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Omair Alavi

  • October 18, 2020

    The talented Ms Ilyas

    Amna Ilyas, as one of Pakistan’s top models, has launched countless brands; other than her outstanding presence as a supermodel, she’s one of...

  • October 11, 2020

    War Stories

    Many cinemagoers may feel that war films are a recent phenomenon, but the truth is they have existed since the very beginning of filmmaking, almost...

  • September 13, 2020

    Culture, vulture & the right to ban

    In a country like Pakistan, where poverty and illiteracy dominates the demographics, television is the most powerful medium for news and...

  • August 09, 2020

    Pakistan and the Turkish connection

    No two countries in the world share the kind of brotherly bond that Pakistan and Turkey do; the people may not speak the same language but put a...

  • July 19, 2020

    The man, the legacy, the legend

    Undoubtedly one of the most recognizable actors in the country, Nadeem Baig remains committed to the arts, whether it is through films, TV, or both

  • March 26, 2020

    The league of extraordinary filmi comedians

    Our selection of 5 unbelievably funny men who have made history with their comic timing.

  • March 13, 2020

    Pakistan’s silver screen heroes of all times

    Here’s our short list of 5 men that ruled the big screen and are etched in film history as heroes of all times.

  • February 22, 2020

    Doodh Ka Jala –Alif Noon reincarnation done right

    The play is presently running at the Karachi Arts Council till Sunday, February 23, before heading to Lahore and Islamabad.

  • February 20, 2020

    The man with the Midas touch

    EP only made one revered album, Irtiqa, before the band split ways with Xulfi

  • February 14, 2020

    A slew of iconic television soundtracks, ranked

    Instep looks at some of the most promising songs from various television drama serials.

  • February 10, 2020

    Remembering Kirk Douglas

    His death last week, on February 5, has left Hollywood devoid of one of its golden age icons.

  • February 06, 2020

    American-Pakistani filmmaker Habib Paracha returns with The Last Full Measure

    The film is an intense retelling of the story of a Vietnam War hero.

  • February 05, 2020

    Sohail Haider returns to the stage after a seven-year hiatus

    The promising music composer and singer played a set of originals and covers that thrilled the audience in attendance.

  • January 30, 2020

    It’s Never Too Late For Sequels

    Five super famous films that made a comeback in long-awaited second comings.

  • January 11, 2020

    5 reasons to watch The Mandalorian

    It is one of the first TV series in the Star Wars universe. If that’s not reason enough, Instep breaks it down for you.

  • December 31, 2019

    Naveed Nashad is the king of OSTs

    The man behind the soundtracks of hit television serials like Mere Paas Tum Ho, Aangan, Suno Chanda, Do Bol, Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb and Yeh Dil Mera...

  • December 27, 2019

    Haseeb Hasan shares details on Dhoop Ki Deewar

    The upcoming cross-border web series will star Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly and Manzar Sehbai in key roles.

  • December 24, 2019

    Haseeb Hasan: To Infinity and Beyond!

    Director of Geo TV’s latest drama, Alif, starring Hamza Ali Abbasi and Sajal Aly, on what made him say yes to the project while witnessing the...

  • December 20, 2019

    Zia Mohyeddin’s King Lear kicks off at NAPA

    Opened to public yesterday , the play will be performed at NAPA’s Zia Mohyeddin Auditorium till December 29.

  • December 11, 2019

    Enter the detective’s club

    From Agatha Christie’s famous characters to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes that marked the breakthrough of Benedict Cumberbatch, a...

  • December 01, 2019

    Are the Aussies really that difficult to conquer?

    It seems that Pakistan cricket team is destined to fail in Australia as if it is part of another planet. The players from Pakistan perform in...

  • November 30, 2019

    In search of a genre

    Talash tries to fit in somewhere but is unable to do so and as Pakistani cinema continues to battle with several issues, half-baked efforts won’t...

  • November 26, 2019

    When Anwar Maqsood brought the house down

    This weekend KopyKat Studios brought Anwer Maqsood, live in an act called Faqat, Anwar, to Karachi and the result was a riveted audience.

  • November 26, 2019

    Veteran sports journalist Rehanullah Siddiqui is no more

    KARACHI: The world of sports journalism in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates was dealt a huge blow with the death of veteran journalist...

  • November 24, 2019

    Legends of Cricket

    Cricket maybe the oldest team sport in the world, but every team needs a player who could take the lead, and achieve the impossible. Legends of...

  • November 22, 2019

    Understanding the Charlie’s Angels phenomenon

    Here’s a brief look at television shows that became film franchises including the most recent film, Charlie’s Angels.

  • November 17, 2019

    How to conquer Australia at Gabba

    They may not have won a Test match at Gabba, but that shouldn’t be a problem for Pakistan side Down Under. The way they performed against the...

  • November 15, 2019

    In cinemas now: Midway and Terminator: Dark Fate

    Here’s where to head to if the cinema is your chill-out place.

  • November 10, 2019

    Coaching Misbah!

    ‘To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before’ seems to be the motto of Pakistan Cricket Board’s new management. No one wants to stop them from...

  • November 03, 2019

    Sports in Quotes

    Ever wondered what kept your favourite sportsmen fit during their careers? What made them aim for the best and break records? Which comment helped...

  • October 27, 2019

    Heading in the wrong direction

    Cricket is the most followed sport in Pakistan but it seems that Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to realise that. They have been making unilateral...

  • October 24, 2019

    Meet the players behind the clown prince of crime

    As Joaquin Phoenix creates Oscar buzz for his performance in the latest Joker film, Instep looks at some of the most prolific actors who have played...

  • October 20, 2019

    The rise and fall of cricket commentary in Pakistan

    Cricket without commentary is like a stylish batsman without runs, a fast bowler without wickets and a wicketkeeper without catches to his name....

  • October 18, 2019

    The ‘men’ who sold the world

    As Gemini Man releases, Instep looks at some definitive moments in Hollywood history where two characters have ‘faced off’ each other, and not...

  • October 13, 2019

    Things fall apart

    They were ranked number one in the world but the way Pakistan played against Sri Lanka, they looked like an Associate team. They could neither score...

  • October 10, 2019

    One-Man Show

    A look back at some of the other Rambos, who may have lost the battle but managed to win the war, alone

  • October 06, 2019

    Meet the unlucky seven

    For Abid Ali, international cricket has not been a bed of roses. He scored a century on his ODI debut, won an ODI match for Pakistan during the...

  • October 04, 2019

    Dial B for Butler

    Gerard Butler has been saving presidents – irrespective of nationality – for six years now. Instep gives you the lowdown

  • September 23, 2019

    Catching up with Shafaat Ali

    In this conversation with Instep, the comic actor shares his experience in the industry

  • September 22, 2019

    Abdul Qadir, the match winner!

    He came, he bowled and he conquered; that’s Abdul Qadir for you. The man who brought Googly back to prominence was one of those players who could...

  • August 29, 2019

    ‘Once Upon A Time’ films that have gone down in history

    Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the latest addition to the many films that have captured audience’s imagination over the...

  • August 25, 2019

    Our Bad Boys of 2019!

    Cricket is being played across the world at the moment, with the Ashes taking place in England, India touring the West Indies for a complete tour...

  • August 18, 2019

    Selecting Pakistan’s worst World Cup squad

    The Cricket World Cup is over and Pakistan couldn’t make it to the last four because of many reasons; one of them was the selection process that...

  • July 28, 2019

    Your World Cup companion is here!

    Usually, cricket writers in Pakistan stay cricket writers for life, but statistician-turned-editor Shoaib Ahmed has dared to take the giant leap of...

  • July 19, 2019

    The many shades of Nadeem Baig

    As living legend Nadeem Baig celebrates his 78th birthday today, Instep looks at his work from television to film.

  • July 10, 2019

    Sohail Haider’s ‘Mahiya’ is a tribute to the Armed Forces

    Singers and songwriters in Pakistan may produce patriotic songs each year, especially ahead of August 14 but music composer turned singer Sohail...

  • June 25, 2019

    Sana Javed takes on another strong role in Dar Khuda Se

    After the critically and commercially acclaimed Khaani, the actress is starring in a play that tackles the issue of harassment at workplace. She...

  • June 23, 2019

    Making the World Cup more interesting!

    What if I told you that there was a way you could make your World Cup all the more interesting, despite your favorite team’s poor performance? The...

  • June 16, 2019

    Too many wrongs never make it right!

    In the lead up to the World Cup, Pakistan didn’t go for anything out of the box as New Zealand did in 1992, Sri Lanka in 1996 and Australia in...