Mustafa Qureshi

Dada (1977)

Dada (1977) Starring: Sultan Rahi, Najma, Nabila, Anita, Talish, Mustafa Qureshi, Bahar, Adeeb Director: Daud Butt Synopsis: a massive clash of the city’s biggest crime kingpins is staple Lollywood fare     Dada was made back in 1977, in the pre-Zia era of glorious democratic debauchery and pliable censor boards. We were drooling pools in anticipation of watching Thunder Thighs Anita do ...

Smuggler (1980)

Smuggler (1980) Cast: Nimmi, Badar Munir, Mansoor, Ishrat Chaudhary, Nayyar Sultana, Mustafa Qureshi Director: Javaid Sajjad Nutshell:  A Smuggler is torn to choose between a life of crime or one of a dutiful son and brother.     The film starts off on a very grim and serious tone with a written monologue and a booming voice over on screen that at firsts showers all participants of the f...

Maula Jat (1979)

Maula Jat (Director’s Cut) (1979) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Aasia, Chakori, Kaifee, Seema, Aalia, Anita Director: Yunus Malik Nutshell: A uniquely Punjabi experience that is now a legend and myth as much as it is a film……thrills, spills, raunch, paunch……THE Lollywood classic.     On the face of it, just another revenge laden action masala pot-boile...

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...

Black Mail (1985)

Black Mail (1985) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Nazli, Shehnaz Khan, Qavi Dir: Iqbal Kashmiri Nutshell:  Murder, revenge, bloodshed, song and dance, the usual Lollywood thing elevated by Qureshi’s marvellous villainy and some flashes of style and flair from Director Iqbal Kashmiri.     When notorious cold hearted thug receives news from his minion that his fiancée has ditched him a...

Jailor Te Qaidi (1975)

Cast: Neelo, Sultan Rahi, Iqbal Hassan, Mustafa Qureshi, Ilyas Kashmiri, Saba Director: Daud Butt Music Director: Wajahat Attre Synopsis: Masala laden, vengeance based pot-boiler has all the ingredients     Things get underway with boisterous Ilyas Kashmiri turning on his wife for being a prostitute and informing her that a Kothaywali can never become a Kothaywali before roughing her up ...

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...

Machley Khan (1977)

Machley Khan (1977) Cast:  Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Aasiya, Najma, Iqbal Hassan, Anita, Ilyas Kashmiri, Bahar Director: Nasim Haider Shah Nutshell: Frenetic Action packed Masala film breathes the same air as Maula Jat but asphyxiates on its own lack of direction.     The police is stumped and running in rings around the cities notorious underworld Kingpin Machley Khan whose dagger h...

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...

Giriftar (1979)

Giriftar (1979) Cast: Afzal Ahmed, Mustafa Qureshi, Najma, Ishrat Chaudhary, Adeeb Director: Haider Chaudhary Music Director: Wajahat Attre Synopsis: Film within a film with loads of in-jokes along the way….formula comedy caper   Afzal Ahmed is filmstar Mr. Johnny who has teamed up with hugely talented director Shahzad to shoot a highly controversial film based on a current underworld K...

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