Saving Face picks up Emmys at 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

October 3, 2013

Sabiha Sumar, Dr. Mohammad Jawad and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy winner of 'Saving Face' for BEST DOCUMENTARY, HBO Documentary Films on HBO

Academy Award winning Pakistani film ‘Saving Face‘ has been awarded 2 prestigious Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. This marks the second Emmy win for the film’s director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who previously received the accolade in the Current Affairs category for the documentary ‘Children of the Taliban’.

Coke Studio Season 6 [Complete Artist List]

Coke Studio Season 6 Artists

Coke Studio Season 6 Launch

Coca-Cola Pakistan proudly announces the return of Pakistan’s most anticipated music platform, Coke Studio, at an acclaimed press conference where as sixth season of exciting talent, diverse musical influences and dynamic performances will be aired October 2013.

This years’ Coke Studio voyage will witness a fusion of Eastern, Western and regionally inspired music for which the platform has come to be renowned. However, this season goes deeper in its journey, exploring the international heritage of popular local music genres, tracing these global influences that have left an indelible impact on Pakistan’s national and cultural musical identity. To that end, Coke Studio’s cross-genre Pakistani musical talent will be joined by international musicians trained in both contemporary, and traditional instrumentation.

Social Pagal Is Expected To Be Played To Packed Audience at Al-Hamra Arts Council

September 20, 2013
Social Pagal

Social Pagal

For all the Lahori theatre lovers, there is certainly some quality drama coming your way as the famous local play ‘Social Pagal’ is all set to make a comeback this month. Written and directed by Shah Fahad, Social Pagal is the same play that clean swept the LUMS DRAMAFEST 2011 few years back. This festival saw the play winning in the categories of Best Play, Best Team, Best Actor, and Best Script writing.

Coke Studio Season 6 Is Going To Hit The Airwaves Very Soon

September 20, 2013
Coke Studio Season 6

Coke Studio Season 6

Season 6 of Coke Studio is going to hit the airwaves very soon. From all the news that we have gathered about this upcoming season, this year it is certainly expected to add a totally new dimension to this highly rated show that has been making waves for the past 5 years.

Each year Coke Studio gets released in the summers mostly in and around June. But this time around it had to see a delay for some undisclosed reasons.

Rushk New Line-Up And New Album

Rushk New Line-Up

Sikandar Mufti, a well-known musician and drummer, is these days involved with ‘Rushk‘ that is making a come back after a long hiatus and with a new line-up. Sikandar who plays with a lot of musical acts, was also part of the Coke Studio house band. He also has a long time association with a rock band co-VEN which is also in the studios working on releasing their new album.

Adil Omar To Represent Pakistan At This Year’s Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Dubai

Adil Omar

The Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai will unite Academy lecturers like American hip hop producer Just Blaze, electronic musician Derrick May, world renowned UK producer Gareth Jones, Grammy-nominated dance music guru Kenny Dope, and DJ Gerd Janson, with 32 of the region’s most prominent instrumentalists, vocalists, DJs & producers, giving them the chance to immerse themselves in all things musical.

Adil OmarAdil Omar, Pakistan’s prominent English Rapper, will be representing the country at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Dubai. Adil Omar (born May 17, 1991) is a rapper and

Pakistani Academy Selection Committee Nominates ‘Zinda Bhaag’ for Oscar Consideration

September 13, 2013
Zinda Bhaag Nominated for Oscar Consideration

Zinda Bhaag Nominated for Oscar ConsiderationThe Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected ‘Zinda Bhaag‘ as the first Pakistani film in over fifty years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 86th Academy Awards. A total of four films were submitted to the committee for consideration including Chambeli, Josh and Lamha (Seedlings) in addition to Zinda Bhaag. The movie was selected by way of a secret ballot and was the overwhelming film of choice of the Committee members. As per standard practice, films selected by each individual country’s Academy selection committee are submitted to the Academy for screening, shortlisting and voting with official Oscar nominees announced at a later date.

And now Turkish movie… Muhabbat Eik Itefaq To Hit Pakistani Cinemas Soon

September 5, 2013
Muhabbat Eik Itefaq

Muhabbat Eik Itefaq

From Ishq-e-Mamnoo to Muhabbat Eik Itefaq – a journey from the small screen to the Silver! After the telecast of numerous Turkish dramas dubbed in Urdu ranging from Ishq-e-Memnoo to Fatima Gul to Junoon Tere Ishq Ka, viewers have had a fine flavor of the drama industry in Turkey. However, it is time to dub the silver screen hits of Turkey and so, ‘Ask Tesadüfleri Sever’ whose Urdu name is ‘Muhabbat Eik Itefaq’ is next as Pakistan’s ‘first-ever Turkish movie dubbed in Urdu to release not only in Pakistan but also in India and Bangladesh’.