Posts tagged as: Pashto

Veteran Pashto writer praised for literary services

PESHAWAR Speakers at a function on Sunday praised senior literatus Hamesh Khalil for the literary services he has been rendering since decades. The News International – Lahore

Bombs, boredom threaten “Pashto” song-and-dance cinema

PESHAWAR: A projectionist lies asleep in the sweltering heat, his face covered by a cloth. A colleague rewinds a reel manually while on screen, through the hashish smoke, a woman bounces on a bed singing “hello, hello, hello” into a cellphone. To this, her would-be lover, who is in another room and is old and apparently […]

Pashto cinema, with a kiss from Punjab

PESHAWAR:  Pashto cinema is undergoing an identity crisis; it is now synonymous with buxom women with gyrating hips. Its audience is critical of these vulgar dance sequences and the days where these very films were commended for mirroring social issues are long forgotten. Oddly enough, the racy dance numbers and provocative moves in contemporary Pashto […]

Pashto films: The show must go on

[[IMAGE: Pashto film-makers tell the story behind substandard, ultra-glossy Pashto films.]] LAHORE:  The Pashto film industry has matured into a resilient fraternity that aims to dispel preconceived notions of radicalisation and conservatism attached to the Pakhtuns. Despite the security and financial issues bolstered by the Talibans to clog its productivity, the Pashto industry managed to […]

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