Slackistan

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Slackistan
The belief that one’s life inherently makes for interesting viewing has resulted in countless self-indulgent films – but few of them this dull. First-timer Shahbaz Singri is Hasan, a character informed by the writer-director’s experience as a wealthy, directionless graduate in Islamabad. Accompanied by his equally privileged Yankophile chums, Hasan mooches around bars and coffee houses, lusting after women and wishing he could get his life together.

‘Slackistan’ desperately wants to be the Pakistani answer to ‘Slacker’, ‘Swingers’ or even ‘Mean Streets’: a freewheeling tale of friendship and self-discovery. But the production values are so low, the acting so poor and the script so lacking in self-awareness that it comes across as whiny and aimless. If nothing else, it’s interesting to know that preppy douchebags are just as obnoxious and self-involved wherever in the world you go.

By: Tom Huddleston

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Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Sunday November 28 2010
Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Hammad Khan
Screenwriter: Shandana Ayub, Hammad Khan
Cast: Aisha Linnea Akthar
Rafey Alam
Osman Khalid Butt

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3.4 / 5

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Anyone who has praise for this movies is off their head. the most cringe worthy 90mins of my life. Im absolutely sure the actors/director will look back at this piece of trash in a decades time and feel like committing suicide. how they the expected to achieve anything with the final product is beyond me, they should have burnt it and never talked about it again


a completely brain-numbing experience with no insight, little humour and some of the most dreadful acting seen in recent times. Truly turgid.


Aw come on. It wasn't that bad. I quite laughed at the bit where the fanatic in the cafe thinks they're lesbians.


Tom Huddleston's review is SO wrong. I think this film is funny, clever and compelling. GO and see it.


Tom Huddleston's review is SO wrong. I think this film is funny, clever and compelling. GO and see it.