Back in my review of Da Khwar Lasme Spogmay, I mentioned that the success of the film Adam Khor kicked off something of a horror boom within Pakistan's Pashto language film industry. But, in saying that Adam Khor is a horror film, I don't mean to suggest that it was subject to the same kind of self imposed limitations seen in Western genre films. On the contrary, Adam Khor is a film that truly wants it all. And by "all", I mean everything that you'd expect from a Pashto film of its era, including vengeance driven melodrama, manliness on the most manly level imaginable, lots of throaty yelling, fat ladies in wet clothing dancing, and an abundance of loud gunfire and punching sound effects in places where none were manifestly called for.
Sultan Rahi, Munir is devoid of what we might think of as traditional matinee idol qualities, but makes up for that by having such an excess of testosterone that you can easily imagine each of his testicles having a smaller pair of testicles of their own. Also like Rahi, Munir seemed to have been the only action hero that his native film industry felt was needed during his heyday, and so was employed to the extent of starring in several hundred films. Among these were both of the Pashto films previously reviewed on 4DK. Attentive readers might remember Munir as "hypodermic guy" from Haseena Atom Bomb and "guy covered with knives" from the aforementioned Da Khwar Lasme Spogmay.
Yes, I did just write "grenade throwing, horse riding monkey", and the fact that I did so with so little fanfare (a few months back, I probably would have written something like "a fucking grenade throwing, horse riding monkey", as I often fail to distinguish between cursing and fanfare) is indicative not of said monkey's lack of stature as an animal sidekick -- far to the contrary -- but instead simply of the fact that, when it comes to animal sidekicks in South Asian movies, I have by this point seen oh, so very much.
The Hotspot Online for, by way of his review, clarifying for me some of the less easily apprehended aspects of this unsubtitled movie's plot.) He decides to join her in her mission of vengeance against the bandit. This mission, of course, runs into opposition from the current police inspector, who is bent upon returning Badal to prison -- until, that is, circumstances lead to all three being united in their bloody minded thirst for revenge, and Badar, Shehnaz and the top cop team up for a raid on Haibat Khan's lair, which looks like a mall Halloween store stripped of all the sexy maid and nurse costumes. Ultimately, all leads to a characteristically lumbering kung fu battle between Badar and the yeti-like titular monster, with Badar ending up getting a little extra assistance from Allah.