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There is no doubt about the fact that Pakistani Dramas are loved and watched all around the world. Not just the script, directions, and actors play a vital role; one should never underestimate the presence of a melodious OST. Many at times, a good OST not just acts as a force to attract viewers but pulls out emotions too. 7th Sky Entertainment’s latest endeavor ‘Meherposh’ has been having a steady run at the prime time; moreover, its OST has become a massive favorite among the audience. Starring Danish Taimoor and Ayeza Khan in lead roles, the play is written by Misbah Nosheen, directed by Mazhar Moin and produced by Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi.
The King of tragedy Sahir Ali Bagga carries out this heartfelt number beautifully that has sadness all over it. He scores a hat-trick yet again as the track is written, composed and sung by him. His rendition is truly the kind that is for a heart which is in pain and that’s something which turns out to be the hallmark of the song. It starts slowly and gradually picks up the pace.
The song has a strong masculine tone to it, both in terms of vocals and the intense composition. His effortless vocals are well backed up by a heavy male chorus in the background that changes tempo and enables the listener to feel the true depth of the words. Melodious and rhythmic, it has an unusual edge to it. There is a certain pain in Bagga’s voice which complements the situation that the lead pair find themselves around love, courage, agony and forgiveness in the play, and that works. It gives the right feel to the serial when it plays as the background score during the scenes. So if you are a fan of soulful numbers then this one’s totally for you.
Jeeto Pakistan is a TV show that on airs on TV during the month of Ramadan where thousands of people sit in the audience while Fahad Mustafa hosts the show. The games ordeal works in a manner that the host indulges the audience in activities and gifts the winner with products of brands.
Given the circumstances, due to the coronavirus and according to Government of Pakistan restrictions, it is impossible to gather 10000’s of people under one area, BUT SHOW MUST GO ON!!
According to ARY digital sources, This Ramzan we bring you #JeetoPakistanLeague! 5 teams, 5 celebrity captains & all of you can be a part of the game show sitting at home. There will be no audiences because we believe safety comes first! Can you guess the 5 cities & their celebrity captains?
In order to participate, the 5 captains represent 5 cities. The outline of the game show is such as a cricket match. The captains will be celebrities whose names have not yet been disclosed by the representative channel. However, we are excited about how this will turn out to be.
EXCITED? Don’t wait and apply!!
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Sunday warned Indian singers and musicians against working with Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians, foreign media reported.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) said in a statement, “Artistes were seen collaborating with Pakistani singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. We are pained to inform all members that FWICE has issued a total non-cooperation circular advising all members not to work in any manner whatsoever with all Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians.”
Recently, our very own Ali Sethi set the bar high with his cross-border collaboration between local living legend Farida Khanum on this side of the border, and iconic Indian singer, Rekha Bhardwaj.
It continued, “Some members are blatantly violating the non-cooperation circular by working in various mode and media of entertainment like a recent instance in which our musicians have worked online with singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan, which is being seen online. We have been informed that more such entertainment products and songs are being planned and made.”
The statement also served as a reminder that FWICE had forbidden Indian actors, musicians and even technicians from the Indian entertainment industry to work in any form with people from Pakistan before too.
“We have to strictly inform all the members of our affiliates to kindly note that the Non- Cooperation Circular is valid and subsisting and anyone found cooperating or working in any manner with any Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians, in any mode or media of entertainment, will be subject to strict disciplinary action initiated by FWICE. Everyone, please note,” the statement added.
Where artists were attempting to diminish borders with love for art, extremists are doing their best to keep the two neighbouring countries apart – even though the peaceful attempt was made during a global pandemic.
One of Pakistan’s leading star and humanitarian Ali Zafar pens down a thought-provoking poem ‘Sukoon’.
Sharing his thoughts in Sukoon Ali Zafar said: “In these times when everything is on a pause, creativity in all forms continues to flow. We just have to find our own flow. I have always enjoyed solitude of sorts and have been writing various poems and pros in that state but this time around it’s been different. One has to be in peace with oneself to be able to share its meaning. Times as such also give us the opportunity to discover things that we tend to ignore normally.”
He further adds, “If one can find serenity in solitude, peace in chaos, music in the noise, then one can truly understand that everything is binary and in sync and meant to be as it is. Every adversity brings an opportunity for change and introspection which is needed not just on an individual but human level. We must bring about the change in ourselves to see the change we want in the world. This poem speaks about this very evolution. If you want to see peace outside. You must be at peace within.”
Indeed, in these unprecedented times, where a lot has come to a pause, Ali Zafar manages to connect with his roots of poetry and encourages all to do as well.
SOC Films has released the seventh and final short-film from HOME1947 titled Dark Secrets. Indeed, HOME1947 Series is a deeply personal exploration of the lives and stories of the millions that were displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent states, India and Pakistan.
The final film of HOME1947 series, Dark Secrets chronicles the childhood memories from an idyllic world, of chasing peacocks and eating grapefruit, which came to a crashing end in the ensuing riots that took place during the Partition of the subcontinent in 1947.
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HOME1947, a series of 7 short films conceptualized and produced by SOC Films, recreated the long-lost sights and sounds of what millions once called home and explores this world not through the words of historians and politicians, but through the eyes of those who lived through it.
HOME1947 Series was first premiered as part of the HOME1947 Exhibition at the Manchester International Festival in the UK followed by exhibitions in Mumbai [India], Lahore and Karachi. HOME1947 has been co-commissioned by the British Council in Pakistan in collaboration with the Manchester International Festival and Super Slow Way.
Pakistani celebrities are enjoying their quarantine time at their homes. Punjab and many other cities of Pakistan are locked down to control the coronavirus. More people are becoming coronavirus patients with each passing day and the situation is getting awful. More than 88 patients have lost their lives and many others are in serious condition till 12th April 2020.
Quite literally, the whole world is being forced to get to know themselves better as countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic have gone into lockdown.
Even our celebrities have had to take a breather from their jet-setting, fast-paced lifestyles and are now cooped up indoors. Stars, they’re just like us!
Check out the people who’s doing what during Quarantine time:
Saba Qamar giving us totally ‘ME TIME’ in this white goon.
Ahsan khan reading books with his kids and telling story time with them.
Hira and Mani
Hira and Mani is busy doing Rashan distribution and we are so proud on both.
Adnan Siddiqui stitching special corona dress kit to fight with it.
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I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the people – health professionals as well as others – who are devoting their time, energy and resources in the fight against #Coronavirus. Asim Jofa, for example, is a designer who has really stepped up in this difficult time. He has had top-quality hazmat suits made for doctors in Karachi. I want to thank him for his vision and his generosity. It’s moments like these that truly test one’s character. Our national character is being tested but we are all being tested in ways small and big. It’s an ongoing struggle. I know everyone is fighting their own battles and I salute all of you for your resilience. So: stay indoors, stay safe, and stay in touch online :). . . . . email@example.com #asimjofacares #Ificandoitsocanyou #Fightback #hazmatsuit #selfquarantine #isolation #doctors #nurse #paramedics #stayhome #staysafe #covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic #socialdistancing 🙏🏽
Saboor Aly is busy during this quarantine while having painting.
Junaid khan spending quality time with her kids.
Yumna Zaidi spending Quality time with her mom!
Asim Azhar doing live singing on Instagram.
Yashma Gill reciting Quran during lockdown time.
Minal Khan making beef burger for her siblings.
Abdullah Qureshi is back with another superb single, which is sure to become your favorite song of this season. The single titled ‘Tere Saath’ is Qureshi’s first collaboration with renowned music producer Eahab Akhtar. The song has been sung and penned by both the artists while Akhtar has composed and produced the music.
The song was recorded over two days after Qureshi got a call from Akhtar to give a listen to the new track that he had made. Things came together from that point on, and here we are with a beautiful composition that is fun, quirky, sad, and impactful at the same time.
The song comes as a breather of fresh air in the current times when everyone is confined to their houses because of the global pandemic. The song, written in English and Urdu, is a fusion of contemporary and pop music. It’s a happy-sad song, something that hasn’t been done before.
The song is about a lover asking his beloved the age-old question that people usually ask in love, “How could you do this to me?” The lover reminisces about the dreams he had for them, but they could never be fulfilled. He says there isn’t anything left to be said between the two of them and that things happen in life. According to him, the world is full of liars. That is why he wants to speak the truth because he isn’t like others. All of that is said through an upbeat melody that is sure to get you grooving.
The overall feel of the song is very western but retains its flavor and soul with the use of simple yet powerful lyrics in Urdu. The arrangement of the song is equally unique with the use of instruments such as guitar, drums, and techno beats that transform you into a musical world.
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Darr Khuda Say, produced by Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, under 7th Sky Entertainment, is a drama that will give you goosebumps from the start to the end. On the small screen, it attempted something different and delivered a powerful social message. The leading stars of the drama are Sana Javed as Afreen and Imran Abbas as Shahwaiz.
The theme of the drama revolves around workplace harassment and proceeds to take off on a journey of what goes through the life of a woman who suffers this, and the kind of strength it takes to fight back everything.
Afreen belongs to a middle-class family, and when her brothers turn away from their responsibilities, she steps in to become the son of the house, taking care of her parents.
Unfortunately, Afreen gets hired in an office under a womanizer boss who has no limits, no guilt, and no conscience. Shahwaiz, who is married to Gul only for her money, pretends to love her as she has given him the status he fancies the most. When he sets his eyes upon Afreen, he uses his power to do everything to get a hold of her and blackmails her with photoshopped pictures.
Shahwaiz’s character, played by Imran Abbas, is highly complex, many times portraying the traits of a psychologically imbalanced person.
The drama’s plot thickens with each passing episode showing the struggles of Afreen as she falls deeper and deeper into the pit that Shahwaiz created for her with the help of Kashif. Everyone surrounding Afreen mistreats her, and she is left alone with her faith in God, leaving her matters with him.
The best part about the entire series of Darr Khuda Say is Afreen’s constant character. She is soft, humble, and secure from episode 1, and she stays this way till the last episode. One after another, problems fall upon her. Shahwaiz ruins her, she is insulted by her family, and she loses her love interest, but she remains strong, leaving her matters to the one above.
As the drama comes to an end, we see how it all wraps up with the title “be afraid of God.” One more fascinating thing about its ending was how each character of the drama got the fruits of their deed.
Azhar and Shehla realize their mistake when they lose their unborn child and further learn that they can never become parents. Tamkeen was always a big-mouthed and selfish girl, but two unsuccessful marriages make her a better person. Afreen’s eldest sister in law did everything for a better life but returns as a widower. Shahwaiz commits suicide in jail because he cannot bear the humiliation caused at the hands of a woman.
As for Afreen, the finale gave her the happy ending we all were rooting for since episode one. This strong-headed and humble girl, who faced harsh calamities one after another, finally finds a man who loves her for who she is.
Darr Khuda Say was a fantastic drama that taught us to be strong in the face of hardships, and leave your matters to the one above.
Wash your hands doo doo doo doo doo
Even if you are not a parent, you’d have heard the viral children’s song Baby Shark. The song and its melody, Doo Doo Doo Doo became viral amongst children and parents and elders all had to bear listening to a bunch of sharks narrate their family tree in a crazy melody that really grew on you.
But now it’s back!
Yes, you heard it right!
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Baby Shark is back, but this time, it has come back for a good cause. The latest Baby Shark song urges people to wash their hands and practice good hygiene to fight off the coronavirus.
Although the melody is the same old, it might just start growing on you. But maybe just this once, you’ll let your children watch as much Baby Shark as they want to because it tells them to wash their hands, and this is exactly what is the need of the hour, considering the coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world and has already claimed 15 lives in Pakistan.
So wash your hands doo doo doo 🙂