Tsunami 2: Holes In The Plot

Imran Khan terms Iftikhar Chaudhry as incorruptible

2014 has been termed as a ‘year of sequels’ for the movie industry, and it appears that politics will be following suit. First we saw the release of ‘TUQ-TUQ 2’, and now comes announcement of ‘TSUNAMI 2’, opening in Islamabad on 14th August. The latest Imran Khan production, however, includes some very large holes in the plot that make it hard to appreciate.

Director Imran Khan has been very inconsistent between the story lines in his 2013 blockbuster 2013 and his latest sequel. Just last year, the PTI Chairman termed the elections ‘victory for the democratic system‘. Even in April this year Imran Khan said that he accepted the elections

There is also the problem with the role of Najam Sethi. In the first ‘Tsunami’ drama, Najam Sethi was a good guy! Imran Khan endorsed Najam Sethi as Caretaker CM Punjab and held private meetings to discuss poll administration with not only Imran Khan but PTI leaders Javed Hashmi, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Naeem-ul-Haq and Jahangir Khan Tareen also. In that version, Imran Khan was all smiles and handshakes.

Imran Khan and Najam Sethi discuss 2013 poll administration

It was also Imran Khan who requested polls under the judiciary since at the time he was Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s biggest defender. Actually, it was Imran Khan who termed Iftikhar Chaudhry as ‘incorruptible and a man of high integrity‘.

Sequels are not known for being most creative. They are often little more than a repackaging of old characters into same old plot lines. With Tsunami 2, however, Director Imran Khan is using the worn out cliche of turning yesterday’s good guys into today’s goondas, with only himself as the pure and noble hero. If this is the ‘Naya Pakistan’ he has been promising, expect ticket sales to be very low.

New Study: Pakistani Youth Are Moderates

Pakistani youth are serious about their own religion, but do not want to impose it on other people, a new study conducted by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) has revealed.

The latest issue of ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’, a quarterly research journal of the institute carries the outcome of the study focussed at examining the thinking patterns of Pakistan’s youth, the Daily Times reported.

According to the PIPS survey involving postgraduate students from 16 public and private universities and postgraduate public colleges across the country, 92.4 per cent respondents overwhelmingly considered religion to be an important factor in their lives, though 51.7 percent admitted that they did not offer prayers regularly.

In what may come as a surprise to many, 79.4 per cent of the surveyed Pakistani youth thought that the Pakistani Taliban did not serve the cause of Islam.

While 85.6 per cent respondents believed that suicide bombings were prohibited in Islam, 61.7 per cent people supported military operations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to the survey, 95 per cent Pakistani youth favoured women education. (ANI)