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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sher Babbar (1977)

Sher Babbar (1977) Starring: Sultan Rahi, Aasia, Iqbal Hassan, Najma, Ilyas Kashmiri, Nasira Director: Akram Khan Synopsis: The story of an honourable man fighting against injustice (yawn!)     Sher Babbar was director Akram Khan’s follow up to the wonderfully cheap and sleazy Aaj da Badmaash which had sadly run into trouble with the censors due to its upfront, no nonsense vulgarit...

Gujjar Badshah (1994)

Gujjar Badshah (1994) Starring: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Mustafa Qureshi, Bahar, Reema Director: Masood Butt Synopsis: tripped out violence, slobbering pot-bellied goons, sirens,rapes…typical fare     Gujjar Badshah is undoubtedly one of the most annoying and downright stupid films this reviewer has ever had the misfortune of watching.  Entirely my own fault as no one had asked me to ...

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...

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...

General Rani (1995) AKA Madame Rani

General Rani  (1995) AKA Madame Rani Cast:  Anjuman, Nadeem, Sultan Rahi, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Reema, Jan Rambo Director: Masood Butt Nutshell:  Controversial film about General Rani – from Burqa clad housewife to Brothel Madame and “the most powerful woman in Pakistan”.     General Rani, also known as Aqleem Akhtar (and Adnan Sami Khan’s grandmother) was the title accorded to one of ...

Golden Girl (1995)

Golden Girl (1995) Cast: Anjuman, Sultan Rahi, Izhar Qazi, Shahida Mini, Afzal Ahmed Director: Hasnain Nutshell:  Ostensibly just another masala movie but this one has intriguing political undercurrents and Anjuman in a double role is a force to be reckoned with!   Sultan languishes in jail suffering nightmares of his impending death sentence by hanging.  When the day for his verdict arrives ...

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