Lollywood Masala

Musalman (2001)

Musalman (2001) Cast: Sana, Shaan, Babar Ali, Zeba Bakhtiar, Arbaz Khan, Meera, Javed Sheikh, Shafqat Cheema, Nawaz Khan, Tariq Shah, Nayyar Ejaz, Irfan Khoosat, Badar Munir. Director: Iqbal Kashmiri Nutshell:  Bombastic slice of Hateful, comical and pitiful propaganda aimed squarely at making a fast buck from brainwashed audiences starring that Super Patriot Shaan and the usual suspects.   &...

Mr. 303 (1971)

Mr.303 (1971) Cast: Rani, Nasrullah Butt, Tarana, Rangeela, Adeeb and Sultan Rahi Director: Aslam Dar Nutshell: Trippy, Loopy local Bond clone has got it all; cars, guns, girls, chases, action, chills, spills and thrills!!!     As the James Bond phenomena grew in worldwide popularity it was a matter of time before Lollywood started producing its own clones. The first of many was probably...

Tiger Gang (1974) AKA Kommissar X: Jagt Die Roten Tiger AKA FBI Operation Pakistan

Tiger Gang (1974) AKA Kommissar X: Jagt Die Roten Tiger AKA FBI Operation Pakistan Cast:  Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Mohammad Ali, Zeba, Nisho, Qavi, Gisela Hahn, Ernst Fritz Furbringer Director:  Harald Reinl/Iqbal Shehzad Nutshell:  Kommissar X and his companion have a deadly new assignment in Pakistan trying to end the criminal reign of a notorious gang called The Tiger Gang.     The ...

Ehsaan (1967)

Ehsaan (1967) Cast:  Waheed Murad, Zeba, Rozina, Nirala, Ibrahim Nafees, Azad, Baby Jugnu. Director:  Parvez Malik Nutshell:  An attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Waheed Murad and the team that hit the bullseye with Armaan.     Waheed Murad was riding the crest of his immense wave of popularity in 1967.  Armaan had been a stupendous hit and the same team combined to concoct an u...

Nai Laila Naia Majnoo (1969)

Nai Laila Naia Majnoo (1969) Cast:  Aaliya, Kemal, Naseema Khan, Lehri, Ilyas Kashmiri Director: Munawar Rasheed Music: Tassaduq Hussain Nutshell: Madcap, frivolous and very, very silly but also hugely entertaining with a stunning soundtrack and intoxicating dance numbers.  A gas!     Nai Laila Naya Majnu arrived as a bit of a novelty and a whole lot of fresh air at the very tail end of ...

Zerqa (1969)

Zerqa (1969) Cast: Neelo Shahid, Ejaz, Allaudin, Saqi, Nasira and Talish Director: Riaz Shahid Synopsis: Ambitious and resoundingly successful tale of Palestinian martyrdom     Zerqa was a thundering success when it was released, not only with the public who turned out in their multitudes and made the film a box office champion, but also the critics who cheered the film as being a prime ...

Zabata (1993)

Zabata (1993) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Babra Sharif, Asif Khan, Jehangir Mughal, Humayun Qureshi Director: Jehangir Mughal Nutshell:  if Jodorowsky and Tarantino had been Pakistani and directed a typical revenge masala film…it would have been something like Zabata.       Within moments a seasoned Lollywood viewer can sense there is something not quite right with Zabata.  The film begins w...

Baharen Phir Bhi Ayengi (1969)

Baharen Phir Bhi Ayengi (1969) Cast:  Mohammad Ali, Zeba, Rozina, Mustafa Qureshi, Lehri, Talish, Ragni, Ahmed Rushdie Director: S. Suleman Nutshell: Typical 1960s emotional melodrama with all the usual ingredients.     Baharen Phir Bhi Ayengi was released in 1969 in an attempt to capitalize on a wave of romance oriented dramas and love triangles that had been so successful during the er...

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...

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