Verna: Why Shoaib Mansoor’s latest flick will fail to impress the audience

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Shoaib Mansoor seems to be angry with society, and Verna makes him sound the angriest we have ever heard him. Khuda Ke Liye Bol Verna. . . Mansoor’s upcoming flick will launch his third tirade, completing a trilogy of sorts.   The official trailer of Verna reveals a likeness to the rape-revenge genre, a sub-category […]

Viceroy’s House is a British director’s flawed re-imagination of the 1947 Partition

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We have seen Gandhi and we have seen Jinnah. Now, here comes another contender that demands viewing with the same veneration, if not more. But the problem is, I was less than thrilled watching the Viceroy’s House, not wanting to keep this adaptation of the 1947 Partition beside the previous two classics directed by Richard […]

Punjab Nahi Jaungi: Feel the pangs of a love story and the pleasures of a romantic comedy

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News of the recently released Punjab Nahi Jaungi instantly caused an equal and opposite reaction in my mind – I will not go to watch it. Why, you ask? Well, here are four formidable reasons answering your question: 1.The first reason was perhaps due to the very actor-producer Humayun Saeed who, in my personal opinion, […]