Sahir Palijo

Sahir Palijo

The author is an undergrad pursuing a degree of Business Administration. He loves to write his thoughts and is a movie freak. He tweets at @The_Sahir (twitter.com/the_sahir)

‘The Commuter’ may not be phenomenal, but it does justice to Liam Neeson’s last hurrah as an action hero

After a hiatus of almost three years, Liam Neeson, undoubtedly one of the most remarkable action stars in Hollywood, finally appeared in another solo action movie. The last action thriller he starred in was Run All Night, which was released back in 2015. This year, we once again get to watch Neeson entertain us by doing what he does best on the big screen, in Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Commuter. The movie follows an insurance salesman, Michael MacCauley (Neeson), who lives a simple life with his wife and son, with set routines like taking a commuter train to and from work. The ...

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10 torturous Bollywood movies of 2017 that made us question our will to live

  Every year, Bollywood has an abundance of releases. While there are some movies that stay with us for the rest of our lives, there are some which, due to their horridness, can instantly send us into a state of coma. We will be looking at the top 10 most absurd Bollywood movies of 2017. Please remember that this list includes movies that had a well-known and talented cast, a decent enough budget, high expectations and a wide release. These movies successfully tortured the audiences and made us question our own will to live. 10. Golmaal Again When you know Rohit Shetty is ...

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‘Kaalakaandi’ has all the ingredients to be another ‘Delhi Belly’, and finally put an end to Saif Ali Khan’s losing streak

It is no secret that Saif Ali Khan hasn’t had good luck at the box office as of late. His last movie to perform decently at the box office was Race 2, which was released back in 2013, totalling four years of bad luck for the nawab of Pataudi. But with the release of the trailer for Kaalakaandi, it looks like Saif’s luck might be about to change soon, for the better. The trailer starts off with Khan being told that he has stomach cancer and that his time is limited, after which he decides to do whatever he wanted ...

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Lesson from the past: Why learning Mandarin is the precautionary measure that Pakistan needs to enforce right now

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which was originally valued at $46 billion and is expected to be a game changer for Pakistan’s economy, has been viewed with much scepticism since the day it was green lit. Some Pakistanis believe CPEC to be the equivalent of the Marshall Plan, an American initiative to aid Europe economically post World War II. Others believe that it is simply another East India Company (EIC) in the making, equivalent to calling CPEC a vehicle for colonialism. If you think about it, the idea that the Chinese could become the new British for us is not at all far-fetched. While the British ...

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Game of Thrones S07-E06: Beyond the Wall went far and beyond our expectations

Season seven is coming to a close and the stakes just keep getting higher. The sixth episode was packed with monumental moments. The odds have definitely shifted, and not necessarily in favour of your favourite character. Reunions happened, words were thrown around, yet there has been no ‘happy ever after yet. We almost expected the Stark sisters to come out stronger after their reunion but, unfortunately, as is always the case in Game of Thrones (GoT), things went awry. Since Arya Stark found the letter (where Sansa Stark asked her brother Robb Stark to call of his march on King’s Landing), the sisters have become more ...

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Game of Thrones S07-E05: Mellow yet extremely important

After the fourth episode, I felt that Game of Thrones (GoT) would definitely slow its pace down for the fifth episode, which it did. This would have naturally made the episode quite dry in comparison to the nail-biting fourth episode, except it was quite the contrary.  Even though the fifth episode, Eastwatch, may not be the best one so far, it sure is the most important one. The fifth episode had quite a few important details that could completely turn the tables around for quite a few characters. In Winterfell, the northerners are still dismayed about their king, Jon Snow, deserting them and putting his sister, ...

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Game of Thrones S07-E04: A Stark reunion, an epic battle and unfinished business – what more could one want?

Recently, I read that some fans and critics were complaining about the seventh season of Game of Thrones (GoT) being too rushed. There have also been complaints stating that the show is more focused on displays rather than character development. But I think it is safe to assume that all these negative reviews will die down once the said individuals watch the fourth episode. This week’s offering had some touching reunions and jaw-dropping moments. Some might argue otherwise, but for me, this was the best GoT episode so far. It surpasses all previous GoT standards and sets new benchmarks for the show itself and other shows as well. The ...

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Game of Thrones S07-E03 was, in its truest sense, a Song of Ice and Fire

If the last episode of Game of Thrones (GoT) can be compared to Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, then it would be justified to claim that episode three was more like The Godfather. While last week’s episode was packed with action and thrill, this week’s episode was filled with intense confrontations. As I said last week, this season is on steroids and at some point you might even feel like everything is moving too fast. This episode was titled ‘The Queen’s Justice’, which is an apt title considering the events that transpired. I believe this episode was, in its truest sense, ‘A Song of Ice and ...

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Game of Thrones S07-E02 was a visual spectacle, proving that this season is on steroids

If there were more than seven episodes in season seven of Game of Thrones (GoT), the second episode could have been more of a ‘set the stage and build the intrigue’ episode. But as I pointed out in my previous review of the season seven premiere, GoT is equipped with a turbocharger and things are escalating pretty quickly. Fans who complained that the season premiere was a let-down won’t be complaining once they watch this week’s episode. The episode kicks off exactly where the last one ended. Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen have a lot of strategising to do, especially if Daenerys wants to become the queen of the seven kingdoms and ...

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#TheNorthRemembers: Game of Thrones season 7 starts with a bang, and the best premier episode so far

The season six finale of Game of Thrones (GoT) had left all of us on the edge of our seats. Diehard fans were aching to watch the season seven premiere. Everyone wanted to know what would happen and how things would go down. A few months after the season finale, it was reported that shooting had been delayed. All us poor fans could do was wait, and wait we did. We waited for one entire year for the next season. If you think the year flew by, you clearly aren’t a GoT fan. But all this is in the past now. The season seven premier ...

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