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Sahara (1959) – Review


In this film, the writer and director claim to have dealt with some social issues. Though they got their plot almost ready-made, the innovations in treatment are simply bewildering. There is the same superficial approach to the fundamental problem and the same tendency to bury it under a romantic rigmarole, which one would like the producers and directors discard first of all before they even say “social” in connection with their films.

In its essence it is the story of a hopeless love in the sense that the hero is so convinced of his imminent death from T.B. that he is afraid to talk of love. But he is a man with mission which is aimed at reclaiming misguided girls from the waywardness of adolescence. By any standard it is a living theme if presented sensibly in relation to the conditions of our society. Since the film does not fulfill this basic condition there is little of purpose left in it.

The film’s technical values are not disappointing. Performances are of varied quality, though on the whole the effect is not particularly pleasing.

Year – 1959

Language – Urdu

Country – Pakistan

Producer – A.Rauf

Director – A.Rauf

Music Director – M.A.Munoo

Box-Office Status – Flop

Cast – Musarrat Nazir, Darpan, Diljit, Zeenat

Miscellaneous InformationSahara (1959) was the remake of Indian film Seema (1955).

Songs List

SongYearSingersMusic DirectorLyricist(s)
Cham Cham Cham Cham Chamke Mori Re Chunariya1959Munawwar SultanaMohd Ali Munno
God Mein Aansun Hi Paltein Hain …Zameen Ka Bhojh Hain Muflis Hain Be-Sahare Hain1959Munawwar Sultana ChorusMohd Ali Munno
Hansi Hansi Mein Tum Roothna1959Munawwar SultanaMohd Ali Munno
Suno Munni Si Gudiya Ki Dard Bhari Baatein1959Munawwar SultanaMohd Ali Munno
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