1978

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...

Mera Naam Raja (1978)

Mera Naam Raja (1978) Cast: Habib, Naghma, Sangeeta, Munawar Zareef, Mussarat Shaheen Director: Hamid Usmani Cast: Bond inspired caper promises much but fails to live up to its spectacular poster     An intriguing animated title sequence set to some plagiarized R.D. Burman title music (Yaadon ki Baraat) promises great things, especially as it follows on from a particularly mystifying sho...

Alarm (1978)

Alarm (1978) Cast: Mustafa Qureshi, Aslam Parvez, Najma, Chakori, Bahar, Adeeb, Talish Director: Daud Butt Music: Tafo Nutshell: Vendetta, mayhem, blood feuds, sirens, action…the usual masala and more!   Another muggy, miserably hot monsoon day and nothing much to do other than waste away wallowing in air-conditioned apathy – both body and mind atrophying into spam-like blubber. Just wh...

Cheeta Chaalbaaz (1978)

Cheeta Chaalbaaz (1978) Cast: Mustafa Qureshi, Naghma, Aalia, Badar Munir, Iqbal Kashmiri Director: Altaf Hussain Nutshell: Intriguing, indeed mind bogglingly convoluted plot is delicious fun all the same     What an intoxicating and deadly cocktail of succulent, intertwining bits and pieces this film is – a dazzlingly convoluted plot that will have a viewers head spinning dizzily in she...

Damien; Omen 2 (1978)

Damien; Omen 2 (1978) Cast: William Holden, Lee Grant, Robert Foxworth, Jonathan Scott Taylor Director: Don Taylor Nutshell: Entertaining and devilishly silly follow up to the hugely successful The Omen.     A thoroughly distraught Archeologist cum Bible expert Carl Bugenhagen, the only survivor other than Damien from the first Omen film, drives furiously through the streets of the Holy ...

Sheeshay Ka Ghar (1978)

Sheeshay Ka Ghar (1978) Cast: Shahid, Mumtaz, Waheed Murad, Rozina, Ishrat Chaudhary, Nanna Director: Nazr-ul-Islam Synopsis: Mumtaz as the innocent babe led astray by her lust for fame and fortune     Rozina and Nanna are Mr. And Mrs. David, a couple who are constantly at loggerheads with each other – it’s a miracle they married each other to begin with. Nanna is an earnest ...

Jaws 2 (1978)

Cast: Roy Schieder, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton Director: Jeannot Szwarc Nutshell: Another hungry man eating shark shows up on the beaches of blighted Amity   Following up Jaws was going to be a nigh impossible task and realizing as much Steven Spielberg opted out of having anything to do with the monster sequel. After much wrangling and indecision, upcoming though still unknown and foreve...

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