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...
Cast: Sudhir, Saloni, Talish, Aaliya, Rukhsana Director: Shaukat Hashmi Nutshell:  Diabolical Tribal Devil Worshipper clings on to eternal youth by providing the Evil God with freshly killed nubile young beauties.   Darinda introduces the viewer to an unusual genre of Lollywood spice, that of the Jungle epic featuring strange tribes with weird customs...
Nawe Nasal (1997)  (The New Breed) Cast: Saba Shaheen, Badar Munir, ,Asif Khan, Babra Raj, Babar, Shehzadi, Kamran, Rukhsar, Zubaida, Nemat Sarhadi Director: Qaisar Sanober Nutshell:  The Nawe Nasal (New Generation) threatens to crush all that is sacred with their debauched, heathen ways.  Who will survive and what will be left of...
Billo 420 (2000) Cast: Reema, Moammar Rana, Saima, Babar Ali, Nargis, Rambo, Bahar Begum Director: Masood Butt Nutshell: Reema stars as Ms. Fixit in this light hearted mess of a movie. Reviewed by Faiza S. Khan   Boasting a poster that Miramax's design department must envy, portraying three sassy femme fatales, Billo 420 promises a...

Dil aur Dunya (1971)

Dil aur Dunya (1971)Cast: Asiya, Habib, Rangeela, Saiqa, Munawar Zarif, Sultan Rahi, Nanha, Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Changezi, Chun Chun, Najeeb, Naina, Meena Chodhary, Sudhir, Mohammad Ali, Iqbal Hassan, Allauddin, Afzal Khan, Nazim, AdeebDirector: RangeelaNutshell: Charlie Chaplin's City Lights given a unique Pakistani backdrop with surprising expertise.
Aaj Da Badmash (1976) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Aasia, Najma, Perveen Boby. Director: Akram Khan Synopsis: Crude potboiler for the masses features the usual vengeance and saucy bits.   Akram Khan is a master of the typically hackneyed vengeance pot boiler. His movies are truly the lowest common denominator designed to appeal to the most...

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 TombsEdited by: Andy StarkeNutshell:  A splattery ode to horror films of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on the 70s. ...
Hitler (1986) AKA Hitlar Starring: Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Anjuman, Bahar, Firdous Director: Idrees Khan Synopsis: A sweeping historical epic. Lollywood's version of history is gas and a half!   The film starts with the intriguing premise that Hitler in fact never died but escaped and started a family somewhere in the Punjabi heartland....
Sheeshay Ka Ghar (1978) Cast: Shahid, Mumtaz, Waheed Murad, Rozina, Ishrat Chaudhary, Nanna Director: Nazr-ul-Islam Synopsis: Mumtaz as the innocent babe led astray by her lust for fame and fortune   Rozina and Nanna are Mr. And Mrs. David, a couple who are constantly at loggerheads with each other - it's a miracle they...
Jasoos (1977)Cast: Sultan Rahi, Mumtaz, Chakori, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Rozina, AdeebDirector: Iqbal YousufNutshell: thoroughly intriguing mystery thriller featuring a masked hooded death stalker! Lollywood's forays into thriller territory have been few and far between so it came as a pleasant surprise when Jasoos - a...