October 2011

Sandhya Mukherjee sings for Pakistani Film Humsafar (1960)

By |October 30th, 2011|

Very few people know that Sandhya Mukherjee sang 2 solos for Pakistani Film Humsafar (1960). Humsafar was West Pakistani film with Aslam Pervaiz and Yasmin in the lead supported by Nazar, Jaffrey and Nighat Sultana. The shooting of this was done in East Pakistan […]

September 2011

Chhup chhup kai nazrein milatey raho – Jan Pehchan (1967)

By |September 6th, 2011|

Jan Pehchan (1967) was first Iran-Pakistan co-production. Mohammad Ali from Pakistan and Shahpara and Tarana from Iran acted in this film. The film was directed by Fareed Ahmed on locations that were never seen before in Pakistani movies. The Khewra salt mines in the […]

June 2011

Rehana dancing to the tune of Bilingual Arabic/Urdu song from Dil Ne Tujhe Maan Liya (1963)

By |June 16th, 2011|

Rehana was one of the top Bollywood actresses from late 40s to early 50s. She migrated to Pakistan in the mid 50s and appeared in some Lollywood flicks. Here she is seen in one of the last 2 films (other being Dulhan released the […]

Dancing Belle Rakshi in Aadmi (1958)

By |June 9th, 2011|

Rakshi was one of the earliest dancers of Pakistani Cinema. Unfortunately, not much is known about her except that her dances were the highlights of many Pakistani films made in the 1950s. Ironically, majority of her movies are not available easily.  Here she is […]

May 2011

Inspired Songs – Come September’s (1961) Title Music and Songs based on it

By |May 26th, 2011|

Hollywood’s Come September (1961, starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida) title music was very popular in India/Pakistan during the 60s. Quite a few Indian/Pakistani songs were based on this tune. Listen to the title music of Come September (1961) and two songs based on it.

The […]

December 2010

Five favorite ghost songs from Indian/Pakistani Films

By |December 24th, 2010|

Here are my five favorite ghost songs from Indian/Pakistani films in no particular order.

1. Jhoom Jhoom dhalti raat (Lata Mangeshkar)

Kohraa (1964) featured the ethereal Waheeda Rehman as the mysterious rake Biswajeet’s second wife who’s haunted by his dead wife. Based […]

May 2010

Nasreen in Deewana (1964)

By |May 16th, 2010|

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 […]