Junglee (1962)

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Junglee (1962)Cast: Neelo, Allaudin, Nazar, Sawan,Director: Hassan TariqNuthshell: Sadly another of those rough gems that got away. A film that got stuck in political red tape and never managed to make it past the finish line. Sawan was noticed as one to...

Dil aur Dunya (1971)

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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.
Khamosh Raho (1964)Cast: Deeba, Yousuf Khan, Mohammad Ali, Gul Rukh, Meena Shori, Tarana, Zeenat, Fomi, Abbas Nosha, Neelofar, Jaswant, Aslam Parvez, Tariq AzizDirector: Jameel AkhterNutshell: Gritty, unflinching look at the underside of the beast with a star making performance by Mohammad Ali and career high for Meena...

Armaan (1966)

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Armaan (1966)Cast: Zeba, Waheed Murad, Rozina, Tarannum, Nirala, Bibbo, Zahoor Ahmad, Agha Sarwar, Ansari, Qamar, Neelofar, Khursheed Kanwar, Rauf, Sharafat Director: Parvez MalikNutshell: This film definded a generation and hit the nation like a tidal wave. It is finely carved into the history of...

Dil Lagi (1974)

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Dil Lagi (1974)Cast: Shabnam, Nadeem, Nayyar Sultana, Nimmo, Lehri, Aqeel, Talish, Rehan, Tingu, Rafiq, Albela and Sultan Rahi.Director: Aslam DarNutshell: A massive crowd-pleasing entertainer with hugely successful songs and Nadeem announcing to the country that he had truly arrived as a star. The film is revisited...

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

Rishta Hay Piyar Ka

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Rishta Hay Piyar Ka (1967)Cast: Zeba, Waheed Murad, Hanif, Iqbal Yousuf, Tarannum, Adeeb, Azad, Farida, Kemal Irani, Nehal, Santosh Russell, Shida ImamDirector: Qamar ZaidiNutshell: One of the most prominent of several "lost" films which cannot be found anymore in any format and the original...

Salgirah (1969)

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Salgirah (1969)Cast: Shamim Ara, Waheed Murad, Tariq Aziz, Nirala, Santosh RussellDirector: Qamar ZaidiNutshell: Shamim Ara and Waheed Murad scored yet another massive success with this romantic melodrama with a memorable soundtrack. Please click on the YouTube link below to listen to the Review...
Ek Gunah aur Sahi (1975)Cast: Rani, Sabiha, Mohammad Ali, Shahid, Talish, Darpan, Nayyer SultanaDirector: Hasan TariqNutshell: Superb melodrama with strong feminist tilt and brilliant performances! This film was another storming success for the husband-wife team of Hasan Tariq and Rani barely missing out on...
Jalay Na Kyun Parwana (1970)Cast: Kemal, Shabnam, Nadeem, Saiqa, Lehri, Santosh RussellDirector: Shaukat HashmiNutshell: Typical yet strange 60's style Love Triangle with the usual complications. Jalay Na Kyun Parwana arrived in 1970 when Pakistan was passing through one of many anxiety-ridden phases and a...