A. Hameed

September 2011

Rehana in Raat Ke Rahi (1960)

By |September 17th, 2011|

Majority of Rehana’s films in Pakistan including Shalimar (1956), Wehshi (1956) etc flopped at the box-office with the exception of Raat Ke Rahi (1960). Detective/Thriller Raat ke Rahi (1960) produced by Rehana’s husband Iqbal Shehzad was a superhit film of its time with Rehana […]

July 2011

Kahin do dil jo mil jatey – Shamim Ara and Darpan Kumar in Saheli (1960)

By |July 2nd, 2011|

Although innumerable films had been made on love-triangles, Pakistani classic Saheli (1960) was perhaps the ONLY one [as far as I can know] where the film ends with happy ending for all three involved. Directed by S.M. Yusuf who made many Muslim socials […]

January 2011

A. Hameed

By |January 1st, 2011|

The hallmark of the musicians of early period in our cinema is their adaptability to all situations and all sorts of songs in the film. In this context, one must talk of one very gifted music director, A. Hameed. From a […]

May 2010

Tabu and her father Jamil

By |May 9th, 2010|

Kis naam sai pukaroun from Gharnata (1971) was composed by A. Hameed and sung beautifully by Noor Jehan. Directed by Riaz Shahid, the film tried to show the Muslim rule of Spain, but because of the lack of authenticity the film flopped.  In this […]