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Cinema crises continued..

Saturday, 31 December, 2005
Cinema crises continued..
The Sindh province had 204 cinemas but only 75 of them have survived in 2005.Karachi had 120 cinemas but now there are only 34 cinemas left. In Hyderabad only six out of 21 cinemas are running. In Lahore, Naghma cinema on Abbot Road is closed after other main theatres on McLeod Road like Ritz, Mubarak, Rattan, Regent, Palace and Mehfil cinemas were closed due to film crises. Also Karachi's Lyric and Alif Laila, Hydrabad's Rahat and five cinemas (incl. Firdous cinema) in MirPur Khas were closed in this year.

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First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

Monday, 16 February, 1948
First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

The first ever film studio in Pakistan, Pancholi Film Studio on Upper Mall Road Lahore was inaugurated on February 16, 1948.

It was owned by Seith Dalsukh M. Pancholi (1906-59), who was first film importer and distributor of Hollywood movies in the Northern India (now Pakistan). He was also producer and director of famous Lahore made movies like Gul Bakavli (1939), Yamla Jatt (1940) and Khazanchi (1941).

After partition, he migrated to India and his manager Divan Sardari Lal took over. He was producer of first Pakistani released film Teri Yaad in this year but film 2 Kinaray was first film to start in this studio. in 1952, Pancholi studio was alloted to a famous ghazal and folk singer Malika Pukhraj and became Malika Studio. Then it was rent to some other parties and its name was also changed as Jawidan Studio, later it was sold by Malika Pukhraj and it became Upper Mall Scheme with lot of houses.



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