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Many big artists discovered..

Monday, 31 December, 1962
Many big artists discovered..
A memorable year in Pakistani film history, when many big films were released and many big stars were discovered. Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Shabnam, Waheed Murad, Rani, Masood Rana and many other big artists debuted in this year.

The all time greatest playback singer Masood Rana was introduced in film Inqalab and became top singer from his second film Banjaran in this year. Great singer Ahmad Rushdi got breakthrough from his mega hit song Gol gappe wala aya.. in film Mehtab and the Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan sang his first hit song Jis ne mere dil ko dard diya.." in film Susral, Mehdi Hassan and Ahmad Rushdi started their film careers in 1956 but struggled many years.

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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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