Adam Khor (1991)


Adam Khor (1991)
: Badar Munir, Shahnaz, Asif Khan, Naimat Sarhadi
Director: Qaiser Sanober
Synopsis: Horrible hairy behemoth on a gruesome rampage in this wild Pashto shocker


Another grisly death in the locality leaves the police totally baffled and the villagers increasingly irate and frantic at the inability of the law to protect them. Everyone speaks in hushed tones about the blood thirsty”Adam Khor” who is supposedly responsible for the mounting death toll. Who is this marauding Adam Khor and how can he be discovered and stopped from perpetrating further horrors on the innocent populace?

To make things worse for the poor villagers they have to contend with a deranged worshipper of black satanic rituals residing in the adjacent forest calling himself Haibat Khan. Every now and then, whenever the whim takes them, Haibat’s men trash the village and carry off the women, slaughtering anyone who dares to stand in their bloody path. Haibat is in the habit of hanging his victims upside down before hacking their heads off spilling the blood into bubbling vats of flavoursome broth – (the secret of his potent virility – take note Ma’s Army).

The monstrous Haibat unleashes his fury on the local police inspector to set an example to anyone who might harbour similar thoughts of apprehending him. Babur, the honest but stupid cop is savagely ripped to shreds in an orgy of violence and his wife gunned down in cold blood by Haibat’s savages. The police officer’s young sister, the rotund Shahnaz watches in horror as her family is butchered all around her. Moments later she emerges, eyes sparkling with the fire of vengeance……she vows to devote her life to the sole mission of seeking out and destroying Haibat Khan once and for all and goes off into the forest to prepare herself for her one woman guerrilla operation.

Meanwhile the village gets a new cop in the shape of wrinkled but virile Asif Khan. Haibat Khan’s fearful goons abduct Asif’s nubile young sister chasing her through the forest where they eventually corner her and are about to “satisfy their animal lust” when all of a sudden a most remarkable natural phenomenon occurs. The earth begins to rumble and shake and cracks appear on the crust…..then after some more violent earthquake tremors the earth explodes and out comes a rather dusty saviour in the form of the unflappable Badar Munir. Brushing off the earth from his clothes he single-handedly thrashes Haibat’s goons with the super human power that he always seems to possess, bless his soul. However while he is busy beating the goons to a pulp unknown to all, some beastly, unworldly blood thirsty creature stirs within the forest in search of lunch. Suddenly the lumbering, fanged hairy beast ravages the girl leaving her in a most gruesome state. The police arrive to find Badar handling the corpse and he is immediately apprehended and locked up as the reviled “Adam Khor”.

Fortunately for Badar his pet monkey launches a fearsome grenade attack on the police convoy and the innocent Badar is able to make a getaway to the jungle where he joins up with the vengeful sister of Babur. Badar has his own tale to tell and he recounts his happy youth when he lived happily with his parents and young brothers and sisters in a home full of joy. One fateful night while Badar was on his way home through the forest he overheard some strange sounds and stumbled upon the mutilated corpse of a freshly killed young girl. As he was in the process of burying the girl, the villagers descended on him and he was accused of being the man eating “Adam Khor”. (This habit of burying corpses seems to repeatedly land him in trouble). The villagers’ mobs set upon his poor parents and bludgeoned them to death for having spawned the evil “Adam Khor”. Even the young brothers and sisters are hacked to pieces right in front of Badar’s eyes.

After a grim struggle against the odds, Shahnaz and Badar eventually manage to track down Haibat Khan but they find far more than they ever bargained for as they discover that Haibat is so much more than just a maniacal trigger happy psychotic satanic worshipper. In a telling moment Haibat behaves very strangely when offered some pulpy red ketchup for dinner one night……it seems to sent him into rapturous throes of lustful ecstasy!

Clearly all is not well with Haibat Khan and his devoted wife soon begins to worry for her crazed husband who takes to midnight strolls in the forest for reasons best known to himself.

Here is another delirious Pashto shocker that takes film making to the very edge. The special effects are hysterical and the marauding fanged hairy behemoth, a sight for sore eyes. The gore levels are spectacular with man eating wooden dogs, flying bats, fanged monsters and demons, spinning heads and intestine ripping all being part of the delicious scenery – what more could a horror freak ask for!

Alas the sleaze factor is minimal for a Pashto film though we do get one or two full fledged Lycra clad bum shots being thrust in the camera lens on one or two tasteful occasions. This fabulous slice of pseudo werewolf delirium is a gem of rank awfulness and ineptitude. It takes considerable skill and talent to be able to conjure up a film with such an amazing lack of qualities. For fans of the bizarre, surely life cannot be complete without having witnessed at least three Pashto films. Try to make this one of the three if you possibly can!

Another quite astounding fact is that this film waltzed away with the Nigar award as the BEST PASHTO language film of 1991. Says volumes for the “quality” of local films. The movie was released on the 14th of April, 1991 and managed a fairly successful run at the box office and has often been released to steady business.

Can someone please explain to us mere morons why Badar Munir was residing four feet underground in a mound of earth???…..One way of getting his rocks off!! Geddit??