Pakistan, Portugal & Italy at International WaterColour Exhibition, Karachi.

FOMMA Trust (Foundation   for Museum of Modern Art) in collaboration with  The Consulate of Italy in Karachi and ArtCiti is pleased to announce  “In WaterColour: An International Exhibition.”

Italy is country in which art and culture, in all their forms are highly regarded and the Consulate of Italy in Karachi is always supportive of all the cultural activities which can bring our peoples together.

This international exhibition on water-colour that we are displaying here in Karachi is on a journey which started in Rome and then Karachi onward to Jamshoro, then Portugal and finally Fabriano again in Italy.

The number of pieces of art and of the artists involved in this exhibition is really impressive and it shows that a technique like water-colour with its long tradition and history is very much contemporary in its ability to capture different moments of life.

This exhibition is important to preserve the memory of this great collective efforts and will also help more and more people to get closer to water-colour paintings in general.

This exhibition is open for general public to wander through the different images because very often journey takes places in our minds.

About FOMMA: Fomma Trust is a non-profit educational and cultural entity in private sector with the aim of promoting the study and intelligent appreciation of art and architecture in its contemporary manifestations as well as in a wider historical context.  FOMMA’s objectives include setting up museums of modern and contemporary art and art libraries in Pakistan.  FOMMA DHA Art Centre (FHAC) is located in a refurbished 19th Century Army Barrack located in the beautifully landscaped Zamzama Park.   The FDAC have over the held successful book launches, exhibitions, art movie nights, collaborative events including ‘Art in the Park’, arts classes for children and talks by imminent artist s and curators.

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“Raasta” all the way

Sahir Lodhi’s much awaited and highly anticipated action drama movie ‘Raasta’ was released last week with mixed responses throughout.

 

Raasta is treat for all Sahir Lodhi’s diehard fans, as it’s all about Sahir Lodhi from being an unemployed youth to rickshaw driver, waiter and then gangster. Best he has done is to get rid of Shahrukh Khan’s tag on him and he look far from being Shahrukh Khan and apart from acting Sahir also directed the movie and had a fair share on story-line, dialogues etc.

 

The way Sahir Lodhi outshines very brilliant and seasoned actors like Ejaz Aslam, Sana, Shamoon Abbasi and Saleem Mairaj is worth mentioning and although he could have chosen a better heroin, as Abeer Rizvi didn’t have the credentials before this movie and she failed miserably with dialogue delivery and face expressions are meant for ramp walk not acting, at certain scenes she seemed to be inspired by Mahira Khan, Naveed Raza also didn’t impress much with his acting skills. Best scene from the movie was killing of Bhabhi (Sana) by Sherry, Chotta Don (Naveed Raza).

 

Our music has always been better as compared to our nearest neighbours and same was for Raasta, where music was the best part of the movie. Almost all songs specially “Pee Lay” if marketed properly can be massive hit. Raasta, Dil Faqeer are catchy type numbers songs followed by Mehermaan as romantic number.

 

To conclude it, this movie is must watch for die-hard Sahir Lodhi fans and for else it’s just good cinematography, mediocre acting, weak direction, weak story and soothing music.