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LAHORE – The trio was the heaviest thing that the Pakistani youth had ever come across. The hard, electric guitar riffs had sunk their talons in the minds of confused, angsty youth. Ali Azmat’s [...]
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Ayaan – May Be The Next Top Model of Pakistan?

In an industry that’s rife with camps and jealousies, Ayaan is clear that her allegiances lie everywhere … and nowhere. “I’m an all-rounder and have done everything from print to commercials to [...]
Ali Zafar, the singer-turned-actor, is hopeful to impart his talent for music to the under-privileged children. PHOTO: FILE

Article: Ali Zafar From ‘Channo’ to charity

KARACHI: Our music industry’s blue-eyed boy has done it again! It is nothing related to Jhoom, his latest album, nor its songs and videos. It’s all about Ali Zafar being in the headlines and creating [...]

Article: Song for the soul (If I Could Change): Salman Ahmad

KARACHI: Junoon’s founder and lead guitarist Salman Ahmad’s collaborative song with Jamaican artist Ziggy Marley and Somali sister-duo Sweet Rush was premiered at the World Humanitarian Day on August [...]

Love in the time of Slackistan

ISLAMABAD: It’s mid afternoon in Kohsar Market’s Mocca Coffee and the temperature rises something fierce when the couple walks in looking frosty and unfrazzled; if looks could kill…

Pakistan’s emerging rap scene [Article]

LAHORE: Rap has been called explicit, derogatory and sometimes uncouth, but its popularity worldwide is well documented. In Pakistan, with the rise of rappers such as Adil Omar, the country’s once [...]

Promotional campaign of Khamosh Raho: Detail review

Khamosh Raho is the latest flick of seasoned director Altaf Hussain starring Shaan Shahid and Juggan Kazim together in lead roles for the first time in any film. Having an approximate budget of 1.5 crores, [...]

Coke Studio: A trip through ‘Daanah Pah Daanah’

KARACHI: It’s an anthem for some, a symbolic representation of culture for others and an appealing melody for many more. The Brahvi folk song is considered to be one of the finest and most celebrated [...]

Rohail Hyatt: Still vital (Article)

It took a week to get an hour and a half of talk time with the man himself … Coke-Studio’s Rohail Hyatt. When I finally managed to set up a meeting I was told that, as a matter of policy, I couldn’t [...]

Bol’s Music Failed to Attract Masses

Everyone remembers Shoaib Mansoor’s rocking music for movie Khuda Ke Liye but this time the music he released for upcoming movie Bol has unfortunately failed to attract masses.

Ali Azmat set to unveil video for new single “Bum Phata”

LAHORE: Ali Azmat is set to unveil the music video for his new single, “Bum Phatta”, some time next week. Hearing Ali Azmat’s name, several thoughts usually come to mind. He has been called brash, [...]

Strings return from a thrilling show at the London School of Economics [Article]

MusicMix: Strings return from a thrilling show at the London School of Economics by Shahzeb Shaikh Strings have been busy. Between shooting for music videos and taking up causes close to their heart, [...]

Imran Khan: Amplify this [Article/Review]

On a warm Friday morning in Doha’s Corniche, a car is blasting out Imran Khan’s Bhangra-meets-Dancehall anthem “Amplifier”. It must be, I think, a Qatar-based Punjabi, excited that Europe’s [...]

Will Coke Studio move out of controlled environment?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – By Rafay Mahmood Karachi: With the start of the new Coke Studio season, the music crazy youth of Karachi has something to talk about other than the usual politics, violence [...]

Coke Studio Episode 1 Review

Before proceeding further with the review first let us her your choice by casting your vote to your favorite Coke Studio performance Which was your favorite performance? Alif Allah - Arif [...]

Is Adhyayan Suman -Shahana Goswami link up a publicity stunt for Jashn?

Stories about the breakup with Kangna Ranaut have Adhyayan Suman going red with anger and indignation. Some suggest it’s all a publicity gimmick to support the Bhatts’ on-release film Jashn [...]

Studio 18 is taking strides in film production too

After taking giant steps as distributor [WELCOME, SINGH IS KINNG, KIDNAP, GOLMAAL RETURNS and GHAJINI] and baby steps as co-producers [LITTLE ZIZOU and DIL KABADDI], The Indian Film Company and Studio [...]

Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif in ‘7 Days In Paris’

Sanjay Gadhvi is all set to start his new film. This one will be produced by Studio 18 and star Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif, who’ve been teamed for the very first time. It’s a romantic/comedy [...]

The Mallika – Irrfan starrer ‘Hissss’ is hot!

Mallika Sherawat has reasons to rejoice. Her new film HISSSS has been picked by Endeavour, the same company that brokered the SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE deal with Fox. Right now, HISSSS is in the post-production [...]

Subhash Ghai impressed by music composer Wajid’s work on Paying Guest

Sajid and Wajid have given quite a few chartbusters for number of Salman Khan starrers in the capacity of composers. However, when Wajid decided to lift the pen for the track ‘Jack & [...]

2D animation is evergreen – Ram Mohan

CGTexpo, Mumbai: Is evergreen style of classical two dimensional (2D) animation being over-shadowed by the emergence of the modern three dimensional (3D) image? “No doubt 3D technology is coming [...]

If ever in my life I respected God, it was for creating Rifle – RGV

For Ram Gopal Varma, weapons of mass destruction can also be termed as weapons of mass distraction. Read further – Life is a sexually transmitted disease. But seduction isn’t making someone [...]

Latest Update: Vashu postpones ‘Kal Kissne Dekha’, releasing in June

Here’s a news-break and as always, its first on ‘Bollywood Hungama’. There’s a dramatic twist in the producers/distributors versus multiplexes tale. Vashu Bhagnani’s film [...]

Aishwarya takes a day off before shooting for Action Replay to meet parents

The Padma Shri pair Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rushed back from different parts of the world to resume shooting for Vipul Shah’s Action Replay in Karjat on the outskirts of Mumbai at [...]
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