Pakistani Film Week! Teefa in Trouble, Balu Mahi, Cake, Bachaana, Humsafar, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai

Thank you Filmikudhi for suggesting this idea! And the films Bachaana and Cake. I haven’t watched either of them yet, but they look great!

All of these are available on Netflix. I don’t expect anyone to watch the loooooooooooooong TV miniserieses just for this, but if you have already seen them, you can discuss them here. I am giving extra advance warning for the movies, because I really want you all to watch them if at all possible!

Friday 7/19: Balu Mahi

Super fun runaway bride rom-com, with a very handsome lead who can dance. And a really truly crazy twist in the second half. And Polo.

Saturday 7/20: Humsafar Day. All three of my detailed recaps posted

The first blockbuster Pakistani TV series, watch Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan slooooooooooooooowly fall in love over the course of 20+ hours.

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Sunday 7/21: Teefa in Trouble

My favorite Pakistani film, a really silly action comedy that makes fun of action tropes, starring Ali Zafar. Also, Poland!

Tuesday 7/23: Cake

A serious family drama, I haven’t seen it but I’ve heard really good things.

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Thursday 7/25: Bachaana

A silly fun rom-com starring Sanam Saeed from Zindagi Gulzar Hai. Again, I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard good things.

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Saturday 7/27: Zindagi Gulzar Hai Day, my recap and my fanfic

The second big blockbuster Pakistani TV series! It has what looks like twice the budget of Humsafar, but the same slow cool build. Also, it is heavily Pride & Prejudice inspired.

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I’ll also try to write up something on the history of the Pakistani media scene, but it depends on what information I am able to find. The little I know is fascinating!

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5 thoughts on “Pakistani Film Week! Teefa in Trouble, Balu Mahi, Cake, Bachaana, Humsafar, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai

  1. Yay! Thank you!

    I’d also recommend Ho Mann Jahaan for Mahira fans, good romcom/coming of age with a group of friends who also play in a band together. Band + relationship drama ensues, because of course it does.

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    • Ugh, I hate band-relationship movies! Does someone at some point give a speech about how it used to be about friendship and happiness before it all got so complicated?

      On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 7:56 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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