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Movie Marathon Theme: Love

I love movies and I take them very seriously. If you watch an average movie at the cinema it will become something extraordinary. My friend is a movie freak like me and I’ve been watching movies with him for 10yrs  in his basement, first he has 5.1 surround sound and recently he upgraded to 7.1 Dolby Surround sound system with cinema seats.

Basement Home Cinema

So after seeing this upgrade I decided to do theme based movie marathon  followed by one or two Youtube  video and one song. For March I selected ‘Love‘. Movies I’ve selected are In the Mood for Love, Her and Amour.

In the Mood for Love

It’s a masterpiece directed by Wong Kar-wai. His movies has been admired by Martin Scorsese & Quentin Tarantino.  What makes this film distinct and unique when compared to most romantic movies is that it deals with a relationship that is never going to happen, but nevertheless, a great loss is experienced. Love the way Wong Kar-wai handles his characters. This movie has a Prequel titled ‘Days of Being Wild‘ and a sequel titled ‘2046‘.

Her

Her is about one man’s relationship with an electronic device that has a female voice. Far from being an alarming tale, it highlights how technology itself cannot only fulfill our emotional needs, but also clarify our relationships with the people it’s meant to connect us with. This is something that can be possible in the future. Stunning Production & AHmazing performance by Joaquin Phoenix.

Hoyte Van Hoytema has done stunning cinematography. I knew that  Spike Jonze will win an Oscar for Best original screenplay and on 16th feb. I tweeted my prediction.

Amour

Amour is a 2012 French-language romantic drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke. It honors the resilience of love in the face of old age and sickness. Amour is emotionally powerful, but attains its power through a spare, non-manipulative chronicle of events in the lives of an elderly couple. Although predominantly a tragedy about the end of life, Amour also makes a profound statement about what constitutes true love at one word might lead you to believe.

 

In the end

 

one song

Djuice brings Pakistan’s first interactive online film

In pursuance of its commitment to empower youth, Pakistan’s first and only youth centric telecom brand Djuice is bringing in the first Pakistani online filmOye Kuch Kar Guzaror ‘take the plunge’ in collaboration with YouTube. The film will inspire and actuate Pakistani youth into discovering their true potential and self-reliance in order to work their way towards realizing their dreams.

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

The film is the first of its kind to be crafted and featured solely on YouTube. Besides inspiring youth into self-discovery and self-belief, the maiden online film will go long way in strengthening the digital ecosystem and digital uptake in the country. It will establish and bolster digital media as a convenient and reliable entertainment resource in the country.

Ushna, Ali and Uzair

Cast of Oye Kuch kar Guzar

‘Oye Kuch Kar Guzar’ is especially designed to appeal to the youth of Pakistan. It will be the first time that a brand will allow viewers to choose their own story by using annotations, cards and end screens. The film aspires to enable youth to overcome their constraints, follow their dreams, confidently express themselves and own up to their individuality.

Djuice Adcom Team

Djuice Adcom Team

The film is a distinct genre to allow the viewer to steer the story flow according to their own taste and preference. The film is split into mini episodes and at the end each episode, the viewer can navigate the story in their chosen direction, besides being able to skip ahead or see related videos throughout.

Tapu Javeri

Tapu Javeri at the launch

Sharing his thoughts, Bilal Kazmi, Chief Marketing Officer said, “It is the first time that a Pakistani brand has created this sort of digital content for youth to inspire and motivate them into facing their true selves. This relatively newer genre will enable viewers to direct the story according their whims. We believe that internet has a massive potential to serve a digital entertainment resource. djuice has set the precedent and we will continue to create special online content in the future.”

ushna shah

Ushna Shah

Speaking on concept of Oye kuch Kar Guzar, Haris Rasheed, Director of the film said,“Coming from a middle class family, this is a story I myself deeply connect with. We all struggle to find our place in this fast paced world, and most of us give into the pressure of settling too soon with what we can achieve rather than what we want to achieve. With passion one can do what they want to do rather than what they have to do. Breaking free of the ‘norms’ of society and finding your own place and your own voice in this world doing what you love is what this story is all about.”

With the launch of 3G/4G services in the country, the technological uptake has improved exponentially. It has ripened many opportunities ready to tap into in the digital ecosphere. With a large portion of population having access to technology, the entertainment potential of internet awaited to be explored. Djuice has opened newer horizons by launch of the film.

Photo Credits: Movie Shoovy

#OYEKuchkarGuzar Review

Few days ago #OyeKuchkarGuzar started as hashtag for city wars on Twitter triggered by Mangobaaz and it ended  up with Pakistan’s first online film released on Youtube produced by Djuice Pakistan starring Ali Safina, Ushna Shah and Uzair Jaswal.

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

Here is the teaser of the movie.

Story

The story was about Sherry who wants to follow his passion and become a singer. He was traveling to Karachi in a train where he was joined by Uzair Jaswal, Ushna Shah and Mahjabeen Habib  and after that the most unforgettable  adventure begins.

What’s New

This is the first Pakistani movie that has been released on Youtube with a unique interactive experience.  It has been released in 5 episodes with alternate endings, at the end of each episode you have to select the option to continue the story. They also added comic style animation to make it more interesting.

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar review

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

Most hilarious thing about the movie was Taher Shah guest appearance, a man who needs no introduction.

Tahir Shah

Overall it was unique and refreshing experience and Youtube interactive option at the end of episodes gives it  all new twist. Humorous punchlines will keep you entertained till the end of the movie.

Rating 8/10

 

All About the New Infinix Zero 4

Infinix Pakistan recently launched the new phone in Pakistan called Infinix Zero 4. I got the chance to review the phone. So here I’ll be reviewing the phone with all the specs.

Infinix Pakistan

The Phone:

Infinix Zero 4 has  Octa-Core Processor with 5.5 inches  IPS screen   1920 x 1080 HD display. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM running  Android 6.0 Marshmallow with X0S,  storage can be extended up to 128GB  with SD memory card.  It  supports GSM, 3G and 4G networks. It has 3200mAh battery with fast charging.

I have shot my first unboxing video of this phone.

 

Back has diamond textured metallic body with Fingerprint Scanner and 16MP camera with LED flash.

Infinix Zero 4

At the bottom of the phone, there is a mono speaker, USB port and microphone.

Infinix Zero 4

At the top it has 3.5mm headphone jack.

Infinix Zero 4

Camera:

At the back it has 16MP camera with Laser auto-focus with 4X zoom, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) with LED flash while at the front it has 8MP camera with flash. What I am excited about the camera is that it has Pro camera settings where you can manually adjust focus, ISO, EV (Exposure Value), WB  (White Balance) and shutter speed. You can use finger print scanner or smile shot or voice command to capture selfie.

 

You can shoot full HD video with 1080p  with 30fps (frames per second). It also has slow motion and time lapse video mode.

Here are the some sample shots with EXIF details. All pictures are SOOC (Straight out of the Camera). No processing  or any other color correction.

Infinix Zero 4 camera

Front camera result

Infinix Zero 4 camera

With and without flash with rear camera

Infinix Zero 4 camera

Battery:

It has 3200mah battery with 3X fast charging. Upon full usage on  all social  media apps, battery lasts for 2 days which is great.

Infinix Zero 4 is available at YAYVO website for 22999Rs only.