinemas and a widespread mass...
old school lollywood

2019: The year of old school Lollywood comebacks

The much touted term revival of Pakistani cinema brought with it some side effects too; one of them being the actors from the 90s and earlier getting fewer and fewer acting jobs. The reasons behind this...
The Legend of Maula Jatt

Should ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ take inspiration from ‘Kalank’?

When the teaser of The Legend of Maula Jatt was dropped, it created ripples across the film-buffs community of the subcontinent. Garnering rave reviews from both; the home ground and across the border, the...