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Jaal movement

Friday, 9 July, 1954
Jaal movement
Famous film personalities were arrested agitating at Regent Cinema Lahore against the release of an Indian film Jaal on July 9th, 1954,which was licensed by Pakistani government to film distributor Bari Malik for import only to East Pakistan but not in West Pakistan. The agitation was led by W.Z. Ahmad, Syed Shaukat Husain Rizvi, Saifuddin Saif and Sibtain Fazli while almost all famous talent followed including Madam Noorjahan, Naina,Santosh, Sudhir, Bibbo, Allauddin, M. Ismael and other artists. Police lathi charged and jailed them and then the demand was accepted by the government and a film-to-film exchange agreement was made with India - separate for East and West Pakistan until 1965-war.

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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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