Working within strict censorship laws, Iranian films do not shy away from exploring sensitive social and cultural issues.
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While Akhri Station touches on taboo topics, it is less successful in showing the full spectrum of human experience
The mini-series' first episode tells the story of Yasmin whose no-good husband forces her into unthinkable circumstances
Manto forces us to question whether our current system is also holding our artists back
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When a heinous crime is committed against her daughter, Devki (Sridevi) finds herself taking the law into her hands
While director Saket Chaudhary gets full marks for novelty, he fails to adequately flesh his ideas out
What's good? Working women finally got their due. What's bad? We celebrated stalkers as heroes.
Starring Osman Khalid Butt and Hareem Farooq, Sanam needs to be jolted from its slumber
Our readers had their money on (most of) the same celebs!
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Starring Imran Abbas and Maya Ali, the TV drama unites writer Khalil Ur Rehman and director Mehreen Jabbar
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Each characters is predictable, but at least they're believable (for the most part!)
The series takes a morbid turn as characters are bumped off to make the plot work
Maya Ali's character Zulaikha lacks backbone and her actions reinforce all that patriarchy holds dear
While it's hard to portray desire on Pakistani TV screens one can't forgive Zid's frigid take on the emotion
Yousuf loves Zulaikha but we're not convinced Zulaikha loves anyone, not even herself or her own future
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