Ziddi Gujjar (1994) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Gori, Neeli, Mustafa Qureshi, Sabiha Khanam, AlbelaDirector: Younus Malik Synopsis:  yet another vendetta-based farce with garish costumes, loud confrontations, dubious sexual double entendres and weaves that would make Roxxxy Andrews turn green with envy. Ziddi Gujjar...
Tange Wali (1981) Cast: Shabnam, Mohammad Ali, Nisho, Rangeela, Nanna, Allaudin, Afzal Ahmed, Shahnawaz Director: M. J. Rana Nutshell: a vehicle for 70’s superstar Shabnam is well past its sell by date. Stale, formulaic and too late in arriving. It was interesting to note Syed Noor’s comments speaking at a University in Sind...

Zibahkhana (2007)

Zibahkhana; Hell's Ground (2007) Cast: Kunwar Nafees, Rubya Chaudhry, Rooshanie Ejaz, Osman Khalid Butt, Najma Malik, Salim Meraj, Haider Raza, Adnan Malik and Rehan. Written by: Omar Khan & Pete Tombs Edited by: Andy Starke Nutshell:  A splattery ode to horror films of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on the 70s. ...
Love in Jungle (1970) Cast: Aaliya, Azeem, Nanna, Tarana, Adeeb, Gul Hameed as The Jungle Man. Director: Akkoo Music: Tassaduq Nutshell: Lollywood does the Tarzan thing on cruise control cloaked in a quick-fix history lesson and a rather chillingly familiar refugee exodus fraught with peril and certain death. Love in Jungle arrived in 1970...
Gangwa (1991) Cast: Mumtaz, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Tanzeem Hassan, Bahar, Ilyas Kashmiri, Zahir Shah, Nasrullah Butt, Jaggi Malik, Altaf Khan, Iqbal Durrani Director: Arshad Mirza Nutshell:  Classic D Grade KC Bokadia Classic Teri Mehrebaniyan earns itself a typically demented Punjabi Lollywood version.  Utterly diabolical.   This movie Gangwa had been on the radar and the...
Sir Katta Insaan (1994) Cast: Ghulam Mohiuddin, Babra, Nayyer Sultana, Izhar Qazi, Qavi, Asif, Adeeb Director: Saeed Rizvi Nutshell: Frankenstein meets Dirty Harry in Lollywood's BEST FILM of 1994 winner   The Rizvi family of filmmakers from Karachi ought to be lauded for their risk-taking as several of their home productions have at least...
Hazar Dastan  (1965) Cast:  Mohammad Ali, Rani, Talish, Nazar, Husna, Asad Bokhari, Emi Minwala, Azad, Chham Chham Director: Aziz Meeruti Nutshell:  Another of the Ali Baba/ Arabian Nights style movies so popular in the 60s with wholesome entertainment for the entire family.   Producer Malik Mushtaq was always a fan of the Arabian Adventure...
Pari (2018) Cast: Junaid Akhtar, Azekah Daniel, Khushi Maheen, Saleem Mairaj, Faiz Asim, Rasheed Naz, Qavi. Director: Syed Atif Ali Nutshell: The only terrifying thing about this farce is its 150-minute length!   Once again amidst the plethora of “Punjabi in Karachi” style feel good comedies with the obligatory colour-burst-Dalda-ad style songs it comes...
Pindi Wal (1976) Cast: Sultan Rani, Neelo, Adeeb, Mustafa Qureshi, Bahar, Anita, Parveen Boby Director: Zahoor Hussain Nutshell: Infamous and delightful Lollywood epic has loads of sleaze and a jawdropping porno tota! Lots of great Club Music in Pindi Wal:   Pindi Wal is one of those films that is spoken of in hushed...
Bahadur (1967) Cast: Mussarat Nazir, Darpan, Mohammad Ali, Zamurrad, Nasira, Lehri, Nazar, Panna, Zeenat, Bahadur (dog) Director: Munawar Rasheed Music: Deeboo Nutshell: Royal intrigue, wild beasts, girl-power, dog-power...good old fashioned fun.   Bahadur is a film that made me sigh for a number reasons. Firstly, it harkens back to an era when Pakistan was unrecognizable...