Naheed Niazi

October 2012

Nahid Niazi (Naheed Niazi) Interview

By |October 13th, 2012|

Ummer – Your husband Moslehuddin used Indian playback singers to sing for two Pakistani films – Hemant Kumar in Humsafar (1960) and Asha Bhosle in Yahudi Ki Ladki (1963). Do you have any idea where these songs were recorded? I have read somewhere that […]

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 […]

October 2010

Yeh kaisa gham hai from Jabse Dekha hai Tumhe (1963)

By |October 12th, 2010|

Inspired/Copied version :- Yeh kaisa gham hai – Film – Jabse dekhai hai tumhe – Year – 1963 – Music Director(s) – Sohail Rana – Country – Pakistan

Original or Inspired from :- Bésame Mucho – Country – Mexico

Details – Yeh kaisa gham hai […]

September 2010

Historical inaccuracies in Indian – Pakistani Films

By |September 6th, 2010|

Historical Inaccuracy – 1
In this song Anarkali (Madhubala) is performing in front of  Mughal Emperor Akbar with the famous Sheesh Mahal shown (The Palace of Mirrors) in the background. However, it should be kept in mind that Sheesh Mahal didn’t even exist during […]

July 2010

Naheed Niazi

By |July 17th, 2010|

Naheed Niazi was one of the popular playback singers of the late 50s and 60s. She was discovered by Khurshid Anwar, who wasn’t happy with the available choices of playback singers (with the exception of Noor Jehan). Khurshid Anwar wanted Noor Jehan to sing […]