Mehreen Omer

  • If you are a technology geek and you haven’t yet seen this movie, you must adopt some other passion. The Imitation Game is one of the most brilliantly produced movies on the journey a technology entrepreneur goes through and the kind of resistance he gets from the people around him who just ...

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  • What makes a man great? His ability to do justice when he has all the reasons to be anyone but be just. And this justice is not a promise to others but a promise to one's ownself. The Judge is a remarkable compendium of greatness; crafty in its story-line and incredible in its acting. The story ...

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  • The movie Jinn is for those Muslims who had thought that Hollywood had finally given their narrative a chance to prove itself in the film industry. Directed by a Pakistani, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, this was surely to offer something different than the usual exorcisms and hauntings. But all the high ...

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  • The Hundred-Foot Journey is an adaptation of a novel written by Richard C. Morais and stars Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Helen Mirren and Charlotte Le Bon in a feud between two restaurants adjacent to each other. One is a newly-constructed Indian restaurant whose owners, the Kadam family, recently ...

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  • Is it just me? Or is it that everyone seems to have developed a connection with a life that may seem just matter to many?  What is it that has left man dazzled with an irrevocable sense of loneliness that our most intimate friend is the Internet? Her is sure to bombard the viewer with such ...

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  • A psychotic thriller, a war narrative, or just a rather un-conventional love story? It’s hard to fit The Railway Man into a single genre simply because it soothes through so characteristically on all these dimensions. Starring Colin Firth as the protagnist Eric Lomax, it seeps into the lives ...

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  • If you are thinking of spending the cold winter night actually watching something useful for a change, The Theory of Everything is worth the time it struggles so hard to explore. As the 2014 rehash of the 2004 Hawking, it is definitely much bolder, more controversial, and definitely much more ...

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  • The International Sufi Music Festival 2014 held in Islamabad and Lahore this weekend is just a glimpse of a long lost tradition of inter-cultural exchange and development. It celebrated the richness and vibrancy of the Sufi culture hidden in its iconic rhythmic beats along with the whirling ...

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  • Turning monsters into legends is no big feat for Hollywood, but to bemoan the sacrifices of many by changing reality into a fairy-tale is just plain unacceptable. Maybe Gary thought that because Angelina's portrayal of the good Maleficent received a lot of popularity; why not give Dracula a ...

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  • It may be fashionable and profitable now to cast the final movie of a series in two parts after the success of Harry Potter and Twilight, Gary Ross (The Hunger Games' Director) needs to understand that it only makes sense to do so when the plot is simply too long to be covered fully in two hours. ...

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  • If it has been a while since you last could credit any movie to possess blockbuster potential, you are in for a treat. Filmed for 2 hours and 47 minutes, Interstellar is one movie you would want to spend your weekend with. And for a change this movie is not made in 3D, so if you are in Pakistan you ...

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  • The printing press in the subcontinent was first established by the Portuguese Christian missionaries at Goa with the sole objective of propagating the Christian faith. Little did they know that the same printing press would later become a tool in the hands of the ruled classes to voice their ...

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  • Mosques that were supposed to knit Muslim society together have in fact become responsible for its very deterioration. Women used to go to the mosque freely during the time of the Prophet, but are now barred from wandering near its precincts. The very sight of a woman it seems, nullifies the ...

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  • Freedom of Speech is a right guaranteed in Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan but is still nevertheless subject to a pretty astounding caveat whereby the law mandates that this freedom is to be curbed when the glory of Islam, the integrity of Pakistan, friendly relations with other states, ...

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