Hum Style Awards 2016: Red Carpet & Performances

Hosted in Expo Centre Karachi, Hum Style Awards red carpet was full of glitz and glamour. There were also quite a few highly anticipated performances *cough Zaid Ali cough*. Following are a few moments captured from last night. Read more about Hum Style Awards: Hum Style Awards 2016: highlights A video posted by The Express Tribune Life&Style (@tribunelifestyle) on Oct 29, 2016 at 2:06am PDT A video … Continue reading Hum Style Awards 2016: Red Carpet & Performances

Khuda Mera Bhi Hai raises questions no one has ever raised before

Khuda Mera Bhi Hai is an upcoming serial about the fate of intersex children in our society. Being a highly tabooed subject in our society, it is commendable for a drama to tackle it head on. It is penned by Asma Nabeel, who makes her writing debut with a powerful story such as this. Aisha Khan and Jibran Syed are the lead couple in the drama. … Continue reading Khuda Mera Bhi Hai raises questions no one has ever raised before

Osman Khalid Butt EXPOSED!

OMG GUYS! DID YOU KNOW?! What? About OKB. OMG he was such a…ufff! You NEED to look him up. Someone was right to call him mardoun ki QB. QB? He sings? Ugh no! QB. Qandeel Baloch! He used to make these videos on YouTube with some of his chichorey friends and Astaghfirullah, they are so vulgar I can’t even… (Most of the above is quoted) … Continue reading Osman Khalid Butt EXPOSED!

Sanam ~ an overview

Three episodes have gone by and so far Sanam hasn’t moved beyond Ayla’s anger fits. My biggest peeve is Ayla’s negative portrayal even though it is obvious she is suffering from a personality disorder. I was (and still am) afraid Sanam will turn out to be yet another serial that depict the patient as the villain instead of making the audience realise that he/she needs … Continue reading Sanam ~ an overview

Why Mahira Khan and Momina Mustehsan’s answer to trolls matter

Lately two incidents of female celebrities shutting down haters or trolls (whatever you want to call them) online have made news and for all the right reasons. Momina Mustehsan called out a ‘fan’ on her Facebook page for saying that she looks like his maid and last night, Mahira Khan questioned a person’s upbringing when he asked her if she has been beaten up by … Continue reading Why Mahira Khan and Momina Mustehsan’s answer to trolls matter

Besharam – an overview

After a long time of staying away from my TV set, Besharam became the first serial I caught up with. I remember watching its promos before it started and thinking to myself, ‘looks interesting…I think I’ll watch it’. Thanks to a recommendation from a friend and a Twitter follower, I fulfilled my promise to myself. The drama is highly unrealistic but unlike Mann Mayal and … Continue reading Besharam – an overview

Mah-e-Mir ~ review

This movie had been on my must-watch list since it was announced so you can imagine the excitement I felt as I walked in the cinema to finally watch it. Was it worth it? Well… Mah-e-Mir goes back and forth in time, portraying the lifetime of the legendary Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir and a modern day, struggling poet Jamal, both played by Fahad Mustafa. … Continue reading Mah-e-Mir ~ review

Gul-e-Rana last episode ~ review

If there is one thing I liked about Gul-e-Rana, it was the ending. And the lead pair’s acting. And of course, the northern locations they shot in. The last episode was pretty hasty, or it seemed so to me. The drama dragged for so long and all of a sudden they hushed everything up. I still don’t get the point of Ashar’s storyline, it didn’t … Continue reading Gul-e-Rana last episode ~ review

Mana Ka Gharana episodes 9-14 ~ review

Not a lot has happened since I started missing out on Mana Ka Gharana. I mean there have been developments but considering that I missed around 5-6 episodes, the story has only inched forward. But that is the consistent pace of the serial so I can only bemoan it so many times. When I left off, Sheharyar’s jealousy for Khizar had come to a full … Continue reading Mana Ka Gharana episodes 9-14 ~ review

Mann Mayal episodes 3-4 ~ review

After 3 weeks of hibernation, I finally made myself watch the episodes I missed of Mann Mayal and I honestly don’t know what to make of Salahuddin. Is there any coherence in his character? One minute he is confident that he’ll reach Mannu’s standards if given a few years and the next he’s sure she is a star he can’t reach even when she is … Continue reading Mann Mayal episodes 3-4 ~ review