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Nasreen in Deewana (1964)

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Deewana was Lollywood’s second horror film. It was made way back in 1964 and took its inspiration from the Invisible Man and The Spiral Staircase. Sabiha was cast in the role of an insomniac and the film despite starting off with a certain amount of promise soon deteriorated into an insufferable bore. The intriguing aspect of the film plot that involved the marauding psychotic invisible man was completely ignored while the audience was tortured by an uninteresting romantic plot involving Sabiha, Ejaz and Ilyas Kashmiri.

However, the film had some awesome songs composed by Bengali music director Muslehuddin. This particular ghost song sung by Noor Jehan and chorus and picturized on Nasreen (with Zurain in the frame) was the highlight of the film. This was perhaps the only film where Noor Jehan collaborated with Muslehuddin – by Ummer Siddique

Publicity Still of Deewana (1964)
Publicity Still of Deewana (1964)

Publicity still of Deewana (1964) reading “Rubi (Nasreen) 2nd from left, met a fatal end soon after this joyful occasion. Who was responsible? No one could tell.

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