Month: November 2015

Tamasha Review

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Film: Tamasha
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Piyush Mishra
Director: Imtiaz Ali
MyRating: 4.5/5

Watched first day first show‬ of ‪‎Tamasha‬ yesterday at Atrium Cinemas. It was a story of Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) who is a gifted young man weighed down by the pressures of expectations. He wants to be a story teller but his father wants him to excel in studies and become a normal man. First half is visually stunning while 2nd half is an emotional ride. Ranbir Kapoor steals the show with his superb performance.

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Music was composed by A.R. Rahman, who doesn’t need any introduction. After a very long time I’ve listened the voices of Lucky Ali and Alka Yagnik while Mohit Chauhan does his magic in ‘Matargashti’. Matargashti was very well choreographed with funny lyrics. Safarnama by Lucky Ali is about self-exploration. My favorite song is ‘Tum Saath Ho’ by…

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Rembrandt Collection By Nilofer Shahid 2015

Pakistan’s pre-eminent couturier Nilofer Shahid will be presenting her “Rembrandt Collection” as the grand finale to Fashion Pakistan Week [FPW15], Winter / Festive 2015 on Monday, 30th November 2015.

Nilofer Shahid’s creative obsession with the great Dutch artist Rembrandt began six years ago during a visit to the Rijks Museum, Amsterdam, when she was spellbound by the sheer genius of Rembrandt. The Rembrandt Collection is the realization of that grand obsession into sartorial expression.

Rembrandt has captivated the imagination of millions over the centuries, but no one in the East has paid tribute to his work in the form of couture. Nilofer’s Rembrandt Collection is in many ways a conversation between the two artists and a powerful expression of her fascination with the Master.

The collection is based on the Life & Works of the Maestro. The Five Segments of the Collection depict unique stages of Rembrandt’s life and artistic career: Etching; Chiaroscuro (light and shadow); Baroque; Military; Melancholy. Garments in each category reflect some of Rembrandt’s most celebrated paintings. Every dress is a story, treated in layers, never drifting from its artistic dialogue; each dress is a tribute to the artist’s devotion and creativity. The showstopper is inspired by one of Rembrandt’s most famous romantic paintings, “The Jewish Bride,”- a work of awesome solemnity that represents a deep fusion of spiritual and physical love, unsurpassed in the history of painting.

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The collection uses a variety of luxurious fabrics including Velvet, Cashmere, Kimkhwab (our local hand-woven brocade), Jamavar, Duchess Satin, Chantilly lace, Organza and various silks. Nilofer has employed a combination of modern and traditional techniques including digital-printing, laser-cutting, zardozi, resham and stonework in her Baroque embellishments. She has used semi-precious stones and pearls to accentuate 3-D embroidery and has developed a unique chainmail effect. Nilofer’s couture roots are reflected in the emphasis on structure and impeccable detailing.

All of the accessories for the collection have been created in-house, including shoes, bags, jewellery and headpieces. Watch for copper accents throughout, including copper heels, armbands and earcuffs, inspired by the copper plates Rembrandt’s used for etching. Baroque accents including plumes, pearls and genuine semi-precious stones evoke seventeenth century opulence.

“It is believed that no artist has researched and understood the human soul, so movingly and convincingly, as Rembrandt.”

“He touches the core of my soul, when he bares his.

He always abandoned convention, like I do.

I feel like I am a reflection of his soul”

Nilofer Shahid

4 New TV Series I’ve Started Recently

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After finishing  True Detective – Season 1, Penny Dreadful – Season 1, Peaky Blinders Season 2 and Game of Thrones season 4 I want to watch something new. So I searched the internet and found these new TV Series with high Rotten Tomatoes Critic ratings.

The Knick
The Knick

With 100% Rotten Tomatoes Critic rating and Emmy Award winner, I recently started season 1 of The Knick. Starring Clive Owen, the knick is a Medical drama set in the 1900s charts the exploits of the staff and patients at a New York hospital, where they try to maintain their reputation for quality care while struggling to keep the doors open. From the Director of Ocean’s Eleven, Steven Soderbergh has created a dark and vibrant drama which also tells you a story of struggling Dr. John Thackery played by Clive Owen. Strong performances by Clive Owen & Jeremy Bobb. With beautiful costume…

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