Noor Jehan in a Rage!

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"Supposing I had an affair with Yahya Khan? So What?"
News of Munawar Zareef's tragically premature demise hits the press. A magnificently talented and charismatic artist who will remain immortal through his sadly brief but brilliant career. There have been plenty of imitators but none of them can hold a candle to this amazing performer....
BOLLYWOOD APES LOLLYWOOD - FOR A CHANGE! It's a well established fact that a high proportion of Lollywood films are simply regurgitated, cheap versions of their Bollywood counterparts. Almost every second Lollywood film can be instantly recognized as a rehash of some recent Bollywood epic but it might come as...

The Animals

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Some legendary, never to be forgotten characters of Indian and Pakistani cinema from those who are often not given enough credit. Some of Bollywood’s finest moments have involved appearances by our four-legged friends or even those of a slithery disposition and no legs at all.
Shama Film Magazine Awarded Sultan Rahi with the accolade of "Man of the Millennium" due to his massive contribution to Pakistani Cinema over his career. Here are just 68 reasons why... Shama Magazine and most Pakistani cinema followers and historians recognize Sultan...

Pushto Sinema?

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The Sublime and Surreal World of Pushto Movies. In the eternal quest for the ultimate realm of grotesqueness we ended up scouring the numerous video shops opposite the legendary Rose Cinema in Rawalpindi a well-known hangout for artists and beatniks. The search was on...
Mussarat Shaheen continues to lead the pack in the realm of Pashto films and claims Tariq Shah needs to learn some chivalry. Mussarat Shaheen vents to Shama's reporter on her movie set - June 1992 These days there are numerous...

SCARIEST MOVIES!

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"SCARIEST MOVIES" by Swami Bhaktividenta Prabhoopaadaa (South).   I recall being traumatized on Friday nights growing up, as that was the night that the BBC unleashed its Hammer Horror Double feature. Frightmare I believe they called it. I had sleepless nights after watching The Mummy and couldn't take Curse of Frankenstein beyond...

Shade To Filth!

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The following is from a series of interviews with M. Yusuf, Editor of Shama Film Magazine, Lahore Pakistan.  July 2001 This entire extract is an individuals account and may be far from reality.  Its just one mans perspective and is often difficult to digest as it’s a little...
The Kiss of Death: Motherhood (This article was written in the late 70's and taken from Shama and in no way reflects our own views) Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts of nature, especially in our eastern culture. in these parts, any married woman without a child is unfortunately...