Zabata

13.01.2018 2 Comments

Jehangir Mughal must be given due credit for being the driving force and undoubtedly the man who forced the film to be shot in a certain stylized manner. What Zabata is, is damn good delirious fun! He wrote, directed and acted in the film and having watched this slice of masala brilliance it is now imperative that the other movies her directed must be tracked down and watched. Sultan Rahi, an earnest farmer working the soil in the hot burning sun is recruited by the desperate villagers to save them and sets off to take revenge. Zabata himself is a ruthless and utterly cold-hearted psycho who lives for brutality and sadism. It was shot in when Sultan Rahi was into his 60s and the team that bankrolled it and indeed put it together was the Fighters Association of Pakistan. Along the way he encounters a Ninja Warrior in the form of Babra Sharif with her own tale of woe at the hands of Zabata and his goons. Suddenly the titles freeze and the music stops dead in its tracks. There are some interludes where Babra is given a song or two and all it does is slow the film down.

Zabata


Suddenly the titles freeze and the music stops dead in its tracks. Bizarre enough to make a viewer want to know the who, why and how of the film. And yet it is surely one of the few films that works solely on the strength of delicious style over substance. The two unite and head out to do what no man could dream of; destroying Zabata. He wrote, directed and acted in the film and having watched this slice of masala brilliance it is now imperative that the other movies her directed must be tracked down and watched. What Zabata is, is damn good delirious fun! Zabata is a Gabbar Singh like character devastating villages in the vicinity turn by turn with his gang of hoodlums bearing the dreaded Eagle symbol. Alas as the second half rolls around the film starts to lose impetus and falters due to the obligatory songs and the injection of some needless romance. There are some interludes where Babra is given a song or two and all it does is slow the film down. Sultan Rahi, an earnest farmer working the soil in the hot burning sun is recruited by the desperate villagers to save them and sets off to take revenge. The result may not be a masterclass in filmmaking techniques but almost every shot is composed quite deliberately and to some extent the sound design strives hard to enhance the wonderful weirdness on screen. The camerawork is reminiscent of Khatarnaak at its most mesmerizing but where as in Khatarnaak the funky scenes were used mainly in the fight scenes, here the entire movie is shot with this unique visual flair that this viewer has ever witnessed in a home production. Another remarkable fact is that the Fighters Association soon ran out of money and so the major cast all performed in the movie without drawing a fee. Along the way he encounters a Ninja Warrior in the form of Babra Sharif with her own tale of woe at the hands of Zabata and his goons. Still, there are some extraordinary fight sequences to relish as well as some surprisingly wonderful gore and it would have been interesting to see these gruesome sequences in their uncut glory because it looks as though the censor had some major cuts enforced. Without a shadow of a doubt Zabata is one of the most memorable and extraordinary visual experiences in the history of Pakistani cinema. It was shot in when Sultan Rahi was into his 60s and the team that bankrolled it and indeed put it together was the Fighters Association of Pakistan. This group of stuntmen and fighters united to create a feature film to showcase their skills and thus Zabata was written to exhibit their brilliance to full effect. The story of the film is threadbare with a Sholay like scenario as the backdrop. Within moments a seasoned Lollywood viewer can sense there is something not quite right with Zabata. There is nothing new or extraordinary about the plot or anything ground breaking about the film at all, it is very much the usual rape revenge thing done to death in these parts. Then they start up again dramatically as the last few big names on the credits are revealed in this dramatic stop-start manner. Zabata himself is a ruthless and utterly cold-hearted psycho who lives for brutality and sadism. Jehangir Mughal must be given due credit for being the driving force and undoubtedly the man who forced the film to be shot in a certain stylized manner. It takes just moments into the film to be able to tell that a considerable amount of thought and effort has been put into the way the film is presented.

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  1. This group of stuntmen and fighters united to create a feature film to showcase their skills and thus Zabata was written to exhibit their brilliance to full effect. Sultan Rahi, an earnest farmer working the soil in the hot burning sun is recruited by the desperate villagers to save them and sets off to take revenge.

  2. He wrote, directed and acted in the film and having watched this slice of masala brilliance it is now imperative that the other movies her directed must be tracked down and watched.

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