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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 ...

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...

Mom (2017)

Mom (2017) Cast:  Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Sajal Ali, Adnan Siddiqui and Nawazuddin Siddiqui Director:  Ravi Udyawar Nutshell:  Sridevi’s latest vehicle see’s her as an avenging Super Mom Death Wish Style.     Sridevi’s career continues to soar well after her days of romancing with Anil Kapoor and co.  Making a highly successful comeback to the big screen with “English Vingli...

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...

Evil of Frankenstein, The (1964)

Evil of Frankenstein, The (1964) Cast: Peter Cushing, Sandor Eles, Peter Woodthorpe, Kiwi Kingston, Katy Wild Director: Freddie Francis Nutshell:  The brilliant Peter Cushing returns as the Baron in film that has all the familiar trappings but lacks the style and sense of menace and horror that the films of Terence Fisher enjoyed. Considered one of Hammer’s weakest efforts there is none the ...

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...

Dominique (1978)

Dominique (1978) Cast:  Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward, Ron Moody, Jack Warner Director: Michael Anderson Nutshell:  Ponderous and convoluted tale of scheming revenge suffers from tedious and uninspired direction and terrible pacing     Dominique’s marriage to stockbroker David Ballard is on the rocks.  He is having severe financial issues and the only way out h...

Entrancing Dr Cassandra, The (1968)

Entrancing Dr Cassandra, The (1968) Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Alan Napier as Alfred. Guest Villains:  Ida Lupino as Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft & Howard Duff as Cabala Screenplay: Stanley Ralph Ross Director:  Sam Strangis Originally aired:  March 7, 1968     This 3rd Season single episode of the iconic 1960s iconic Batman show ...

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