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Pakistani award shows are deliciously seasoned with all the necessary ingredients of a blockbuster commercial entertainer -- bizarre dance performances, a handful of crass jokes and staged emotional outbursts. What they are sorely missing, however, is credibility.
In our films, we are not telling the stories of the cities we live in, the cities that consume us day and night, the cities that live within us no matter what part of the world we are in. Sadly, in Pakistani films today, our cities are reduced to mere stereotypical backdrops, divided by differing accents and infrastructures.