Category: Reviews

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Mehdi Hassan

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On July 17, 2010
Nowhere else in the world one can find any example where literature and music are inalienably strung together, save for Urdu adab. It is because in the subcontinent one of the richest genres of Urdu literature, ghazal is not only something to extract reading pleasure from but also to sing and lend one’s ears to. […]

Mala – Profile

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On July 17, 2010

In the good old days Mala was sometimes compared (erroneously) to Lata, perhaps due to her shrill voice and the duo of Rushdie-Mala was to the Pakistani films what Rafi-Lata was to the Indian counterp

Naseem Begum

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On July 17, 2010

Naseem Begum was a well known Pakistani playback singer who was born in Amritsar, British India, in 1936. She took her musical lessons from the classical singer Mukhtar Begum – elder sister of g

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Ahmed Rushdi

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On July 17, 2010
The men hovering around that brilliant playback singer, Ahmed Rushdi, who played such important cameos in his career, like Parvez Malik, Waheed Murad, Suhail Rana and Masroor Anwar were all greats in their own capacity. They had all brought about a sort of revolution in our films, which could be called neo-romanticism in our cinema […]

Kauser Parveen

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On July 17, 2010

Kauser Parveen was one of the most popular playback singers of the 50s. Third, and best known of the 3 famed Nath sisters (the other two being Asha Posley and Rani Kiran), she was born in Patiala R

Naheed Niazi

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On July 17, 2010

Naheed Niazi was one of the popular playback singers of the late 50s and 60s. She was discovered by Khurshid Anwar, who wasn’t happy with the available choices of playback singers (with the exce

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Irene Parveen

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On July 17, 2010
Amidst the constellation of Lollywood, once entered a girl with a schoolgirl’s voice. She sang merrily and won the day. The senior artistes appreciated her songs, and she was inducted into the starry constellation with all her songs. This smiling, young crooner, who adjusted so easily and naturally to the film fraternity, was Irene Parveen. […]
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Naheed Akhtar

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On July 4, 2010
Naheed Akhtar remained an unavoidable part of the titles of almost all Pakistani films between the mid-70’s to the late 80’s. In so many ways, she was the female counterpart of Ahmed Rushdie, even though coming a generation later. Naheed suddenly found her place as one of the most versatile singers around mid-70’s when it […]
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