month in Pakistan's Film HistoryPakistan 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.
Some memorable film poster's from movies released in January month..
Facts from March month
1949Director 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.
1951Chan Way by first female director in Pakistan - Madam Noorjehan, was the first ever Punjabi film released in March month (3.3.1951).
1956The 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.
1960The 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.
1966The first ever platinum jubilee Urdu film in Pakistan - Armaan - was released on March 18, 1966.
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.
1968The 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.
1970Director Waheed Daar's film Maa Puttar became the first ever platinum jubilee Punjabi film in Karachi.
1974The 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.
1977The record breaker Urdu film Aina was released on March 18, 1977. It ran for 401 weeks in Karachi.
1989The first science fiction Pakistani film ShaAni was released on March 10, 1989. Saeed Rizvi was director.
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Some famous discoveries in March month..
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)
A video collection of some memorable Urdu film songs from movies released in March month..
A video collection of some memorable Punjabi film songs from movies released in March month..
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..