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Pervez Malik

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On November 8, 2009
It began in those days when the Pakistani nation had newly earned its freedom — and that included the freedom to dream, which is something which we seem to be forfeiting voluntarily these days. Pervez was nine years old when Pakistan was born. His family had a background in military service, but he got influenced […]

Nisho

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On November 8, 2009

Nisho made quite a sensation when she first made her appearance on the big screen in the early 70’s with Baazi. At first people thought she would occupy the slot left by Shamim Ara, which is to

Nabeela

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On November 8, 2009

Nabeela was popular supporting actress of Pakistani cinema, mostly active in 60s and 70s. She is best remembered for her powerful performance as Tangawallah‘s wife in Badnaam (1966), a film base

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Mumtaz

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In Actors & Actresses
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On November 8, 2009
Mumtaz’s first cinematic appearance wasn’t in a film role, but during two intermittent song interludes in M. Usman’s 1973 Urdu film Farz where she wiggled her voluptuous yet constrained figure. This body kineticism gave way to another outstanding song sequence in Haider Chaudry’s Punjabi film Ziddi with Yusuf Khan, Zamarrud and Firdous. The song, based […]

Luqman

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On November 8, 2009

Luqman was one of the major directors from the early years of Pakistani cinema. Luqman’s passion for films was so great that he ran off to Bombay to go into movies. He was hired there as a painter,

Komal

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On November 8, 2009

Delicate and arty, Komal was what you could call a very unusual film actress of our cinema. Despite her facial and style resemblances with Shamim Ara, she had nothing in common with the famous actress

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Charlie

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In Actors & Actresses , Actors & Actresses
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On November 8, 2009
‘Palat Tera dhyan kidhar hai” – it was a typical honk of the champion comic of the pre-Partition Indian cinema. Noor Mohammad Charlie made a great splash in the sea of the Indian cine kingdom, when he entered the foray with his own zany jokes and word variations, apart from his pet phrases and lingual […]

Chakori

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On November 8, 2009

Dusky damsel, Chakori could be called one of the most popular female artists of the mid 1980’s. With her earthy appeal and that saucily aggressive style of acting, the doe-eyed Chakori was actually

Bindiya

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On November 8, 2009

This sultry beauty was different from her showbiz peers in that before her entry into the serious business of Lollywood, she proved her burgeoning acting mettle on the Lahore commercial stage. Even ea

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Badar Munir

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In Actors & Actresses
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On November 8, 2009
He was a pillar of strength for Pashto film-makers and audiences, a legend in Urdu cinema and an actor who never denied his humble beginnings. And on October 11, 2008, Badar Munir died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore, leaving a vacuum that may never be filled. Be it Pashto films, Urdu flicks or […]
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