Muhammad Ali

  • TSince the days of Kasak when she played a struggling single mother created by Haseena Moin and presented on PTV by Sahira Kazmi, Rubina Ashraf has appeared in countless drama serials, telefilms and series. Pas-e-Aina, Aurat Ka Ghar Kaunsa, Seerhiyan, Tapish, Iltija, Dehleez, Sath Nibhana Hai, Abhi ...

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  • TOne of the perks of having a good sense of humour is that one engages people from all age groups and becomes an endeared human being. Nadia Khan, the happy-go-lucky girl from Haseena Moin’s Pal do Pal and Seema Ghazal’s Manzilein, is all set to give us another surprise after her ...

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  • TRimal Ali is the first transgender model and actor of Pakistan. To be released on the coming Eid is her film Saat Din Mohabbat In written by Faseeh Bari Khan and directed by Meenu and Farjad. Rimal will be appearing along with Shehryar Munawer, Amna Ilyas, Mahira Khan, Mira Sethi, Tipu Sharif, ...

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  • TBadlon Par Basera was a Pakistani drama serial aired in the early 2000s on PTV. It was written by Noorul Huda Shah, one of the best female writers of Pakistan with a lot of popular plays to her name such as Marvi, Zara si Aurat, Jungle, Hawa ki Beti, Be-Baak, Ishq Gumshuda, Sammi, Ajaib Khaana and ...

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  • THareem-e-Qalb is one of the episodes from the series Taj Classics directed by Ali Tahir, based on the writings of his maternal grandfather, Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj. A few days ago, Ali Tahir uploaded some photos from the episode’s shoot along with a detailed description. Tahir is found attired ...

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  • TWith up-to-date information regarding what is going on in the world, realistic roles to perform in dramas that strive to change the conventional thinking patterns, and a successful vlog which teaches people to lead a healthy lifestyle, Nadia Khan, the heroine of Pal do Pal, Bandhan and Manzilein is ...

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  • TMaa was the fifth drama serial directed by Zulfiqar Sheikh and produced by Tasmina Sheikh after Des Pardes, Ansoo, The Castle and Thori Khushi Thora Ghum made by the couple for Pakistan Television. Maa was a bilingual drama serial, making use of both Urdu and Punjabi language in its script and had ...

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  • TIt was in the year 2008 that Mehreen Jabbar and Sarmad Khoosat came up with a serial based on a murder mystery comprising of 19 episodes. With greats in its cast like Samina Ahmad, Salman Shahid, Sania Saeed, Sohail Sameer, Nasreen Qureshi and Irfan Khoosat alongwith many others, Qaatil was ...

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  • TIn the process of reviving English drama, the dramatics club of Government College University presented its second English play this year after Life of Galileo staged in 2017. This time, the play was an adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s mystery novels, And Then There Were None. Since ...

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  • TMunir Qureshi, also known as Munnu Bhai, who left this world on January 19, 2018, was an important figure of Urdu Literature. Despite his popularity as a journalist and a column writer, my liking for him was the result of his classical TV serial, Sona Chandi, a thirty-two episoder aired on ...

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  • TOmair Rana is one of the mature actors of Pakistan, with a number of drama serials to his name such as O Rang Reza, Qurban, Do Saal Ki Aurat, Teen Bata Teen, Sang-e-Marmar to name a few. He has also worked in some of the Pakistani films made as a contribution to the revival of Pakistani cinema, ...

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  • T‘Barat ke dulha tou Faiz Sahab hi hain.’ This was said by Zehra Nigah on a Sunday evening in a session of poetry at Faiz International Festival, held at Alhamra Arts Council. This she said while sitting beside Dr Arifa Syeda, who introduced Zehra Nigah by saying that telling people ...

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  • TMarina Khan, a popular actress who emerged as the most lovable celebrity in the '80s, and who has earned her name as a fine director as well is mostly praised for four to five drama serials, namely Tanhaiyaan, Dhoop Kinare, Nijaat, Tum Se Kehna Tha, Jackson Heights and Parosi. In fact, while ...

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  • TThe 16th episode of O Rang Reza, written by Saji Gul and directed by Kashif Nisar, starts with Qasim (Bilal Abbas) crying over his pigeons shot dead by Tipu (Hamza Firdous). The crying of a man, and that over birds might turn out to be something indigestible for us, for we being the inhabitants of ...

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  • TSyed Yorguc Tipu Sharif is a popular actor of Pakistan with a number of drama serials to his name such as Pyari Bitto, Malal, Sang-e-Marmar, Man-o-Salwa, Mein Abdul Qadir Hoon and the movies Manto and Sawan as his recent works. This actor who has appeared in a lot of dramatic works started his ...

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  • TTelefilm Chaal comes as a surprise for people who praise Faseeh Bari Khan as a writer of modern times. Released in 1999, Chaal acquaints us with the fact that Faseeh Bari Khan has been writing for more than 18 years and once in the past, collaborated with the critically acclaimed director ...

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  • TWhen the story of HUM TV’s drama serial O Rang Reza began, the character of Sassi (Sajal Ali) was found idealising her father Khayyam (Noman Ejaz). A young, fair boy of her age was not the right man according to her, but the traits of her father, both physical and mental, were the perfect ...

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  • TLAHORE: Umer Darr, a young theatre and television actor, has some very important roles associated with his name, such as Tipu Sultan from Tygore of Mysore written by Sameer Ahmad, Ramzan from O Rungreza penned by Saji Gul, and Riaz Bakhtiar, a character developed by an important figure of Urdu ...

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  • TKashf Foundation, besides being an organisation that helps people, especially women who have been abandoned or maltreated,to commence business in order to live a healthy and independent life, has turned into a drama production team as well which produces plays based on social issues, majorly which ...

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  • T Ghaneem ki sarhadon ke andar Zameen-e-NaMehrban pe jungle ke paas hi Shaam par chuki thi It is not a coincidence that Hazrat Imam Hussain sacrificed his life in the name of Islam on a dry patch of land, but he, his friends and his family were forced to stay in such an area as was instructed by ...

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  • TA brainchild of Mercy Corps, which happens to be one of the partners of national TB control programme, Siyana Sultan is a Punjabi cartoon character, clad in a blue shalwar kameez who resides in a village. Siyana Sultan is a new addition to the tradition of creating enlightened cartoon ...

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  • T‘Contemplating’ is the latest painting uploaded by Muniba Mazari on social media. Muniba has established herself as a mature artist by painting a dusky coloured girl with pensive eyes and a prominent chin, and infusing into the face the expressions one expects after reading the ...

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  • TAn excerpt from Elif Shafak’s novel The Gaze goes like this: “He worked at the post-office for years. For years he licked and sealed the envelopes that elegant ladies didn’t want to touch and hurried gentlemen didn’t deign to close. He believed that envelopes were essential ...

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  • T‘Some other time………in another life. Not every man is Prophet Yusuf.’ (AikMohabbat Sau Afsanay: Maah e Kunaan) These last words, uttered in a dismal tone by Farida, a middle-aged character from Ashfaq Ahmad’s play Maah-e-Kunaan to a young man, incline us to ...

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  • TIn the late '90s, Mehreen Jabbar, a critically acclaimed drama director and filmmaker of Pakistan came up with a few telefilms, the topics of which would be unique, look sombre yet calm, music light, and actors mature and renowned. One of these telefilms was Farar, the story of which revolved ...

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  • TAlmas Fidai is a young Pakistani actress who does not make recurrent appearances on the screen, but through the few plays in which she has performed, she has established herself as highly talented. Her first telefilm was Tamanna ki Tamanna written by Bushra Ansari in which she performed ...

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  • TIn my review of drama serial O Rang Reza’s first episode, I argued that Sassi, played by Sajal Ali may be a father-fixated girl, for her abnormal inclination towards her father renders her a character possessing a complex psyche, termed as ‘electra complex’ by Neo-Freudian ...

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  • TSania Saeed, a Pakistani performer who needs no introduction, for her name is imprinted on the hearts of Pakistanis owing to her unforgettable natural performances, is all set to make her appearance in a drama serial written by contemporary writer Saji Gul who with his modern classical plays is ...

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  • TFaseeh Bari Khan, a popular yet controversial playwright of Pakistan has contributed to the revival of Pakistani cinema by penning down a film, the shooting of which has commenced. Saat din Mohabbat In being directed by Farjad Nabi and Meenu Gaur comprises of actors which people love to see on ...

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  • TThe happiness of being surrounded by people is not everlasting. Having friends, family members or lovers around you is like holding a dry rose in the palm, which even a slight touch can crush into pieces forever. It is like holding a necklace of pearls in hand made out of weak thread. One careless ...

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