1999

Chaudrani (1999)

Chaudrani (1999) Cast: Anjuman, Shaan, Saima, Saud, Sana, Shafqat Cheema Director: Hassan Askari Synopsis: the usual vengeance filled, violence laden formula given feminist twist.     Chaudrani was keenly anticipated upon release as it brought back Punjabi cinema’s favourite daughter back to the silver screen, where she belonged. Anjuman chose Chaudrani as the film that would relau...

Kacha Ghotay (1999)

Kacha Ghotay (1999) Starring: Tariq Shah, Sunita Khan, Nayab, Asif Khan, Neimat Sarhadi Director: Saeed Ali Khan Synopsis: From the proud makers of Haseena A Bomb comes another lurid shocker   The film arrives bearing the undisputed stamp of quality that comes with the involvement of uncrowned king of pushto cinema, the genius Saeed Ali Khan. The man has a proven track record with humungous c...

Khopdi – The Skull (1999)

Khopdi – The Skull (1999) Cast: Vijay Solanki, Sapna, Sahiba, Priya Rao, Usha Singh, Rashmi Verma Director: Ramesh Lakhani Music: Ghulam Ali Nutshell: Rape Revenge tedium featuring cut price rubber masks – horrible.   Recently returned from India with a suitcase full of desi schlock horror feeling very pleased indeed. Most of the fodder looked dire at the very least but somehow me...

Dracula (1999)

Dracula (1999) Starring: Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Ashna, Mohan Joshi, Kiran Kumar Director: Bhooshan Lal Nutshell: a truly colossal cinematic experience, mightier even than the spectacular Khooni Dracula and featuring the finest theme song in motion picture history.     Topping Khooni Dracula was always going to be a tough ask at the very least but director/writer Bhoosan Lal felt an artist’...

Haveli Ke Peeche (1999)

Haveli Ke Peeche (1999) Cast: Sohail Khan, Satnam Kaur, Ajay Sinha, Urmi Negi Director: Vijay Chauhan Nutshell: Turgid garbage with ghostly white sari-clad figure doing the rounds…yawn!   The titles are set to a typically racy Bappi Lahiri inspired disco theme with a soaring string section working overtime. This is followed by shots of a full moon and a couple of spindly wolves baying a...

Lour Da Balaa (1999)

Lour Da Balaa (1999) Cast: Shahid Khan, Badar Munir, Durdana Rehman, Babra Director: Darvaish Music Director: Faisal Rabi Synopsis: Flesh eating Buxom She-Beast Rapes and Murders Fat Dudes for kicks!   If you happen to be familiar with Pashto horror films which I don’t presume you will be (I am the ONLY person I know who watches these monstrosities without coercion) you will already be ...

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