Buddha Gujjar (2002)
Buddha Gujjar is a Pakistani Punjabi film by Ch. Shahzad Ali for Pak Nishan Films. That the director of Buddha Gujjar hardly innovates is apparent even from the name of the movie. The suffix Gujjar has appeared in about half a dozen movies released during the last 12 months, though only a couple of them have been commercially successful. Syed Noor has, during the last decade or so, acquired the status of the filmmaker in Pakistan but his critics say his movies seldom defy the 'formula'.Buddha Gujjar, in more ways than one justifies this criticism. The narrative is simplistic - rather one-dimensional like most movie plots in Pakistan. The form, too, is rather conventional. Golden Jubilee, 63 weeks .Naghma 15, Odeon 13 weeks in Lahore. This is reminiscent of Jatt phenomenon led by Maula Jatt, though Syed Kamal can be given the credit of using the word prior to its release not in one but a series of flicks like Jatt Kurian Toun Darda and Jatt Kamala Gaya Dubai.