Why is change the only constant?

NOTE: This Friday, I won’t be posting about my week’s retrospective. I haven’t read much; have reviewed some dramas and work is just the same. There is no point in repeating that over and over again. Change is the only constant. We know it. The change may be big or small; adaptable or difficult to…

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Drama Review: Chhoti Chhoti Batein – Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein is a series set to narrate disjoint stories, highlighting the small issues that often tend to ignore. Does that sound familiar? Read this. I’ve more stories planned to be published for Pen To Publish 2019. Stay Tuned! The story is written by Mansoor Saeed. It is directed by Angeline Malick and is being aired on Hum TV. You can read the review…

Telefilm Review: Pyar Kahani

Introduction Pyar Kahani is a telefilm written by and directed by Ahsan Talish, the man who gave us a treat like Suno Chanda and Suno Chanda 2. Plot & Review The telefilm starts on an interesting note – a note close to my heart. Masha Rehman (Hania Amir), author of 4 best selling novels who…

Drama Review: Chhoti Chhoti Batein – Dil Hi Tou Hai

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein is a series set to narrate disjoint stories, highlighting the small issues that often tend to ignore. Does that sound familiar? Read this. I’ve more stories planned to be published for Pen To Publish 2019. Stay Tuned! The story is written by Rida Bilal. It is directed by Angeline Malick and is being…

Telefilm Review: Dilnaz Naseeb Wali

  Telefilm Details Title: Dilnaz Naseeb Wali Channel: HUM TV Cast: Bushra Ansari, Ashraf Khan, Faraz Farooqui, Hammad Farooqi, Nimrah Khan Review The story of this telefilm is tiny, the execution is elaborated with a series of incidents that are supposed to be funny. Dilnaz (Bushra Ansari) is a widow who runs the household by…

Telefilm Review: Help Me, Durdana

  Telefilm Details Title: Help Me, Durdana Channel: ARY Digital Written By: Saba Naseem Directed by: Aabis Raza Cast: Ushna Shah, Yasir Hussain, Mehmood Aslam Review It is the most cliched and painstakingly slapstick comedy movie. I liked Yasir Hussain and how his acting put an interesting twist to seemingly average story. This one, did NOT….

Movie Review: Ho Mann Jahan

Details Ho Mann Jahan is a Pakistani movie written and directed by Asim Raza. The movie was released in 2016by ARY Films. The film has a stellar cast, starring Adeel Hussain, Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar and Sonya Jehan, along with veterans Bushra Ansari, Kainat Saleem, Arshad Mahmud, Jamal Shah and Munawar Siddiqui. Review I watched it long time ago, shortly after its release. There are reasons why I…

Rain, where have you disappeared?

It is extremely hot these days. I mean, it is worse than May, which is supposed to be the hottest. It rained daily for the first two weeks of July. But for past ten days, it is either dry or very little rain. The weather is humid and suffocating. It is extra difficult for me…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #31

Finale Episode, woo hoo! The last episode reiterates that nobody should be between Allah and banda when we ask from Him. And we should ask only from Allah. The conversation between Noori and Fehmeeda, well, more like a monologue was really nicely written and executed. Well done! We need that change in Muslim society. So, Noori refuses to…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #30

It is confrontation time. Noori kicks Sahir out. Fehmeeda has asked Nusrat to move out and he has agreed, still thinking of ways he can reverse the game. Sahir suggests the marriage to be preponed, just to make Noori jealous. Yeah, as if.  Nusrat, goes the last mile and hits Bhola with his car. Bhola is…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #29

Noori sees the real face of Sahir and we can see that she has changed her mind. Or it was always her plan (see review of episode 25). Fehmeeda was asked to offer her first kid to the peer, but she didn’t. She feels that she is suffering the fate of having a son like…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #28

Noori is upset with the news, obviously! Sahir is happy, obviously because Noori’s unborn child would be the heir to the property. At the same time, he mentions that he will have to marry Komal until the baby is born. Sahir suggests the ultimate step to Nusrat – kill Bhola. He doesn’t stop at that. He shares the same…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #27

Bhola hurts himself to avenge hurting Noori and then runs away. People leaves some.coins near him and he can feed himself.   Sahir eventually suggests Nusrat that divorce settles everything for everybody for good.  Amma Jannate visits Noori.  After hearing her side of the story, she confronts Fehmeeda. Rizwana tells Noori’s story in front of Fehmeeda and Amma Jannate. Fehmeeda forgives Noori despite knowing the…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #26

The episode opens with Nusrat and Sahir talking about Noori.  Noori continues to trick Bhola to get angry but the medicines are not working as they expect. It looks like Bhola’s will power is stronger than the medicines.  Bhola eventually succumbs to Noori’s instigations and hits her, breaking her arm.  Everybody is showing their true colours. What…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #25

Noori talks to Sahir about her fears and that she wants a Iife with him. He asks her to increase the dosage. As it’s side effect, Bhola stays asleep for for than 20 hours. Noori loses her strength as she cannot see Bhola in that state. The preparations for marriage start and Noori insists Sahir to break the engagement. The next trick…

Book Review: Shehrzad (By Saima Akram Chaudhary)

آپ لوگوں نے  سمیرا شریف طور کا “ٹوٹا ہوا تارا” پڑھا ہے؟ یا پھر عفت سحر پاشا کا پچھلے سال کا   “خواب شیشے کا” پڑھا ہوگا؟ اگر نہیں پڑھا  تو اچھی بات ہے۔ شہرزاد پڑھ لیں۔ اگر یہ دونوں ناول پڑھ رکھے ہیں، تو ابھی سے بتادوں کہ  کافی مماثلت نظر آئے گی۔ اور میں…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #24

Noori offers to go to the doctor with Nusrat but he threatens to tell the truth about her. Sahir suggests that Nusrat should try and NOT let Bhola recover ever. Rizwana is after Noori and insults her constantly. Nusrat threatens her that if she tells the truth to Fehmeeda, he will divorce her. There are…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #23

Rizwana and Nusrat are set to find out the truth about Noori. Sahir tries to convince Noori that they should think about ‘their’ future. Noori refuses, of course. You go girl! Noori has some bad times coming soon. Rizwana and Nusrat find the truth. on the other hand, Sahir is after Noori. The one thing…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #22

Fehmeeda gives the keys to Noori and Rizwana is upset, obviously. On the other hand, Fehmeeda asks Nusrat to discuss the accounts and hand over the money to Noori. Both sense a danger that their monopoly is about to be broken. Noori, on the other hand, remembers her past when her cast was the factor…

Drama Review: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – Episode #21

Sahir brings sweets to the Haveli and Noori opens the door. Now, Noori has two reasons to worry about. Days and nights are long. Now, will Sahir tell Noori that Bhola is being given wrong medicines? But no, Sahir calls to taunt her that she had gotten a great deal. Noori finds that Bhola has…