Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

CURTAIN RAISER: WHERE THE HEART LEADS

CURTAIN RAISER: WHERE THE HEART LEADS

Besides being musician Kamran Bari’s debut as an actor and producer, the upcoming Kahay Dil Jidhar is also about friendship and... Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:07am
THE ICON REVIEW: A TRUTH LESS TOLD

THE ICON REVIEW: A TRUTH LESS TOLD

Nabeel and Fizza’s Khel Khel Mein talks a good game and brings a strong as-yet-untold sentiment to the forefront — but its film Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:30am
CURTAINRAISER: LOVE AND FORGIVENESS

CURTAINRAISER: LOVE AND FORGIVENESS

The first Pakistani cinematic release in over two years since the deadly coronavirus pandemic hit, Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Updated 14 Nov, 2021 02:35pm
STREAMING: SONGS OF THE HEART

STREAMING: SONGS OF THE HEART

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song is an anomaly in the world of anime. Reversing the usual order, it is an original anime series that has Published 07 Nov, 2021 07:03am
CINEMASCOPE: GOODBYE, MR BOND

CINEMASCOPE: GOODBYE, MR BOND

As Daniel Craig’s last film as 007, James Bond’s own mortality looms like a menace over the wow-factor of the car chases, the Published 17 Oct, 2021 06:39am
STREAMING: LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

STREAMING: LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

Free Guy is a fun, ludicrous, attention-diverting little romp whose biggest draw is Ryan Reynolds’ comedy timing, whereas The Published 10 Oct, 2021 09:29am
SPOTLIGHT: TILL DEATH DO US PART

SPOTLIGHT: TILL DEATH DO US PART

Like the filmmaker Rahul Aijaz’s love for the movies, which runs deep and serious, graveness and solemnity seeps into every nook Published 10 Oct, 2021 09:12am
STREAMING: OLD AND TIRED

STREAMING: OLD AND TIRED

Akin to its title, M. Night Shayamalan’s Old turns stale on you long before the end credits roll Published 26 Sep, 2021 11:05am
STREAMING: KATE AND DRIED

STREAMING: KATE AND DRIED

Neither kinetic nor very engaging, Kate is mired in its impulses to be a facsimile of genre tropes and trending visual styles Published 19 Sep, 2021 07:58am
STREAMING: REBOOTING HE-MAN

STREAMING: REBOOTING HE-MAN

Kevin Smith’s shepherding of The Masters of the Universe continuation on Netflix sits somewhere between the spectacle of the DC Published 29 Aug, 2021 08:44am
POINT OF VIEW: MAKING A STATEMENT

POINT OF VIEW: MAKING A STATEMENT

Icon’s reviewer Mohammad Kamran Jawaid decided to take up a challenge to make a non-clichéd, film-quality telefilm on a limited Published 29 Aug, 2021 08:23am
STREAMING: KINDRED SPIRITS

STREAMING: KINDRED SPIRITS

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a laid back piece of anime, concise, profound and relatable — like real life, where even the Published 22 Aug, 2021 09:03am
STREAMING: BEING SUICIDAL

STREAMING: BEING SUICIDAL

The frantic pace and the seemingly all-over-the-place plot somehow gel together in director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Published 15 Aug, 2021 05:34am
SPOTLIGHT: SONGS THAT MAKE A NATION

SPOTLIGHT: SONGS THAT MAKE A NATION

Whatever happened to good quality ‘milli naghmay’? Why do we keep going back to songs from 30 or even 50 years ago to rekindle the Published 15 Aug, 2021 05:34am