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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...

Qasam Munnay Ki (1987)

Qasam Munnay Ki (1987) Cast:  Mohd Ali, Sangeeta, Babra Sharif, Faisal, Afzal Ahmad, Sabiha Khanum Dir: Sangeeta Nutshell:  Drama, Tears, Sacrifice, Jaw Dropping Stunts, Ninja warriors, motherhood, Gay Villains in underground dens, Babra Sharif as an inbred moron, Sangeeta in overdrive…epic.     Bombastic and flamboyant Tiger has everything working brilliantly; his underworld empire stre...

Moosa (2001)

Moosa (2001) Cast: Shaan, Saima, Abid Ali, Shafqat Cheema, Rembo, Noor Director: Shaan Nutshell: despicable for its message of hatred & intolerance and woefully inept     After months of hype, Shaan’s highly awaited labour of love Moosa Khan finally arrived as the biggest of the season’s Eid releases. Shaan had reportedly spared no expense in constructing his third effort...

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...

Darwaza (1962)

Darwaza (1962) Cast:  Neelo, Yousuf Khan, Talish, Nazar, Panna, Laila, Naeem Hashmi Director: Saifuddin Saif Nutshell:  Musical melodrama showcasing Neelo about an evil lecherous landlord destroying the hard but idyllic lives of the villagers with his devious new westernized values.     This old-fashioned melodrama was another perfect showcase to display Neelo at the height of her popula...

Permit (1979)

Permit (1979) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Aasia, Chakori, Afzal Ahmed, Ilyas Kashmiri, Bahar Director: Imtiaz Quraish Nutshell: Typical masala laden violence ridden pot boiler and a fab four sided gandaasa     This action-packed masala laden pot boiler arrived just five months after the legendary Maula Jat but failed to live up to expectations at the Box Office. The film is jam packed full of typ...

Kothe Tapni (1976)

Kothe Tapni (1976) Cast: Aasia, Iqbal Hasan, Shahid, Alauddin, Talish, Nasira, Nayyer Sultana Director: Fayyaz Ahmed Nutshell:  Potent little film focussing on some inner city vices and exploitation with a lifetime best performance by Aasia in the title role.     Another forgotten Punjabi film from the Pre-Zia days that has been lost over the years but is a potent little film with a stro...

Jag Mahi (2000)

Cast: Anjuman, Shaan, Bahar, Saud, Sana, Nargis,Rambo, Ghulam Mohiuddin Director: Parvaiz Rana Nutshell: a tale of revenge against a deranged, maniacal and murderous Chaudrani.     The movie was in effect another vehicle for Anjuman on her stuttering comeback trail. She plays a feisty young village belle who one day makes the terrible mistake of inadvertently flinging a chunk of shit (li...

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...

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 ...

Atif Chaudhary (2002)

Atif Chaudhary (2002) Cast: Moammar Rana, Saima, Naghma, Babar Ali, Saud, Nirma, Resham, S. Cheema Director: Parvez Rana Synopsis: Apparently based on fact, this violence laden epic was a surprise hit of 2002     The Atif Chaudhary who inspired this film was supposedly once a brilliant young student marked for greatness but sadly fate was to intervene cruelly and he was forced to shun hi...

Saiqa (1968)

Saiqa (1968) Cast: Shamim Ara, Mohd Ali, Lehri, Nabila, Zamurud, Sabira, Darpan, Ragni Director: Laeeq Akhter Nutshell: Cinderella story given the Desi treatment was a smashing success all around   9 Nigar Award Wins for 1968 including Best Film, Scriptwriter, Screenplay, Actor, Actress, Music, Lyrics, Male Playback Singer, Comedian.   Saiqa is one of the few films from Lollywood that ha...

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