Opening Ceremony of WSF17 at Ocean Mall Karachi!

Karachi is the city of lights and Karachites know how to celebrate the moments. Be it shopping, hangout, cinemas, restaurants, family get together and so on. They know very well how to make it special.

When we talk about shopping then the first two things come to our mind is a sale and discounts. Yes, as it is very important for ladies who want to do shopping more and more and yes for gents as well, so they can save their money as much as possible and it’s only possible when there is a sale or an amazing discount on brands.

No need to worry now because Ocean Mall has solved this problem. Ocean Mall is celebrating “Winter Shopping Festival 2K17 (WSF17)”. With more than 120 brand outlets, the mall is offering an amazing discount on so many brands.

The festival officially inaugurated with the ribbon cutting ceremony on 15th December 2017. The opening ceremony of WSF17 was full of glam and glare. After all, it was attended by celebrities, bloggers, press, media and socialites.

The highlights of the event were the ever gorgeous Sarwat Gillani, very talented singer Natasha Baig, rapper/singer/comedian Ali Gul Pir, the legendary actor Javed Sheikh, extremely talented News Anchors Abdullah Sultan & Mubashir Hashmi and obviously host of the evening, Anoushay Ashraf.

Talking about the festival, Ms Alia Tariq (CEO of Ocean Mall) said,

“This is the 4th year of the festival and with every year it’s getting bigger and better. We have made a hub of entertainment which caters all the age groups. It’s a big shopping entertainment hub. I hope you people will avail amazing discounts with this festival. There are amazing prizes for you guys including return air tickets of Dubai and Thailand.”

Mubashir Hashmi (News Anchor of Geo News) shared his views about the fest and said,

“Such kind of festivals should be organized more and more. Families in large number visit the mall and do shopping. So people get encouraged and as a result, they do more shopping and yes they wait for the discounts as well.”

While Abdullah Sultan (News Anchor of Geo News) commented,

“It is a complete package of shopping, food, cinema and activities.”

The trend of selfies is getting popular day by day. So the mall management also allowed the audience to come on the stage for taking selfies with their favourite celebrities. The audience also participated in activities and won many exciting gift hampers.

In the end, the live performance was mandatory. So, Natasha Baig came on the stage and made the audience energetic and crazy on her performance.

As the festival has officially kicked off from 15th December and it will continue till 30th December 2017. Do visit Ocean Mall today with your friends and family to avail amazing discounts on so many brands as well as to participate in the activities for winning the exciting prizes and return air tickets.

2017 is about to end, then why not to make it memorable by spending quality time with friends and family at such place where you can get all under one roof.

Strong woman who decides to fight; trailer review of “Verna”

If we talk about the revival of Pakistan cinema industry so the name first comes to our mind is none other than Shoaib Mansoor. Yes, the director of two blockbuster Pakistani movies Khuda Kay Liye and Bol that not only shook the industry but also created a hope for many people to work and invest in film and cinema industry.

After almost 6 years, an internationally acclaimed director Shoaib Mansoor is back to set another mark in Pakistan film industry. The trailer of the most awaited movie of the year “Verna” finally released on 17th October 2017 at the Neuplex cinema, Karachi. An event was attended by media, bloggers, and socialites, among others. While the highlight of the event was the queen of hearts, none other than Mahira Khan.

Trailer Review

A video starts with a song and Mahira and Haroon are sitting on car’s bonnet and enjoying the moment. At starting everything seems so fine and smooth and then suddenly entire story changes when a climax occurs, and to find out the climax we have to wait for the release of the movie. In trailer video, we can see Mahira as a strong woman who fights instead of believing in being a victim. Well, the overall direction, dialogues, story, cinematography and every work has so nicely done.

Dialogues of Mahira Khan

“Is ka matlab mujhe tum se jhoot bolna chahiye tha.”

“Mujhe do admio ny kharab kya he. Ek ko me choru gin ahi aur dusre ke sath rahu gi nahi.”

“Me sirf tumahri biwi nahi hu, tum se alag puri ek insan hu.”

About the movie

Verna is an upcoming Pakistani movie which is written and directed by Shoaib Mansoor, and HUM Films is the official distributor of the movie. Mahira Khan will be seen in the female lead role and Haroon Rashid will play the male lead. The rest cast includes Zarrar Khan, Rasheed Naz and Naimal Khawar.

Here are few picture from the trailer launch of Verna

 

Punjab Nahi Jaungi – A complete roller coaster of entertainment!

The wait is finally over now because the much-awaited movie has hit on the cinema screens on 1st September 2017. The movie has been released not only in Pakistani cinemas but also in international cinemas.

On 29th August, the premiere of Punjab Nahi Jaungi was held at Neuplex Cinema, Karachi. The cast of the movie entered in horse cart as they also gave entry at the trailer launch of the movie. Full desi environment (Dhol Dhamaka) took place when the cast reached at the venue.

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The red carpet was full of glimpse and glories. It was attended by so many celebrities including Mahira Khan, Fahad Mustafa, Mawra Hocane, Ayesha Khan, Aiman Khan, Minal Khan, and Iqrar ul Hasan among many others. When the movie cast showed their appearance at the red carpet, then the bloggers, press, media and socialites couldn’t stop themselves to not only asking the questions but also wishing all the best to them.

 

Finally, the movie started after bit delayed than the given time. The movie starts with a celebration at Wadera (Feudal) family (in Punjab) to welcome Fawad Khagga aka Humayun Saeed, who has completed his MA and has returned his home. The first 15 minutes revolves around the celebrations.

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On the other hand, Amal aka Mehwish Hayat who has completed her degree from Fancy College in London, and she comes back to Karachi.

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At one side Fawad Khagga belongs to the Wadera family. On the flip side, Amal belongs to the urban family. Fawad Khagga and Amal both parents are relatives of each other. It is a great challenge for Fawad Khagga to convince an urban girl for marriage.

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Wasaay aka Azfar Rehman plays a role of Amal’s boyfriend. As they both were a classmate at Fancy College in London. Amal wants to marry Wassay but Fawad Khagga tries his best to convince her and finally, he gets success.

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The movie is a complete roller coaster of entertainment with so many climaxes. The first half of the movie revolves around convincing, family drama, customs and marriage.

As the movie also features Urwa Hocane and Ahmed Ali Butt in supporting role. So the Urwa Hocane plays a role of Fawad’s cousin while Ahmed plays the role of his friend.

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Dhurdana aka Urwa Hocane loves Fawad Khagga even after knowing that he is married to Amal. Dhurdana never leaves even a single chance to not only come close to Fawad Khagga but also backbiting about Amal.

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Well, the second half is full of climax and the unexpected scenes that you’ll become confused that what’s going to happen next. At the same time, the tempo of the movie goes bit slow but it won’t disappoint you.

From entertainment to comedy, love to tragedy, Karachi to Punjab, acting to direction, cinematography to songs, and everything is so promising. And it never let you feel disappointed.

The media students or even a layman will fall in love with artistic angles of frames that have been used in the movie. The audience has already shown such an overwhelming response to the songs of the movie. Especially the song “Tere Naal” has made special space in the hearts of the audience.

The artists of the movie along with the mind blowing direction of Nadeem Baig would never let you feel disappointed. Overall movie is a blockbuster and will break all the records of Pakistan cinema industry.

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Remembering Edhi on his First Death Anniversary

Abdul Sattar Edhi (Edhi Sahib) – Founder of Edhi Foundation, the philanthropist and humanitarian of Pakistan. It has been a year that Edhi Sahib passed away on 8th July, 2016, at the age of 88. And, today is the first death anniversary of Edhi Sahib.

After his death, the government also issued 50 PKR coin in order to pay tribute to him. Different campaigns by national and international brands were run in order to collect donation for Edhi Foundation. After Quaid-e- Azam (Founder of Pakistan) and General Zia-ul-Haq (Chief of army Staff), Edhi sahib became the 3rd Pakistani to receive military guard of honor at funeral ceremony.

Edhi Sahib born in 28th February, 1928, at bantava city of India’s Gujrat state, but at time of partition migrated to Pakistan. Since his childhood, he was so humble, hardworking, and passionate towards charity work since his childhood. Everyday his mother used to give him 2 penny, one to spend on himself while other to help the needy people. The moment when His mother became ill and paralyzed, he started taking care of her a lot, but unfortunately her mother died. This was the time that changed the life of Edhi Sahib, and he opened a small dispensary at Mithadar, Karachi. Then he bought a secondhand ambulance, because at that time there were very few ambulances in city. Then his passion became increase day by day to work for charity.

Today there are over 300 welfare centers across the country, 24 hour medical dispensaries, hotline for missing people, shelters for women and old age people,  largest morgue, more than 1800 ambulances, 28 rescue boats, and 2 airplanes.

Edhi Sahib followed following rules to live a life,

  1. Simplicity
  2. Honesty
  3. Hardworking

Famous quotes of Edhi Sahib

“No religion is higher than humanity”

“People have become educated, but have yet to become human”

“Empty words and long praises do not impress God. Show Him your faith by your deeds”

“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world”

“When you stop living for luxuries, you understand the real meaning of life.”

“I do not have any formal education. What use is education when we do not become human beings? My school is the welfare of humanity.”

“So, many years later there were many who still complained and questioned, ‘Why must you pick up Christians and Hindus in your ambulance?’ And I was saying, ‘Because the ambulance is more Muslim than you’.”

“Any philosopher, any international economist may talk to me about the methods I have introduced and the thoughts behind them. Illiteracy is a disability only for those who lived their lives walking and talking while their minds slept.”

“The dead has only one place to go… up. Wherever you bury them, they will go the same way, up.”

“Those who believed in changing the world were either hungry by circumstance or practiced deprivation by choice.”

I work for the suffering of the common man, something I am very proud of and will continue to do.

“You are the most insignificant of all creatures, but can become most significant if you contribute towards God’s people”

Remembering Edhi sahib on his first death anniversary is not enough at all. We have to be a part of “Mission Charity”, and we have to continue it, and that’s what Edhi Sahib also wanted from the people of Pakistan. He wanted to make Pakistan a welfare state, and now it’s our responsibility to contribute as much as we can.

On 28th February 2017 (Birth Anniversary of Edhi Sahib), not only Pakistan but the entire humanity paid tribute to him, even google updated their Google doodle in order to pay tribute to Edhi Sahib.

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But unfortunately today I didn’t find something like on internet, which is bit shocking.

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Punjab Nahi jaungi – All set to release this Eid-ul-Adha

An entry that has never seen before!

Yesterday an event for trailer launch was held at Neuplex Cinema, Karachi. The entry of the leading cast took place at horse cart which has never seen before for any movie.
It was a trailer launch of upcoming Pakistani movie “Punjab Nahi Jaungi (PNJ).”

The leading actors include Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, and Urwa Hocane. While Ahmed Ali Butt, Saba Hameed, Sohail Ahmed, Azfar Rehman, and Naveed Shehzad has  contributed as supporting actors. Movie is produced by Salman Iqbal, Humayun Saeed, Jerjees Seja, and Shahzad Nasib, written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, while directed by Nadeem Baig.

Trailer of the movie,

Although it was a trailer launch but the crowd, celebrities, socialites, bloggers, press, media and many others made it feel like premiere of movie.

Red carpet was full of glam and glore, and after that everybody moved to cinema hall. And then the trailer of most awaited movie finally launched, the teaser of the movie which was launched almost 2 months ago made the curiosity increase for trailer, and now after the launch of trailer, level of curiosity and expectations has reached its peak.

Let’s talk about the movie trailer. From entertainment to climax, action to comedy, love to romance, cinematography to direction, acting to dialogues, each and everything comes in wow factor. One of the song “Tere Naal” is mind-blowing, camera work is fab, location and sets are awesome, while the dialogues are entertaining. Few of the dialogues are following.

“Karachi ki ladkiyan you don’t know, Dimag mehdud or taleem zyada!”

“Mai bhi Faislabad sy baazi haarne nahi aya, jeet ker jaun ga ya phir jeet ker dikhauga!”

“So saal purani mohabat ko ek pal me berbaad ker dya!”

“Mohabat me aurat sy koi jeeta nahi he, or Nafrat me aurat ko koi hara nahi ska!”

Trailer of the movie has already captured the hearts of many audience, and because of it expectation level has reached its peak. Now, let’s wait for the movie which is all set to release on this Eid-ul-Adha, then we will know that either the movie has fulfilled its commitments or not?