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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 ...

Hideous Sun Demon, The (1959)

Hideous Sun Demon, The (1959) Cast:   Robert Clarke, Patricia Manning, Nan Peterson, Patrick Whyte Director:  Robert Clarke Nutshell:  Scientist gets zapped by a nasty form of radiation that mutates him into the lizard when exposed to sunlight.     Struck down by a burst of the most virulent radiation, scientist Gilbert McKenna develops an unprecedented and terrible new affliction which ...

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...

Return of Dracula, The (1958)

Return of Dracula, The (1958) Cast:  Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn, Virginia Vincent, John Wingraf, Greta Granstedt. Director: Paul Landres Nutshell:  a long lost relative moves in with his American family but are his odd quirks just the artist in him or is there something far more sinister at play?     The Return of Dracula starts with a voiceover about the legend of D...

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...

King Cobra (1981) AKA Jaws of Satan.

King Cobra (1981) AKA Jaws of Satan Cast:  Fritz Weaver, Gretchen Corbett, Jon Korkes, Norman Lloyd, Diana Douglas, Christina Applegate Director: Bob Claver Nutshell: :  A train crash unleashes a horrible slithering Satanic Curse with catastrophic effect.     King Cobra begins with a train rattling along and two inebriated men, one an employee of a rag tag circus are busy playing dice wh...

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...

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