Shaheed (1962)

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On November 7, 2009

Shaheed, a stunning b-&-w movie, was released in 1962. It was written by Riaz Shahid, and directed by Khalil Qaiser, both men destined to be removed from…

Zehr-e-Ishq (1958)

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On November 7, 2009

Zehr-e-Ishq is a bold experiment in finding new and better values for the Pakistani film. It defies convention in almost every respect – subject matter, treatment, and…

Jago Hua Savera (1959)

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On November 1, 2009

A.J. Kardar’s featurised documentary Jago Hua Savera (released abroad titled Day Shall Dawn) undoubtedly earned Pakistan whatever international prestige it has in the realm of cinema. The…

Hamraaz (1967)

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On November 1, 2009

Khurshid Anwar’s Hamraaz provides an excellent example of a film artist’s ability to make a clean and engaging film even when compelled to compromise in the selection…

Ghoonghat (1962)

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On November 1, 2009

An off-beat, purposeful theme, mounted with the skill and precision of a surgeon, and treated with the warmth and imagination of a poet, Ghoonghat is another addition…

Jhoomar (1959)

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On November 1, 2009

The most characteristic feature of the work of Khurshid Anwar-Masud Parvez unit is their endeavor to broaden the scope of filmic expression to bring screen spectacle closer…

Saath Laakh (1957)

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On November 1, 2009

Saifuddin Saif, a poet turned film maker, produced Saath Laakh, an unusual social drama with all the ingredients of a masterpiece, barring the inadequate sets which were…