Book Review | WABAYI HEEJAN (Jasoosi Duniya #76 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Every time I travel (which is at least once in a month, to and fro Pune-Nagpur), I read at least one story from Jasoosi Duniya and end up reviewing it. It works for me alright as I have been meaning to review all Jasoosi Duniya novels for more than two years. The last trip from…

Book Review SAAZISH KA JAAL (Jasoosi Duniya #44 By Ibn-e-Safi)

  This book started with a mysterious man asking two “reputed” goons to abduct a girl for 5000 rupees (which must be a fortune back in those days). What follows is an extremely engaging tale of chasing the clues. The narrative is sprinkled with abundant humour in form of Hameed’s antics. I loved three lines/scenes…

Book Review | PATTHAR KI CHEEKH | Jasoosi Duniya #24 | Ibn-e-Safi

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Book Review | GUARD KA AGHWA | Jasoosi Duniya #73 | Ibn-e-Safi

Guard ka AGHwa (گارڈ کا اغوا) (The Abduction of Guard) – 1958 The story starts as a train fails to stop at the station and one of the bogy gets disconnected and disappears alongwith the guard.   And thus begins the story. There was description than jasoosi in this story, if you know what I mean. We…

Book Review | LAASH KA BULAWA | Jasoosi Duniya #72 | Ibn-e-Safi

LaaSh ka Bulaawa (لاش کا بلاوا) (The Invitation of a Corpse) – 1958 This story is sort of a continuation of an earlier story featuring Toyoda and Mrs Warner who run a high-profile brothel. My original plan to review all Jasoosi Duniya in the publishing order was a brilliant idea, a brilliant idea that I failed to…

Book Review | SHADI KA HANGAMA | Jasoosi Duniya #74 | Ibn-e-Safi

hadi ka HaNgaama (شادی کا ہنگامہ) (The Racket of the Wedding) – 1958 This story was the closest it came to one of Faridi and Hameed getting married. As a young kid, that’s what I wanted to see–seeing them tie the knot. I mean… After reading a few novels, it was evident that they were both good…

Book Review | RAI KA PARBAT | Imran Series #23 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Ra’i Ka Parbut (رائی کا پربت) (Mountain of Molehill) – 1957 Plot Summary Imran and his colleagues are out in a hunting camp. Under the disguise of hunters, Imran uncovers a group that is aiding an organized armed revolution. I love Imran’s quirks. He thinks of such weirdest things possible to do things….

Book Review | TOOFAAN KA AGHWAA | Jasoosi Duniya #67 | Ibn-e-Safi)

Toofan Ka Ighwa, or as I read it – Toofaan Ka Aghwaa, has a sci-fi theme. There is a doctor/scientist with a terrific invention that he can hijack a storm and take it elsewhere. Now, this can be a good invention or a bad one, depending on the intentions. Inventions and intentions go hand-in-hand, don’t…

Book Review: KHOONKHWAAR LARKIYAAN (Jasoosi Duniya #54 By Ibn-e-Safi)

I know, I am not going in order. But I am so tired of the mundane routine that breaking out my own rules feels sort of liberating. Without much further ado, let’s review a Khoonkhaar LaRkiyaan. Plot Summary The story has one of my favourite beginnings. Qasim is chasing two girls, thinking that they like…

Book Review: RAQQASA KA QAT’L (Jasoosi Duniya #19 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Book Review: AJEEB AAWAAZAIN (Jasoosi Duniya #18 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Jasoosi Duniya Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 124 novels written by the original author Ibn-e-Safi in Jasoosi Dunya (جاسوسی دنیا) series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Dilaer Mujrim (دلير مجرم) Khaufnaak Jungle (خوناک جنگل) (The Terrifying Jungle) – 1952 Aurat Farosh ka Qatil (عورت فروش کا…

Book Review | NA DEEDA HUMDARD | Imran Series #73 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Na Deeda Humdard  – 1974 Plot Summary Na Deeda Humdard starts with a very interesting homely scene. Captain Faiyaz is waiting for Imran; Joseph and Suleiman tolerate his rude comments whilst waiting for Imran to return. This also reminds us of the previous 5-part series set in French Polynesia, as Faiyaz refers to…

Imran Series Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 120 novels written by the legend Ibn-e-Safi as part of Imran Series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Khaufnak Imarat (خوفناک عمارت) (The Scary Building) – 1955 Chatanon Maen Fa’ir (چٹانوں میں فائر) (Gunfire in the Rocks) – 1955 Pur-Asrar…

Book Review | BLACK AND WHITE | Imran Series #72 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Black And White (بلیک اینڈ وہایٹ) (Black and White) – 1974 Plot Summary You’d think it’s over but it’s not, until now. Black And White, the last book in this 5-part series, starts on a high note. After everything that has happened in Zalzalay Ka Safar, Luisa aka Edli De Sadaan is irked…

Book Review | ZALZALEY KA SAFAR | Imran Series #71 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Zalzalay Ka Safar (لزلے کا سفر) (Journey of the Earthquake) – 1974 Plot Summary Zalzalay Ka Safar begins as Imran and Joseph are at the dock of Mukaru. His aides and Frog etc are captured by Luisa and team. The island where Frog took Imran to scare him is destroyed by an earthquake. It…

Book Review | SAMANDAR KA SHIGAAF | Imran Series #70 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Samandar Ka Shigaaf (سمندر کا شگاف) (The Ocean’s Crack) – 1973 Samandar Ka Shigaaf starts on a saddening note. Deadly Frog massacring helpless people in the middle of the ocean. Zafar, Jameson are bothered about it and so is Imran. He confronts deadly Frog, Imran doesn’t care about people’s wrath, right. Love his nonchalant…

Book Review | DHUWEIN KA HISAAR | Imran Series #69 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Dhuwein Ka Hisaar (دھوئیں کا حصار) (Smoke Bulwark) – 1973 Plot Summary Dhuwein Ka Hisaar continues from King Chaang. Imran is alone with Deadly Frog aka King Chaang. That’s not all, he charms him just like that. Note the conversation. The incident is funny and it shows how easily Imran manipulates people. Geography…

Book Review | KING CHAANG | Imran Series #68 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: King Chaang (کنگ چانگ) (King Chang) – 1973 Plot Summary King Chaang begins at Jameson & Zafar’s residence when Ali Imran arrives – angry and distressed. He’s sick of Joseph’s near-impossible wishes that he wants to visit Tahiti. That conversation is rather fun and it shows Ibn-e-Safi’s skill to make the most mundane scene…

Book Review | UQABON KE HAMLEY | Imran Series #64 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: UqaboN Ke Hamley (عقابوں کے حملے) (Attacks of the Eagles) – 1972 Plot Summary UqaboN Ke Hamley begins with a series of absurd events that happen at insanely rushed pace. Their is a striped monkey that people spot near the mountain, people are kidnapped. The investigations begin, and the eagles attack the search…