April

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.


The Film Poster of the Month
Dil Mein Too (1958) A beautiful film poster of Dacca-made East Pakistani film Daagh (1968). There is written Daag on the poster, which is a wrong pronouncing of a Persian word in Hindi. The right word is Daagh (Taint) in Urdu and Persian, but the shameful imitation always has been a big problem for the poor Pakistani film makers.
Some memorable film poster's from movies released in January month..
Ishq-e-Laila (1957) Naji (1959) Perdesan (1959) Azra (1962) Josh (1966) Lakhon mein ek (1967) Piya Millan ki Aas (1969) Pyasa (1969) Bazi (1970) Nya Svera (1970) Ghungru (1971) Yaden (1971) Mulaqat (1972) Azadi (1972) Khoon da bada khoon (1972) Dunya Pyar di (1973) Nadra (1974) Jogi (1976) Khanzada (1975) Society Girl (1976) Aulad (1976) Parkh (1978) Wafadar (1978) Naseeb (1982) Adamkhor (1991)
(From left to right) Ishq-e-Laila (1957) Naji, Pardesan (1959), Azra (1962), Josh (1966), Lakhon mein ek (1967), Pyasa, Piya millan ki aas (1969), Bazi (1970), Yaden, ghungroo (1971), Azadi, Doulat aur Dunya (1972), Mulaqat, Khoon da badla Khoon (1973), Nadra, Dunya Pyar di (1974), Khanzada, Jogi (1975), Society Gir, Aulad (1976), Parkh, Wafadar(1978), International Goreelay (1990), Adamkhor (1991)

Facts from April month

1950

The first film of April month was Do Aansoo on 7.4.1950. It was Pakistan's first silver jubilee Urdu film as well. It was inaugural film by the most successful film director in the 1950s - Anwar Kemal Pasha. His wife Shamim played main role with Santosh and Sabiha was co-actress in this film. Two other famous movies were made on the story of this film in Pakistan, Dillan day Souday (1969) and Anjuman (1970).

1958
Hasrat (1958)The first Eid-ul-Fittar in Pakistan was celebrated on April 21, 1958. Five movies were released on this occasion:

  1. Perdesi (Sindhi)
  2. Jan-e-Bahar
  3. Zehr-e-ishq
  4. Hasrat
  5. Chhoomntar
1964
Sangam (1964)The first Eid-ul-Azha was on April 23, 1964 and only two movies were released on this day. Gehra Daagh and Sangam, which was Pakistan's first full color film. This film was made by director Zaheer Rehan in Dacca, East Pakistan (now Dhaka, Bangladesh).
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1965
Madam Noorjehan sang her first super hit Punjabi film song in director Hassan Tariq's film Phannay Khan. Music directors were Saleem Iqbal and the song was:
Goe Dhola..

1990
International Goreelay (1990)
Evernew Pictures feature film International Goreealy on on Salman Rushdie, who wrote a blasphemous book on prophet Mohammad (pbuh), got an international attention in the world media. Television channels showed clips from this film and newspaper's made headlines on their frontages.
» Read more here

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Debutant's in April month
Some famous discoveries in April month..
Asif Jah in Do Ansoo (1950)Zamurrad in Hasrat (1958)Masood Rana in Inqilab (1962)Munawar Saeed in Ghar Damad in 1968Aurangzeb in Teri soorat meri Ankhen (1969)Nisho in Bazi (1970)Rizwan Wati in Insaf aur Qanoon (1970)Syed Noor in Soceity Girl (1976)Behroz Sabswari in film Khushnaseeb (1982)
Anwar Kemal Pasha (film director) & Asif Jah (comeidan) in Do Aansoo (1950), Rafiq Ali (music director in Chhoomantar) & Zamurrad (actress) in Hasrat (1958), Masood Rana (Playback singer in Inqilab (1962), Aurangzed (actor) in Teri soorat meri ankhen & Munawar Saeed (actor) in Ghar Damad (1969), Nisho (actress) & Athar Shah Khan (comedian) in Bazi 1970), Rizwan Wasti (actor) in Insaf aur Qanoon (1971), Tanzeem Hassan (actor) in Badlay gi Dunya Sathi & Khalid Saleem Mota (comedian) in Mulaqat (1972), Syad Noor (Writer in Soceity Girl) & Rahat Kazmi (actor) in Aaj aur Kal (1976), Zulfiqar Ali (Music director in Noukar tay Malik (1982), Behroz Sabzwari (comedian) in Khushnaseeb (1982), Anwar Khan (actor) in Sher Medan Da (1991)
Urdu songs
A video collection of some memorable Urdu film songs from movies released in April month..
Punjabi songs
A video collection of some memorable Punjabi film songs from movies released in April 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 Munawar ZarifAhmad RushdiMasroor AnwarAmjad Bobby
Yasmin KhanNaeem HashmiNighat SeemaKhalifa Nazir
Some memorable movies released in April month
  • Do Aansoo (1959)
  • Ishq-e-Laila (1957)
  • Perdesi (Sindhi 1958)
  • Jan-e-Bahar (1958)
  • Zeh-e-Ishq (1958)
  • Hasrat (1958)
  • Chhoomantar (1958)
  • Naji (1959)
  • Ayaz (1960)
  • Azra (1962)
  • Dil nay tujhay maan liya (1963)
  • Shikwa (1963)
  • Sangam (1964)
  • Pani (1963)
  • Gehra Daagh (1964)
  • Phannay Khan (1965)
  • Sarhad (1966)
  • Josh (1966)
  • Ann Parh (1966)
  • Lakhon mein ek (1967)
  • Pagri sanbhal Jatta (1968)
  • Chand aur Chandni (1968)
  • Daagh (1969)
  • Chan Veer (1969)
  • Bazi (1970)
  • Dil dian lagian (1970)
  • Yaden (1971)
  • Teri soorat meri ankhen (1971)
  • Insaf aur Qanoon (1971)
  • Naag Minni (1972)
  • Doulat aur Dunya (1972)
  • Parday mein rehnay do (1973)
  • Badal aur Bijli (1973)
  • Pyar ka Mousam (1975)
  • Khanzada (1975)
  • Aarzoo (1975)
  • Jogi (1975)
  • Aaj aur Kal (1976)
  • Toofan (1976)
  • Society Girl (1976)
  • Parkh (1978)
  • Barat (1978)
  • Pakeeza (1979)
  • Noukar tay Malik (1982)
  • Sahib Jee (1983)
  • Dehleez (1983)
  • Kalia (1984)
  • Doorain (1984)
  • Choorian (1985)
  • Dhee Rani (1985)
  • Qaidi (1986)
  • Joora (1986)
  • Rubi (1986)
  • Allah Ditta (1987)
  • International Goreelay (1990)
  • Haseeno ki Barat (1992)
  • Zindgi (1992)
  • Ham to chalay Susral (1996)
  • Kala Raj (1997)
  • Khoay ho tum kahan (2001)