Pakistan Film History
Pakistan Film Magazine presents a comprehensive history of Pakistani films with figures & facts, business reports, historical events, rare information's, biographies, filmographies, songographies, images, videos and lot of other related topics..
Figures & facts
Pakistan Film Database contains 4349 films until 03-05-2016. These films are made in nine different languages. Click on links below and read more details.. (incomplete figures!)
- 1612 Urdu films
- 1440 Punjabi films
- 764 Pashto films
- 69 Sindhi films
- 159 Bengali films
- 6 Siraiki films
- 2 Gujarati films
- 1 Hindko films
- 3 English films
- 156 Double version Punjabi/Urdu films
- 136 unreleased films
- 3 upcoming films
Pakistani film table
Read the complete film table since 1948. Please note that films in other languages are included in the total tally. Click on any year and read all about films from the specific year.
PrePartition film history 1913-47
Pakistan Film Magazine celeberated 100 years of Indian/Pakistani cinema on May 13, 2013 with a unique film database from 1913-1947. Watch Online Prepartition movies with an Urdu article on the history of film making in the sub-continent and the film records of many veteran film artists. Click on the image below and read the details..
Pakistan Film History in Urdu
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Here are complete lists of Eid movies.
Here are some movies on various topics..
- 9 Islamic movies
- 27 Patriotic movies
- 22 Political motivated movies
- 31 folk stories
- 126 Romantic movies
- 32 Social Movies
Pakistan film production is in Lahore city (Lollywood) but some of movies are made in Karachi and Dahka (ex. East Pakistan, now Bangladesh). Here are complete lists of movies from these centeres.
Read detailed articles on various film topics..
A Girl in the River: Another Oscar Award for Pakistan..!
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won the Oscar Award 2016 for a short documentary film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which is about honour killings in Pakistan. It was her second nomination and also her second Oscar Award win after she won for her short film Saving Face in 2012.
Pakistan Film History - archive
Pakistan Film Magazine preserve some important facts from Pakistani film history. Click on any headings and read more..
2015-11-20: Film Devdas released as Ishq Nay Ham Ko Loota..
2014-02-11: Bomb blast in Shama cinema Peshawar
2014-02-02: Bomb blast in Picture House cinema Peshawar
2013-11-03: Reshma passed away..!
2013-10-24: Veteran Indian playback singer Manna Day died..
2013-10-19: Zubaida Khanum passed away
2013-10-19: Shaan's film Waar won the Eid battle..!
2013-09-21: Postage stamp on Madam Noorjahan
2013-09-13: Film Zinda Bhaag for Oscar Awards..?
2013-08-30: Neuplex Cinema in Karachi
2013-06-08: Naheed Akhtar sang after 22 years..!
2013-05-11: Haml-o-Mah Gunj will be released soon
2013-03-09: Asiya is no more..!
2013-01-19: Mehnaz passed away..!
2012-09-21: A Black Day for Pakistani Cinemas
2012-07-31: Only 11% cine gore in Pakistan
2012-05-20: Pakistan won film award in SAARC film festival
2012-04-24: Shabnam and Robin Gosh visited Pakistan
2011-11-18: Reema married in USA
2011-08-02: Wohti Lay Kay Jani A celebrated silver jubilee
2010-03-23: "Sitara-e-Imtiaz" to Waheed Murad..!
2009-03-24: Majajan - 300 weeks and 3 years run..!
2008-12-31: Very poor business of Indian movies in Pakistan
2007-12-31: A terrible year for Pakistan..!
2006-04-23: Indian movies again on Pakistani cinemas
2006-04-13: The Qur'an reading at Metropole cinema..!!!
2006-03-19: Mohammad Ali passed away
2005-12-31: Cinema crises continued..
2005-07-24: Saima married Syed Noor
2005-02-01: First film channel in Pakistan
2004-12-31: Record Pashto film business..!
2004-12-31: Shaan & Saima's diamond jubilee as pair
2003-12-31: A disastrous year for film business
2003-08-06: Golden jubilee for Yousuf Khan
2003-03-23: "Sitara-e-Imtiaz" to Ahmad Rushdi..!
2003-03-23: Ahmad Rushdi got Sitara-e-Imtiaz
2002-07-19: Pakistani film with Indian Singers..
2001-08-23: Punjabi movies - again violent..!
2000-12-23: Madam Noorjahan died
1999-05-31: Inayat Hussain Bhatti passed away..
1999-03-29: Saima & Shaan era started..
1998-11-07: Jinnah - A film on Qaid-e-Azam
1998-10-25: Choorian - a great comeback by Punjabi movies
1998-10-16: Sahiba and Jan Rambo married
1997-08-16: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died
1996-12-31: Revival of Urdu movies in this year
1996-01-09: Sultan Rahi assassinated..!
1994-12-31: Many big artists passed away..
1993-12-24: Syed Noor as film director
1993-10-22: Moin Akhtar failed on silver screen
1992-12-31: Non-film singers on silver screen..
1992-06-12: Umar Sharif as hero..!
1991-12-31: Pashto movies dominating..!
1991-09-06: Amazing Masood Rana..!
1990-12-31: Some big new comers..!
1989-05-07: Double version Punjabi/Urdu movies..
1988-07-25: Nadeem in Punjabi movies..!
1987-08-07: Sudhir ends his film career
1987-08-07: Shabnam in Punjabi movies..!
1986-12-31: Co-productions movies
1986-12-31: 100 movies in this year..!
1986-06-02: Nanha committed suicide..!
1985-09-01: Javed Sheikh married Salma Agha
1984-11-14: Iqbal Hassan killed in a car accident..!
1983-12-31: Decline of Urdu movies
1983-11-23: Waheed Murad, Ahmad Rushdi & Saleem Raza died
1982-01-14: Aina ends it run after 5 years..!
1981-08-02: Action Punjabi movies ruled..!
1979-11-03: Nanha and Ali Ejaz as comedy heroes
1979-02-11: Gandasa culture started in Pakistani movies..
1978-12-31: Decline of Pakistani films began..!
1978-09-22: Firdous lost her property..
1978-03-03: Ejaz in jail in London..
1978-02-05: Babra Sharif and Shahid married
1977-03-18: Film Aina became a record breaking film
1976-12-31: Hat tricks of more than 100 movies pr. year
1976-04-29: Munawar Zarif died..!
1975-12-31: A Golden year..!
1975-10-31: Allah-o-Akbar - An Islamic documentary film
1974-08-23: "Khatarnak Awami Dour..!"
1973-12-07: First Siraiki film in Pakistan - Dhian Nimania
1973-09-14: Munawar Zarif became hero
1973-05-28: NAFDEC, National Film Development Corporation
1972-10-01: Legendary writer Riaz Shahid died
1972-01-27: First diamond jubilee Punjabi film Khan ChaCha
1971-12-30: Film director Zaheer Rehan "disappeared"..!
1971-12-16: Pakistan lost East Pakistan..!
1971-04-28: Noorjahan and Ejaz seperated..!
1970-12-01: First Gujarati film in Pakistan - Maa tay Maa
1970-08-09: PPP leader Amin Fahim married Dina Laila
1969-10-17: First diamond jubilee film in Pakistan - Zarqa
1969-09-28: Nadeem married
1968-12-31: More than 100 movies released first time..!
1968-12-22: First color Punjabi film in Pakistan - 5 Darya
1968-04-19: Khana-e-Khuda - first Iranian film in Pakistan
1967-08-09: Amazing record by Bashir Ahmad in film Darshan
1967-06-11: Akmal died..!
1966-12-31: Super Stars era started..
1966-09-29: Zeba & Mohammad Ali married..
1966-08-12: Son of Pakistan - a Dacca based Bengali film
1965-12-17: Malangi - double golden jubilee film..
1965-12-17: Ritz cinema's gallery collapsed!
1965-12-03: First cinema scope film in Pakistan - Mala
1965-11-19: First Platinum jubilee film in Pakistan - Jeedar
1965-09-06: Indian movies banned in Pakistan..
1965-02-11: Neelo's and the military regime..!
1964-04-23: First color film in Pakistan - Sangam
1963-08-30: Allauddin as solo hero..
1962-12-31: Many big artists discovered..
1962-12-01: Nayyar Sultana married Darpan
1961-11-24: The last film as actress for Noorjahan
1961-10-27: Gul Bakavli - first B/W film with colour songs..
1960-10-30: Zarif died..
1960-06-17: Noorjahan as playback singer..
1959-10-19: Noorjahan and Ejaz married
1959-06-18: Kartar Singh - a great film released..
1958-10-01: Sabiha and Santosh married..
1956-08-03: First Bengali film in Pakistan - Mukh-o-Mukhush
1956-03-12: Umar Marvi - first Sindhi film in Pakistan..
1955-06-10: First Karachi made film - Hamari Zuban
1954-11-18: First banned film in Pakistan - Ruhi
1954-07-09: Jaal movement
1953-06-24: Noorjehan & Nazar Mohammad scandal..
1952-03-29: Dopatta was a big hit..
1951-03-29: Madam Noorjahan in Pakistan..!
1951-02-04: Film name changed after protest..!
1949-11-18: Evernews Pictures first film Mundri
1949-07-28: First super hit film in Pakistan - Pheray
1948-08-07: Lahore film industry after the partition..
1948-08-07: First feature film in Pakistan - Teri Yaad
1948-02-16: First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..
Pakistan Film News
Pakistan Film Magazine is providing the latest and archived film news - under developments..!
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won the Oscar Award 2016 for a short documentary film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which is about honour killings in Pakistan. It was her second nomination and also her second Oscar Award win after she won for her short film Saving Face in 2012.» Read more here
Producer Nadeem Shah with association of Shazad Gujjar, released the super flop film Devdas with the new title as Ishq Nay Ham Ko Loota in Punjab circuit on November 20, 2015.» Read more here
12 people were killed and 23 injured in 3 hand grenade explosions inside the Shama Cinema in Peshawar.» Read more here
Two explosions inside the cinema hall of Peshawar’s Picture House Cinema killed at least four people while injuring around 30.» Read more here
The legendary folk singer Reshma died on November 3, 2013.» Read more here
Manna Day was a famous playback singer from the 1950s/60s. His first film was Tamanna (1942).» Read more here
Zubaida Khanum was first Pakistani female singer who dominated film industry and sang many super hit songs in many films.» Read more here
With One Crore 14 lakh (Rs 11,397,930) in ticket sales, Waar broke the previous record of 90 lakhs set by an Indian film Chennai Express on the first day of exhibition earlier in the year.» Read more here
Pakistan Post has issued a commemorative postage stamps in the honor of Melody Queen Madam Noorjahan on her 87th birthday on September 21, 2013. Rs. 8 stamps are available for sale.» Read more here
Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC) will nominate film Zinda Bhaag for Oscar consideration.» Read more here
The Neuplex complex is located in an entertainment centre, called The Place, which is situated in Khayaban-e-Shaheen, Karachi.» Read more here
Pakistan's top playback singer Naheed Akhtar sang after 22 years on June 8, 2013. She was welcomed by a large crowd in Al-Hamra centre Lahore. She sang beautifully Ham Nay Khud Chher Liya Pyar Kay Afsanay Ko..» Read more here
The first ever Balichi film was banned after protest by Baloch nationalists» Read more here
Leading actress from the 1970s, Asiya died on March 9, 2013 in Canada. She appeared in almost 200 movies, mostly with Sultan Rahi and her film as main heroine Moula Jatt (1979) was all time mega hit film.» Read more here
Pakistan's top female singer Mehnaz passed away on January 19, 2013 after long illnes. She was 55 years old. She was suffering from respiratory problems and died during a short stay in Bahrain enroute to the US for treatment.» Read more here
A complete list of Pakistani Movies
Total 4349 movies are in this database. Find any movie according to the alphabetically order.
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