An anthology of essays on Pakistani cinema raises the question: what happens to a society when its cinema dies?...
Raza Ali Sayeed
What is incredible about Nachayev`s manual is that it gives remarkable insight into the obsessive andnarrow worldview of a fanatic, who will stop at nothing to turn the world around him upside down.
Based on Ghulam Abbas' Anandi, its a superb satire on the tussle between prostitutes and holier-than-thou politicians.
The Che Guevara story had its crucible in the ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ and director Walter Salles knew it.
Pakistanis can hold their heads high after conducting and participating in landmark general elections.
Rekha has probably never been more beautiful or more powerful as she is in the title role, and has the other characters revolving around her.
Rekha has probably never been more beautiful or more powerful as she is in the title role of 'Umrao Jaan'.
Immediately after its release, the film faced severe criticism, with some arguing that it justifies the use of terrorism and makes a shameless apology for it.
Set a year before the 1857 uprising, this film is a window into a bygone era that is shifting, which the protagonists of the film refuse to accept.
Jack Nicholson cemented his status as a Hollywood leading man in the early 1970s with this great film noir.
The aesthetically pleasing, albeit slow-paced film will keep you riveted by the way the story unfolds and more specifically the questions it asks the viewer.
The sword fight between Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone has been called as one of the best, if not the best, ever committed to film.
The Iranian film pokes fun at turbaned mullahs, and shows that it is alright to laugh in Islam.
A landmark in the docudrama genre, this film showed how international relations can seriously be affected by film making.
Italy's top court Wednesday confirmed guilty verdicts against 23 CIA agents for the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian imam in Milan and ordered a re-trial for five Italian ex-spies accused of taking part.
It is probably the best fictional interpretation of suicide bombers on film – almost a necessary viewing for people in Pakistan.
It’s a great tragedy that the ban on the film still has not been lifted because it is a masterpiece of Pakistani artistic cinema.
The film was a box-office flop, however, over the years it’s appeal has grown enough for it to be now regarded as a comedy classic.
The star of the movie is Manoj Bajpai who is quite simply outstanding as Bhiku Mhatre. This is his movie, hands down.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s hauntingly beautiful music works perfectly in tandem with the brutal images on the screen.