Haiwan (1986)Cast:  Gauthami, Silk Smita, Disco Shanti, AnuradhaDirector:  V. PrabhakarNutshell:  John Carpenter’s Halloween skewed with The Incredible Iron Melting Zombie Man and then given the most bizarre South Indian masala treatment resulting in delirium. Haiwan begins with some scientists perform an experiment on a corpse that...
Ghutan (2007)Cast: Aryan Vaid, Heena Rehman, Tarun Arora, Gufi Paintal, Shahbaaz KhanDirector: Shyam RamsaySynopsis: Shunned millionaire bitch from hell turns dead nasty as she attempts a hideous revenge for being buried alive by formerly adoring hubby! (“burid” alive” says the poster!!! Indeed...
Aakhri Raat (1999)Cast: Raj Devgan, Sandhya Mehra, Sara Khan, Sudhir Dalvi, Anil Nagrath, Mushtaq Khan, Shiva, Pramod MuthuDirector: Pappu BahruzSynopsis: Yet another kitchen sink rape-revenge marketed as a horror film including pictures on the VCD cover than never remotely appear on screen. Compounded by a video release...
Hawas (1974) Cast:  Bindu, Neetu Singh, Anil Dhawan, Faryal, Pinchoo Kapoor, Mehmood, Vinod Mehra, Rekha Director: Sawan Kumar Nutshell:  Sawan Kumar’s Spectacular and deliciously sleazy tale about the dreaded curse of Nymphomania with Bindu as the smouldering victim.   As Hawas unspools, we have shady Pinchoo Kapoor is running a flourishing trade with his...
Rock Dancer (1995) Cast: Ritu Shivpuri, Shammi Kapoor, Kamal Sadanah, Ronit Roy, Sharon Prabhakar, Javed Jaffrey, Samanta Fox, Govinda, Deb Mukherji, McMahon. Director: Menon Music: Bappi Lahiri Nutshell: spellbinding Disco-Romance-Mystery-Comedy spectacle presented and introduced by Bappi Lahiri featuring his brood Rema Lahiri and Bappa too!   Young Jaya is an enormously popular Rock Dancer touching...
Hum Tum (2004) Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee Director: Kunal Kohli Music: Jatin Lalit Nutshell: Good intentions aside, poor direction and a dire script cripple this dull affair Reviewed by: Faiz Khan   Hum Tum is Kunal Kohli’s second effort but not one where he has learnt from his past mistakes in Mujhse Dosti karoge....
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002) Cast: Salman Khan, Madhuri, Shahrukh Khan Director: Adhiyanam Music: Bappi Lahiri and 6 lesser mortals Nutshell: turgid rubbish of the worst kind... thought they grew out of crap like this Reviewed by: Faiz Khan   This creaking relic of a film finally teeters its way across on to cinema s screens...
Humraaz (2002) Cast: Bobby Deol, Amisha Patel, Akshaye Khanna Director: Abbas Mustan Music: Himesh Reshamiyya Nutshell: Reworking of The Perfect Murder is a fair effort with fair performances Reviewed by: Faiz Khan   After Ajnabee, Abbas Mustaan return to the screen with another adaptation of a Hollywood thriller but indianising it to make it palatable to...
Hulchul (2004) Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz Director: Priyadarshan Music: Vidhyasaagar Nutshell: A rather dismal attempt at creating the magic of Hera Pheri Reviewed by: Faiz Khan   Hera Pheri is a classic film, a hilarious farce, wonderfully acted and very cleverly put together. Priyadarshan followed this up with Yeh...
Hungama (2003) Cast: Akshaya Khanna Aftab Shivdasani Rimi Sen Director: Priyadarshan Music: Nadeem Shravan Nutshell: Attempt at old fashioned slapstick comedy goes rather awry Reviewed by: Faiz Khan   Priyadarshan tries to undo the horror of yeh mera ghar yeh tera ghar with another attempt at a laughfest slapstick farce which unfortunately falls foul of too...