Tag Archives: Action

The Stabilizer

Compared to the appellations given to the protagonists of other 1980s action films — the Exterminator, the Punisher, the Executioner — the Stabilizer sounds pretty benign. You’d almost think that he was given that name only because all of those others had already been taken. But then you learn that what the Stabilizer is in charge of stabilizing is the

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Rambu: The Intruder

One thing Rambu does is let you know immediately what kind of movie you are in for. If you don’t hoot with happiness over the first five minutes of the film, you’re probably not going to be down with the rest of it.

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Vahsi Kan

The first ten minutes of Vahsi Kan are perhaps the purest and most potent distillation in existence of the Turkish action film. They are also ten of the seediest, sleaziest, most hilariously lascivious and violent ten minutes

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Geetaa Mera Naam

Sadhana would get her wish and be remembered as a heroine, even though the most indelible image from the film would be her being whipped while wearing a white mini and go-go boots.

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Qurbani

The world of Qurbani is one in which mechanic Bob Christo has a free standing brick wall in his auto body shop just so he can demonstrate the power of his fists to any doubter who happens by.

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Be-Sharam

Be-Sharam bears a strong resemblance to 1978’s Don because, like that film, it’s a tale — set against a funky urban backdrop — of a peaceful innocent masquerading as a suave underworld figure.

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Abhay

A lunatic action films bursting with special effects, animated sequences, two Kamal Hassans, and more insanity than is crammed in even the most insane of insane Indian films, Abhay is truly a film to behold.

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