March

month in Pakistan's Film History
Pakistan Film Magazine is providing some golden memories from the past in this monthly series. You can read figures and facts, debutantes, obituaries, watch & listen to the ever green Urdu and Punjabi film songs and see some memorable film posters from this month.


Dil Mein Too (1958) The poster of film Dil mein tu (1958) with Sabiha Khanum
Some memorable film poster's from movies released in January month..
Qismat (1956) Dil Mein Tu (1958) Chattan (1964) Elan (1967) Alif Laila (1968) Samundar (1968) Baharen Phi bhi Ayen Gi (1969) Yaar tay Pyar (1970) Baba Deena (1971) Bhai Chara (1971) Had Bandi (1971) Heera Moti (1972) AarPaar (1973) Mastana (1973) Duniya gol hay (1974) Main bani Dulhan (1974) Parchhaen (1974)BaatPuhnchiTeriJawaniTak (1974) Mehal meray sapno ka (1981) Rastay ka Pathar (1976) Aurat Ek Paheli (1977) Ghunda (1978) Mera naam hay Raja (1977) Zamir (1980) Chhotay Nawab (1980) Kundan (1980) Jeeva (1995) (From left to right) Qismat (1956), Dil mein tu (1958),Chattan (1964), Elan (1967), Alif Laila, Samandur (1968), Baharen phir bhi ayen gi (1969), Yaar tay Pyar (1970), Baba Deena, Bhai chara, Had Bandi (1971), Heera Moti (1972), Aar Paar, Mastana (1973), Duniya Gol hay, Main bani Dulhan, Parchhaen, Baat puhnchi teri jawani tak (1974), Rastay ka Pathar, Aurat ek paheli (1976), Mera Naam Raja (1977), Ghunda (1978), Mehal meray sapno ka, Zamir, Naam kay Nawab (1980),Kundan (1987), Jeeva (1995)

Facts from March month

1949
Shahida (1949)Director Luqman's Urdu film Shahida was the first ever released film in March month in Pakistan. (18.3.49). Shamim and Nasir Khan played main roles and this film celebrated silver jubilee in Lucknow and Delhi in India but was a flop film in Pakistan.

1951
ChanWay (1951)Chan Way by first female director in Pakistan - Madam Noorjehan, was the first ever Punjabi film released in March month (3.3.1951).

1956
Umar Marvi (1956)The first ever Sindhi film Umar Marvi was released on March 12, 1956. Fazlani was producer who also played the hero role with Nighat Sultana. Sheikh Hassan was director.

1960
Gulbadan (1960)The first ever Eid-ul-Fittar was celebrated on March 29, 1960. Six movies were released on this occasion, only Gulbadan by director A. Hameed did best on box office.

1966
Armaan (1966)The first ever platinum jubilee Urdu film in Pakistan - Armaan - was released on March 18, 1966.


1967

The first ever Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated on March 23, 1967. Five movies were released and Punjabi film Dil da Jani was the most super hit film.

1968
Do Mutiaran (1968)The legendry playback singer Masood Rana was introduced as hero in Punjabi film Do Mutiaran this year.
The Legend actress Shabnam was seen first time in any West Pakistani film - Samandur this year. Waheed Murad was producer and hero in this film.

1970
Maa Puttar 81970)Director Waheed Daar's film Maa Puttar became the first ever platinum jubilee Punjabi film in Karachi.

1974
The first ever Pakistan-Germany co-production film Tiger Gang was released on March 29, 1974. Iqbal Shehzad was director and Zeba,Mohammad Ali were main actors.

1977
Aina (1977)The record breaker Urdu film Aina was released on March 18, 1977. It ran for 401 weeks in Karachi.


1989
ShaaniThe first science fiction Pakistani film ShaAni was released on March 10, 1989. Saeed Rizvi was director.

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Debutant's in March month
Some famous discoveries in March month..
Zarif in Hamari Basti (1950)Feroz Nizami in Hamari Basti (1950)Noorjehan in Chan Way (1951)Zeba in Chiragh jalta raha (1962)Mohammad Ali in  Chiragh jalta raha (1962)Deeba in Chiragh jalta raha (1962)Talat Hussain in Chiragh jalta raha (1962)Aliya in Rishta (1963)Albela in Ristha (1963)
Zarif & Feroz Nizami in Hamari Basti (1950), Madam Noorjehan in Chan Way (1951), Sawan in Karnama (1956), Music directors A. Hameed in Anjam and Deebo in Maska Polish (1957), Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Deeba, Talat Hussain, Kemal Irani, director and writer Fazal Karim Fazli in Chiragh Jalta Raha (1962), Ustad Amanat Ali KHan in Darwaza (1962), Aliya & Albela in Rishta (1963)
Urdu songs
A video collection of some memorable Urdu film songs from movies released in March month..
Punjabi songs

A video collection of some memorable Punjabi film songs from movies released in March month..

Obituaries
Pakistan Film Magazine presented a monthly "Obituary-Calender" on late artists in 2011. Now you can click on image below to find all updated late artists from a dynamic database..
Obituaries intro in Urdu Mohammad Ali Habib Jalib Nisar Bazmi Master Inayat Hussain
Safdar Hussain Asha Poslay Badar Miandad Mala
Some memorable movies released in March month
  • Shahida (1949)
  • Chan Way (1951)
  • Dopatta (1952)
  • Gumnam (1954)
  • Morni (1956)
  • Umar Marvi (1956)
  • Qismat (1956)
  • Mahi Munda (1956)
  • Dil Mein Tu (1958)
  • Gulbadan (1960)
  • Farishta (1961)
  • Chiragh Jalta raha (1962)
  • Darwaza (1962)
  • Maa kay Aansoo (1963)
  • Waris Shah (1964)
  • Azmat-e-Islam (1965)
  • Rawaj (1965)
  • Armaan (1966)
  • Chughalkhor
  • Chacha Jee (1967)
  • Dil da Jani (1967)
  • Nawab Saraj-ud-Doula (1967)
  • Mehal (1968)
  • Samundar (1968)
  • Do Mutiaran (1968)
  • Maa Puttar (1970)
  • Aansoo ban geya Moti (1970)
  • Afshan (1971)
  • Zaildar (1972)
  • Hill Station (1972)
  • Ilzam (1972)
  • AarPaar (1973)
  • Gharana (1973)
  • Sehray kay Phool (1973)
  • Nagri Daat di (1974)
  • Rastay ka Pathar (1976)
  • Koshish (1976)
  • Aurat Ek Paheli (1976)
  • Aina (1977)
  • Kora Kaghaz (1978)
  • Ishq Samundar (1984)nikk
  • Ham say hay zamana (1985)
  • Nikah (1985)
  • Kundan (1987)
  • Jabar Khan (1987)
  • Khuda Gawah (1993)
  • Katwal (1993)
  • Khandan (1994)
  • Jeeva (1995)
  • Mundra (1995)
  • Mushkil (1995)
  • Chor machay shor (1996)
  • Daku Rani (1999)
  • Nikki jeyi haan (1999)
  • Muslaman (2001)