The Stigma of Mental Illness in Pakistan

‘Paagal’ – isn’t that what they call everyone with a mental illness in Pakistan? To a great percentage population of Pakistan, anyone with a mental illness is quickly labeled as ‘paagal’ (mad). It doesn’t matter what kind of illness it is – a mild case of depression or hallucinating schizophrenia – the label remains constant:… Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Illness in Pakistan

Muqabil (review) Episode 21 – 22

For the past two months, Muqabil has slowed down a great deal. I feel that in one episode they show the happenings of only one day (in terms of the time span being shown) . And that might be the reason why they have so many filler scenes and so many conversations that don’t seem… Continue reading Muqabil (review) Episode 21 – 22

Yakeen ka safar (review) Episode 1

Post edited by Warda moeed Siddiqui   Written by: Farhat ishtiaq Directed by: Shahzad Kashmiri Cast: Sajal Ali, Ahad Reza mir, Shaz Khan, Hira Salman I have been waiting for a while for this serial. The main reason being that I have read the novel ‘woh yakeen ka naya safar’ several years ago and fell… Continue reading Yakeen ka safar (review) Episode 1

Muqabil (review) Episode 18 – 19

One word – wow! The last 2 episodes of Muqabil proved that pakistani actors are immensely talented. All they need is a good script and a director who can push them in right direction and they can do wonders. So the big secret is out as Arman knows who violated Pareesa as a child. He… Continue reading Muqabil (review) Episode 18 – 19

Muqabil (review) Episode 9 – 11

Fahad Mustafa might be a great actor and host but I have always hated the drama serials produced by him. Muqabil is surely changing that opinion of mine about him. Pareesa is now married to arman and arman is making it clear how smitten he is by her. Pareesa being a victim of child abuse… Continue reading Muqabil (review) Episode 9 – 11