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Jane Bond 008 Operation Karachi (1971)


Iranian director/actor in Pakistan-Iran co-production Jane Bond 008 Operation Karachi (1971)

Synopsis –

There is much in common between Jane Bond 008 Operation Karachi and the James Bond movies made in Western countries. Like its prototypes, this movie also starts in Scotland Yard. The central character is a woman instead of man. She (Rakshanda Khattak) is sent to Pakistan on a mission, because she is Anglo-Pakistani and knows much about the country.

She is sent to contact one Mr. Macdonald, who is a member of the Scotland Yard, his number is 002. Before she could reach Karachi, he is killed by a gang of villains (headed by Saqi). A taxi-driver (Reza Fazeli), who runs a private taxi and is attached to a posh hotel, goes to pick up Jane Bond. During his speech, he unwittingly utters the code word, and she thinks he is one of the agents employed by the Scotland Yard. He is in fact a simpleton knowing nothing about spying. He jumps to the conclusion that she is in love with him.

The two of them are attacked by a gang of villains. Action and love starts from here and continues till the end.

Jane Bond 008 Operation Karachi was perhaps the second Pak-Iran co-production. According to the publicity stills, “This was for the first time in Pakistani films that a car in running condition was burnt. The hero has jumped twenty feet from helicopter to a moving boat. He has jumped from a car moving at the speed of forty to another running at the same speed”. However, because of poor-direction and other shortcomings the film flopped both in Iran and Pakistan.

Cast and Production Credits

Year – 1971, Genre – Action, Country – Pakistan/Iran, Language – Urdu/Persian, Producer – F. Abbassi, Director – Reza Fazeli, Music Director – Lal Mohammed Iqbal, Cast – Reza Fazeli, Rakshanda Khattak, Tarana, Saqi, Kamal Irani, Sharafat Pasha, Shaheen, Zahoor Ansari, and Niggo

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