Why Ritwik Bhowmik is singing a happy tune

THE YOUNG ACTOR DISCUSSES HIS NEW MUSICAL SERIES BANDISH BANDITS by ASJAD NAZIR STREAMING site Amazon Prime has been hitting the right notes with their newly released musical series Bandish Bandits. The romantic 10-part drama starring Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhry revolves around two artists from contrasting musical backgrounds unexpectedly forming a deep connection. The […]

The number one Pakistani ladies detective agency

ACE DIRECTOR ASIM ABBASI DISCUSSES HIS NEW PATHBREAKING ZEE5 SHOW CHURAILS by ASJAD NAZIR NEWLY launched drama Churails already looks like being one of the most original streaming shows you are likely to see this year. The first Pakistani series to be picked up by streaming site ZEE5 revolves around four fearless women, who team  […]

A Special Ops mission to find great projects

POPULAR TV STAR KARAN TACKER TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW ESPIONAGE THRILLER AND BIG ACTING PLANS FOR THE FUTURE by ASJAD NAZIR THERE hasn’t been much to celebrate in 2020, but one of the big success stories has been drama serial Special Ops. The fast paced thriller has received positive reviews and pulled in viewers ever […]

Top 20 Pakistani drama serials

A COUNTDOWN OF ENTERTAINING SHOWS THAT WILL HELP GET YOU THROUGH THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN by ASJAD NAZIR PAKISTAN has produced some of the best drama serials in the world, and they have been so good that Indian viewers, including major celebrities there, have been hooked. A combination of gripping storylines, powerful performances and talented lead […]

Best Indian web shows to binge watch

FROM COMEDY AND ROMANCE TO ACTION, DRAMA AND DYSTOPIA, A RUNDOWN OF THE TOP 20 SERIALS by ASJAD NAZIR THE days of India only producing drama serials with hundreds of episodes revolving around family politics are gone. The emergence of streaming sites has resulted in the widest ever selection of serials with a finite number […]

Krishna the opera ‘comes to a world crying out for help’

INDIAN SOPRANO ROZARIO WAS COMPOSER’S MUSE by AMIT ROY KRISHNA, an opera which tells the story of the Hindu deity, will have its world premiere in 2024 in Surrey, it was announced last week by its producer, Wasfi Kani. The opera was composed by the late Sir John Tavener, who finished it in 2005, but […]

National Theatre keeps the show going online

POPULAR PLAYS STREAMED ON YOUTUBE FOR AUDIENCES IN LOCKDOWN by AMIT ROY THE National Theatre has decided that coronavirus or no coronavirus, the show must go on in the proudest British tradition. To that end, it is making available some of its best loved productions free of charge through its YouTube channel to theatre lovers […]

Nair makes Seth’s story suitable for UK audience

BBC ADAPTATION OF INDIAN NOVEL WILL FEATURE ONLY ASIAN CHARACTERS by AMIT ROY INDIAN AMERICAN filmmaker Mira Nair has spoken exclusively about how she is progressing with her adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1,349-page novel, A Suitable Boy, for BBC 1. Nair is certainly a busy woman. She is now locked away in a studio deep […]

Agatha Christie’s art of deception continues to stun audiences

AUTHOR REWROTE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION TO GIVE IT A SECOND TWIST by AMIT ROY ONE of Agatha Christie’s best loved classics, Witness for the Prosecution, is currently playing at the London County Hall on the South Bank. The venue used to be the headquarters of the Greater London Council until Margaret Thatcher became so […]