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Ghory – Profile, Interview and Filmography

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Real Name – Nazir Ahmed Ghory

Profession – Actor (Comedian)

Active Years – 1930s – 1960s

Nationality – Pakistani

Religion – Muslim

Ethnicity

Date of Birth – 11th August 1901 (Lahore, British India)

Date of Death – 9th December, 1977, Pakistan

Debut Film

Last Film

Significant others in the Film Industry

Miscellaneous Information – Dixit and Ghory were one of the earliest comedy double acts of Hindi Cinema. They based their antics on Laurel and Hardy. Ghory started his career with the silent Alladin and his wonderful Lamp (1927) and Dixit with Sparkling Youth (1931). Later, they formed the comedy duo and mostly worked for Ranjit Film Company with Bhutio Mahal (1932) their first film together. While Dixit died on 29th June, 1949, Ghory migrated to Pakistan and continued working there and appeared in many films produced in Lahore and Karachi including Shimmi (1950), Miss 1956 (1956), Anokhi (1956), Mandi (1956), Kaarnama (1956) etc. Ghory died on 9th December, 1977

Profile

Catching Ghory, while he is snatching an half hour’s well earned rest on the sets, was not an easy job: but his respect and admiration for the ‘Filmland’, which he believes is really doing its best, in serving the Indian Film Industry, to an admirable degree, earned me this privilege, and I was allowed an interview. After talking on different things of general interest I asked when and where he was born and falteringly asked about his parentage and courteously he replied :

“I was born on 11th August 1901, at Lahore. I come from an Afghan family, now domiciled in the Punjab. My forefathers were pearl merchants, and so far, I am the first in that great line to break that chain of occupation. Who knows I may revert to that after finishing with my screen work?”

“When did you join films?” – I asked

“In 1926.” – replied.

“How far have you studied?”

“I am not holding any University degree” he said smilingly, and quickly added “but I can read, write and speak tolerable good English, and my Urdu and Persian are, I should say, of college standard. In Bengali, and Gujarati I can understand people, and can make myself understood. You must have seen a bit of my Gujarati, in “Sati Savitri.”

Regarding his studio experience he said, “So far I have rolled through Laxmi, Royal and Imperial, before finding my lodgment in Ranjit, but I am sorry to admit that none so far is up to my standard and liking though I have always been trying to do my best.” He added that there was no reason why he should not like the profession. He also added that he is quite at home with Violin, Harmonium, Sitar, Mandolin and Piano. He can sing a little and his hobby is reading.

“Please name the female artiste you like best for screen, and why?”

“Miss Madhuri (Beryl Claessen). Because she works with real zeal and genuine zest.”

“Do you need much help from your Make-up-man?”

“Here you have cornered me. I would love to have expert attention in this respect, but where is the man? India so far, cannot boast of a single Make-up-man, who knows his job. At least I do not know of any.”

Questioned regarding his favorite out-door game, he mentioned Hockey and Tennis. Simple food and moderation are his dietic principles.

“What kind of story do you like for you?”

“Comic and only comic.”

“What do you think is the educative value of pictures ?”

“Every picture has got, I should say its own educative value in its own way. But viewing this apprehensive question from a broader point of view, pictures can be made to do wonders in the real realm of education, and if story-writers are mindful to write their stories keeping this objective in view, then I think we film workers, can have the satisfaction of being of some educative service to humanity as well.”

This said, Mr. Ghory rose to his full height of 5 feet 6 inches, to go to the sets and this ended the interview.

All this time, that I was talking to this entertaining artist of cultured habits, I was feeling as I was seeing him on screen. Really there is not much difference between Ghory on the screen and Ghory off the screen. He is just the same Ghory everywhere, as we love to see him on the screen – (Interviewed by S.V. Kriparam in early 1930s and contributed by Sudarshan Talwar).

Filmography

Filmographies might not be 100% accurate or complete because of various reasons including artistes with similar names

Title
Year
Country
Producer
Director
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Alladin & His Wonderful Lamp
1927
India
Imperial Film Company
B. P. Misra
Sainted Devil
1928
India
Imperial Film Company
B. P. Misra
Shashikala
1928
India
Lokmanya Film Company
Magic Flute
1929
India
Imperial Film Company
Mohan Bhavnani
Click
Bombay The Mysterious
1931
India
Ranjit Film Company
N. Vakil
Hoor-E-Roshan
1931
India
Ranjit Film Company
N. Vakil
Mukti Sangram
1931
India
Saroj Film Co.
Jayant Desai
Prince Charming
1931
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Queen Of Love
1931
India
Ranjit Film Company
Nanubhai Vakil
Click
Rose Of Kashmir
1931
India
Young Indian Pictures
Click
Sisters
1931
India
Saroj Film Co.
Dhirubhai Desai
Bhutio Mahal
1932
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Char Chakram
1932
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Do Badmash
1932
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Lal Swar
1932
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Sati Savitri
1932
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Sipahsalar
1932
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Bhola Shikar
1933
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Bhool Bhulaiyan
1933
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai, Zande Khan
Krishna Sudama
1933
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Miss 1933
1933
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Vishwa Mohini
1933
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Gunsundari
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Kashmeera
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Nandlal Jaswantlal
Magic Flute
1934
India
Imperial Film Company
Homi Master
Nadira
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Sitamgar
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Click
Tara Sundari
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Toofan Mail
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Toofani Taruni
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Veer Babruvahan
1934
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
College Girl
1935
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Desh Dasi
1935
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Kimiti Ansoo
1935
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Noore Watan
1935
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Raat Ki Rani
1935
India
Ranjit Film Company
Raja Sandow
Chalak Chor
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
Raja Sandow
Jwalamukhi
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
D. N. Madhok
Click
Laheri Lala
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Matlabi Duniya
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Raj Ramani
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Click
Rangila Raja
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Sipahi Ki Sajni
1936
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Pardesi Pankhi
1937
India
Ranjit Film Company
Chandulal Shah
Sharafi Loot
1937
India
Ranjit Film Company
D. N. Madhok
Toofani Toli
1937
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Zamin Ka Chand
1937
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Ban Ki Chidiya
1938
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Billi
1938
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Prithvi Putra
1938
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Rikshawala
1938
India
Ranjit Film Company
Ezra Mir
Nadi Kinare
1939
India
Ranjit Film Company
Manibhai Vyas
Thunder
1939
India
Rex Pictures
A. H. Essa
Holi
1940
India
Ranjit Film Company
A. R. Kardar
Sajani
1940
India
Sudama Production
S. Badami
Beti
1941
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Dhandora
1941
India
Ranjit Film Company
Charlie
Holiday In Bombay
1941
India
Sudama Production
S. Badami
Shaadi
1941
India
Ranjit Film Company
Jayant Desai
Click
Kisise Na Kahana
1942
India
Chitra Production
Krishna Gopal
Return Of Toofan Mail
1942
India
Ranjit, Wadia
Aspi Irani
Muskurahat
1943
India
Saubhagya Pictures
Vedi, Dwarka Khosla
Naya Zamana
1943
India
Mohan Pictures
N. Vakil
Bade Nawab Saheb
1944
India
Silver Films
Vedi
Click
Ismat
1944
India
Fazli Bros
S. Fazli
Lal Haveli
1944
India
Bombay Cinetone
K. B. Lal
Mauji Jeewan
1944
India
Harishchandra Pictures
Poonawala
O Panchhi
1944
India
Raja M.
Zahur Raja
Chand Tara
1945
India
Asiatic Production
Mahesh Chandra
Ek Din Ka Sultan
1945
India
Minerva Movietone
Sohrab Modi
Naseeb
1945
India
Silver Films
Vedi
Circus King
1946
India
Bharat Production
B. R. Mudnaney
Dil
1946
India
Fazli Bros
S. F. Hussain
Mehandi
1947
India
Fazli Bros
S. Fazli
Duniyadari
1948
India
Free India Films
K. P. Sahani, K. Advani
Anokhi
1956
Pakistan
Sh.Latif
Shahnawaz
Click
Kaarnama
1956
Pakistan
M.M.Hussain
lqbal Hussain
Mandi
1956
Pakistan
Nisar Ahmed
Aziz Ahmed
Miss 56
1956
Pakistan
J.C. Anand
R.K.Shorey
Click
Shikar
1956
Pakistan
Hasan Baig
Rafiq Anwar
Click
Street 77
1960
Pakistan
M.Fazl-ur-Rahman
M.Haziq
Click
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