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...
Aag (1967) Cast:  Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Tarannum, Lehri, Aslam Parvez, Tarana, M. Ismael, Talish, Meena Shori, Seema, Shakir, Chham Chham, Murad, Sabiha, Santosh, Zeenat, Saqi Director:  S. Suleman Nutshell:  Classic old school musical romantic melodrama with Mohammad Ali in top form   Aag was a sizeable hit upon release back in 1967 on the strength...
Kora Kaghaz (1978) Cast: Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Babra Sharif, Zubair, Mustafa Qureshi, Afzaal Ahmad, Shahnawaz, Qavi, Nayyar Sultana, Naghma, Saba, Allauddin, Parveen Bobby, Mizla, Kemal Irani,Nasira, Tani Begum Director: M. Akram Nutshell: An impressive array of Lollywood greats litter the cast of this delicious tale of morals, revenge, intrigue, backstabbing, miracles, Some...
Jatti Da Vair (2000) Cast: Anjuman, Saud, Sana, Arbaz Khan, Khushboo, Deedar Director: Parvez Rana Nutshell: Loud, moronic, violent, misogynistic tale of bloody revenge and righteousness   I remember being totally entranced by the billboard artwork for Parvez Rana's Anjuman vehicle Jatti Da Vair back in the sticky summer of 2000…hanging around the lobby...
International Gorillay (1990) Cast: Mustafa Qureshi, Babra, Ghulam Mohiudin, Javed Shaikh, Neeli, Afzal Khan Director: Jan Mohammad Nutshell: Sensational epic where dastardly Salman Rushdie sets out to destroy Islam   This epic creation made headlines when the British censors refused to allow it a certificate thus officially banning the film outright along with the...