Silver Jubilee's on Main Theatre's in other cities:
Moula Jatt in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujrat
Sher Khan in Faislabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Sialkot
Sala Sahib in Faislabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala
Sultan Rahi's blockbuster films
Moula Jatt was released on February 11, 1979. This mega hit film completed 130 weeks at Shabistan Cinema and 26 weeks at Odeon Cinema Lahore and combined 310 weeksin its first run. This film also completed Solo Golden Jubilees in Faislabad, Rawalpindi and Multan and solo silver jubilees in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujrat. During it's second run Moula Jatt completed combined Diamond Jubilee at Metropole cinema (30 weeks) and Capital cinema (34 weeks) Lahore. At second run it was released at 27 cinemas and completed Silver Jubilee in first week and Golden Jubilee in Second week at Lahore - an unique record! It was the first ever Diamond Jubilee at Qaiser and Godian Cinema Karachi in second run. This film was prepared in just Rs. 600.000 and gained a profit of more than Rs. 60.000.000. Still average business of Moula Jatt is all time record in Pakistan.
Sher Khan was
released on Eid-ul-Fittar, August 2, 1981. This film completed 172 weeks
at Naghma Cinema (another weeks record on a single cinema!) and 35 weeks
at Mehfil cinema Lahore and combined 444
weeks in its first run, which is an all time record for any Pakistani film for the heighst numbre of weeks. Sher Khan also completed Solo Golden Jubilee in Rawalpindi and solo silver jubilees in Gujranwala, Multan, Sialkot, and Faislabad. During the second run Sher Khan completed Diamond Jubilee in Karachi and Golden Jubilee in Lahore. This is also a single film that completed Silver Jubilees in Lahore and Hydrabad at its third run.
Sala Sahib was
also released on August 2, 1981 and completed 130 weeks at Metropole cinema Lahore and combined 318
weeks in Lahore. This film had also celebrated solo Silver jubilee at Gujranwala, Faislabad, Multan and Rawalpindi. That was a golden jubilee film in Karachi as well and had great golden jubilee in second run in Lahore and silver jubilee in its 3rd run in Sialkot.
Sultan Rahi belonged to an Urdu speaking family migrated from
Muzaffar Nagar, District Bijnore, UP (Utter Pardesh) India after prepartition
and settled in Rawalpindi. Before joining films he acted in a stage drama named Nadir
Shah Durrani in 1955. He was born in 1938 and killed by an unknown
killer on January 9, 1996. (M.Ayub Qureshi, SA)
Chan Veryam was third big film released on the Eid-day, August 2, 1981 - what a day for Pakistani films!! This film completed continuously more than 53 weeks at Gulistan Cinema and 27 weeks at Naz cinema Lahore and combined 205
weeks. This film had also celebrated solo golden jubilee (50 Weeks) at Gujranwala and solo silver jubilee in Multan and Rawalpindi.
A Diamond jubilee film is always a mega hit film, which shows 100 weeks
continuously on cinemas in a single city. "Solo" means all weeks on a single
cinema and "combined" is total weeks on all cinemas. Four Pakistani films were
"Solo Diamond Jubilees" Aaina, Moula
Khan and Sala
A Platinum Jubilee film is a super hit film, which shows 75 weeks continuously
on cinemas in a single city. The success measure for a super hit film is minimum
six months release on its main cinema.
A Golden Jubilee film is a hit film, which shows 50 weeks continuously
on cinemas in a single city. The success measure for a hit Golden Jubilee film
is minimum four months on its main cinema. A Solo Golden Jubilee is always a
megahit film as film Sassi was in 1954.
A Silver Jubilee film is an average film, which shows 25 weeks continuously
on cinemas in a single city. The success measure for a Silver Jubilee film is
minimum 10 weeks on its main cinema. A Solo Silver Jubilee is always a super
hit film as film Pheray was in 1949.
Sultan Rahi's some other record's
During the year 1989,
Sultan Rahis 35 films were released with 26 titles.
Sultan Rahis super hit films Majhoo and Zindagi were completed in
just 16 days and Sher
Khan was completed within 21 days.
Sultan Rahis 90 films with 55 title rolls were released on Eid-ul-Fittar occasions and 66 films with 39 title rolls were released on Eid-ul-Azha occasions.
According to flm
director of film Basheera Mr.
Aslam Dar: "I wanted to cast SAWAN as title role but he had demanded
70 thousands rupees. But
after his refusal and demand for a lot of money I had cast to Sultan
Rahi as Basheera just for rupees 7 thousands..." After the success
Sultan Rahi became Supustar with more than 70 thousands ruppes
per film charges and SAWAN became going down as villain and supporting
During 11 years (1986 to 1996 ) the
quantity of his released films is 304, that is tremendous record. During
three years (1989 to 1991) the quantity of his released films is 101. During
the following years the quantity of his released films is more than
20 per year.
1976: 26 Films, 1979: 32
31 Films, 1983: 21 Films, 1984: 28
32 Films, 1 987: 21 Films, 1988: 23 Films, 1989: 35 Films, 1990:
34 Films, 1991: 32 Films, 1992:
31 Films, 1993: 26 Films, 1994: 25
21 Films,1996: 24 Films.
Sultan Rahi's heroine's
Total heroines: 60 Plus
Sultan Rahi appeared with Anjuman in 129 films, Aasia 79 films, Saima 65 films, Mumtaz 57 films, Gori 33 films and Najma 30 films.
At the same time Sultan Rahi was popular hero of two real sisters Anjuman
and Gori. He also performed as hero with two other real sisters Sangeeta and
Sultan Rahi with other actor's
Sultan Rahi appeared in numbers of films with Bahar 300 Plus, Ilyas Kashmiri 280, Humayun Qureshi 255, Mustafa Qureshi 222, Afzal Ahmed 158, Rangila, 136, Iqbal Hassan 128, Ghulam Mohayydin 88 and Yousaf Khan 63
Sultan Rahi's director's
Total directors: 228
with Masood Butt: 36 with 26 titles
with Younas Malik: 31 with 25 titles
with Iqbal Kashmiri: 33
with Hasan Askari: 26
with Altaf Hussain: 26
129 directors cast Sultan Rahi in Title Rolls.
115 directors cast Sultan Rahi in their very first films.
60 directors cast Sultan Rahi as title rolls in their very first films.
No any film of Sultan Rahi was failed with director Younas Malik out of 18 consecutive successful films.
Sultan Rahi's writer's
Total writers: 235
with Nasir Adeeb 200 Plus (titles 153), with Mustafa Kemal Pasha 66 Plus (titles 51) and with Bashir Niaz 50 Plus
Sultan Rahi's Musician's
with musician Wajahat Atrey: 200 Plus and with musician M. Ashraf: 100 Plus
Sultan Rahi's Singer's
Sultan Rahi was a complete action hero, but almost two dozen songs were picturized
on him. 90% songs were sung by Masood
Rana, who was a dominating male singer
in Punjabi film history. Other singers sung for him were Mehdi
Ahmad, Rajab Ali, Shoukat Ali, A.
Hussain Bhatti and of course
him self - he sung a song in film Sadhu aur Sheitan and song was "Behna, Bhayya
ki pyari Behna, yehi dua hai Susral mein ja ke sada khushi tum rehna..." (music
Some correspondance with the Author:
Dear Mazhar Iqbal,
More than one year ago I sent you a message. Now I have read your website again
and saw some new information's about the jubilees of pakistani famous films.
It's great effort. All punjabi films has a great record in Lahore. I also want
to send you some information's. I searched on Sultan Rahi who had great
records. Can you publish them, if I send you. Please give me your postal address. Mazhar Ul Haq
Dear Mazhar Ul Haq,
I hope that you are not expecting that I will compose or re-write webpages from
your printed or hand written material. I never did it before and could not be
able to do it in the future, it's very difficult, time consuming and a tough
job for me because I'm totally alone to manage all parts of my website and it's
all what I can do in my part time.
You can send me your contribution by e-mail in English or if you prefer in Urdu,
than please use In-Page, which is a very common programme to write Urdu text. Mazhar Iqbal
-------- Dear Mazhar Iqbal,
Thank you for the reply. I'm very happy if you can make a website on Sultan Rahi.
Since the release of Moula Jatt, I'm searching and collecting information's about Sultan Rahi. I see daily newspapers, filmy newspapers, film magazines and filmy programmes. I'm also keeping records for Sultan Rahi. The newspapers publicity clips are always wrong so I'm collecting the true information's.
I have a lot of pictures of Sultan Rahi, what kind of pictures you want to send you. i have many newspapers black and white add of Sultan Rahi's films.
I can give you a total list of his films, but it will take some time. Let me
know on what date you need all information so that you can publish it before
his Barsy on Januar 9, 2006..
What kind of songs you need? I mean all songs of his heroien's or all songs sung by him or all title songs.
Yes, I met him only two times, first one week before his death and second on his Janaza.
It need a separate book for the information's about Sultan Rahi, but if you need any special information, please ask me.
Thanks and best regards, Mazhar Ul Haq