1976

Khaufnaak (1976)

Khaufnaak (1976) Cast: Neelo, Munawar Zareef, Anita, Mustafa Qureshi, Afzal Ahmed, Nazli Director: Rehmat Ali Nutshell: sequel to the smash hit Khatarnak – this is more vengeance and intrigue     This was the third in a sequence of similarly themed films – the first being Khabardar, the second being the smash hit Khatarnaak and finally Khaufnaak. The film contains many of the...

Jano Kapatti (1976)

Cast:  Munawar Zareef, Aasia, Iqbal Hasan, Anita, Najma Mehboob, Munawar Saeed. Director:  Naseem Haider Shah Nutshell:  Munawar Zareef at the height of his powers in an extraordinary tale of a woman who undergoes a sex change to become a man!  Astonishing.     Anyone even slightly familiar with Munawar Zareef’s work will know that he took enormous delight in doing drag, arguably the str...

Snuff (1974)

Cast: Margarita Amuchástegui, Ana Carro, Liliana Fernández Blanco, Clao Villanueva, Roberta & Michael Findlay, Alfredo Iglesias, Enrique Larratelli Director:  Michael Findlay Nutshell:  An Urban Legend of a film where audiences actually believed they were witnessing an actual death on screen…a real “Snuff” movie!   “No worse than many” – Splatter Movies...

Baghawat (1976)

Baghawat (1976) Starring: Iqbal Hassan, Najma, Nazli, Parveen Boby, Mizla, Amber, Nanna Director: Khalifa Saeed Synopsis: Local lads turn on their British oppressors in this farcical colonial epic.   Just when one thought that you had witnessed the lowest point of cinematic atrocity along comes another one to remind you that you had actually only just scratched the surface. Baghawat which was...

Death Weekend – (AKA HOUSE BY THE LAKE) (1976)

Death Weekend – (AKA HOUSE BY THE LAKE) (1976) Cast: Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata Director: William Fruet Nutshell: ugly exploitation shocker, infamous for being a “Video Nasty” tries hard to emulate Last House on the Left.     “excessively violent exploiter” Time Out “vicious and quote” Blockbuster Video “violent ugly thriller...

Ultimatum (1976)

Ultimatum (1976) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Aasia, Ghazala, Kaifi, Inayat Bhatti, Iqbal Hasan, Afzal, Bahar Director: Kaifi Nutshell: mid 70’s potboiler is the usual vengeance based, social injustice yarn     This film with the rather catchy title was yet another completely formulaic effort from the swinging 70’s that managed a fair run at the Box Office despite its shortcomings. We ...

Dukki Tikki (1976) AKA Club Dancer

Dukki Tikki (1976) AKA Club Dancer Cast:  Aasia, Shahid, Nazli, Anita, Shahnawaz Director:  M. J. Rana Synopsis:  Comedy of mistaken identities ranks as one of the sleaziest  of all the cheap flicks from the sleazy 70s.   Pindi Wal , Khatarnaak, Khaufnaak, Dulhan Aik Raat Kii, Nawab Zada, Aaj da Badmaash and Club Dancer are considered amongst the most notorious films ever to have emerged from...

Aaj Da Badmash (1976)

Aaj Da Badmash (1976) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Aasia, Najma, Perveen Boby. Director: Akram Khan Synopsis: Crude potboiler for the masses features the usual vengeance and saucy bits.   Akram Khan is a master of the typically hackneyed vengeance pot boiler. His movies are truly the lowest common denominator designed to appeal to the most in-discriminating front bencher. Once in a while his films have...

Society Girl (1976)

Society Girl (1976) Starring: Sangeeta, Kavita, Bahar, Ghulam Mohiudin, Aslam Parvez, Perveen Boby Director: Sangeeta Synopsis: Sangeeta’s searing social critique is considered a huge Lollywood classic This film has by some inexplicable accident come to be regarded as one of the rare classics of Pakistani cinema and is spoken of in glowing superlatives to this day. It was released back in th...

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