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Chaudrani (1999)

Chaudrani (1999) Cast: Anjuman, Shaan, Saima, Saud, Sana, Shafqat Cheema Director: Hassan Askari Synopsis: the usual vengeance filled, violence laden formula given feminist twist.     Chaudrani was keenly anticipated upon release as it brought back Punjabi cinema’s favourite daughter back to the silver screen, where she belonged. Anjuman chose Chaudrani as the film that would relau...

Disco Godfather (1979)

Disco Godfather (1979) Cast: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones, Hawthorne James, Lady Reed. Director:  J. Robert Wagoner Synopsis:  Ex Cop turned Disco Godfather makes a pledge to rid his Hood of the scourge of Angel Dust that has devastated the streets.     The Disco is hopping on a Friday night with the brothers and sisters, hombres both good and bad all strutting th...

Humanoids From The Deep (1980) AKA “Monster”

Humanoids From The Deep (1980) Cast: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow Director: Barbara Peeters Synopsis:  fishy scientific games produce Mutated Salmon Monsters with girls on their mind!  Delirious Horror Romp with ace monsters and tongue firmly embedded in cheek.  Near Classic.     These are difficult times for the sleepy fishing town of Noyo where work is increasingly scarce an...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Cast: R. Lee Ermey, Jordanna Brewster, Marietta Marich, Andrew Bryniarski Director: Jonathan Liebesman Synopsis: Surely one of the most brutal (not the best),  and splattery films ever created!     With the considerable success of the Chainsaw remake directed by Marcus Nispel in 2003 it was inevitable that the franchise would be further milke...

Trog (1970)

Trog (1970) Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay Director: Freddie Francis Synopsis: Frozen fossil caveman comes to life and causes havoc in modern community Reviewed by: Ali Khan     A group of three students exploring underground caves stumble upon an amazing discovery – a living specimen of the missing link – a part ape part human species that has somehow su...

Dada (1977)

Dada (1977) Starring: Sultan Rahi, Najma, Nabila, Anita, Talish, Mustafa Qureshi, Bahar, Adeeb Director: Daud Butt Synopsis: a massive clash of the city’s biggest crime kingpins is staple Lollywood fare     Dada was made back in 1977, in the pre-Zia era of glorious democratic debauchery and pliable censor boards. We were drooling pools in anticipation of watching Thunder Thighs Anita do ...

Saturday Night (2005)

Saturday Night (2005) Cast: Moammar Rana, Megha, Aqsa, Haya, Diya, Abida Baig Director: Rashid Dogar Music Director: Ali Afzal Synopsis: A serial Killer is slicing up the “dirty” girls of Lahore on Saturday Nights!     Having been shocked into speechlessness having recently witnessed a giant masterwork of crap by the name of Black Devil Doll from Hell it was thought that an a...

Woman Eater, The (1959)

Woman Eater, The (1959) Starring: George Colouris, Robert Mackenzie, Marpessa Dawn, Norman Claridge Director: Charles Saunders Synopsis: Mad Scientist Imports Psychotic Amazonian Tree with dire consequences.     As far as Killer Tree movies go, and you would be surprised how much psychotic fauna Hollywood has produced over the years……. Woman Eater is certainly not the worst. George Colou...

Red Light Hotel (2009)

Red Light Hotel (2009) Cast: Sonu Laal, Hanan, Anjuman Shehzadi, Dilbar Munir, Naila Raza, Hanan Director: Saeed Ali Khan Nutshell:  An excuse of a feature film made more as a showcase for “fresh talent” on the meat market than anything remotely cinematic.     Years ago at the turn of the century when the Lollywood industry was spiraling rapidly towards collapse numerous directors and pr...

Pieces (1983)

Pieces (1983) Cast: Christopher George, Linda Day, Paul Smith, Edmund Purdom Director: Piquer Simon Nutshell: Dire euro trash slasher cum lurid whodunit – gory, predictable and very dull but does have plenty of die hard fans.   “generic euro-slasher epic” Splatter Movies “Repulsive…as degrading as it is absurd and humiliating to women” Creature Features ...

Smuggler (1980)

Smuggler (1980) Cast: Nimmi, Badar Munir, Mansoor, Ishrat Chaudhary, Nayyar Sultana, Mustafa Qureshi Director: Javaid Sajjad Nutshell:  A Smuggler is torn to choose between a life of crime or one of a dutiful son and brother.     The film starts off on a very grim and serious tone with a written monologue and a booming voice over on screen that at firsts showers all participants of the f...

Maula Jat (1979)

Maula Jat (Director’s Cut) (1979) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Aasia, Chakori, Kaifee, Seema, Aalia, Anita Director: Yunus Malik Nutshell: A uniquely Punjabi experience that is now a legend and myth as much as it is a film……thrills, spills, raunch, paunch……THE Lollywood classic.     On the face of it, just another revenge laden action masala pot-boile...

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