Mehndi Waley Hath (2000) Cast: Saima, Moammar Rana, Babar Ali, Bahar, Shafqat Cheema, Nirma, Naghma Director: Syed Noor Nutshell: A noble attempt at shedding light on a barbaric tradition against women   Mehndi Waley Hath was Syed Noor's unofficial follow up to Choorian and subsequently expectations among the public as well as within the...

Daal Me Kala (1962)

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Daal Me Kala (1962)Cast: Bahar, Kemal, Mohammad Ali, Adeeb, Rukhsana, Faizee, NiralaDirector: Iqbal YusufNutshell: More thrills, spills, twists from Iqbal Yusuf. Reviewed below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vptu9hF9Buw
Razia Phans Gayi Ghundon Mein (2015)Cast: Nida Chaudhary, Ahmed Butt, Madhu, BabarDirector: Shahid RanaNutshell:  A farcical revenge action drama with extreme corruption as the backdrop.  Cheap and pretty atrocious with dreadfully cliched performances yet fast moving and oddly enjoyable. Razia Phans Gayi Ghundon Mein...
Hotal (2014) Cast:  Meera, Sadiq Amin Director: Khalid Hasan Khan Nutshell: Pakistani “New Wave” horror with a message is thus far horrible and horrifying in equal measure.     Meera has become such an icon over the last twenty years or so; an accolade and plaudit she would be very well pleased with except mostly it’s for...
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...
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...
Kothe Tapni (1976) Cast: Aasia, Iqbal Hasan, Shahid, Alauddin, Talish, Nasira, Nayyer Sultana Director: Fayyaz Ahmed Nutshell:  Potent little film focussing on some inner city vices and exploitation with a lifetime best performance by Aasia in the title role. Listen to Audio Clips from Kothe Tapni below: Another forgotten Punjabi film from the Pre-Zia...
Miss Hippy (1974) Cast: Shabnam, Nadeem, Sabiha, Santosh, Munawar Zareef, Nazli Director: S. Suleman Nutshell: family adopts "westernized, modern lifestyle" with calamitous results Audio Clips from Miss Hippy (1975) 1974's Miss Hippy is yet another forceful Lollywood socio-drama that shows the unmitigated disasters that befalls a family that adopts a “westernized, modern lifestyle”. In...
Haboo (1961) Cast:  Habib, Husna, Talish, Amy Minwala, Nazar Director:  Rahim Gul Nutshell:  Mystery, Romance, Cannibals, Giant Apes and diabolical human experiments gone awry in this 1961 Jungle Classic.   A group of companions are merrily making their way on an adventure trip and are passing by the forest when they are beset by...
Billa (2002)Cast: Meera. Saud, Lucky, Nargis, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Asif KhanDirector: M. Tanveer AhmedNutshell:  Masala, morals, bloodshed, sultry sirens, heroics, a mother’s love, terrorism, patriotism in this stirring tale of Good vs Evil. Thrills and unintentional laughs by the bucket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZh3NzMRE4