April 2010

Talish

By |April 25th, 2010|

He was a man who knew how to conserve his energies! He was a sensitive actor who brought to his roles a flair of literary nuances. He may have got a taste for this oeuvre while living and working in Bombay, where he kept […]

December 2009

Shehzadi

By |December 27th, 2009|

Civilizations express themselves through art. When one talks about Sindh, the mind is filled with the memory of many brilliant artistes. Amongst them, Shehzadi was definitely one of the best, whose dedication, good nature and artistic potential is still considered a standard in itself. […]

Naghma

By |December 27th, 2009|

It is only apt that film actress Naghma would strike the indigenously Punjabi dance pose of the bhangra in this scene from the Punjabi hit film ‘Langotia.’ Naghma was the archetypical Punjabi heroine and concentrated much of her vigorous career stretching from the early […]

Habib

By |December 27th, 2009|

Starting from his 1956 film debut in director Luqman’s Lakht-e-Jigar, opposite Yasmeen, (with Noor Jehan and Santosh in the lead roles), right up to his declining popularity in Urdu films around 1966, (due to the soaring careers of Mohammad Ali and Waheed Murad), Habib […]

Nimmi

By |December 27th, 2009|

Wonderfully fresh and vibrant, Nimmi was a typical Pakhtoon beauty to hit the Lollywood screen of the 1970s. She made a quick impact on the film industry, she stunned the populace with her good performances. But, her tragedy was that she was found out, […]

Sultan Rahi

By |December 27th, 2009|

The late documentary film maker Mushtaq Guzdar in his chronicle on Pakistan cinema noted that the cinema of Pakistan claimed distinction for itself with three factors: the number of songs Madame Noorjehan contributed; the number of stories writer Nasir Adeeb was credited with; and […]

Shahid

By |December 27th, 2009|

His career spanned a mere decade, from 1973-1983. But female hearts fluttered aplenty during those ten eventful years! Shahid was the Don Juan of the Pakistani film industry during the 1970s. Like the quintessential star of that era, his off camera antics were almost […]

Nighat Sultana

By |December 26th, 2009|

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Characters that are born on the celluloid breathe amongst people. Otherwise, they die young! If you have watched Hasan Tariq’s classic, Neend, from 1959, you would have noticed a young prostitute in the scenes from the coalminer’s colony, […]

Nasima Khan

By |December 26th, 2009|

The dreamy vision of the 1950s and the 1960s was something that truly inspired artistes to venture forth into the fold. They came from all walks of life, not just the bazaar, as is the case today. Nayyar Sultana, Jamila Razzaq, Shamim Bano and […]

Mahpara

By |December 26th, 2009|

Flamboyant girls in printed fabrics have been more than a few in every industry. And Lollywood has had its share of them, too. Amongst those, Mahpara was a prominent addition in the mid- ‘60s, who was a dusky damsel of delightful proportion!

Mahapara was fortunate […]