- also Flopped..!
The famous Indian film Taj Mahal could only attract 200 film fans
in Plaza cinema Lahore where the capacity was more than 800 seats.
Mughal-e-Azam failed..! The famous Indian movie
Mughal-i-Azam failed to attract a large number of cinegoers on
the first day of its release at the Gulistan cinema Lahore on Sunday
April 23. Only 400 people watched the maiden show, but it is expected
that the number of spectators will increase in the days to come after
This classic Indian film is released in Pakistan after 26 years.
The last released Indian movies were Noor Jehan and Kashish in
1980 after a special permission from dictator Zia. There had been a ban
on the release of Indian films since 1965.
Yousuf Khan as
Osam bin Ladan...!
Khan will play the role of Osama bin Ladan in Arshad Khan's Afghan based film Mujahid.
Other actors in this film are Sana, Ahmad Butt and Arbaz Khan.
Film on MQM Leader..!
A feature film on MQM leader Mr. Altaf Hussain will be directed by Shafqat
actress Nargis performed Hajj with her family. She will continue
her showbiz career after Hajj.
Ali Zafar as film star
Ali Zafar has signed two films Khuda keliye by Shoaib Mansoor and Ajnabi
Shehar mein by Saqib Malik.
|A Nayyar's appeal
Pakistan's top playback singer A
Nayyar - who is a Christian origin - is appealing the Government of
Punjab to protect him and his family after he was robbed and beaten by
some unidentified criminals on February 21. They stopped him on the main
road near the Canal Park, Lahore, stole his money and after recognizing
him, beat him up and then asked him to recite the Kalima. Its believed
the attack could be linked to the recent protests against the controversial
cartoons of the holy Prophet Mohammad.
Mohammad Ali passed away!
| 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.
Mohammad Ali started his showbiz career as a Radio broadcaster from Radio Pakistan
Hyderabad in the mid 50s. His film career began with a Karachi made film Chiragh
jalta raha in 1962. In the begening he was villain actor in some films but
since film Shararat (1963) he played the hero roles.
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| Mohammad Ali got breakthrough from film Aag
ka Darya and was on the top in the next ten years time. Mohammad Ali or Ali
Bhai will be remembered for his emotional acting and the best dialog delivery
among the film actors in Pakistan. Khamosh Raho, Saiqa, Insaan
aur Admi, Insaaf
aur Qanoon, Salakhen and
Doorian were some of his all time best films as actor. He was married with famous
actress Zeba since September 1966.
Mohammad Ali was buried on March 21 at ahata holy saint Mian Mirs Sahib in Lahore.
Qur'an reading at Metropole cinema..!!!
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". According to Daily Khabrain from its Internet
edition of 13.4.2006 "Niaz" (the "holy" foods or sweets after
the Qur'an reading) was also distributed. This film was produced by Saima and
Afzal Khan from England (Larki Punjaban fame). Syed Noor is director and according
to some film critics this film is actually his own lovestory with Saima and the
film name should have been "Meerasan" and not "Majajan".
Top comedian Omar Sharif will direct an Indian
film "Tum mere ho".
successful as actor in India. His film Shaikhar was a hit film
and he is busy in the Bollywood with one dozen other films.
New Hindko film
Director and writer Mehtab Shah will make a Hindko film "Chachi Chacha chal
Karachi". It will be the second Hindko film after "Qissa Khawani" by
legendry poet Qateel Shafai in the 80s.
|Civil Awards Winners
Civil awards were conferred on Pakistan Day on March 23, 2006 to some
film and music personalities. Pride of Performance was given to prominent
singer from the 70s Tasawur Khanum. Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to comedian Omar Sharif,
Pop-singer Jawad Ahmad and Sindhi film hero Mushtaq Changezi
Top TV and film artist Abid Ali married
TV artist Rabia Noreen.
Pop singer Ali Haidar married in
| Channa Sachi Muchi and Sooli by
Jhoomar by Syed Noor.
Iman by Hassan Askari.
Khuley Asman ke neechey by Javed Sheikh.
Muhabtan Sachian and Muskarahten by
Tarrap, Nasha jawani da, Lahoria te Pishoria and Ghulam
Qalandar by Sangeeta.
Tum se pyar hai by Pervez Kaleem.
Armaan and Aurat ek Khilna by
Bichhu and Murshid Badshah by
Sohni Chann wargi by Naeem Yousuf.
Lahori Shehzadey by Waheed Awan.
Jawab and Nigah by Diljeet Mirza.
Daro Barchhi by Javed Hassan.
Ik din main lot aun ga by Mohammad Javed Fazil.
Aisa pyar kahan by Ejaz Hussain.
Dulhan ek raat ki, Dhoom, Night Girl and Saheli by
One, Two ka One by Ronaq Ali.
Butt Badshah by Masood Butt.
Garm Masala and Mohabbat by Jamshed
Puttar Sher Khan da by Younis Malik.
Gunahon ka Shehar by Saeed Ali Khan.
Puttar Hamyun Gujjar da by Shaan.
Dil se Dil tak by Raja Riaz.
Kabhi pyar na karna by Javed Raza
Na hon ge juda by Saeed Rana
Pyas by Shaan Mustafa.
Ankhen by Manzoor Ahmad Khan.
Kurri sohni jehi by Naeem Yousuf.
Jawaria by Mulazim Hussain Bhatti
Dil da rog by Imtiaz Qaisar.
The Gujjar & Badmash trend is IN and many producers are making films with
these titles. Some of them are:
Gujjar M.B.B.S., Riaz Gujjar, Shehzad Gujjar, Sana Gujjar, Wadda Gujjar, Jagga
Gujjar, Gujjar da kharak, Kala Gujjar, Manga Gujjar, Munna Gujjar, Abba Gujjar,
Pappu Gujjar, Accha Gujjar, Saqi Gujjar, Sohni Gujjar, Gujjar purey dinna da
Bala Badmash, Pappu Badmasha da, Ghundi Run, Yaar Badmash, Wehshi Badmash, Ghunda
No. 1, Ghunda Punjab da, Ziddi Badmash, Gawala 302,
Yaar Badmash (Punjabi)
Actors: Saima, Shaan, Saud, Arbaz Khan
Actors: Sana, Shaan, Ahmad Butt, Rambo
Actors: Saima, Shaan, Madiha Shah, Shafqat Cheema.
Director: Rasheed Dogar
Producer: Raja Sajid
Actors: Roofi, Arbaz Khan, Anam, Shamyl Khan, Saima Khan
February (Eid films):
Sharif Gujjar (Punjabi)
Director: Masood Butt
Actors: Sana, Shaan, Saud, Shafqat Cheema
Director: Rasheed Dogar
Producer: Riaz/Shehzad Gujjar
Actors: Roofi, Shamyl Khan, Anam, Fakhar Imam.
Producer: Bau Afzal Butt
Actors: Shaan, Saima
Madam Deharibaz (Urdu)
Director: Pervez Rana
Producer: Sohail Hussaini
Actors: Saima, Ahmad Butt, Umar Sharif
Pehla Pehla Pyar (Urdu)
Director & Producer: Mubashar Luqman
Actors: Resham, Ali Tabish, Zara Sheikh, Nadeem, Sajid Hassan.
Pashto Films on Eid:
- Ghulami na manam
- Dase rata mah gora
- Yaar Bash
- Ajzi loya Badshahi da
- A Busy Man in 2006!
Film director Masood Butt will be very busy in 2006. He has signed agreement
for 11 films:
1) Wehshi Badmash
2) Pappu Gujjar
3) Lahori Butt
4) Ghunda Punjab da
6) Naji Butt
7) Accha Gujjar
8) Abba Gujjar
9) Saqi Gujjar
10) Sohni Gujjar
|TV artist Subhani BaYounis died on May
31. He played a role in film Musafar (1976).
Senior actor Adeeb dies in Lahore after long
illnes on May 26, 2006. He was one of the most popular villain actor
in Pakistan. His last big film was Majajan.
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The legendary Indian music director Noushad Ali passed
away on Maj 6, 2006. He was 87 years old. He got breakthrough
Gharhi in 1944 with the mega hit song Awaz de kahan hai... with
Madam Noor Jehan. Noushad's other famous musical films were Shah Jehan,
Dillagi, Dulari, Amar, Beejo Bawra, Andaz, Aan, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga
Jamna, Daastan and Taj Mehal.
70s renewed singer Robina Badar died in the first week
of April Month. She was 50 and a cancer patient. She sung in many films
as Imandar, Chakarbaz, Shoukan mele di, Hukam da ghulam, Intezar, Parda
na uthao, Izzat, Khanzada and
many more. Her super hit songs were Russ ke tur peye o Sarkar (Khanzada), Mere
Munney mere Lal and Too masoom Farishta hai (Imandar) and Dada
jee, apne Potey ko samjhao (Parda na uthao).
60s famous playback singer Nighat Seema died in Karachi
on April 4,
2006. She sung in few films as Rishta hai pyar ka, jale na kyun Parwana, Afshan,
Bandgi, Chhoti Behan, Mere Lal and some other films. Here are some famous
songs of Nighat Seema:
- Baten Falk ki qisse Zamin ke, jhoote kahin ke
- Geet gati hain khawabon ki parchhaian
- Kali hasraton ki na khil saki, tera pyar raas na aa saka
She was 65 and married with famous Radio singer Taj Multani.
Famous film director for films Mukhra and Saat
Lakh, Jaafar Malik died in March month. He was 85.
He directed more than 22 films, some other films were Baap ka Gunah,
Commandor and Sajjan milde kadi kadi. He was also the director of the
first ever color Punjabi film Punj
A famous short height actor Younis Tingu died in Lahore
by heart attack. He was seen in Dillan
de soudey, Asoo
Billa, Dillagi and
many other films.
Comedian actress Romana died on February 22. She was
famous actress on stage and film Dulla Bhatti (1982) was her famous film