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Jinnah - A film on Qaid-e-Azam

Saturday, 7 November, 1998
Jinnah - A film on Qaid-e-Azam
Hollywood English film Jinnah was a biographical film on the founder of Pakistan, Qaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which was directed by Jamil Dehlavi and written by Akbar S. Ahmed and Jamil Dehlavi. Christopher Lee played the role of Qaid-e-Azam.Other famous actors in this film were Shashi Kapoor, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Richard Lintern, Shireen Shah, Indira Varma, Shakeel etc..

It was also released in Urdu in Pakistan but it was a dead flop film with the budget of 6 million dollers.



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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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