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Charlie November 8, 2009 12:46 pm

‘Palat Tera dhyan kidhar hai” – it was a typical honk of the champion comic of the pre-Partition Indian cinema. Noor Mohammad Charlie made a great splash in the sea...

Komal November 8, 2009 12:49 pm

Delicate and arty, Komal was what you could call a very unusual film actress of our cinema. Despite her facial and style resemblances with Shamim Ara, she had nothing in...

Luqman November 8, 2009 12:52 pm

Luqman was one of the major directors from the early years of Pakistani cinema. Luqman’s passion for films was so great that he ran off to Bombay to go into...

Mumtaz November 8, 2009 12:57 pm

Mumtaz’s first cinematic appearance wasn’t in a film role, but during two intermittent song interludes in M. Usman’s 1973 Urdu film Farz where she wiggled her voluptuous yet constrained figure....

Nabeela November 8, 2009 1:00 pm

Nabeela was popular supporting actress of Pakistani cinema, mostly active in 60s and 70s. She is best remembered for her powerful performance as Tangawallah‘s wife in Badnaam (1966), a film...

Nisho November 8, 2009 1:06 pm

Nisho made quite a sensation when she first made her appearance on the big screen in the early 70’s with Baazi. At first people thought she would occupy the slot...

Pervez Malik November 8, 2009 1:12 pm

It began in those days when the Pakistani nation had newly earned its freedom — and that included the freedom to dream, which is something which we seem to be...

Rahman November 8, 2009 1:14 pm

In an era ruled by Waheed Murad, Mohammad Ali and later Nadeem, Rahman was the only Bengali actor-director to rule the box office with his romantic-musical films in the former...

Shahpara November 8, 2009 1:16 pm

Shahpara was renowned Iranian actress who was invited by producer Mohsin Shirazi (later a popular host of TV chat shows) to work in his production Jaan Pehchan (1967). It was...

Tarana November 8, 2009 1:18 pm

Although she was originally from Iran, Tarana made herself very much at home in Pakistan’s dances and movie worlds. She was discovered by a Lahore filmmaker while waltzing and fox-trotting...