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.

Foodies – Don’t go anywhere because its time for TAO!

Pakistan is a country which is also known for its delicious foods, and when we talk about foodies then Lahories and Karachites are the first that comes to our mind. Karachi – City of Lights, which is famous for restaurants, and food streets.

When we plan for dinner, so we often become confused that where should we go, but now the problem is solved, because TAO is one of the restaurants among so many which offers verities of delicious dishes with its unique taste.

TAO - Pan Asian Cuisine

Yes, TAO – Pan Asian Cuisine is a restaurant which is located at Boat Basin beside Del Frio, Karachi. TAO means the absolute principle underlying the universe.

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Be it seafood, chicken, beef, soups, noodles and even vegetables. Each and everything has its own importance. Among so many items, I’m going to share my experience on few that I tasted at TAO.

Food items Review

First of all, I tasted mint lemonade which was fresh, natural, and no artificial ingredients were added in it. So it’s good for health too.

TAO - Pan Asian Cuisine

When they served a chicken soup. So, I must say that I have never tasted such kinda soup in my life. Because it was damn yummy, spicy and delicious. The taste was amazing and even nuts were added to the soup. Yes, the nuts were there along with many other secret ingredients. The combination of all will definitely force you to say WOW.

TAO - Pan Asian Cuisine

Now it’s time for one of my favourite Dynamite Prawns. The name dynamite indicates blast. Yes, the combination of two words dynamite and prawn shows prawns with blaster taste. It was one of the yummiest among all. The crispy prawns with a topping of secret ingredients will definitely make your day.

TAO - Pan Asian Cuisine

There were other things that I experienced like DimSim, Sushi, Salamon, and few others.

After all these delicious items, the sweet dish was mandatory. So, the yummy chocolate cake with a glass of melt chocolate is all set for the happy ending of the day.

Service: 4/5

Ambience: 4/5

Food Items: 4.5/5

If you’re looking for a restaurant that offers all in one – food, ambience, taste, and so on. Then TAO is the best choice. Visit at least once to witness these all.

Fashion film of the year; featuring Sana Javed and Ali Rehman!

When we talk about the innovation in the field of fashion then the name first comes ion our mind is none other than Nomi Ansari. Yes, Nomi Ansari who entered in the Pakistan fashion industry in 2001. After that, he kept experimenting with new things, and every time he impressed us with his mind-blowing collection.

This time he has also done something in the field of fashion that might be done before but not in the way Nomi has done. Yes, he has recently released a fashion film in which he is featuring Sana Javed and Ali Rehman for his latest label named “Qabool Hai”. The name itself reflects that it’s about bride and groom but the way it has been presented is simply wow.

Qabool Hai - Nomi Ansari (8)

Fashion Film Review

A video starts with a decoration of a home. Everyone is busy in chores and kids are also happy and excited and enjoying the moment.

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From Mehndi, Bharat to Reception; each and everything is presented in such a beautiful way. If at Mehndi, Dhol Dharaka has taken place with the song Aya Lariya. So on Bhaarat, the bride is getting ready for the wedding ceremony and the groom meets her and enjoys the moment.

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And finally, the most awaited phrase takes place “Qabool Hai”, and the song Afreen Afreen is wisely chosen for Bharat and reception, which not only enhances the beauty of this video but also attracts the listeners and grabs their emotions.

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A mind-blowing cinematography has been done in this 2 minutes and 33 seconds fashion film. The video will force you to watch it again and again. Shots, angles, props, and everything that is a part of this video is done in such a beautiful way. The most important thing about this video is that it’s detailing is amazing so it will definitely give you a real touch.

Nomi Ansari posted a video

Nomi Ansari posted a video on his Facebook page on Sunday 23rd October by writing a caption.

“Presenting to you our fashion film of the year #QaboolHai starring the beautiful Sana Javed & the handsome Ali Rehman Khan in association with our jewellery partner Hamna Amir Designer Jewelry and our style director Aneela Murtaza hair and make-up by N-PRO Nabila”

 

Indeed, Nomi has come up with an amazing idea of presenting fashion film in such way that has never been seen before.

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.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

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.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi

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.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi