1896-
1947

Pakistan film history from 1896-1947
Pakistan shared its film history with India from 1896 to 1947. Lahore produced many films and a big number of Pakistani artists debuted in this period.
» Pakistani artists before 1947

Film history since 1895
The Lumier Brothers of France The Lumier Brothers of France exhibited their short films in December 1895 at Grande Cafe, Paris. The following year, they brought the show to India and held its premiere at the Watson Hotel in Bombay on 7 July 1896. It was a package of 6 films viz, Entry of cinematograph, Arrival of the train, The sea bath, A demolition, Leaving the factory and Ladies and Soldiers on wheels. From 18 July 1896, films were released at the Novelty Theatre on a regular basis. Entrance tickets ranged from four annas to one rupee.

First film from Lahore

The first silent film from Lahore was The Daughter of Today released in 1924 and the inaugural Punjabi or talkie film from Lahore was Heer Ranjha in 1932.
» Film Milestones from 1913-47

Eid Day's:
(0 films)
  • 0 film on Eid-ul-Fittar (1366 hijri), Monday August 18, 1947
    0 Urdu: -
    0 Punjabi: -
  • 0 film on Eid-ul-Azha (1366 hijri), Saturday October 25, 1947
    0 Urdu: -
    0 Punjabi: -


    Remarkable Musical Movies
  • Raja Harishchandra The Daughter of Today Alam Ara
    Heer Ranjha Khazanchi Anmol Gharri
    Jugnu
    Raja HarishChandra
    Inaugural IndoPak silent feature film
    Pundalik Films
    Raja Harishchandra
    (Produced in Bombay)
    Realesed on: Saturday, May 3, 1913
    Raja Harishchandra was released for public viewing in Coronation theatres, Bombay.The first Indian motion picture, D G Phalkes mythological boasted of an all-male starcast. Even the female lead was played by a man since no woman was willing to be part of the cast.
    Actors D.D. Dabke (hero as Raja Harishchandra), Salunke (Taramati - an male actor who played as heroine), Bhalachandra D. Phalke, G.V. Sane, Dattatreya Kshirsagar, Dattatreya Telang, Ganpat G. Shinde, Vishnu Hari, Aundhkar, Nath T. Telang
    Director, cameraman, make-up man, editor, art director and cine-laboratorian Dadasaheb Phalke Dadasaheb Phalke
    (Dhundiraj Govind Phalke)
    Born: 1870
    Died: 1944
    Dhundiraj Govind Phalke became the founder of the Indian Film Industry.
    Story: Ranchhodbai Udayram

    The Daughter of Today
    The first ever silent feature film from Lahore
    Premier Film Company
    The Daughter of Today
    Realesed in: 1924
    The firste ever silent film from Punjab...
    Actors A.K.Kardar, Wilayat Begum, M. Ismael, Vijay Kumar, Heera Lal and Master Ghulam Qadir, G.K. Mehta and
    M. IsmaelM. Ismael started his film career from the first ever Lahore made silent film and he was an automatic choice in the first talkie film from Lahore too...
    Producer G.K. Mehta
    Director Shankradev Arya
    Assistent director A.K.Kardar Mian Abdur Rasheed Kardar was the man who started film making in Lahore. He was hero in first silent film and director of first talkie film...
    Story G.K. Mehta

    Alam Ara
    Inaugural Urdu/Hindi IndoPak feature film
    Imperial Film Company Presents
    Alam Ara
    Urdu/Hindi (124 minutes; black & white)
    Realesed on: Saturday, March 14, 1931 (Capital cinema Lahore)
    India's first talkie film was released at Bombay's Majestic cinema hall. It had seven songs and was 10,500 ft. long and ran for seven weeks. Alam AraIt was a costume drama and romantic film.
    The Story:
    A period fantasy that told of the ageing king of Kamarpur, Alam Araand his two rival queens, Navbahar and Dilbahar, and their rivalry when a fakir predicts that Navbahar will bear the king's heir. Dilbahar unsuccessfully tries to seduce the army chief Adil (Vithal) and vengefully destroys his family, leaving his daughter Alam Ara (Zubaida) to be raised by nomads. Eventually, Alam Ara's nomad friends invade the palace, expose Dilbahar's schemes, release Adil from the dungeon and she marries the prince of the realm.
    Actors Zubaida (Alam Ara), Master Vitthal (Adil), J. Sushila (as Sushila), Jillo Bai, Prithviraj Kapoor, Elizer, Wazir Mohammed Khan, Jagdish Sethi and L.V. Prasad
    Producer & Director: Ardeshir Irani
    Music Ferozshah M. Mistri, B. Irani
    Story and screenplay Joseph David (Urdu: Munshi Zaheer)
    Cinematography Adi M. Irani, Wilford Deming
    Singers Zubaida, W.M. Khan
    Film songs (7):
    De de Khuda ke naam par Baba agar... W.M. Khan
    Badla dilaye Ya Rabb, too sitamgron se.. Zubaida
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    Heer Ranjha
    The first ever Punjabi feature film
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    Heer Ranjha
    Punjabi
    Realesed in: 1932
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  • Heer 1955
  • Heer Sial 1965
  • Heer Ranjha 1970
  • The firste ever Lahore made film. Anwari Begum and Rafiq Ghaznavi - the grand parent of Salma Agha - played title roles in this memorable film. Rafiq Ghaznavi was a famous musician in the 30s and 40s and Anwari Begum appeared in many films, one of them was Anmol Ghari.
    Actors Anwari Begum, Rafiq Ghazniv, Gul Hameed, Lala Yaqoob, M. Ismael, Fazal Shah, Walait Begum
    Producer Hakeem Ram Parshad (The owner of Capital Cinema Lahore)
    Director A. K. Kardar
    Music Rafiq Ghaznavi
    Story and screenplay ?
    Singers ?
    Film songs:
    ? ?

    Khazanchi
    Pancholi Art Pictures
    Khazanchi
    Realesed in: 1941
    Revolutionary music director Master Ghulam Haidar changed the whole style of film music from classical Bangali to folk Punjabi music in this mega hit film from Lahore.
    Actors Ramola, Naring, M. Ismael, Manorma, Ajmal, Janki Das, Durga Khote
    Producer & Director Moti B. Gudwani
    Music Master Ghulam Haidar Master Ghulam Haidar introduced Baby Noor Jehan as playback singer in this film first time. He also introduced Indian diva Lata Mangeshkar in film Majboor in 1948.
    Film songs:
    Sawan ke nazaray hain... Shamshad Begum,
    Master Ghulam Haidar
    Lot geyi Papan andhiari...  

    Anmol Ghari
    Mehoboob Production Ltd. (Bombay)
    Anmol Gharri
    Urdu/Hindi
    Realesed in: 1946
    Anmol Ghari One of the most memorable and melodious film by Noushad Ali from the 40s with to legendry singer/actresses Noor Jehan and Surayya in main roles. Surindra and Zahoor Raja were other main characters in directors Mehboob's big film.
    Actors Noor Jehan, Surender, Surayya, Zahoor Raja, Leela Mishra, Anwari Begum, Bhudo Anvari, Murad
    Producer & Director Mehboob Khan Mehboob Khan (1907-64)
    One of the greatest film director in the history was illiterate..!
    Music Naushad Ali Naushad Ali is regarded as one of the greatest Music Directors of Indian Cinema.
    Assistent: Ghulam Ahamd (Pakeeza fame)
    Lyrics Tanvir NaqviTanvir Naqvi was a relative of Madam Noor Jehan and a very successful lyricist....
    & Anjum Batalvi
    Singers
    Madam Noor JehanNoor Jehan was the most impressive film personality in the IndoPak film history. She was dominating since her debut as a child star 1935....
    Surayya Surayya was another famous singer/actress from the 40s and 50s. Born in Lahore, she debuted as a child star with Taj Mahal (1941)...
    Shamshad Begum Shamshad Begum was the first generation of top Punjabi film singers (followd by Zubaida Khanum (ind the 50s) and Madam Noor Jehan (from 60s-90s), respectively). I cann't forget Shamsad's megahit Punjabi songs as:
    - Batti baal ke Banerey utte rakhni aan
    - Meri lagdi kise na wekhi, te tutdi nu jugg janda
    - Ni tutt jaye Rail Gadiye, too rok leya Chann mera
    - O wela yaad kar...
    - Jutt Kurdian toon darda mara
    also Zohra Bai Anbalewali, Mohammad Rafi and Surindra
    Film songs:
    Uran Kathole pe ur jaun, tere haath na ayun... Shamshad Begum,
    Zohra Bai
    Tera Khilona tuta Balik, hai qismat ne tujh ko... Mohammad Rafi
    Woh yaad aa rahe hein, guzre hue zamaney... Sunrindra
    Aaja meri barbad mohabbat ke sahare ... Madam Noor Jehan
    Awaz de kahan hai, dunya meri jawan hai Surindra,
    Madam Noor Jehan
    Main Dil mein dard basa lai, Naino se Nain... Surayya
    Mere bachpan ke saathi mujhe bhool na jana... Madam Noor Jehan
    Mann leta hai angrai, jeevan peh jawani chhai... Surayya
    Jawan hai mohabbat, haseen hai zamana... Madam Noor Jehan
    Socha tha kya kya ho geya... Surayya
    Kya mil geya Bhagwan tumhe dil ko dukha ke.. Madam Noor Jehan
    Ab koun hai mera, kaho, ab koun hai mera.. Surindra?

    Jugnu
    The Last Big "Pakistani" film before partition
    Shoukat Arts Productions
    J U G N U
    Urdu/Hindi
    Realesed on: 1947
    This film was the last big film by Madam Noor Jehan and her husband director Shaukat Hussain Rizvi before partition. It was a big musical and romantic film. Madam Noor Jehan was on peak of her film career as singer and film heroine. Dillip Kumar and Mohammad Rafi got breakthrough from this film.
    Actors Dilip KumarDilip Kumar - the acting legend - got breakthrough from this mega hit film. He was born in Peshawar...
    Noor Jehan, Shashikala, Sulochana, Agha, Latika, Zia, Jillo, Mohammad Rafi and Ghulam Mohammed
    Producer & Director Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi was a successful film director in India with Khandan, Zeenat and Jugnu but he was a flop film director in Pakistan...
    Music Feroz NizamiFeroz Nizami completed hat trick of three great musical film, first Jugnu in 1947, then Chann We in 1951 and Dopatta 1952 - all with Noor Jehan...
    &
    G.A.ChishtiG. A. Chishti was a legendry musician in Punjabi films. He dominated Pakistani film music until the beginning of the 70s...
    Lyrics Nakhshab, Shari Bhopali, Asghar Sarhadi & Adeeb Saharn Puri
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begum,
    Mohammad RafiMohammad Rafi was a legend and he left behind a rich legacy of songs in Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi and many other languages. Started his singing career from Lahore...
    Roshan Ara Begum Roshan Ara Begum was acclaimed the best exponent of Kirana gharana style of khayal singing in the subcontinent...
    Film songs:
    Woh apni yaad dilane ko ik ishq ki Duniya chhor geye... Mohammad Rafi & Co.
    Umangen dil ki machlin, muskrai zindgi apni... Madam Noor Jehan
    Lot jawani phir nahin aani, beet geyi to... Shamshad Begum
    Desh ki pur kaif rangeen si fizaon mein kahin... Roshan Ara Begum
    Aaj ki raat saze-dile-pudard na chher Madam Noor Jehan
    Yahan badla wafa ka bewafai ke siwa kaya hai
    Mohabbat kar ke bhi dekha, mohabbat mein...
    Mohammad Rafi,
    Madam Noor Jehan
    Tum bhi bhula do main bhi bhula doon... Madam Noor Jehan
    Hamein to sham-e-gham mein katni hai... Madam Noor Jehan

    Pakistani artists started their film career's before 1947
    A.R.Kardar (actor/director) Daughters of Today 1924
    M. Ismael (actor) Daughters of Today 1924
    Rafiq Ghaznavi (musician) Heer Ranjha 1932
    Ghulam Mohammad (actor) Madhuri 1933
    Zahoor Shah (actor) Majnoo 1935 1933
    Mukhtar Begum (singer/actress) Naveli Dulhan 1933
    Noor Mohammad Charlie (comedian) Nadra 1933
    A. Shah Shikarpuri (comedian) Fadaye Toheed 1934
    Nazir (actor/director) Aab-e-Hayyat 1934
    Master Ghulam Haidar (musician) Sanjog ki Seerhi 1935
    Najmul Hassan (actor) Jawani ki hawa 1935
    Noor Jehan (singer/actress) Pind di Kurri 1935
    S.M. Yousuf (director) Bharat ka Laal 1935
    Rekha (actress) Neela 1935
    Kumar (actor) Hamari Betian 1936
    Ajay Kumar (actor) Mard ka Bacha 1936
    G.A.Chishti (musician) Sohni Mehinwal 1937
    Agha Salim Raza (actor) Gul Bakawli 1939
    Ajmal (actor) Gul Bakawli 1939
    Khursheed Anwar (musician) Kurmai 1940
    Gul Zaman (actor) Mard-e-Punjab 1940
    Najam Naqvi (director) Puttar Millan 1940
    Zahoor Raja (actor) Pooja 1940
    Majeed (actor) Sandesa 1940
    Ragni (actress) Himmat 1940
    W.Z. Ahmad (director) Ek Raat 1942
    Masood Pervez (actor/director) Mangti 1942
    Shoukat Hussain Rizvi (director) Khandan 1942
    Hamaliya Wala (actor) Kis ki Bivi 1942
    M. Sadiq (director) Namastey 1943
    Sheikh Iqbal (actor) Champa 1945
    Sharif Nayyar (director) Laila Majnu 1945
    Rasheed Attre (musician) Sheerin Farhad 1945
    Meena Shori (actress) Rutt Rangeeli 1945
    Asha Posley (actress) Champa 1945
    Renuka Devi (actress) Ghulami 1945
    Feroz Nizami (musician) Ammar Raj 1946
    Master Inayat Hussain (musician) Kamli 1946
    Luqman (director) Hamjoli 1946
    Nisar Bazmi (musician) Jamna Paar 1946
    Nashaad (musician) Dildar 1947
    Nasreen (actress) Ek Roz 1947
    Shah Nawaz (actor) Elan 1947
    Sudhir (actor) Farz 1947
    Santosh (actor) Ahensa 1947
    Rehana (actress) Saajan 1947
    Talish (actor) Saraye ke baad 1947
    Ilyas Kashmiri (actor) Malka 1947
    Tufail Farooqi (musician) Dekho Jee 1947
    Fateh Ali Khan (musician) Director 1947

    Film Milestones 1913-47:

    First Color film:

      Ardeshir Irani's Kisan Kanya (1937) was the first color film followed by Mother India (1938). Sohrab Modi's Jhansi Ki Rani (1953) was the first Technicolor film shot in India.
    First Silver Jubilee film:
      Madan Theatre's Kapal Kundala (1929) - a silent film - ran for 25 weeks in Calcutta. The first Urdu/Hindi Silver Jubilee film was Prabhat's Manthan in 1934.
    First Diamond Jubilee film:
      Gyan Mukherjee's Kismet was first Diamond Jubilee Qismat celebrated 196 weeks in 1939film. It ran continuously for 196 weeks at Chitra, Calcutta in 1943. Ashok Kumar and Mumtaz Shanti were main actors.

    The tally of released Films
    from 1913-47 and a total list of
    Silent, Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi, Pashto
    and Lahore made films
    from 1924-47

    Silent Films Era 1913-34
    1913: 2 silent films
    1914: 1 film
    1915: 2 films
    1916: 0 film
    1917: 5 films
    1918: 7 films
    1919: 8 films
    1920: 18 films
    1921: 39 films
    1922: 58 films
    1923: 43 films

    1924
    71 films (1 Lahore made)

    1. The Daughters of Today (S)

    1925
    80 films (1 Lahore made)

    1. The Light of Asia
      alias Prem Saya (S)
      (Lahore based co-German silent film)

    1926
    88 films
    1927
    88 films
    1928
    111 films (1 Lahore made)

    1. The Love of a Mughal Prince
      alias Anar Kalli (S)

    1929
    131 films (1 Lahore made)

    1. Mysterious Eagle
      alias Husan ka Chor (S)

    1930
    158 films (8 Lahore made)

    1. Brave Heart
      alias Sarfrosh (S)
    2. Shepherd King
      alias Gudaria Sultan (S)
    3. Safdar Jang (S)
    4. Golden Dagger
      alias Sunehri Khanjar (S)
    5. Wandering Dancer
      alias Aawara Raqqasa (S)
    6. Mistress Bandit (S)
    7. Sweetheart
      alias Qatil Katar (S)
    8. The Sarpant alias Saanp (S)

    Silent & Talkie Films Era 1931-34

    1931
    23 Urdu/Hindi, 64 silent films
    1. Alam Ara
      The first ever Indo-Pak Urdu/Hindi talkie film made in Bombay

    1932
    61 Urdu/Hindi, 64 Silent, 1 Punjabi films
    (1 Lahore made)

    1. Heer Ranjha (P)
      Anwari, Rafiq Ghaznavi, M. Ismael
      (The first Lahore based Punjabi film)

    1933
    75 Urdu/Hindi, 41 silent films, 1 Punjabi
    (2 Lahore made)

    1. Karam (Urdu/Hindi/English)
      (The first Lahore based Non-Punjabi film)
    2. Raja Gopi Chand (P)
      (Kamla, Dr. Soni)

    1934
    121 Urdu/Hindi, 11 silent, 1 Punjabi film
    (2 Lahore made)

    1. City of Silence (U/H)
    2. Mirza Sahiban (C)
      Khurshid, Bhai Desa

    Talkie Films Era from 1935-47

    1935
    154 Urdu/Hindi, 1 Punjabi
    (3 Lahore made)
    1. Pind di Kurri (C)
      Pushpa Rani, Mubarak, Baby Noor Jehan
    2. Majnoo 1935 (U/H)
      Shyama, Herald Luice, Kamla, Zahoor Shah
    3. Sourg ki Seerhi (U/H)
      Khurshid, Khadam, Umrao Zia Begum
    4. Qazzaq ki Lari (U/H)
      Babbu, Surindar, Sosheela

    1936
    135 Urdu/Hindi
    (1 Lahore made)

    1. Suhaag ka Daan (U/H)

    1937
    102 Urdu/Hindi, 3 Punjabi
    (1 Lahore made)

    1. Heer Sial (C)
      Balo, Bali, Baby Noor Jehan
    2. Sohni Kumharan (C)
      Mumtaz Shanti, Mubarak
    3. Sohni Mehinwal (P)
      Almas Bai, Basheer Qawwal, M. Ismael, Ajmal

    1938
    88 Urdu/Hindi, 1 Punjabi
    (3 Lahore made)

    1. Sassi Punnu (P)
      Balo, Aslam Pervez Baby Noor Jehan
    2. Tarzan ki Beti (U/H)
      IManak, Moto Bhatt, Majnu
    3. Veer Kaisri (U/H)
      Pushpa Rani, Babu Rao, Shmashad

    1939
    80 Urdu/Hindi, 3 Punjabi
    (7 Lahore made)

    1. Gul Bakawli (P)
      Haim Lata, Surayya Jabin, Baby Noor Jehan
    2. Imperial Mail (U/H)
      Gulzar, Gulab, Baby Noor Jehan
    3. Josh-e-Islam (U/H)
      Pushpa Rani, Babu Rao, Nazir, Sundar
    4. Khooni Jadugar (U/H)
      Shyama, Heera Lal, M. Ismael
    5. Paap ki Nagri (U/H)
      Rasheeda, M. Zahoor, Ram Lal
    6. Mera Punjab (P)
      Haidar Bandi, Heera Lal, Dar Kashmiri
    7. Porn Bhagt (U/H)
      Anwari, Kiran Deevan, Dar Kashmiri

    1940
    85 Urdu/Hindi, 4 Punjabi, 1 Pashto
    (4 Lahore made)

    1. Ali Baba (P/U/H)
      Sardar Akhtar, Surindar, Ghulam Mohammad
    2. Dulla Bhatti (P)
      Ragni, M.D.Kanwar, Majnu
    3. Jagga Daku (C)
      Walait Begum, Gul Zaman, Pushpa Ran
    4. Mard-e-Punjab (U/H)
      Pushpa Rani, Gul Zaman, Sundar Das
    5. Yamla Jatt (P)
      Ranjna, Pran, Baby Noor Jehan, M. Ismael
    6. Laila Majnu (U/H)
      Pushpa Rani, Wazir Begum, Ranjeet
    7. Laila Majnu (Pashto)
      (The first ever Pashto film in Indo-Pak, made in Bombay)

    1941
    73 Urdu/Hindi, 6 Punjabi
    (9 Lahore made)

    1. Chodhary (P)
      Roop Lekha, Paal, Baby Noor Jehan
    2. Chabay ki Kalli (P)
      Mumtaz Shanti, Jagdesh, Sethi
    3. Himmat (U/H)
      Ragni, Majnu, Manorma, Zahoor Shah
    4. Khazanchi (U/H)
      Ramola, Narang, M. Ismael
    5. Mubarak (U/H)
      Jahan Ara Kajjan, Kyani, Heera Lal
    6. Mera Mahi (P)
      Ragni, Kiran Deevan, Zahoor Shah
    7. Sehti Murad (P)
      Ragni, Ram Lal, Zahoor Shah
    8. Perdesi Dhola (P)
      Ramola, Jagdesh, Kyani
    9. Sipahi (P)
      Madhoori, Heera Lal, A.G.Butt

    1942
    98 Urdu/Hindi, 3 Punjabi
    (5 Lahore made)

    1. Gawandhi (P)
      Veena, Manorma, Shyam, M. Ismael
    2. Khandan (U/H)
      Noor Jehan, Pran, Ghulam Mohammad
    3. Mangti (P)
      Mumtaz Shanti, Masood Pervez, Majnu, Manorma
    4. Mamta (U/H)
      Pushpa Rani, Klawati, Padma Devi
    5. Nishani (U/H)
      Ragni, Majnu, Roop Lekha

    1943
    106 Urdu/Hindi, 3 Punjabi
    (6 Lahore made)

    1. Ik Musafar (U/H)
      Manorma, Mubarak, Majnu
    2. Jangi Jawan (U/H)
      Madhuri, Heer Lal, Babu Rao
    3. Papi (P)
      Madhuri, Majnu, Zahoor Shah
    4. Poonji (P)
      Ragni, Jannet, M. Ismael, Manorma
    5. Watan ki pukar (U/H)
      Sunetra, Chandar Rao, M. Ismael
    6. Mera Mahi (P)
      Ragni, Kiran Deevan, Zahoor Shah

    1944
    85 Urdu/Hindi, 4 Punjabi
    (5 Lahore made)

    1. Bhai (U/H)
      Aasha, Satish, Zahoor Raja
    2. Dasi (P)
      Ragni, Najmul Hassan, Om Parkash
    3. Koel (P)
      Manorma, Majnu, Salim Raza
    4. Gul Baloch (P)
      Salma, Gul Zaman, Ajmal, Salim Raza
    5. Panchhi (P)
      Manorma, Ajmal, Slama, Ghulam Qadir

    1945
    73 Urdu/Hindi, 2 Punjabi
    (9 Lahore made)

    1. Champa (P)
      Manorma, Majnu, Asha Posley, Sheikh Iqbal
    2. Dhamki (U/H)
      Ragni, Al-Nasir, Ajmal, Klawati
    3. Ghulami (U/H)
      Renuka Devi, Masood Pervez, David
    4. Kaise kahun (U/H)
      Ragni, Najmul Hassan, Ajmal, Pran
    5. Nakathu (P)
      Salma, Gul Zaman, Charlie, Rasheeda
    6. Ragni (U/H)
      Samari Biswas, Najmul Hassan, Pran
    7. Sheerin Farhad (U/H)
      Ragni, Jannet, Ghulam Mohammad
    8. Zid (U/H)
      Ramola, Sundar, Ramola, Zahoor Shah
    9. Rutt Rangeeli (U/H)
      Meena, Manorma, Ghulam Mohammad

    1946
    155 Urdu/Hindi, 1 Punjabi
    (9 Lahore made)

    1. Ayi Bahar (U/H)
      Asha Posley, Arshad, Ajmal, Charlie
    2. Badnami (U/H)
      Manorma, Pran, Asha Posley, Zahoor Shah
    3. Bindia (U/H)
      Ragni, Kaml, Shakir, Zamindar
    4. Chehra (U/H)
      Surayya Chodhary, Najma, Zamindar
    5. Kamli (P)
      Asha Posley, Amar Nath, Sheikh Iqbal
    6. Kahan Geye (U/H)
      Begum Perveen, Geeta Bali, S. Kapoor
    7. Khamosh Nighen (U/H)
      Manorma, Al-Nasir, Zahoor Shah
    8. Paraye Des mein (U/H)
      Asha Posley, Pran, Zahoor Shah
    9. Pujari (U/H)
      Mumtaz Shanti, Masood Pervez, Mumtaz

    1947
    183 Urdu/Hindi, 1 Punjabi
    (9 Lahore made)

    1. R.C. (U/H)
      (Meena, Al-Nasir, Zahoor Shah, Sheikh Iqbal
    2. Butt trash (U/H)
      (Manorma, Pran, Arshad
    3. Chheen lay Azadi (U/H)
      (Veena, Ghulam Mohammad, Amar Nath
    4. Dekho Jee (U/H)
      (Mumtaz Shanti, Haroon, Anjum
    5. Director (U/H)
      Zeb Qureshi, Salim Raza, Zahoor Shah
    6. Deevani (P)
      Mumtaz Shanti, Wasti, M. Ismael
    7. Ek roz (U/H)
      Nasreen, Al-Nasir, Asha Posley
    8. Farz (U/H)
      Ragni, Sudhir, Fareeda, Chand
    9. Paro(U/H)
      Geeta Nizami, Randheer

    S: Silent films from Lahore
    U/H: Urdu/Hindi films from Lahore
    P: Punjabi films from Lahore
    C: Punjabi films from Calcutta
    B: Punjabi films from Bombay
    P/U/H: Punjabi/Urdu/Hindi films from Bombay

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