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Film Yakkay Wali created all time business record..!

Friday, 22 February, 1957
Film Yakkay Wali created all time business record..!

Yakkay Wali was a memorable and a record breaker box office mega hit film, which created unbroken film business record in Pakistan.

From the profit of this film, producer Bari Malik purchased property of the biggest ever film studio Bari Studio (92 kanal) on Multan Road Lahore. The business of this film approximately was Rs. 4 million and the film expenditures were just around about one lakh (Rs. 100.000). Yakkay Wali was also the first ever Pakistani film, which completed more than 50 weeks on a single cinema (Capital Cinema Lahore). M.J. Rana was film director, G.A. Chishti was music director and Musarrat Nazir and Sudhir were in main roles.

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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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