Mahwash
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A little nutty. Mostly sane. Trying to keep it that way.

Dum Mastam Review: Imran Ashraf and Amar Khan’s Performances Take the Win
It’s very important for films this Eid to perform well at the Pakistani box office. Not only is the Pakistani box office coming back from a deadly pandemic, but the films we make are also few and far between. Dum…
Dobara’s necessary dialog on how many chances does a woman really get in life
Dobara, a story written by Sarwat Nazir and directed by Danish Nawaz, stars Hadiqa Kiani and Bilal Abbas as the central characters. The story revolves around a woman who is slightly ‘older’ who marries a man who is much younger…
What does it mean to be … ‘home’?
Upon my return from my trip from Karachi, I pondered the question as an ex-pat. For many ex-pats, home is a confusing term. A state of transition changes their perception of what home truly is. For those ex-pats who have…
Baarwan Khiladi Review: An Enjoyable Webseries where Danyal Zafar and Sarmad Khoosat Stand Out
You can’t expect a terrible venture from Adnan Sarwar. Sarwar’s keen eye and sense of self-identification from core Pakistani values and social currents were clearly visible in Motorcycle Girl and the only trap he seems to set up for himself…
Why Jo Bichar Gaye is an Essential Watch for Everyone
We’ve all grown up with a certain amount of propaganda, given the place in history we are right now. Information overload is driving many political and social machineries: stakeholders rely on certain narratives and tailored, customized facts to present to…
Here’s Why Ye Na Thi Humari Qismat is Such an Addictive Watch
Starring Hira Mani, Muneeb Butt, Aiza Awaan, and Noor Hassan, the television show revolving around two sisters married to two cousins is written by Seema Munaf and directed by Syed Ali Raza Usama. The show airs on ARY Digital at…
Sinf e Aahan’s screenplay needs to live up to its emotional message
The comparison of Sinf e Aahan with Ehd e Wafa is practically inevitable though unfair. Both stories were produced by ISPR, the media wing of the military forces of Pakistan, with multiple central protagonists and both shows were about the…
What’s in a wordle? It’s become quite the rage on Twitter
It’s quick. It’s addictive. And yet it doesn’t allow instant gratification. That’s probably why Wordle is such a fascinating rage of the moment online. It’s that one game I look forward to when I wake up. Previously it was Twitter…
Javed Iqbal: Trailer Review
It’s the story of one of the deadliest men Pakistan (or possibly humanity) has ever known. Javed Iqbal, murderer of 100 (or more) children, was found dead in prison in 2001 but tales of his horrendous crimes live on. He…
Dil Na Umeed To Nahin Deglamorizes Evil
Once again, Dil Na Umeed To Nahin will rip your guts out and throw it on the platter and make you look at it. This is how gutting and heartwrenching this recent episode was. Amna Mufti juxtaposed the evil and…