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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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Film Zinda Bhaag for Oscar Awards..?

Zinda Bhaag
2013-09-13

Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC) will nominate film Zinda Bhaag for Oscar consideration.

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Neuplex Cinema in Karachi

2013-08-30

The Neuplex complex is located in an entertainment centre, called The Place, which is situated in Khayaban-e-Shaheen, Karachi.

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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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Shatrughan Sinha attended wedding of grandson of dictator Zia

Sinha in Pakistan
2013-01-06

Veteran Indian actor and MP of political party BJP, Shatrughan Sinha attended the wedding ceremony of former dictator Gen. Zia's grandson Osman-ul-Haq in Islamabad on Sunday, January 6, 2013.

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A Black Day for Pakistani Cinemas

A Black Day for Pakistani films
2012-09-21

Violent protesters against an American anti-Islam film attacked main cinemas in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta on September 21, 2012. Capri and Nishat cinemas on M.A. Jinnah Road, Bambino on Garden Road and Lalazar Cinema in Qaidabad Karachi were partially damaged while Prince cinema was set afire by violent mobs.

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Only 11% cine gore in Pakistan

2012-07-31

According to the latest Gallup survey in July 2012, there are only 20 million cinegores in Pakistan, which is only 11% of the total population of 180 million.

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Pakistan won film award in SAARC film festival

Pakistan Won the SAARC film award
2012-05-20

Pakistan won its first SAARC Film Award on May 20, 2012 for the best documentary film Saving Face by film producer and director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's. Pakistan also won the Silver Medal in the Best Feature Film category for director Mehreen Jabbar's film Raam Chand Pakistani. Sri Lankan film Akasa Kusum won the first and Indian film Byari won the third position.

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Shabnam and Robin Gosh visited Pakistan

Shabnam and Robin Gosh visited Pakistan
2012-04-24

The legendary film heroine Shabnam and her renowned husband music composer Robin Ghosh visited Pakistan from April 24 to May 14, 2012.

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Pakistan won its first Oscar Award..!

Pakistan Won Oscar Award
2012-02-26

Pakistani filmmaker and first-time Oscar nominee Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won an Academy Award for her documentary film "Saving Face" on February 26, 2012, which is about acid attack victims.

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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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"Sitara-e-Imtiaz" to Waheed Murad..!

Waheed Murad
2010-03-23

President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari announced Pakistan's third highest honor to the legendry film hero Waheed Murad on his 27th death anniversary on November 23, 2010.

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Majajan - 300 weeks and 3 years run..!

Majajan
2009-03-24

Majajan completed 300 weeks and 3 years The film of the decade Majajan ends its run after completing three years and 300 weeks in Lahore's cinemas. A great milestone in these days..!

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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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A terrible year for Pakistan..!

2007-12-31

2007 was a nightmare for Pakistanis. The law and order situation in the country was dreadful. North West Frontier Province (Sarhad) which bordering to Afghanistan, was more defected by the terrorist attacks, especially in the Sawat wally. It was main reason that only 15 Pastho films were released this year.

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Indian movies again on Pakistani cinemas

Indian Movies in Pakistan
2006-04-23

Indian films Taj Mehal and Bride & Prejudice (which was released as "Balley Balley") could not impress Pakistani cinegores and they were totally flopped. This famous Indian film could only attract 200 film fans in Plaza cinema Lahore where the capacity was more than 800 seats.

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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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Mohammad Ali passed away

Mohammad Ali
2006-03-19

The Acting Legend Mohammad Ali passed away in Lahore on Sunday, March 19, 2006. He was 75 years old. He was a cardiac patient and underwent two surgeries.

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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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First film channel in Pakistan

2005-02-01

A private film channel FilmAzia was launched in February.

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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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Record Pashto film business..!

2004-12-31

Despite the religious government in the North West Frontier Province (Sarhad) MMA has prohibited to show film publicity sign boards on cinemas or other places, the Pashto film business is flourishing throughout the province and also in Karachi and Lahore.

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A disastrous year for film business

2003-12-31

Not any single film was a super hit film in this year, multi budget film "Larki Punjaban" was also a big disappointment.

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Khamosh Pani - A Pakistani film won the first prize in Switzerland

2003-08-17

A Pakistani film "Khamosh Pani" (The Silent Water), directed by Miss Sabiha Somar won the "Golden Leopard" in 56th Lokarno Film Festival in Switzerland on august 17, 2003.

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Golden jubilee for Yousuf Khan

Yousuf Khan
2003-08-06

Yousuf Khan, who is celebrating his Golden Jubilee Year as actor in 2004 got "The Pride of Performance".

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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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Ahmad Rushdi got Sitara-e-Imtiaz

2003-03-23

The third highest civilian award in Pakistan "Sitara-i-Imtiaz" (Award of Excellence) was awarded to the great film singer Ahmad Rushdi - 20 years after his death.

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Pakistani film with Indian Singers..

Yeh Dil Aap Ka Hua
2002-07-19

Film "Yeh Dil Aapka hua" was a blockbuster film in 2002 and the highlights of the film was its super hit music - composed by Amjad Bobby and sung by Indian singers..

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Punjabi movies - again violent..!

Hamayun Gujjar
2001-08-23

After the success of film Hamayun Gujjar, almost every Punjabi film again is based on violent stories. Shaan has became another Sultan Rahi..!

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Madam Noorjahan died

Noorjahan
2000-12-23

The great era of film music comes to an end when the legendry singer Madam Noor Jehan passed away. Other losses were lyricist Kalim Usmani, producer Mian Farzand Ali and Madam Noor Jehan's musical instructur Ustad Ghulam Mohammad.

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Inayat Hussain Bhatti passed away..

Inayat Hussain Bhatti
1999-05-31

Pakistan's first top male singer Inayat Hussain Bhatti died on May 31, 1999..

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Saima & Shaan era started..

1999-03-29

After the success of film Daku Rani, both Shaan and Saima became box office demand.

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Jinnah - A film on Qaid-e-Azam

Jinnah the movie
1998-11-07

English and Urdu film Jinnah was a biographical film on the founder of Pakistan, Qaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which was directed by Jamil Dehlavi and written by Akbar S. Ahmed and Jamil Dehlavi. Christopher Lee played the role of Qaid-e-Azam.

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Choorian - a great comeback by Punjabi movies

Choorian
1998-10-25

Punjabi movies suffered after the killing of Sultan Rahi, but director Syed Noor's Punjabi film Choorian hit back with a style. This film ran for 290 weeks in Lahore.

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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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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died

1997-08-16

The legendry musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died by heart attack at London, he was the best known Pakistani music figure in international media.

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Revival of Urdu movies in this year

1996-12-31

A golden year for Urdu and Pastho films and not a single double version film was released in this year!!

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Sultan Rahi assassinated..!

1996-01-09

The great action Punjabi film hero Sultan Rahi was killed by some unidentified murderers on G.T. Road near Gujranwala when he was on the way back to Lahore from Islamabad on January 9th, 1996.

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First diamond jubilee Urdu film in Lahore - Munda Bigra Jaye

1995-04-14

Munda bigra jaye became the first ever Urdu film to celebrate diamond jubilees (100 weeks) in both Karachi and Lahore's cinemas.

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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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Syed Noor as film director

1993-12-24

Famous film writer Syed Noor produced and directed his first ever Urdu film Qasm this year..

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Moin Akhtar failed on silver screen

1993-10-22

Disappointed start for the legendry TV artist Moin Akhtar as a hero in film "Mr. Tabedar".

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Non-film singers on silver screen..

1992-12-31

Legendry musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was introduced in film "Boxer" with his famous qawwali "Dam Mast Qalandar Mast Mast". Abida Perveen, the singer of spiritual songs, was on silver screen in film "Zindagi", folk singers Arif Lohar and Atta Ulla Khan Eisakhailvi were introduced as actors/singers in film "Dillagi".

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Umar Sharif as hero..!

Umar Sharif
1992-06-12

Top class stage comedian Omer Sharif was flopped as a comedian in films but he got break through as director, writer and hero/comedian in film Mr. 420.

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Pashto movies dominating..!

1991-12-31

Only 6 original Urdu films were released and in percentage it is all time record for minimum released Urdu films which is only less then 6% of total released films in an year.

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Amazing Masood Rana..!

1991-09-06

Legendary playback singer Masood Rana sang 12 songs in film "Piar karn toon naeen darna/Piar kiya to darna kya" (6 in both versions) which is an all time record for any film singer in Pakistan.

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Some big new comers..!

1990-12-31

Saima in Khatarnaak, Shaan & Reema in Bulandi and Madiha Shah in Raja were introduced. (Reema's first apperance was as a child star in film Qismat).

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Pakistani movie footage in the international media

1990-04-27

Evernew Pictures feature film on Salman Rushdie, who wrote a blasphemous book on prophet Mohammad (pbuh), got an international attention in the world media.

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Double version Punjabi/Urdu movies..

1989-05-07

Almost 60% of population speak Punjabi language as their mother-tongue in Pakistan.

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Nadeem in Punjabi movies..!

Nadeem
1988-07-25

Super star Nadeem achieved some amazing successes in Urdu films. He tried to become Punjabi film hero and produced a Punjabi film "Mukhra". Hhe also sang two hit duet songs with Madam Noor Jehan.

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Shabnam in Punjabi movies..!

Shabnam
1987-08-07

Shabnam was a great super star in Urdu films. She appeared in three Punjabi films first time in her career - Malika, Bazi, Kalu - but failed to any success and then she left Pakistan..!

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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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100 movies in this year..!

1986-12-31

After many years gape more than hundred films were released.

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Co-productions movies

1986-12-31

Co-production was on top and Sri Lankan actress Sabeeta was the most successful Urdu film heroine in this year.

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Nanha committed suicide..!

Nanha
1986-06-02

Pakistan lost one of its main film comedian, when a disparate Nanha committed suicide on June 2nd after his One-Way love story with dancer/actress Nazli ended as a failure.

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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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Iqbal Hassan killed in a car accident..!

1984-11-14

Iqbal Hassan was the third big loss for Punjabi films after Akmal and Munawar Zarif when he was killed in a car accident with an another prominent actor Aslam Pervez in November 1984. He was a must for action Punjabi films after his marvelous performance in film Sher Khan.

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Decline of Urdu movies

1983-12-31

First time in the history of Pakistani film history, another regional language Pashto movies were in majority then Urdu movies..

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Waheed Murad, Ahmad Rushdi & Saleem Raza died

1983-11-23

Whole nation was in shock when they heard the news of a sudden death of the great film hero Waheed Murad on November 23rd. "His voice" on silver screen, playback singer Ahmad Rushdi died on April 11th, 1983.

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Aina ends it run after 5 years..!

1982-01-14

After five years in the box office, the showing of Aaina comes to an end in Karachi's mini cinema Scala, where it ran for more than 4 years (401 weeks combined in Karachi's cinemas). It has been the most popular Urdu film in the country's history.

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Action Punjabi movies ruled..!

1981-08-02

Sher Khan created all time record with 444 combined weeks in Lahore's cinemas, Sala Sahib crossed 300-weeks and Chann Veryam more than 200 weeks. Qurbani, Yeh Zamana aur hai and Athra Puttar were other diamond jubilee films.

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Some Indian movies released in Pakistan after dictators orders..!

1980-05-23

Indian film "Noorjahan" was released on May 23, 1980 in Pakistani cinemas after a special permission from the Military dictator General Zia.

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First Platinum jubilee Urdu film in Lahore - Bandish

1980-01-11

Bandish was the first ever Urdu film to reach platinum jubilee in Lahore.

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Nanha and Ali Ejaz as comedy heroes

1979-11-03

In the dominance of action and violent movies, same year a comedy pair of Nanha and Ali Ejaz were successfully introduced in Punjabi film Dubai chalo.

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Gandasa culture started in Pakistani movies..

Moula Jatt
1979-02-11

Gandasa became a box office hit after the blockbuster film Moula Jatt. Sultan Rahi and Mustafa Qureshi were most popular actors in action and violent Punjabi films.

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Decline of Pakistani films began..!

1978-12-31

The golden era of Pakistani films comes to an end and after seven consective years - without any diamond jubilee film in this year.

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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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Film Aina became a record breaking film

Aina
1977-03-18

Film Aaina became the first ever film to cross 400 weeks in cinemas in Karachi.

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Hat tricks of more than 100 movies pr. year

1976-12-31

It was the third consecutive year with more than hundred movies were released in a single year and again three films celebrated diamond jubilees.

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First Pakistan made English film Beyond the last Mountain

1976-12-17

The first and only Pakistan made English film "Beyond the last Mountain" was released.

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Munawar Zarif died..!

Muanwar Zarif
1976-04-29

The death of the great comedian/hero Munawar Zarif was a big disaster for Pakistani films.

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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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"Khatarnak Awami Dour..!"

Khatarnak
1974-08-23

It was Awami Dor (democracy) and many film producers enjoyed (and misused) a very flexible censor policy.

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First Siraiki film in Pakistan - Dhian Nimania

Dhian Nimania
1973-12-07

Bhatti Pictures film Dhian nimania was the first ever Siraiki film in Pakistan.

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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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NAFDEC, National Film Development Corporation

1973-05-28

National Film Development Corporation (NAFDEC) was established on May 28, 1973 in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was announced by Informations Minister Abdul Hafeez Pirzada after a film convention.

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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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First diamond jubilee Punjabi film Khan ChaCha

1972-01-27

Four Punjabi films celebrated diamond jubilees in this year, three of them were of Sultan Rahi, who got huge success on box office.

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Film director Zaheer Rehan "disappeared"..!

1971-12-30

After the fall of Dhaka (Dacca) the first coloured film maker in Pakistan, Bengali film producer and director Zaheer Rehan was disappeared in Dhaka on December 30 and never came back again!

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Pakistan lost East Pakistan..!

Dacca fall
1971-12-16

Pakistan lost its eastern wing, East Pakistan - after a nine month long civil war and a Military intervention from Indian Army. Dacca (Dhaka) fall on December 16, 1971 and became the capital of the new born state of Bangladesh.

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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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First Gujarati film in Pakistan - Maa tay Maa

Maa tay Maa
1970-12-01

The first ever Gujarati film Maa te Maa was released on December 1st, 1970.

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First Pashto film in Pakistan - Yousuf Khan Sher Bano

Yousuf Khan Sher Bano
1970-12-01

Yousuf Khan Sher Bano was the first ever Pashto film in Pakistan.

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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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First diamond jubilee film in Pakistan - Zarqa

Zarqa
1969-10-17

Prominent writer Riaz Shahid's "Zarqa" became the first ever diamond jubilee film in Pakistan when it crossed 101 weeks in Karachi.

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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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More than 100 movies released first time..!

1968-12-31

More than hundred feature films were released this year.

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First color Punjabi film in Pakistan - 5 Darya

1968-12-22

The first ever colour Punjabi film Panj Darya was released on Eid Day on 22.12.1968.

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Khana-e-Khuda - first Iranian film in Pakistan

1968-04-19

An Iranian religious film on Hajj rituals Khana-e-Khuda (directed by A. Razai) was dubbed in Urdu and released in Karachi's Bambino cinema on April 19, 1968, where it celebrated a fantastic silver jubilee (26 weeks).

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Amazing record by Bashir Ahmad in film Darshan

Darshan
1967-08-09

Bashir Ahmad from East Pakistan created an amazing record when he sung eight songs in Rehman's Urdu film Darshan.

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Akmal died..!

Akmal
1967-06-11

The bad news of the year was the sudden death of super star Akmal on June 11, 1967. He was the most popular Punjabi film hero in the mid 60s.

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Super Stars era started..

1966-12-31

With the success of the first Platinum Jubilee Urdu film "Armaan" a new era was started, it was Waheed Murad, who became the most papular stylish film hero in the country.

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Zeba & Mohammad Ali married..

1966-09-29

Zeba and Mohammad Ali married on September 29th.

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Son of Pakistan - a Dacca based Bengali film

1966-08-12

Son of Pakistan was the first patriotic Bengali film on the topic of children, which was made in Dacca, East Pakistan (now Dhaka, Bangladesh).

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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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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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First cinema scope film in Pakistan - Mala

Mala
1965-12-03

"Mala" was the first Cinema scope film, which was produced by Dosani and Mustafiz in Dhaka in the "East" Pakistan.

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First Platinum jubilee film in Pakistan - Jeedar

Jeedar
1965-11-19

Punjabi film "Jeedaar" was the first ever feature film to become a Platinum Jubilee hit (75 weeks) film in Pakistan.

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Indian movies banned in Pakistan..

1965-09-06

The release of Indian films in Pakistani cinemas were totally banned when the 65-war between Pakistan and India erupted on September 6, 1965.

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Neelo's and the military regime..!

Neelo
1965-02-11

Neelo tried to commit suicide on February 11 after she allegedly was "kidnapped" and was forced to dance in a party honoured for Royal Guest King of Iran, Mohammad Raza Shah Pehlvi.

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First color film in Pakistan - Sangam

Sangam
1964-04-23

Producer Zaheer Rehan (1935-71) from Dhaka produced the first ever coloured film Sangam in Pakistan on Eid-ul-Azha Day, April 23rd, 1964.

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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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Many big artists discovered..

1962-12-31

A memorable year in Pakistani film history, when many big films were released and many big stars were discovered. Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Shabnam, Waheed Murad, Rani, Masood Rana and many other big artists debuted in this year.

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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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The last film as actress for Noorjahan

1961-11-24

Film "Ghalib" was the last released film as heroine for Madam Noor Jehan.

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Gul Bakavli - first B/W film with colour songs..

1961-10-27

"Gul Bakawli" (released on October 27th) was the first Pakistani B/W film with colour songs.

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Zarif died..

Zarif
1960-10-30

Top class comedian Zarif died by heart attack on October 30.

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Noorjahan as playback singer..

1960-06-17

Madam Noorjahan started her career as playback singer with an Urdu film "Salma" and Punjabi film "Rani Khan".

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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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Kartar Singh - a great film released..

Kartar Singh
1959-06-18

One of the best ever historical film Kartar Singh was released on June 18, 1959..

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Jago Hua Savera - the inugarual Dhaka based Urdu film..

Jago Hua Savera
1959-05-25

The first Dhaka based Urdu film Jago hua Savera won the gold medal in Moscow Film Festival.

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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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Yakkay Wali created business records..!

Yakkay Wali
1957-02-22

Yakkay Wali was a memorable box office hit film with the great film heroine Musarrat Nazir in the title role.

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First Bengali film in Pakistan - Mukh-o-Mukhush

1956-08-03

The first Bengali feature film "Mukh-O-Mukhush" (The Face and the Mask) was released in Dhaka on August 3, 1956.

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Umar Marvi - first Sindhi film in Pakistan..

1956-03-12

The first ever Sindhi film in Pakistan "Umar Marvi" was released on March 12, 1956.

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First Karachi made film - Hamari Zuban

1955-06-10

"Hamari Zuban" (Our Language!) was the first ever Karachi made film (released on June 10).

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First banned film in Pakistan - Ruhi

1954-11-18

Director W.Z. Ahmad's inaugural film "Ruhi" was the first banned film in Pakistan.

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Jaal movement

1954-07-09

Famous film personalities were arrested agitating at Regent Cinema Lahore against the release of an Indian film Jaal on July 9th, 1954,

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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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Film name changed after protest..!

1951-02-04

Due to a protest from musician community the name of Punjabi film Meerasi was changed to Billo.

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First silver jubilee Urdu film in Pakistan - 2 Aansoo

1950-04-07

Film Do Aansoo was the first ever Urdu Silver Jubilee hit film in Pakistan. This film was written by Hakeem Ahmad Shuja, who was father of film director Anwar Kemal Pasha. It was made as film Bhai Jan in 1945. Two other big films were made on the same story; Dillan de soudey (1969) and Anjuman (1970).

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Evernews Pictures first film Mundri

1949-11-18

Pakistan's largest film company Evernew Pictures released it's first film Mundri, it was a Punjabi film.

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First super hit film in Pakistan - Pheray

Pheray
1949-07-28

Pheray was first ever Punjabi film in Pakistan, which was released on Eid-ul-Fittar Day on July 28, 1949.

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First silver jubilee Pakistani film in India - Shahida

1949-03-18

Director Luqman's Muslim social Urdu film Shahida became the first ever Pakistani film, which celebrated silver jubilees in Indian cities Delhi and Lucknew.

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First feature film in Pakistan - Teri Yaad

Teri Yaad
1948-08-07

Pakistan's first film Teri Yaad was relased on August 7, 1948 on Eid-ul-Fittar Day on Parbhat (Sanobar/Empire) Cinema in Lahore.

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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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Kashmir Hamara Hay - The first documentary film in Pakistani cinemas

Kashmir Hamara Hay
1948-07-23

Kashmir Hamara Hay was the first ever released film on any Pakistani cinema.

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First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

Pancholi Film Studio Lahore
1948-02-16

The first ever film studio in Pakistan, Pancholi Film Studio on Upper Mall Road Lahore was inaugurated on February 16, 1948.

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