pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin

Feb 12 2010

Nauman Ijaz

Category: Actors,Nauman Ijazmansoor @ 4:01 am

Nauman Ijaz

Noman Ijaz started his acting career from Lahore centre and proved in his early plays that he is a good performer. He also did a serial from Quetta centre. Nauman Ijaz faced a lot of difficulties in his initial years, as an actor.

Schooling at Cathedral, a few years at F.C college and then Law at Punjab University, but there after Nauman Ijaz became an actor.

His wife’s name is Rabia and has 3 children, Zariyan, now a grade 8 student, Shameen a grade 5 junior at Aitchison College and the little one Rayan, a kg pupil at Kids Campus.

List of Popular Tv Plays & Drama Serials:

• Dasht
• Fishaar
• Eendhan
• Jhumka Jaan
• Geeli Lakri
• Kaghaz ki nao
• Lahasil
• Noorpur ki Rani
• Jannat
• Nijaat
• Aansoo
• Man o Salwa
• Chhat
• Jeena Isi ka nam hai

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nov 29 2009

The Lux Style Awards 2009 winners

Category: Newsmansoor @ 1:25 am


Film of the year: Ramchand Pakistani
Best film actor: Shaan (Zille Shah)
Best film actress: Maria Wasti (Ramchand Pakistani)
Best TV serial (terrestrial): Thora Sa Aasmaan (PTV)
Best TV director (terrestrial): Shah Bilal for Nautanki (ATV)
Best TV actor (terrestrial): Talat Hussain in Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai (ATV)
Best TV actress (terrestrial): Saima in Nautanki (ATV)
Best TV serial (satellite): Khamoshian (Hum TV)
Best TV director (satellite): Babar Javed for Jhumka Jan (Hum TV)
Best TV actor (satellite): Noman Ijaz in Khamoshian (Hum TV)
Best TV actress (satellite): Sania Saeed in Jhumka Jan (Hum TV)


Best music album: Qismet Apnay Haath Mein by Shehzad Roy
Best music director: Rohail Hyatt & Faisal Rafi for Charkha by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Best music video director: Ahsan Rahim for Laga Reh by Shehzad Roy
Song of the year: Khwaboon Kay Rishtay by Najam Sheraz


Model of the year (female): Nadia Hussain
Model of the year (male): Ameer Zeb Khan
Best emerging talent: Aaminah Sheikh
Best fashion photographer: Khawar Riaz
Best hair & make-up artiste: Akef Illyas
Achievement in fashion design (couture): Sana Safinaz
Achievement in fashion design (prêt): Iman Ahmed of the Body Focus Museum
Best menswear designer: Ismail Farid
Best retail brand: Generations

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oct 17 2009

Here Come The Show Stoppers

Category: Articlesmansoor @ 10:43 am


From amongst a plethora of programmes offered by our innumerable Pakistani channels, only a few stand out which can be labelled as ‘worth mentioning’. On current affairs side while programmes like Qalamkar, Kal Tak and many more, anchored and participated by journalism veterans and stalwarts like Athar Abbas, Abdul Qadir Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Javed Choudry, Quatrina Hussain and Geo TV’s Dr. Shahid Masood’s Mere Mutabiq’, Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk and similar other ones created ripples and due to their indepth investigative reporting many investigations have already started at highest levels. Result oriented, shall we call it?

On the music side, while AAG caters to our insatiable youth with its innovative and creative presentations – another channel is catering to us old timers, reviving the golden era of days gone by and not to be left behind still another channel is introducing wannabe’s and believe me they are good.
And there are channels and channels catering to our local goras – the English medium sect – are a couple of them that stand out though diagonally opposite. One is doing its best to make us forget the English language that we learnt in schools, colleges and universities by using language like ‘He went, wenta went, so went came-aa hi not’ (woh gaya, gaya, aisa gaya kae aaiya hi nahi). This was a joke mind you, to be taken with a pinch of salt after sleeping at night and before waking up in the morning for maximum curative effect and result. The other channel has become an expert on teaching us how to speak the gora lingo with maximum twisting and exercising our facial muscles while keeping a stiff upper lip to attain the required clipped delivery and accent which an original and genuine gora would find difficult to emulate.

Now lets get serious and talk on the serious subject of drama (read Droma) – serious because it solicits maximum sponsorships and commercials. This last quarter of the year 2009 saw the end of Noorpur Ki Rani, a drama serial on one of the private channels. It was the story of two women; a story of paradoxes. Both very different in their individual capacities but plagued by similar problems. Noori being an orphan from an impoverished family goes through turbulent times before beginning a new life in a palace. On the other hand, Rania, owner of the palace is brought to circumstances she never could have imagined due to her negative and jealous nature – resulting in her going on a rampage to destroy people she dislikes. This close to life serial helped the viewers to meet characters with whom they could identify. Sanam Balouch, Mahnoor Baloch, Azfar Rehman, Naila Jaffry, Sanam Agha, Qawi Khan, Noman Ijaz, Rehman Khan and Samina Peerzada did justice to their assigned characters creating credibility. Though there always is room for improvements, in typical British understatement ‘it was not bad at all’. We expect more and better from writer Sameera Fazal and director Hissam Hussain next time.

Ishq Junoon Diwangi: written by Momina Duraid is on-air and started well – the theme and storyline being interesting. A different concept in the eternal love triangle. It’s ringing a bell – being inspired from some foreign novel and movie giving a feeling of déjà vu. A director husband of a writer wife and the imaginary female protagonist – in real life an actress. Well, let me be clear in my thoughts and recollections. Full comments next time.
Well, well, well. Tanveer Fatima B.A… A washerman’s daughter doing her B.A. promising, isn’t it? The very name (title) attracts. This is happening all around us. Our lower-middle class as also the poor class are cutting corners and sacrificing their own needs to educate their offspring, especially daughters as their being educated would compensate for the unaffordable dowry that they cannot dream of. In this just started serial by Geo TV, I hope to find this subject touched along with what is on the menu – a potpourri of funny, passionate, bitter, naughty and greedy characters. This definitely provides an abundance of very interesting possibilities like a typical lower class family being against female education. Stemming from jealousy? On top of that a male tutor – Tauba Tauba.

Good ingredients like the characters’ interaction with each other exposing their psyche through their actions like toona, totka and jadoo and at the same time romance, mutual caring, human desires, emotional loyalties and jealousies promise a sizzling and juicy dish of entertainment in the coming winter months. Shabbir Jan, Samina Ahmed, Nayyer Ijaz, Umaima Abbasi, Danish Nawaz, Shahnaz Pervaiz, Darakshan Tahir, Syed Nabeel, Rubina Arif and Yasir Nawaz portray characters created and written by Naveed Jafri. Hasan Zia has come up with an identifiable theme and credit to GEO for selecting and approving the same. Direction, camera work and performance are surely commendable.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oct 15 2009


Category: Uncategorizedmansoor @ 2:50 pm

The Petition

It is amazing that what started as a simple song has gone on to become an unprecedented anti terrorism movement. A campaign around it was devised to address the message of radicalization and terrorism that was at odds with what the majority of Muslims believe. It was time to redress the imbalance, and
from the smallest child to the oldest person, Yeh Hum Naheen sought to give a voice to the voiceless.

Compsed & Produced by: Shuja Haider
Lyrics by: Ali Moeen
Directed by: Waseem Mahmood

The objective of the Yeh Hum Naheen foundation is to build on the essence of Islam as a
faith that promotes tolerance, peace and harmony removing prejudices within the community
and amongst non-Muslims around the world.
It is all too easy to hold faceless agencies or foreign hands responsible for the rise in terrorism
in Pakistan, but simply finding someone else to blame is not the way to resolve this problem.
The fact remains that the perpetrators of these heinous acts are from amongst us. It has
become not only the civil but also the religious responsibility of each individual to ensure
that nobody from our family, our friends, our neighborhoods, our schools or our colleges
gets sucked into committing these acts. It is up to us to root these people out and let them
know in the strongest possible way that what they do, they do not do in our name.
Terrorism is nothing more than Murder and in Islam Murder is Haram.
In June 2008, a unique campaign was launched to encourage the Pakistani people to take
a united stand against terrorism and send a resounding message to those involved that the
majority of the people do not support the terrorists. The main aim of the campaign is to
get people to sign a petition condemning terrorism; this they can do this either in person
with the team of 6000 Contact Ambassadors around the country, by SMS or by this website.
It is time to stand up and be counted –- Yeh Hum Naheen.
Major TV & film celebrities of the country supported the movement by participating in the
ad campaign through which they urged the people to step forward and take part in the
campaign by signing up the petition against terrorism. Separate one-liners were also aired
featuring celebrities that worked brilliantly in building up the momentum of the campaign.
The celebrities that took part included names like Shakeel, Samina Ahmed, Samina Peerzada,
Zeba Bakhtiar, Moamer Rana, Reema, Noman Ijaz, Moin Akhter, Sohail Asghar, Fakhare
Alam, Misbah Khalid, Anoushay Ashraf, Faisal Qureshi, Ayesha Omer, Amir Adnan, Arif
Lohar, Shiraz Uppal, Noor, Usman Peerzada, Irfan Khoosat, Imran Peerzada, Shafqat Amanat
Ali, Farhan Ali Agha and Mehwish etc.
The Yeh Hum Naheen song was a unique musical event in itself. Featuring the vocal talents
of some of Pakistans biggest music artists, including Haroon, Ali Haider, Ali Zafar, Shafqat
Amanat Ali, Strings, Shuja Haider and Hadiqa Kiani, uniting to sing out the message the
world needs to hear.
Capturing the imagination of people across the board, Yeh Hum Naheen has given a voice
to the silent majority, those in the Muslim world who have far too long been mis-represented.
The entire campaign was run for only a month and the results it achieved were astounding.
It managed to acquire over 62 million signatures nationwide. This record response made
news globally to the extent that the campaign made it to the Guinness Book of World
Records. Previously any such non political petition for the people by the people holds a
record of 24 million signatures only. Apart from this, the turnover for this petition brought
forward twice the amount of people than our general elections. The Yeh Hum Naheen song
also made it big by being nominated for the prestigious Grammies in a similar category as
‘We are the world’.
The campaign was a big success in terms of uniting the people of Pakistan on a single
platform to stand and raise their voice against terrorism. The finale of the campaign brought
a message for the entire nation to save their loved ones from getting into the clutches of
those who brainwash them into killing themselves and other muslims in the name of religion.
The next phase of the campaign is being worked upon and it will bring about new messages as to how we as a nation can help stop such activities at our own individual levels.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

May 07 2009

Drama Serial Piya Naam Ka Diya on vidpk

Category: Geo Tv,Piya Naam Ka Diyamansoor @ 12:25 pm

Click here to watch all Episodespiya-naam
This serial is a story of intricacies in human emotions of passion, sacrifice, lust, love and fate, which encompasses the lives of Sitara played by film star Saima and Sikander palyed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat.

Piya Naam ka Diya is about exploring the inside out of the glamour world of showbiz. There is an attempt to reveal the deadly darkness and treachery behind the strong studio lights. The real faces beneath the thick layers of makeup and the real flesh and bones under the costumes. How hard do the showbiz people have to try to pull through the course of their lives which they otherwise are seen manipulating with, so conveniently on the screen.

Cast: Noman Ijaz , Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, Saima, Irfan Khoosat, Erum Akhtar, Tahira Imam, & Others
Producer: Irfan Khoosat
Directed by: Sarmad Khoosat
Written by: Bano Qudsia

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Apr 27 2009

Drama Serial Dohri on Ary Tv

Category: Ary Tv,Dohrimansoor @ 5:33 pm

Shafi Mohammad Shah, Sadia Imam, Sohail Asghar, Akhter Husnain, Adnan Jilani, Noman Ijaz, Sabreen Hisbani, Rabia Noreen, Yar Muhammad Shah, Mumtaz Kanwal, Jaweria Abbasi, Kamran Jilani

Directed by: Salim Khan Deswali

Producer: Amir Ali

Writer: Agha Rafique

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

pumpkin pumpkin
Pakistani Dramas