Month: January 2010

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S.M. Yousuf

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On January 6, 2010
Amongst those film makers who resurrected social values through their positive exposure on the silver screen, the name of S.M. Yousuf will remain amongst the top ten Muslim directors in the sub continent. He not only concentrated on eastern values and their positive aspects, but also highlighted the role of women in society. S.M. Yousuf’s […]

S. Suleman

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On January 6, 2010

A lot of cine-goers might be oblivious to the fact that S. Suleman began his film career, before partition, as an actor (child star) in a film called Doosri Shadi. The movie was directed by Ram Aryani

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Khan Ataur Rehman

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In Music Directors
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On January 6, 2010
The highly distinctive patterns of Bengali filmmaking has added lots of sparkling colors to sub-continental cinema. In Bangladesh, during the 1950s and 1960s too, there were many artistes and film related personalities of note, who left undeniable marks of their craft and vision on our cinema. Amongst them Khan Ataur Rehman Khan holds a very […]

Munir Niazi

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On January 5, 2010

Munir’s creative endeavors date back from early ‘50s, when his foray into films and his far and few between appearances on mushaira gahs earned him early recognition. His filmi fame received a hug

Suroor Barabankvi

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On January 5, 2010

Who can forget those soft words, those pleasing and lilting tunes and those memorable numbers like Yeh saman, mauj ka karvan and Teri yaad as gaee, ghum khushee mein dhal gaey, ik chiragh kya jala, sa

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Saifuddin Saif

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In Lyricists
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On January 5, 2010
Saifuddin Saif was born in Amritsar, in 1922, but most of his higher education was completed in Lahore, where he graduated from Government College. Punjab being the hub of cultural activities, influenced his hobbies, with more literary activities. His poetry evolved and he wrote some very powerful poems during his college days, which immensely made […]

Habib Jalib

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On January 5, 2010

Habib Jalib was one of the most, if not the most, committed Urdu poet. Someone who lived for the masses and died for the masses. He was not one of those pseudo intellectual, progressive verse wielders

De Dana Dan (2009)

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On January 5, 2010

Infused with wickedly funny dialogues, naughty one liners and hilarious situations, director Priyadarshan’s De Dana Dan is a rip-roaring comedy which requires one to put aside his/her sense of logic

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