Category: Actors & Actresses

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Zareef

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On May 7, 2010
Many famous artists of yesteryears were all-rounders who impressed people with their talent and variations. Amongst such artists, Zareef was one of those who appeared most frequently in films during the 1950’s. He was probably one of the two original comedians in Pakistani cinema, who used to sing very well. Apart from Zareef, Rangeela also […]

Diljeet Mirza

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On May 7, 2010

These who are into Pakistani films must be familiar with an acting giant: Diljeet Mirza. Diljeet sahib hailed from Multan and his real name was Ghulam Hussain. It was only when he joined the film indu

Rangeela

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On May 5, 2010

The serious and intense expressions belie a career full of mirth, irony, humor, and some would add an unspoiled, spontaneous cheekiness. There are some of the traits that made versatile film personali

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Atiya Sharaf

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On May 5, 2010
The movie business with its meretricious appeal lures an onslaught of hopefuls, seeking instant fame, glamour and stardom. So one wonders what keeps someone in the biz, after they have been unanimously denied stardom and been relegated to secondary, matronly roles. This particular un-sex appealing route was the fate of character actress Atiya Sharaf from […]

Asad Jaffrey

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On May 5, 2010

It was in the early 1950’s that a handsome Youngman met the busy bee director, Hassan Tariq, who was working on his all-time great movie, Neend. In the very first assessment, the top director found

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Kumar – Profile With brilliant character actors of the level of Talish, Alauddin, Zeenat Begum, Kumar and Bibbo, Pakistan were fast coming up as a cinematic entity in the 1950s. After 1970s, the situation deteriorated, because most of these artistes had either died or become too old to act. One of those stalwarts, who made […]
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Talat Siddiqui

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On April 25, 2010
Character artistes are the backbone of any film industry. Even in the sub-continent obsessed with the romantic films, the hero and heroine are not generally considered the best actor and actresses of the country, but the characters artistes get the critical acclaim. In Pakistan, our character artistes ruled the screen in the 1950s and 1960s, […]
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