April 2010

Himaliyawala

By |April 25th, 2010|

It has been said before that most of the early film artists were already fully out of the burner in India, and they literally put what they learnt in Bombay to better use in the Pakistani silver screen to illuminate it with a special […]

M . Ismail

By |April 25th, 2010|

M. Ismail, was a resident of the Inner Bhati Gate in Lahore. Well built and fair complexioned, Ismail had blue eyes, and was quite. attractive. Mian Abdul Rasheed Kardar (the famous A. R. Kardar), also belonged to the same area in Lahore. M. Ismail […]

Talat Siddiqui

By |April 25th, 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, […]

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 […]

January 2010

S.M. Yousuf

By |January 6th, 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, […]

S. Suleman

By |January 6th, 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. In 1948, the director-to-be played a very […]

Agha G.A. Gul

By |January 6th, 2010|

Amongst the families, which have worked diligently at keeping the film industry on consistent ground, the Gul family must rate the topmost in any event. Agha G. A. Gul, the true mentor and doyen of the industry, stands towering over others of his ilk […]

Khan Ataur Rehman

By |January 6th, 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 […]

Munir Niazi

By |January 5th, 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 huge boost in the ‘60s when Naseem Begum sang his famous ghazal, […]

Suroor Barabankvi

By |January 5th, 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, sau charagh jai gaey, from the film Chand Aur […]