Drama Review | Parizaad | Episode 2

Parizaad, the new HUM TV drama is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name. For brief summary of the novel and my review of the same, read here. Let’s begin. Let’s see what the second episode brings. Mirza comes to Parizaad’s house in the middle of the night. He also brings the entire…

Book Review | Hum Kahan Kay Sachay Thay | Umera Ahmed

Description Mishal is a beautiful girl. Everyone loves her. Brought up in an elite household with everything she can wish for, you think, she has everything she ever wants, but does she? On the other hand is Mishal’s cousin Mehreen; a girl who is not-so-pretty and has a disturbing background. Everyone’s annoyed by her bad…

Drama Review | Parizaad | Episode 1

Parizaad, the new HUM TV drama is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name. For brief summary of the novel and my review of the same, read here. The episode opens as a kid is making paperboats and Manzur’s wife is in labour. Salim Mairaj as Manzur: Parizaad’s father, he’s unhappy with another…

Trailer Review | Parizaad

Parizaad, the new HUM TV drama is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name. For brief summary of the novel and my review of the same, read here. Now, here are a few things that instantly strike me. They won’t cover all the characters and all the subplots Now, as you must have…

New Pakistani Drama Parizaad Full Story Revealed

I apologize but I couldn’t help but put a click bait title. I have done once in the last with Kaheen Deep Jaley. Parizaad, the new HUM TV drama is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name. Here’s the brief summary of the novel and my review of the same. Note: This is…

Book Review | Parizaad | Hashim Nadeem

Parizaad is a different kinda book. As in, it was never in my TBR so I am going to structure the review a little differently. There will be no sections, just me ranting about the plot, the characters and Hashim Nadeem’s writing style all in one. There may be a few spoilers. If you intend…

Book Review | TOOFAAN KA AGHWAA | Jasoosi Duniya #67 | Ibn-e-Safi)

Toofan Ka Ighwa, or as I read it – Toofaan Ka Aghwaa, has a sci-fi theme. There is a doctor/scientist with a terrific invention that he can hijack a storm and take it elsewhere. Now, this can be a good invention or a bad one, depending on the intentions. Inventions and intentions go hand-in-hand, don’t…

Book Review: KHOONKHWAAR LARKIYAAN (Jasoosi Duniya #54 By Ibn-e-Safi)

I know, I am not going in order. But I am so tired of the mundane routine that breaking out my own rules feels sort of liberating. Without much further ado, let’s review a Khoonkhaar LaRkiyaan. Plot Summary The story has one of my favourite beginnings. Qasim is chasing two girls, thinking that they like…

Book Review: RAQQASA KA QAT’L (Jasoosi Duniya #19 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Book Review: AJEEB AAWAAZAIN (Jasoosi Duniya #18 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Jasoosi Duniya Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 124 novels written by the original author Ibn-e-Safi in Jasoosi Dunya (جاسوسی دنیا) series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Dilaer Mujrim (دلير مجرم) Khaufnaak Jungle (خوناک جنگل) (The Terrifying Jungle) – 1952 Aurat Farosh ka Qatil (عورت فروش کا…

Book Review | Koi Rang Bhari Sehr Utrey| Aliya Bukhari

I will summarize the complete story of Deewar-e-Shab. This review, therefore, will be filled with spoilers. If you want to read the book, or want to enjoy the drama without ruining the mystery, stop reading now.

Book Review | NA DEEDA HUMDARD | Imran Series #73 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Na Deeda Humdard  – 1974 Plot Summary Na Deeda Humdard starts with a very interesting homely scene. Captain Faiyaz is waiting for Imran; Joseph and Suleiman tolerate his rude comments whilst waiting for Imran to return. This also reminds us of the previous 5-part series set in French Polynesia, as Faiyaz refers to…

Imran Series Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 120 novels written by the legend Ibn-e-Safi as part of Imran Series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Khaufnak Imarat (خوفناک عمارت) (The Scary Building) – 1955 Chatanon Maen Fa’ir (چٹانوں میں فائر) (Gunfire in the Rocks) – 1955 Pur-Asrar…

Book Review | BLACK AND WHITE | Imran Series #72 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Black And White (بلیک اینڈ وہایٹ) (Black and White) – 1974 Plot Summary You’d think it’s over but it’s not, until now. Black And White, the last book in this 5-part series, starts on a high note. After everything that has happened in Zalzalay Ka Safar, Luisa aka Edli De Sadaan is irked…

Book Review | ZALZALEY KA SAFAR | Imran Series #71 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Zalzalay Ka Safar (لزلے کا سفر) (Journey of the Earthquake) – 1974 Plot Summary Zalzalay Ka Safar begins as Imran and Joseph are at the dock of Mukaru. His aides and Frog etc are captured by Luisa and team. The island where Frog took Imran to scare him is destroyed by an earthquake. It…

Book Review | SAMANDAR KA SHIGAAF | Imran Series #70 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Samandar Ka Shigaaf (سمندر کا شگاف) (The Ocean’s Crack) – 1973 Samandar Ka Shigaaf starts on a saddening note. Deadly Frog massacring helpless people in the middle of the ocean. Zafar, Jameson are bothered about it and so is Imran. He confronts deadly Frog, Imran doesn’t care about people’s wrath, right. Love his nonchalant…

Book Review | DHUWEIN KA HISAAR | Imran Series #69 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Dhuwein Ka Hisaar (دھوئیں کا حصار) (Smoke Bulwark) – 1973 Plot Summary Dhuwein Ka Hisaar continues from King Chaang. Imran is alone with Deadly Frog aka King Chaang. That’s not all, he charms him just like that. Note the conversation. The incident is funny and it shows how easily Imran manipulates people. Geography…

Book Review | KING CHAANG | Imran Series #68 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: King Chaang (کنگ چانگ) (King Chang) – 1973 Plot Summary King Chaang begins at Jameson & Zafar’s residence when Ali Imran arrives – angry and distressed. He’s sick of Joseph’s near-impossible wishes that he wants to visit Tahiti. That conversation is rather fun and it shows Ibn-e-Safi’s skill to make the most mundane scene…

HOWTO | How to Review a Book

Someone contacted me seeking guidance on reviewing a book. If only I knew! I try to follow a set pattern, a template, if you will, in my reviews. However, as I am not learned, I primarily go with my instincts. There are a few things I keep in mind. 1. The Theme Explain the theme…