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Ehsaan (1967)

Ehsaan (1967) Cast:  Waheed Murad, Zeba, Rozina, Nirala, Ibrahim Nafees, Azad, Baby Jugnu. Director:  Parvez Malik Nutshell:  An attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Waheed Murad and the team that hit the bullseye with Armaan.     Waheed Murad was riding the crest of his immense wave of popularity in 1967.  Armaan had been a stupendous hit and the same team combined to concoct an u...

Zerqa (1969)

Zerqa (1969) Cast: Neelo Shahid, Ejaz, Allaudin, Saqi, Nasira and Talish Director: Riaz Shahid Synopsis: Ambitious and resoundingly successful tale of Palestinian martyrdom     Zerqa was a thundering success when it was released, not only with the public who turned out in their multitudes and made the film a box office champion, but also the critics who cheered the film as being a prime ...

Zabata (1993)

Zabata (1993) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Babra Sharif, Asif Khan, Jehangir Mughal, Humayun Qureshi Director: Jehangir Mughal Nutshell:  if Jodorowsky and Tarantino had been Pakistani and directed a typical revenge masala film…it would have been something like Zabata.       Within moments a seasoned Lollywood viewer can sense there is something not quite right with Zabata.  The film begins w...

Shanee (1989)

Shanee (1989) Cast: Babra Sharif, Mohd Ali, Sherry Malik, Asif Khan, Nayyar Sultana, Talish Director: Saeed Rizvi Nutshell: Lollywood attempts to deftly fuse Sci fi and Islam for the first time with interesting results!     Shanee arrived amidst an enormous wave of hype way back in 1989 – touted as the first true sci-fi film from the Indian sub-continent with special effects to riv...

Daman Aur Chingari (1973)

Daman aur Chingari (1973) Cast: Mohammad Ali, Zeba, Nadeem, Aalia, Aslam Parvez, Nayyar Sultana Director: Shabab Kairanvi Nutshell: Masala laden melodramatic “family drama” manages to hit the spot     Shabab Kairanvi, the director of this hit melodrama, was one of the powerhouse film makers of the 70’s with an enviable string of successes throughout the decade. Here he ...

Door Ki Awaz (1969)

Door Ki Awaz (1969) Cast:  Deeba, Habib, Adeeb, Ajmal, Saqi, Zahoor Shah, Raj Multani Director: Baqar Rizvi Nutshell:  Fear grips the Feudals of Kanganpur and the villagers believe a spate of  related deaths is the result of something very sinister.   Baqar Rizvi’s name stands out among Lollywood directors of years gone by who frequently dared to push the envelope and dabble with genres other...

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...

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