1948

Inaugural Pakistani film..

Teri Yaad became the first ever released film but not the first film production in Pakistan. It was completed in a record time. Lahore was the third biggest film center in sub-Continent - after Bombay and Calcutta - and there were many films under production in 1947.
(See the list).

  • Director Luqman's Urdu film Shahida was actually the first "Pakistani Kashmir Hamara Hayfilm" which was started before partition and released in 1949. After partition, Do Kinaray was the inaugural film production by Ashiq Bhatti. Jihad was the second film by Zahoor Raja, which was released in 1950 and Teri Yaad was the third film by Deevan Sardari Lal.
    Pakistan made film Kashmir Hamara Hay was the first ever released film on any Pakistani cinema but it was a documentary film and not a feature film. A journalist from Delhi Rafiq Chamman was producer of this film on Kashmir issue. This film was released on July 23, 1948 in Qaiser (now Imperial Cinema). (Thanks to Shaukat Ali Chheena)

    Debutants:
    Actors: Asha Poslay, Nazar, Ragni, Shola and Ghulam Mohammad
    Directors: Daud Chand and Raza Mir
    Poet: Qateel Shafai
    Singer: Munawar Sultana

    Eid Day's:
    (1 Urdu film)
    1 film on Eid-ul-Fittar (1367 hijri), Saturday, August 7, 1948
    1 Urdu: Teri Yaad
    0 Punjabi: -
    0 film on Eid-ul-Azha (1367 hijri), Thursday, October 14, 1948
    0 Urdu: -
    0 Punjabi: -

    The only Movie of the year
  • Teri Yaad
    Asha Poslay
    Asha Poslay
    Pakistan's inaugural feature film
    Deewan Pictures
    T E R I    Y A A D
    Urdu
    Realesed in Lahore on August 7, Eid-ul-Fittar Day, 1948
    Released in Karachi on November 4, 1949
    TeriYaad
    » Read Urdu article on this film here


    Some facts about film Teri Yaad:
  • 5 weeks on Prabhat Cinema (Sanober and now Empire on McClod Road Lahore)
  • Also 5 weeks in Karachi's Empire Cinema
    (Thanks to Mr. Shaukat Ali Cheena from Lahore)

    Pakistans inaugural film Teri Yaad was released in Perbhat (Sanober) Cinema Lahore on August 7th, 1948. It was an Eid-ul-Fittar Day.

    Teri Yaad
    was a dead flop film and the only attraction was film hero Nasir Khan, who was brother of the legendry Dillip Kumar. Asha Poslay was introduced as heroine, but she never became a successful film heroine. Her father Nath, was music director of this film.


  • Actors Asha Poslay, Nasir Khan, Najma, Rani Kiran, Nazar, Zubiada, Jahangir, Master Ghulam Qadir, Sardar Mohammad, Ragni, Shola and Ghulam Mohammad
    Director Daud Chand
    Producer & Story: Deevan Sardari Lal Deewan Sardari Laal became the first ever film producer in Pakistan...
    Co-producer D.P. Singha
    Dialogs & Screenplay: Khadim Myhayyuddin
    Cinematography: Raza Mir Raza Mir was a top class cinematographer and he was also successful as film director with Lakhon mein ek and Naag Munni...
    (ass. Rashid, Farooq Ahmad)
    Sound Z.A. Baig (ass. Mushtaq Rizvi, M. Rafiq)
    Eidtor M.A. Latif (ass. S.K. Hussain)
    Art, Setdesighner Chodhary Sultan (ass: Ghulam Nabi, Fazal Ahmad)
    Processing Pyaray Khan (ass. Shamim, Sunnay Laboratory)
    Studio Engineer Latif Durrani
    Production cheif Ram Dial
    Produc. Manager M. Safdar
    Mackup Latif Hussain
    Dresses Altaf Hussain
    Electrician Dost Mohammad (ass. Rafiq Sarhadi, M. Ashraf)
    Publicity Hamid, Meraj
    Still Photography Abdullah
    Studio Pancholi Art Studio, Lahore
    Music Inayat Ali Naath
    Lyrics Tanvir Naqvi, Saif-ud-din Saif and
    Qateel Shafai Qateel Shafai became the first film poets in Pakistan.
    Singers Zeenat Begum, Asha Poslay & Ali Bakhsh Zahoor
    Film songs:
    Hamen chhor na jana jee, munh mor na jana jee Asha Poslay
    Dukh ki mari, barson apnay bhaag ko roi.. Asha Posley
    Main Titli ban kay ayi, joban nay li angrai.. Asha Posley
    Chhalki jawani, haye jiya mere dholay ray.. ?
    Beeti bahar chhai, sara Chamman ro raha hay.. ?
    Muhabbat ka mara chala ja raha hay.. ?
    Bhool nahin preet ki, Sawan khewan har.. ?

    Bol bol ri, o bol bol ri,
    dopehria mein kahan gei thi?

    Ali Bakhsh Zahoor, ?

    Bol bol ri, o bol bol ri,
    dopehria mein kahan gei thi?

    ?

    Kya ayi hay yaad suhani,
    mann karay hay manmani..

    ?
    (13 songs were recorded but 10 were added in this film).

    Teri Yaad
    The ads of film Teri Yaad in Daily Imroze on August 7, 1948.
    (Thanks to Mr. Shaukat Ali Chheena from Lahore).



    Total 1 Released Film
    • 0 Punjabi film
    Flop Urdu films
    1. Teri Yaad
      Asha Poslay, Nasir, Nazar
      Lahore: August 7, 1948,
      Prabhat Cinema, 5 weeks
      Karachi: November 4, 1949,
      Empire Cinema, 5 weeks
    Lahore based
    "Indian films"
    - after partition
    1. Hamari Galian
    2. Bichhre Baalam
    3. Rustum Suhrab
    4. RC
    5. Khamosh Nighen
    6. Birhan
    7. Ek roz