1949

First Silver Jubilee Punjabi Film..
The first ever Punjabi and the sixth film in the list of released Pakistani films celebrated a great success in cinemas. Veteran Producer and Director Nazir got the honour to become the first Silver Jubilee film maker. He was also the only choice as hero in 1949.

  • Pakistan's largest film company Evernew Pictures released it's first film Mundri, it was a Punjabi film.

    Debutants:

    Actors: Sudhir, M. Ismael and Ajmal in Hichkolay, Ragni and Ilyas Kashmiri in Mundri, Hamaliya Wala in Shahida, Agha Salim Raza in Ghalt Fehmi, Sawarn Lata, Nazir and Azad in Sachai and Zeenat and Allauddin in Pheray.
    Musicians: Inayat Hussain in Hachkolay, Ghulam Haidar in Shahida and G.A. Chishti in Sachai
    Poet: Baba Alam Siyaposh
    Singer: Inayat Hussain Bhatti

    Eid Day's:

    (1 Punjabi film)
    1 film on Eid-ul-Fittar (1368 hijri), Friday, July 29, 1949
    0 Urdu: -
    1 Punjabi:
    Pheray
    0 film on Eid-ul-Azha (1368 hijri), Tuesday, October 4, 1949
    0 Urdu: -
    0 Punjabi: -

    Remarkable Musical Movies
  • Pheray Shahida
    Pheray (1949)
    Sawarn Lata
    Pakistans first ever Silver Jubilee hit film
    Anees Pictures
    Pheray
    Punjabi
    Realesed on Eid-ul-Fittar, Thursday, July 28, 1949

    Pakistans first ever produced Punjabi film Pheray was a re-make of Nazirs Indian urdu/hindi film "Gaon ki Gori" (1945). It was a big musical hit and the Music Director G. A. Chishti wrote, composed and recorded six songs of this film in a single day! Chishti was also the most productive Music Director in the first 25 years of Pakistan.

    Film Business:
    Lahore: 25 weeks at Palace Cinema
    Karachi: 5 weeks at Taj Mehal Cinema

    Actors Sawarn Lata, Nazir, M. Ismael, Nazar, Zeenat, Maya Devi, Alam Siaposh
    Producer Saida Bano
    Director Nazir
    Music G. A. Chishti
    Lyrics Baba Alam Siaposh, G. A. Chishti
    Singers Munawar Sultana & Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Film songs:
    Main Bagan di Morni...
    (Lyricist: Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Munawar Sultana
    Sapp di tor na turye, ni Kuriye..
    (Lyricist: Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Tarian di chhawen chhawen..
    (Lyricist: Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Munawar Sultana,
    Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Tu Koel tay main Kaan..
    (Lyricist: G.A. Chishti)
    Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Lay way dilla, hun Nainan kolun..
    (Lyricist: Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Munawar Sultana
    Menu Rabb di sohn tere naal pyar..
    (Lyricist: G.A. Chishti)
    Munawar Sultana
    Akhian laawin na te Dil parchawin na..
    (Lyricist: G.A. Chishti)
    Munawar Sultana/
    Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Dasso main ki karran..
    (Lyricist: Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Munawar Sultana
    Thapp thapp, main tay Dhola..
    (Lyricist: Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Munawar Sultana
    Jai nein si pyar nibhana saanu dass ja
    (Lyricist Baba Alam Siaposh)
    Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Ki keeta taqdire, kyun tor ditte do heere
    (Lyricist: G.A. Chishti)
    Munawar Sultana

    Sahida
    Shahida
    Shuaa Noor Films
    Shahida
    Urdu
    Realesed on: March 19, 1949
    First average Urdu film. This film celebrated silver jubilees in Lucknow and Delhi (India) but was flopped in Pakistan.

    Film business:
    Lahore: 7 weeks at Capital Cinema
    Karachi: ?
    Lucknew (India): Silver Jubilee..?
    Actors Shamim, Nasir Khan, Shakir, Hamaliya Wala
    Producer M. Akbar
    Director Luqman
    Music Ghulam Haidar
    Lyrics -
    Singers Munawar Sultana
    Film songs:
    Jo sitam bhi tut-ta hay, taak leta hay hamen
    Is jehan mein kya Gharibon ka Khuda koi nahin
    ?

    Total 6 Released Films

    Flop Urdu films
    1. Shahida
      Shamim, Nasir, Hamalia Wala
      Lahore; March 18, 1949,
      Capital Cinema, 7 weeks
      Karachi: ?
    2. Hachkolay
      Najma, Sudhir, Ajmal
      Lahore: May 6, 1949,
      Palace Cinema, 6 weeks
      Karachi: ?
    3. Sachai
      Sawarn Lata, Nazir, Majeed
      Lahore: May 13, 1949,
      Capital Cinema 10 weeks
      Karachi: ?
    4. Do Kinaray
      Akhtari, Suresh, Ajmal, M. Ismael
      Lahore: July 28, 1949,
      Regent Cinema 2 weeks
      Karachi: ?

    Super hit Punjabi film

    1. Pheray
      Sawarn Lata, Nazir, Allauddin
      Lahore: July 28, 1949,
      Palace Cinema, 25 weeks
      Karachi: April 7, 1950,
      Taj Mehal Cinema, 5 weeks

    Average Punjabi films
    1. Mundri
      Ragni, Ilyas Kashmiri, Ghulam Mohammad
      Lahore: November 18, 1949,
      Rattan Cinema, 8 weeks
      Karachi: ?