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Daku Rani (1998)

Daku Rani (1998) Starring: Saima, Shaan, Moammar Rana Director: Syed Noor Synopsis: Lollywood reworking of Bandit Queen theme turns into twisted form of feminism     This revenge hotchpotch is a regurgitation of the Phoolan Devi Bandit Queen theme given local treatment and adaptation. There’s nothing new on display here though the film is a bizarre sort of closeted almost schizophr...

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...

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...

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...

Wehshee Aurat (1995) (The Wild Woman)

Wehshee Aurat (1995) (The Wild Woman) Cast: Saima, Sultan Rahi, Bahar, Chakori, Shahida Mini, Asif Khan Director: Ali Raza Synopsis: Vengeance, Rape, Murder, lesbian catfights……the usual mayhem!   The movie opens with Saima riding merrily on her tonga with her mates – they’re having the time of their lives judging by the collective giggling and tittering going on. The ...

Khatarnak (1990)

Khatarnak (1990) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Saima, Ismail Shah, Talish, Sitara Director: Akram Khan Synopsis: Three upright brothers fight to destroy a heinous child-napping syndicate   Renowned sleaze merchant Akram Khan (Aaj Da Badmash, Nawabzada, Khanzada) came out of semi-retirement in 1990 to produce this masala laden pot-boiler. He was undoubtedly inspired by two quite unrelated events. Firstly...

Billi (2001) AKA The Cat

Billi (2001) AKA The Cat Cast: Saima, Nadeem, Noor, Saud, Meera, Arbaz Khan Director: Syed Noor Synopsis: Supposedly a true story about female victim turning scum-busting Avenger!   The film opens with a courtroom scene where fiery criminal lawyer Meera is battling to put a rapist behind bars, but sadly for her the judge rules against her and the scum-bag is set free. Though the rapist walks ...

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