1956

First Sindhi and Bengali films were released..

The first Bengali feature film "Mukh-O-Mukhush" (The Face and the Mask) was released in Dhaka on August 3, 1956. This film was the result of the Bengali language movement of 1952 and an answer to Karachi made Urdu film "Hamari Zaban" last year.
You can read more about the history of Bengali/East Pakistani films here. The first Bengali film was The Last Kiss by director Ambuj Prasanna Gupta in 1931. (The complete Bengali film list updated on Pakistan Film Magazine on 2.11.2007).

  • The first ever Sindhi film in Pakistan "Umar Marvi" was released on March 12, 1956. Producer and hero was Fazlani and director Sheikh Hassan. Other actors were Nighat Sultan and Noor Mohammad Charlie.

    Debutants:
    Actors: Ejaz in Hameeda, Habib in Lakht-e-Jiggar, Shamim Ara in Kanwari Bewa, Akmal in Jabroo, Sultan Rahi in Baaghi, Meena Shori in Miss 56, Neelo in Sabira, Lehri in Anokhi, Bahar in Chann Mahi, Jamila Razzaq in Intekhab and Sawan in Karnama.
    Directors: Aslam Irani in Pawwan
    Singers: Ahmad Rushdi in Anokhi, Mehdi Hassan in Shikar, Nasim Begum in Guddi Gudda, Nazir Begum in ? and Naheed Niazi in ?
    Musicians: Khursheed Anwar in Intezaar, Tasadduq Hussain in Chhoti Begum, Nathoo Khan in Karnama and Rehman Warma in Baaghi

    Eid Day's:
    (3 films; 2 Urdu, 1 Punjabi)
    2 films on Eid-ul-Fittar (1375 hijri), Saturday, May 12, 1956
    1 Urdu: Intezaar
    1 Punjabi: Peengan
    1 film on Eid-ul-Azha, Thursday, July 20, 1956
    1 Urdu: Pawwan
    0 Punjabi: -

    Remarkable Musical Movies
  • Intezaar Dulla Bhatti Lakht-e-Jiggar
    Mahi Munda Sarfarosh Mukh-o-Mukhush
    Guddi Gudda Chann Mahi
    Madam Noor Jehan
    Select Pictures Urdu melodious film
    Intezaar
    Released on: Eid-ul-Fittar, May 12, 1956
    Watch Movies OnlineA big musical film....
    Actors Noor Jehan, Santosh, Asha Poslay, Majeed, Ashiq Hussain, Rakhsi, Baig, Ghulam Mohammad, Sarwar Sial & Ghafoor
    Producer Sultan Jeelani, Khursheed Anwar
    Director Masood Pervez
    Music, Story & Screenplay Khursheed Anwar
    Dialogs Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj
    Cinematography Nabi Ahmad
    Dance Ashiq Hussain
    Lyrics Qateel Shafai
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan and Zubaida Khanum

    Film songs:
    Jis din se Piya dil legeye dukh de geye Madam Noor Jehan
    Jawani ki raaten, jawani kay din Zubaida Khanum
    Aa geye Balm pardesi, Balam pardesi.. Madam Noor Jehan
    Chand hanse duniya base roye mera pyar ho Madam Noor Jehan
    O jane wale re thehro zara ruk jayo Madam Noor Jehan
    Ghazab kiya tere waade peh etbaar kiya Madam Noor Jehan
    Sanwan ki ghanghor ghattao Madam Noor Jehan
    Chhunn chhunn naachoon gi Madam Noor Jehan

    Dulla Bhatti
    Evernew Pictures
    Dulla Bhatti
    Punjabi
    Realesed on:
    January 6, 1956
    Watch Movies OnlineA big film...
    Actors Sabiha, Sudhir, Asha Poslay, Asif Jah, Ghulam Mohammad, Sheikh Iqbal, Akmal (xtra) and Allauddin
    Producer G. S. Gul
    Director M. S. Daar
    Music G. A. Chishti
    Lyrics Tufail Hoshiarpuri
    Singers Munawar Sultana, Kausar Perveen...
    Film songs:
    Wasta ee Rab da too jaeen we Kabutra... Munawar Sultana

    Evernew Pictures
    Lakht-e-Jiggar
    (Urdu)
    Superhit musical film
    Released on:
    February 17, 1956
    A big musical film....
    Actors Noor Jehan, Santosh, Habib...
    Producer G. A. gul
    Director Luqman
    Music G. A. Chishti
    Lyrics -
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan
    Film songs:
    Chanda ki nagri sey aaja ri nindiya Madam Noor Jehan
    Woh khwab sohana toot geya Madam Noor Jehan
    Aa haal dekh le mera Madam Noor Jehan
    Aaj ham be aasro ko Madam Noor Jehan
    Aahen tarap raheen hain Madam Noor Jehan
    Chanda re Chanda Madam Noor Jehan
    Rakh sada anjaam par Madam Noor Jehan

    Malik Talkeez
    Mahi Munda
    (Punjabi)
    Super hit film
    Released on:
    March 16th, 1956
    One of Musarrat Nazirs career best film.....

    Film Business:
    Lahore: March 23, Odeon, 22 weeks
    Karachi: March 9, Light House/2, 9/13 weeks
    Actors Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Ajmal, Zarif, Nazar, Ilyas Kashmiri
    Producer Bari Malik
    Director M. J. Rana
    Music G. A. Chishti
    Lyrics -
    Singers Zubaida Khanum, Inayat Hussain Bhatti

    Film songs:
    Ranna walean de pakkan Parathe Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    Jhotiye jahan diye, kachiye zabaan diya Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    We main Naar Patole wargi Zubaida Khanum
    Manwan thandian chhawan... Zubaida Khanum
    Sada neun rehana... Zubaida Khanum

    Nigar Pictures
    Sarfarosh
    (Urdu)
    Musical & dramatic film
    Released on:
    June 15th, 1956
    Very dramatic and musical romantic film...
    Actors Sabiha, Santosh, Meena, Asif Jah, Ghulam Mohammad
    Producer & Director Anwar Kemal Pasha
    Music Rasheed Attre
    Lyrics -
    Singers Zubaida Khanum, ....
    Film songs:
    Teri ulfat mein Sannam, Dil ne buhat dard Zubaida Khanum
    Mera nishana dekhe Zaman, teer peh teer Zubaida Khanum
    Aey Chand un se ja kar mera salaam kehna Zubaida Khanum

    M.R.M. Productions
    Guddi Gudda
    (Punjabi)
    Musical film
    Released on:
    November 2nd, 1956
    Very dramatic and musical romantic film...
    Actors Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Talish...
    Producer M. Rehman
    Director Wali Sahib
    Music G. A. Chishti
    Lyrics -
    Singers Zubaida Khanum, ....
    Film songs:
    Naeen reesaan Shehar Lahore diyaan... Chourse...
    Babul da wehra chhad ke hoke majboo chali Zubaida Khanum

    Kemal Pictures
    Chann Mahi
    (Punjabi)
    Superhit musical film
    Released on:
    November 30th, 1956
    Anwar Kemal Pasha introduced Bahar as heroine this big mucial film.
    Actors Bahar, Aslam Pervez, Asif Jah, Rekha, Sheikh Iqbal, Gulraiz and Agha Salim Raza
    Producer & Director Anwar Kemal Pasha
    Story: Sheikh Iqbal
    Music Rasheed Attre
    Lyrics -
    Singers Zubaida Khanum & Salim Raza

    Film songs:
    Bunde Chandi de te Sone di nath lai ke Zubaida Khanum
    Mahi mout da sonerha ditta ghall we Zubaida Khanum
    Pher liyan Chann Mahi akhiyan, dub geye Zubaida Khanum
    Ni Chithiye Sajnaa diye Zubaida Khanum
    Sade ang ang wich pyar ne peengaan paian ne Zubaida Khanum & Salim Raza

    Total 32 Released Films
    (Total 31 films from West Pakistan
    and 1 Bengali film from East Pakistan)

    Super hit Urdu films
    1. Hameeda
      Sabiha, Santosh, Ejaz
    2. Intezaar
      Noor Jehan, Santosh, Asha
    3. Sarfarosh
      Sabiha, Santosh, Meena
    4. Baaghi
      Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Talish

    Hit Urdu films
    1. Qismat
      Musarrat Nazir, Santosh, Yasmin
    2. Chhoti Begum
      Sabiha, Sudhir, Zarif

    Average Urdu films
    1. Karnaama
      Klawati, Luddan, Sawan
    2. Kanwari Bewa
      Shamim Ara, Ayyaz, Nazar
    3. Darbar-e-Habib
      Yasmin, Talish, Majeed

    Flop Urdu films
    1. Miss 56
      Meena, Santosh, Aslam Pervez
      Lahore: November 16, Friday,
      Capital/1,7/8 weeks
      Karachi: Novmeber 9, Friday,
      Reagle/6, 7/15 weeks
    2. Anokhi
      Sheela Ramani, Shaad, Lehri
    3. Lakht-e-Jiggar
      Noor Jehan, Santosh, Habib
    4. Funkar
      Khursheed, Pervez, Jameela
    5. Mirza Sahiban
      Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Allauddin
    6. Mandi
      Khursheed, Ayyaz, Nighat
    7. Shikar
      Safia Dain, Rushdi, Ayyaz
    8. Soteeli Maa
      Sawarn Lata, Nazir, Nazar, Masood
    9. Sabira
      Sawarn Lata, Nazir, Nazar, Ilyas
    10. Pawwan
      Shammi, Sudhir, Zarif, Nazir
    11. Wehshi
      Rehana, Afzal Nazir, Zarif
    12. Hatim
      Sabiha, Sudhir, Nazar, Ilyas
    13. Shalimar
      Rehana, Sudhir, Shola, Nazar
    14. Haqeeqat
      Yasmin, Masood, Zeenat

    Super hit Punjabi films
    1. Dulla Bhatti
      Sabiha, Sudhir, Allauddin
    2. Cann Mahi
      Bahar, Aslam, Asif Jah

    Hit Punjabi films
    1. Mahi Munda
      Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Ajmal, Ilyas
      Lahore: March 23,
      Odeon, 22 weeks
      Karachi: March 9,
      Light House/2, 9/13 weeks
    2. Peengaan
      Musarrat Nazir, Aslam, Allauddin
    3. Jabroo
      Yasmin, Akmal, Talish

    Average Punjabi film
    1. Guddi Gudda
      Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Talish

    Flop Punjabi films
    1. Morni
      Yasmin, Inayat Bhatti, Nazar

    Flop Sindhi film
    1. Ummar Marvi
      Nighat Sultana, Fazlani

    1 Bengali film

    1. Mukh O Mukhosh