Nayyar Sultana

September 2012

Zarqa, Shabnam, Nayyar Sultana and Zeba at a film function

By |September 19th, 2012|

3 rare Lobbycards showing Indian actress Sheila Ramani in Pakistani Film Anokhi (1956).

By |September 4th, 2011|

Sheila Ramani, along with Sadhana, was Sindhi. She was invited by her uncle to Pakistan to work in Anokhi (1956). Anokhi and its Indian counterpart Albeli (1955) were copies of Hollywood’s film The Fabulous Senorita (1952).

Anokhi was produced at Karachi [ 1956 was the […]

June 2011

Noor Jehan’s last appearance in a film… Baji (1963)

By |June 21st, 2011|

This was legendary singer/actress Noor Jehan’s last appearance in a film, not as a leading lady but making a cameo appearance in Baji (1963), on the insistence of director S. Suleman. I think this is the only instance [as far as I know] where […]

September 2010

Nayyar Sultana, Santosh Kumar and Sabiha Khanum in Saath Lakh (1957)

By |September 25th, 2010|

Nayyar Sultana in Baji (1963)

By |September 25th, 2010|

Darpan and Nayyar Sultana in Baaji (1963)

By |September 25th, 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 […]

November 2009

Darpan – Nayyar Sultana

By |November 26th, 2009|

It’s definitely interesting to note that when Darpan, the younger brother of Santosh, moved into Pakistani cinema, he was exactly opposite to what Santosh represented with large, hazel eyes, that almost seemed fluorescent, a rich playboy’s smile and slightly insensitive dialogue delivery. Darpan seemed […]

September 2009

Nayyar Sultana

By |September 27th, 2009|

Nayyar Sultana’s real name was Tayyaba Bano, and she was born in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh in 1937. At the time of the partition of India, her family migrated to Karachi. While visiting Lahore, she met Anwar Kamal Pasha’s who gave […]