Lollywood Masala

Black Cat (2009)

Black Cat (2009) Cast; Anjuman Shehzadi, Nida Chodhary, Ahmad Butt, Rida Chodhary, Shakeel Raja, Hina, Hanan Director: Saeed Ali Khan Nutshell:  A lurid tale of sex, lies, deception, Viagra, Nymphomaniacs, murder, haunted houses, vengeful spirits, demonic possession, delectable outfits and stunningly vulgar dances.  Wholesome Family Entertainment, Lollywood style.     Saeed Ali Khan, bes...

Madam X (2009) AKA Madame Bavary

Madam X (2009) Cast:   Asha Alvi, Shaan, Sajna, Fakhar Imam, Samina Pirzada Mir, Sunny Ali Director: Rasheed Dogar Nutshell: Rape, corrupt cops, corrupt ministers, corrupt doctors, corrupt lawyers and wayward girls. Standard Dogar fare where literally within ten seconds of the opening scene you will have worked out the entire storyline including the end!     No real surprises with Rashee...

Taxi Number 707 (2010)

Taxi Number 707 (2010) Cast: Ahmad Butt, Nida Chaudhury, Amna, Mah Zeb, Hanan, Ali Raza Director:  Waseem Hassan Nutshell:  A film that will forever be remembered for the infamous Penis Eating “Gosht Khor Chooha” scene.  Lollywood at its most inspired     Eid in 2010 must have been very special due to the opening of Body Builder turned Actors latest release “Taxi Number707” a...

Tum Hi Ho Mehboob Mere (1969)

Tum Hi Ho Mehboob Mere (1969) Cast:  Waheed Murad, Deeba, Rozina, Qavi, Nanna Director:  Shabab Kairanvi Nutshell:  Typical 1960s convoluted family oriented melodrama full of unfortunate coincidences, a whole lot of bad luck and the usual emotional mess.     Producer-Director team A. Hameed and Shabab Kairanvi had got a good thing going.  Working together they hit the jackpot with Insani...

Miss Top Ten (2009)

Miss Top Ten (2009) Cast: Sana, Moammar Rana, Asha Alvi, Ahmed Butt, Sajna, Akhtar Shad, Ashraf Rahi Director: Rasheed Dogar Nutshell:   Sugar Daddies, AIDS, Prostitution, Sleaze, Stalkers, Murder and Mayhem.  All in a day’s work for Rasheed Dogar, the Prince of Sleaze.     In the opening scenes, we are introduced to a disgruntled family with the man of the house being treated by his wif...

Maalka (1987)

Maalka (1987) Cast:  Yousuf Khan, Shabnam, Mustafa Qureshi, Shahid, Adeeb, Albela, Ilyas Kashmiri, Taani. Director: Safdar Hussain Nutshell:  Upright Cop and wife slaughtered by Crime Dons in front of elder son Yaadon Ki Baraat style…. Maalka separated from his siblings, grows up with revenge on his mind.     Maalka arrived at a moment of transition for the Pakistani film industry caused...

Khamosh Nigahen (1971)

Khamosh Nigahen (1971) Cast: Waheed Murad, Rozina, Husna, Munawar Zareef, Tamanna Director: Jamil Akhtar Music: M.Ashraf Synopsis: typical 70’s melodrama with equal doses of romance, comedy and intrigue     Back in 1971 Waheed Murad was ruling the roost in Lollywood with a young Nadeem beginning to establish himself as a young pretender and Mohammad Ali’s girth and receding h...

Miss Hippy (1974)

Miss Hippy (1974) Cast: Shabnam, Nadeem, Sabiha, Santosh, Munawar Zareef, Nazli Director: S. Suleman Nutshell: family adopts “westernized, modern lifestyle” with calamitous results     1974’s Miss Hippy is yet another forceful Lollywood socio-drama that shows the unmitigated disasters that befalls a family that adopts a “westernized, modern lifestyle”. In this case, we ...

Ranoo Phaddaybaaz (2002)

Ranoo Phaddaybaaz (2002) Cast:  Megha, Saud, Nazo, Nayyar Ejaz, Sardar Kemal Director:  Akbar Bukhari Nutshell:  Launchpad and vehicle for Megha, cousin of ex-siren Mumtaz in which she plays the title role with aplomb and more than a little vigour.     Ranoo is a typical Lollywood village belle; feisty, brave, outspoken, stunningly gorgeous, fast talking and all the usual ingredients.  S...

Shanee (1989)

Shanee (1989) Cast: Babra Sharif, Mohd Ali, Sherry Malik, Asif Khan, Nayyar Sultana, Talish Director: Saeed Rizvi Nutshell: Lollywood attempts to deftly fuse Sci fi and Islam for the first time with interesting results!     Shanee arrived amidst an enormous wave of hype way back in 1989 – touted as the first true sci-fi film from the Indian sub-continent with special effects to riv...

Daman Aur Chingari (1973)

Daman aur Chingari (1973) Cast: Mohammad Ali, Zeba, Nadeem, Aalia, Aslam Parvez, Nayyar Sultana Director: Shabab Kairanvi Nutshell: Masala laden melodramatic “family drama” manages to hit the spot     Shabab Kairanvi, the director of this hit melodrama, was one of the powerhouse film makers of the 70’s with an enviable string of successes throughout the decade. Here he ...

Nawe Nasal (1997) (The New Breed)

Nawe Nasal (1997)  (The New Breed) Cast: Saba Shaheen, Badar Munir, ,Asif Khan, Babra Raj, Babar, Shehzadi, Kamran, Rukhsar, Zubaida, Nemat Sarhadi Director: Qaisar Sanober Nutshell:  The Nawe Nasal (New Generation) threatens to crush all that is sacred with their debauched, heathen ways.  Who will survive and what will be left of them?     Perhaps the best way to describe Nawe Nasal wou...

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