Shaan the Gangfather! B{

Where he plays an executive from the classy elite in Mobilink Indigo commercials; a moderate muslim musician who stands up against extremist views in Khuda Kay Liye, he is also there to portray the usual image of a notorious Gujjar Badmash in movies like these…

peobadmashandaa.jpg

Peo Badmashan Daa
(The Father of all Gangsters)

One wonders, how come an actor like Shaan transitions between portrayals of two extremes; from a sensible actor to a howling Gujjar!

Image Source: Irfan Zafar at Buzzvines
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22 Comments so far

  1. Opee (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    yeh tow mainay post karni thi :(


  2. Faraz (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    seems like a fun movie :)


  3. Faraz (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    btw… just saw the following stats… in the metblogs world, 3 of the top 10 most active metrobloggers are Lahoris…

    here’s the list:

    1. Josh from Seattle. 50 posts
    2. David Markland from Los Angeles. 47 posts
    3. Pretty Simple from Lahore. 38 posts
    4. Don Whiteside from DC. 36 posts
    5. Opee – Omer Pervaiz from Lahore. 32 posts
    6. Jeffery Simpson from Vancouver. 31 posts
    7. Dieselboi from Portland. 30 posts
    8. Hasan Mubarak from Lahore. 30 posts
    9. Zee Grega from Seattle. 26 posts
    10.John Morris from Pittsburgh. 26 posts


  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    itta tomato katchup zaya kar dia, Mitchels ka hay ya Shezan ka?


  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Maybe i got flu, at first glance i read it as

    “Pappu Badmaash Daa” :|

    *LOOk at their famous mustaches ;)


  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 12:54 am

    @PS: I read it as Pappu too at first :-)

    And after my 15 minute quota of laugh and wondering that is it comedy thriller comedy action or what genre, I re-read and it was Piyo :-)

    Apart from shaan, even momi looked so nice without these gujjar mustache – why our filmmakers are so obsessed with these mustache :|


  7. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 12:56 am

    and lol @ opee too :P

    You can always use the idea ;-)


  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 1:04 am

    @AFP: :D lolzz…….kabhi kabhi mujhe lagta hai main is dunya main akaile nahi hon :D :D


  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 1:06 am

    >>>>why our filmmakers are so obsessed with these mustache :|

    Cuz “mucch nai, tay kucch nai” ;)


  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 1:18 am

    Do you guys know Shaan just became a father of triplets, girls :)


  11. Babar (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:09 am

    I think Shan is the real Hulk of Pakistan. Damn handsome, got great style etc etc etc. How I wish he had support of a wealthy industry too. We have a habit of signing off our own people. I think in looks , style and acting (for action movies ofcourse :)) you can compare him with any of the action heroes of hollywood. And bollywood simply has no match for him.
    Shan zindabad.


  12. babar (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:13 am

    Why people are against gujjars and mustaches is beyond me. Its our culture people.


  13. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    @PS – triplets — coool :D

    yup you are not alone :P


  14. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    i havent seen shaan’s work…dont watch pakistani moveis but i have heard khuda kay liye is really nice im going to watch this one for sure!


  15. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    i havent seen shaan’s work…dont watch pakistani moveis but i have heard khuda kay liye is really nice im going to watch this one for sure!


  16. Pash (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

    Malaika, you have heard it right! And you should see KKL.


  17. Saad (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 7:08 am
  18. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    Gujjars are our culture? And what about this pashto movie clip? Is this our culture too?

    http://www.vidpk.com/view_video.php?viewkey=1605346138


  19. Faraz (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    @Ahmed: Gujjar is the name of a cast. People belonging to this cast live in many areas of indian subcontinent, including Pakistan. So yes they are very much a part of our culture and tradition just like everyone else.

    For your info, many cities in Pakistan have been named after Gujjars, including Gujranwala, Gujjar Khan, Gojra, and Gujrat.

    For more info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujjar

    I dont know how is the movie clip that you have pasted linked to this topic.

    Regards,


  20. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

    Gujjars are as much Pakistani as any of other castes. The objection is on ‘Maar Kuttai’ culture as portrayed in thid kind of movies


  21. Babar (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    Well an action movie is precisely about “mar kutai”.


  22. babar (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 3:51 am

    court kacheri, dushamn dari has been a part of the culture of punjab well before shan or advent of cinema. You can read many lok dastans to confirm that.



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