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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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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Pakistan Film Magazine was launched on May 3, 2000. Click on the image below and visit the one of last manual-edited or non-database website from 2012..
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