Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi is a freelance journalist who can be contacted at omair78@gmail.com

Ocean’s 8 – inspiring spin-off of a memorable reboot

                      No, George Clooney’s Ocean’s XI was not an original film as many believe it to be; in fact, it was the reboot of a late 1960 rat pack flick having the same title and featuring an ensemble cast led by Frank Sinatra. However, the…

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Wajood – A trip back in time for Jawed Sheikh

Jawed Sheikh is one of those directors who like to experiment and he has been doing that ever since he decided to go behind the camera in Mushkil way back in the mid-90s. His trademark – amazing songs, brilliant locations and good acting – is what made him a first-rate director back in the day…

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Na band na baraati – it can’t get worse than this

  With great power comes great responsibility and that’s the reason the person who uses the power well, succeeds. Be it Spiderman or Pakistani film producers, if you try to be responsible, be with it power or money (or both), things will end up in your favour. If not, then the result would be an…

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Saat Din, Mohabbat In – the perfect Eid vehicle

                            By Omair Alavi They say that a trailer tells you exactly how good or a bad the film is going to be; the makers of 7 Din Mohabbat In would like to disagree because they came up with a wonderful film…

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Azaadi – worthy cause, unworthy execution

  Pakistan’s film industry has produced many remarkable films in the past that have dealt with real-life issues including human rights violation of Muslim dominated areas such as Palestine and Kashmir. That’s exactly the same road veteran director Pervez Malik’s elder son Imran Malik wanted to take through Azaadi, however, the film failed to make the…

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For the love of Star Wars

    By Omair Alavi Han Solo is to Star Wars what Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name was to Spaghetti Westerns – no matter how hard you try, you can’t disassociate one from the other. In Solo – A Star Wars Story, we get to know about the backstory of Han Solo who goes…

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Deadpool 2: Return of the anti-hero

By Omair Alavi Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 is perhaps the best way to come out of the shocking climax of Avengers: The Infinity War; the guy who played Thanos there (Josh Brolin) is the one who saves the day as Cable; the film is also the perfect reply to the silliness of both Marvel and…

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102 not out – Big B, Chintu reunite to deliver a classic

By Omair Alavi Ever felt eccentric and loving at the same time? Ever wondered how life would have been had a single incident happened in a different manner? Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out takes you on a journey where an old man is pushed to follow his heart with a man who has a heart…

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When earth’s mightiest heroes take on their worst nightmare

By Omair Alavi The Avengers are back but they are still in the Civil War mode, meaning that half of the guys are on Tony Stark aka Iron Man’s side and the other half, on Captain America’s. The person who emerges as a major threat during this fight is Thanos who is out to collect…

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The Rock saves the day … again!

By Omair Alavi It’s a Wolf, It’s an Ape, It’s a Sea Monster … No, it’s all three in Rampage where Dwayne The Rock Johnson battles against the mightiest beasts and saves the world with one thing that these monsters didn’t bank on – friendship. Rampage is the story of a bond between an ape…

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Motorcycle Girl takes you on a journey of self discovery

By: Omair Alavi Every now and then comes a film that connects with the audience so well that they don’t feel like watching a film but an adventure. Adnan Sarwar’s Motorcycle Girl is one such film that keeps you engaged from the first scene till the climax. It is not only about a girl who…

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Blackmail – It’s so black that it’s witty!

By: Omair Alavi What would you or a friend of yours do if they found out that their wife was having an affair during the time he was working in his office? Would you not confront that guy first and later the wife for being unfaithful? Or you would want to compete with that other…

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Baaghi 2 takes you down the memory lane 

By Omair Alavi Lights, Camera, Action is replaced as Action, Action and Action in Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 2 where Tiger Shroff pounds on the bad guys as a Tiger and comes out as a winner. The suspense thriller has all the ingredients of a masala film where the first half is spent in establishing the…

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Rani returns with a ‘HICHKI’

By Omair Alavi In the age of superheroes, there is hardly any place for real-life heroes or heroines who achieve what others only think of doing. Hichki is one such film that pays tribute to the many teachers around the world who jump over obstacles to teach to the best of their abilities. Here, Rani…

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This cake has all the right ingredients

By Omair Alavi When the trailer of Pakistani film Cake was released, people termed it a mixture of Kapoor & Sons, Khoobsurat and Pikubut in reality, Cake is far better than all these films. In fact, once you are done with the film you will realize that there are so many stories in our lives that could do well if translated intelligently…

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Pacific Rim’s Uprising went downwards instead

  By Omair Alavi There are good sequels, there are bad sequels and then there is Pacific Rim Uprising, a sequel that had a lot of promise but instead of raising the bar pushed it downwards so badly that the makers might need a third installment to restore the audience’s faith in the franchise. Yes,…

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REVIEW: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

  BY: Omair Alavi Shadi Ka Super Hit Punchnama His name may be ‘Luv Ranjan’ but he is full of hate for those cunning women who try to take advantage of desperate men – in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety he revisits the formula of his Punchnama series and comes out as a winner. With…

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Always bet on black!

By Omair Alavi Superheroes in Hollywood have been criticized for mostly being ‘white’ but the trend is changing with the success of Black Panther, the solo movie of the Marvel Superhero who will feature predominantly in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War flick. The film is easily amongst one of the best Marvel flicks because it…

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Sridevi – The Bollywood Diva who left too soon

By: Omair Alavi The film fraternity around the world was dealt a huge blow when Bollywood starlet Sridevi suddenly passed away at the age of 54 during a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The Hawa Hawaii girl as she was commonly known had just made a comeback to films with Mom – a role…

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Veteran TV actor Qazi Wajid is no more

By: Omair Alavi Qazi Wajid was one of the most versatile actors of his generation and his sudden death has created a vacuum that might never be filled. Born in 1944 in the Indian city of Gwalior, the veteran actor migrated to Pakistan after its creation with his parents. Qazi Wajid began his career in the…

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A Bhansali Classic That Is Not To Be Missed!

By: Omair Alavi Padmaavat is not just your regular Bollywood period drama – it is a tale of love, treachery, and opportunity that will be known as a classic in coming years. With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s touch, the flick has already managed to wow cinegoers who went in to pass their time but came out in disbelief…

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