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Bomb blast in Shama cinema Peshawar

Shama Cinema Peshawar
2014-02-11

12 people were killed and 23 injured in 3 hand grenade explosions inside the Shama Cinema in Peshawar.

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Bomb blast in Picture House cinema Peshawar

2014-02-02

Two explosions inside the cinema hall of Peshawar’s Picture House Cinema killed at least four people while injuring around 30.

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Reshma passed away..!

Reshma
2013-11-03

The legendary folk singer Reshma died on November 3, 2013.

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Veteran Indian playback singer Manna Day died..

Manna Day
2013-10-24

Manna Day was a famous playback singer from the 1950s/60s. His first film was Tamanna (1942).

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Shaan's film Waar won the Eid battle..!

Waar
2013-10-19

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.

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Zubaida Khanum passed away

Zubaida Khanum
2013-10-19

Zubaida Khanum was first Pakistani female singer who dominated film industry and sang many super hit songs in many films.

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Postage stamp on Madam Noorjahan

Postage stamp on Noorjahan
2013-09-21

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.

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Naheed Akhtar sang after 22 years..!

Naheed Akhtar
2013-06-08

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..

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Haml-o-Mah Gunj will be released soon

Anwar Iqbal
2013-05-11

The first ever Balichi film was banned after protest by Baloch nationalists

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Asiya is no more..!

Asiya
2013-03-09

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.

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Mehnaz passed away..!

Mehnaz
2013-01-19

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.

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23 released films in 2012

2012-12-31

Total 23 feature films were released in 2012. Seven of them were in Punjabi and rest 16 in Pashto languages.

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34 films were released in 2011

2011-12-31

6 Urdu, 7 Punjabi, 6 Siraiki and 15 Pashto films were released in this year.

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Reema married in USA

Reema
2011-11-18

Pakistan's famous film actress, director and TV anchor, 34 years old, Reema married Pakistan born US citizen cardiologist surgeon Dr. Tariq Shahab on November 18, 2011 in Virginia court, USA. Their fair was known for a while. Reema will continues her profession after marriage. Her latest film Love mein Gum was released on this Eid-ul-Fittar.

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Wohti Lay Kay Jani A celebrated silver jubilee

2011-08-02

The only hit film from 2010 Wohti Lay kay jani a has completed its Silver Jubilee (25 combined weeks) on Lahore's cinemas on August 2, 2011.

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Very poor business of Indian movies in Pakistan

2008-12-31

It looks like that the cinema culture in Pakistan is almost over. Indian movies were last hope for survival of cinemas but most of Indian movies released in this year were badly flopped, especially in the main circuit Lahore. Cinemas got moveis but not cine gores.

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The Qur'an reading at Metropole cinema..!!!

2006-04-13

It is probably the first time ever that Qur'an khawani (a traditional Qur'an reading ceremony) was held in a cinema house in Pakistan. It was Syed Noor who arranged this unique ceremony in Metropole cinema Lahore for thanks to the God for the success of the under released film "Majajan".

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Cinema crises continued..

2005-12-31

The Sindh province had 204 cinemas but only 75 of them have survived in 2005. Karachi had 120 cinemas but now there are only 34 cinemas left. In Hyderabad only six out of 21 cinemas are running. In Lahore, Naghma cinema on Abbot Road is closed after other main theatres on McLeod Road like Ritz, Mubarak, Rattan, Regent, Palace and Mehfil cinemas were closed due to film crises. Also Karachi's Lyric and Alif Laila, Hydrabad's Rahat and five cinemas (incl. Firdous cinema) in MirPur Khas were closed in this year.

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Saima married Syed Noor

2005-07-24

Saima married Syed Noor on July 24, 2005 during the shooting of their mega hit film Majajan.

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Shaan & Saima's diamond jubilee as pair

2004-12-31

Shaan & Saima celebrated their 100-film partnership. They are second pair after Sultan Rahi-Anjumam to do this.

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"Sitara-e-Imtiaz" to Ahmad Rushdi..!

Ahmad Rushdi
2003-03-23

Thanks to the representation of the Urdu-speaking area's political party MQM (Muthida/Muhajar Qoumi Movement) in the present Government "the Urdu folk-singer" Ahmad Rushdi (who was a great playback singer in the 60s/70s) was awarded "Sitara-e-Imtiaz" - 20 years after his death!

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Sahiba and Jan Rambo married

1998-10-16

Famous film pair Sahiba and Jan Rambo (Afzal Khan) married on October 16, 1998.

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Many big artists passed away..

1994-12-31

There were many big names like Baba Chishti, Master Abdullah, S.M. Yousuf, Nazrul Islam who died in this year..

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Sudhir ends his film career

Sudhir
1987-08-07

End of a great era.. Sudhir was Pakistan's first super star, his inaugural film "Hachkolay" in 1949 was the second released film in Pakistan. After 38 year's marvellous film career, his last film "Son of AnnDaata" was released in this year...

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Javed Sheikh married Salma Agha

1985-09-01

Famous film hero Javed Sheikh married actress and singer Salma Agha in September 1985..

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Firdous lost her property..

Firdous
1978-09-22

Firdous Market in the posh area of Gulberg Lahore was owned by the super star Punjabi film heroine Firdous, which was sold by the authorities due to unpaid property taxes.

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Ejaz in jail in London..

Ejaz
1978-03-03

Super star film actor, producer and cinema owner Ejaz Durrani was sentenced to jail for five years by a London court on March 3, 1978.

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Babra Sharif and Shahid married

1978-02-05

The famous film pair Babra Sharif and Shahid got married on February 5, 1978 and they went to London for their honeymoon.

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A Golden year..!

1975-12-31

Wehshi Jatt was the most successful and a trend maker action Punjabi film this year.

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Allah-o-Akbar - An Islamic documentary film

1975-10-31

The only Pakistan made religious Urdu film about Islamic holy places Allah-o-Akbar was released on October 10, 1975 in Rivoli cinema Karachi.

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Munawar Zarif became hero

Muanwar Zarif
1973-09-14

After Rangeela, another legendary comedian Munawar Zarif became hero.

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Legendary writer Riaz Shahid died

1972-10-01

Legendry writer and director Riaz Shahid died by heart attack on October 1st.

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Noorjahan and Ejaz seperated..!

Noor Jehan with President of Pakistan General Mohammad Yahya Khan in 1971
1971-04-28

Madam Noorjahan and Ejaz separated on April 28, 1971 after 12 years marriage life.

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PPP leader Amin Fahim married Dina Laila

1970-08-09

Famous politician Amin Fahim, PPP married singer Dina Laila.

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Nadeem married

1969-09-28

Famous film hero Nadeem married director Ehtisham's daughter Farzana on 28 September 1969 at Dhaka.

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Zeba & Mohammad Ali married..

1966-09-29

Zeba and Mohammad Ali married on September 29th.

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Malangi - double golden jubilee film..

Malangi
1965-12-17

"Malangi" made an unique record with "Double Golden Jubilee" in the same cinema, Odion Lahore. It was Akmal's best film..

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Ritz cinema's gallery collapsed!

1965-12-17

The gallery of Ritz cinema Lahore collapsed during the film show of Jeedar

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Allauddin as solo hero..

Allauddin
1963-08-30

Allauddin was Pakistan's most talented actor - the only successful actor as hero, villain, comedian and in old roles.

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Nayyar Sultana married Darpan

Nayyar Sultana and Darpan married on December 1st, 1962
1962-12-01

Famous Pakistani film pair Nayyar Sultana and Darpan married on December 1st, 1962.

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Noorjahan and Ejaz married

Noor Jehan married Ejaz Durrani on October 19, 1959
1959-10-19

Legend singer and actress Madam Noorjahan remarried with famous young actor Ejaz Durrani on October 19, 1959 at Lahore.

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Sabiha and Santosh married..

1958-10-01

Pakistan's leading actors Sabiha and Santosh married on October 1st, 1958.

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Noorjehan & Nazar Mohammad scandal..

1953-06-24

Lahore's Urdu daily Imroz in its June 24, 1953 issue published a scandal of Madam Noor Jehan

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Dopatta was a big hit..

1952-03-29

Dopatta was the only Pakistani film to celebrate an outstanding success in the sub-continent in 1952.

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Madam Noorjahan in Pakistan..!

Chann Way
1951-03-29

Madam Noor Jehan started her film career in Pakistan as actress, singer and director with a mega hit musical Punjabi film Chann Way.

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Lahore film industry after the partition..

1948-08-07

Lahore was the third main film center in the sub-Continent after Bombay and Calcutta, and there were many Hindi/Urdu or Punjabi movies under production in Lahore in 1947.

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