1981

A great year for film business
  • Anjuman, Sultan Rahi & Mustafa Qureshi Era started. Their four films celebrated diamond jubilees this year.

  • After five years in the box office, the showing of Aaina comes to an end in Karachi's mini cinema Scala, where it ran for more than 4 years (401 weeks combined in Karachi's cinemas). It has been the most popular Urdu film in the country's history.

    Eid Days:
    (16 films; 4 Urdu, 10 Punjabi, 1 Pashto, 1 Sindhi)
    7 films on Eid-ul-Fittar (1401 hijri) on Sunday, August 2, 1981
    2 Urdu: Watan & Alladin
    5 Punjabi: Sher Khan, Sala sahib, Chan Veryam, Chacha Bhatija & Miley ga zulm da badla
    9 films on Eid-ul-Fittar (1401 hijri) on Friday, October 9, 1981
    2 Urdu: Yeh zamana aur hay & Gherao
    5 Punjabi: Jeedar, Moula Jatt te Noori Natt, Basheera te Qanoon, Muftbar & Tor deyo zanjeeran
    1 Sindi: Gha too Ghar na aya
    1 Pashto:
    Novey o nagrezey

    OBITUARIES:
    Directors: Director/producer Fazal Ahmed Kareem Fazli died.

    Remarkable Musical Movies
  • Sher Khan Sala Sahib Chann Waryam
    Lajawab Bara Aadmi Qurbani
    Athra Puttar Yeh Zamana aur hai Jeedaar

    Iqbal Hassan
    as
    Sher Khan
    Kemal Films
    Sher Khan
    (Punjabi - Colour)
    Released on:
    Eid-ul-Fittar,
    August 2nd, 1981
    Watch movies onlineAnjuman got break through from this mega hit action and musical film. Anjuman-Sultan Rahi-era started, they appeared in a record number of 117 films together. (Their last film was Madam Rani 1995). Iqbal Hassan performed extremely well in the title role. Also Madam Noor Jehan and musician Wajahat Attre became box office demand after three mege hit musical films.
    Actors Anjuman, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Aliya, Nazli, Bahar, Nanha, Adeeb, Changezi, Iqbal Durrani, Altaf Khan, Seema, Ladla, Talish, Rehan, Habib and Iqbal Hassan
    Producer Anwar Kemal Pasha
    Director Younis Malik
    Writer Nasir Adeeb
    Music Wajahat Attre
    Lyrics Waris Ludhianvi, Khawaja Pervez
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Masood Rana
    Film songs:

    Main vi badnaam Sayyan, too vi badnaam en... Madam Noor Jehan
    Chhad ke Mela tur chalia en, ujri Duniya haye... Masood Rana
    Jhanjhria pehna do, Bindia vi chamka do... Madam Noor Jehan
    Toon ain Mahi chhaila, te main aan teri Laila Madam Noor Jehan
    Main charhi Chubare ishq de aj laike tera naa Madam Noor Jehan
    Too je mere hamesha kol rahwen... Madam Noor Jehan

    Ismael Productions
    Sala Sahib
    (Punjabi - Colour)
    Released on:
    Eid-ul-Fittar,
    August 2nd, 1981
     
    Actors Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Anjuman, Nanha, Rangeela, Abid Kashmiri, Najma Mehboob, Nazli, Iqbal Hassan, Ishrat Chouhdry, Zahir Shah, Altaf Khan, Nasrullah Butt, Ahmad Ali, Hairat Angez and Sultan Rahi
    Producer Choudhary Mohammad Ismael
    Director Altaf Hussain
    Story Jalil Afghani
    Screenplay, Dialogs Basheer Niaz
    Music Wajahat Attre
    Lyrics Hazin Qadri, Khawaja Pervez
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Naheed Akhtar, Mehnaz, Masood Rana
    Film songs:
    Chann wasse asman utte,
    ohde wall kyun wekhan...
    Mehnaz,
    Masood Rana
    Piari piari, sohni sohni, pure shehar de wich... Masood Rana
    Pehlan salam karan, teinu mehrbana... Mehnaz,
    Naheed Akhtar
    We ik tera piar meinu milia, main Dunia toon... Madam Noor Jehan
    Main te mara dilbar jani, bulian te piar kahani Madam Noor Jehan
    Jindriye, hun te maghroon lai ja... Madam Noor Jehan

    Bahu Films Corporation
    Chann Waryam
    (Punjabi - Colour)
    Released on:
    Eid-ul-Fittar,
    August 2nd, 1981
     
    Actors Anjuman, Sultan Rahi, Iqbal Hassan, Nazli, Afzaal, Mustafa Qureshi....
    Producer Mohammad Server Bhatti
    Director Jahangir Qaisar
    Story Nasir Adeeb
    Music Wajahat Attre
    Lyrics ---
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Mehnaz
    Watch the complete movie:
    We sone dea Kangna, souda ikko jeya.. Madam Noor Jehan
    Ramli we ramli, puchhdi a kamli... Madam Noor Jehan
    Sun sun Bhabi Dhol peya wajda... Mehnaz,
    Madam Noor Jehan

    Shabab Productions
    Lajawab
    (Urdu - Colour)
    Released on:
    Februay 13th, 1981
    A diamond jubilee film in Karachi...
    Actors Babra Sharif, Nadeem, Shujaat Hashmi, Nanha, Tani, Jameel Fakhri
    Producer & Director Shabab Keranvi
    Music M. Ashraf
    Lyrics ---
    Singers Mehnaz, Ghulam Abbas....
    Film songs:
    Aai millan ki raat, Sajna Sajni dono saath.. Ghulam Abbas
    ... Mehnaz

    A.R. Films
    Bara Aadmi
    (Urdu - Colour)
    Released on:
    April 3rd, 1981
    A musical film .....
    Actors Babra Sharif, Mohammad Ali, Shahid, Bindia, Ruhi Bano...
    Producer Rehmat Ullah Ashraf
    Director Shams Chouhdry
    Music Nazir Ali
    Lyrics ---
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan
    Film songs:
    Khuchh der to ruk jao, barsat ke bahane... Madam Noor Jehan
    Aane wali khushion ka ehsas to hai... Mehdi Hassan


    Wah Wah Productions
    Qurbani
    (Urdu - Colour)
    Released on:
    May 22nd, 1981
    Watch Movies OnlineA big diamond jubilee film....
    Actors Shabnam, Nadeem, Nimmo, Aurangzeb, Najma Mehboob, Hanif, Master Khurram
    Producer & Director Pervez Malik
    Dialogs Amjad Islam Amjad
    Cinematography Riaz Bukhari
    Music M. Ashraf
    Lyrics Masroor Anwar
    Singers Mehnaz, Naheed Akhtar, Ghulam Abbas
    Film songs:
    Mera tujh se aisa bandhan hai.. Mehnaz
    Mera tujh se aisa bandhan hai.. Ghulam Abbas

    Ismael Productions
    Athra Puttar
    (Punjabi - Colour)
    Released on:
    June 12th, 1981
    A big film...
    Actors Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Bazgha, Nanha, Ali Ejaz, Rangeela, Ajmal, Mustafa Qureshi, Sawan
    Producer Choudhary Mohammad Arif
    Director Altaf Hussain
    Music Wajahat Attre
    Lyrics ---
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Masood Rana....
    Film songs:
    Kalla mar chalian, kanwara mar chalian... Masood Rana,
    ... Madam Noor Jehan

    Shabab Productions
    Yeh Zamana aur hai
    (Urdu - Colour)
    Released on:
    Eid-ul-Azha,
    October 9th, 1981
    A musical film...
    Actors Babra Sharif, Faisal, Ayyaz, Tani, Jameel Fakhri, Tamanna, Saqi..
    Producer & Director Shabab Keranvi
    Music M. Ashraf
    Lyrics ---
    Singers Mehnaz, A. Nayyar
    Film songs:
    Kis kis ki tarf dekhoon... A. Nayyar
    ... Mehnaz

    Rasheed Films
    Jeedaar
    (Punjabi - Colour)
    Released on:
    Eid-ul-Azha,
    October 9th, 1981
    Watch Movies OnlineA hit film...
    Actors Anjuman, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Kaifee, Chakori...
    Producer Amina Fiaz
    Director Kaifee
    Music Tafoo
    Lyrics ---
    Singers Madam Noor Jehan, Inayat Hussain Bhatti....
    Film songs:
    O Baleya oye, rona paina... Inayat Hussain Bhatti
    ... Inayat Hussain Bhatti


    Total 85 Released Films
    Super hit Urdu films
    1. Lajawab
      Babra, Nadeem, Shujaat
    2. Qurbani
      Shabnam, Nadeem, Khurram
    3. Yeh Zamana aur hai
      Babra, Faisal, Ayyaz
    4. Manzil
      Babra, Mohammad Ali, Waseem
      Lahore: January 2,
      Prince/5, 13/35 weeks
      Karachi: January 2,
      Nasheman/21, 14/82 weeks

    Hit Urdu films
    1. Kiran aur Kalli
      Shabnam, Mohammad Ali, Waheed
    2. Amanat
      Bazgha, Gullu, Rangeela

    Average Urdu films
    1. Bara Aadmi
      Babra, Mohammad Ali, Shahid
    2. Gun Man
      Babra, Mohammad Ali, Waheed
    3. Kala dhanda gore log
      Mumtaz, Waheed, Kemal
    4. Alladin
      Babra, Faisal, Talish
    5. Sangram
      Mumtaz, Mohammad Ali, Asif
    6. Gherao
      Shabnam, Mohammad Ali, Waheed

    Flop Urdu films
    1. Resham
      Najma, Mustasfa Qureshi
    2. Dil ek Khilona
      Sangeeta, Shahid, Lehri
    3. Laggan
      Babra, Rehman, Ishrat
    4. Dil ne phir yaad kiya
      Babra, Shahid, Waheed
    5. Watan
      Rani, Mohammad Ali, Shahid
    6. Azeem qoum ki azeem ki Beti
      Nimmi, Naeem Khan
    7. Faslay
      Shabnam, Mohammad Ali, Nanha
    8. Tange wali
      Shabnam, Mohammad Ali, Afzaal
    9. Wafa
      Babra, Asif Raza, Faisal
    10. Khote sikke
      Babra, Mohammad Ali, Gullu
    11. Do Dil
      Babra, Asif Raza, Gullu
    12. Mohabbat aur majboori
      Babra, Gullu, Allauddin
    13. Hundred Rifles
      Musarrat Nazir, Sultan Rahi
    14. Mere apnay
      Shamim Ara, Waheed, Shahid

    Super hit Punjabi films
    1. Sher Khan
      Anjuman, Sultan Rahi
    2. Sala Sahib
      Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
    3. Chann Waryam
      Anjuman, Sultan Rahi
    4. Athra Puttar
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Nanha
    5. Jeedaar
      Anjuman, Sultan Rahi
    6. Milega zulm da badla
      Anjuman, Sultan Rahi
    7. Muftbar
      Anjuman, Sultan Rahi
    8. Rustam
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Mumtaz
    9. Anokha Daaj
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Waheed
    10. Waryam
      Anjuman, Sultan Rahi
    11. Sher medan da
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    12. Jatt in London
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi

    Hit Punjabi films
    1. Khan-e-Azam
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    2. Mr. Aflatoon
      Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Rangeela
    3. Akhri qurbani
      Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir

    Average Punjabi films
    1. Ik Puttar ik Weer
      Najma, Mustafa Qureshi
    2. Sheran de Puttar Sher
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    3. Toofaan te Chattan
      Asiya, Sudhir, Qureshi
    4. Basheera te Qanoon
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Talish
    5. Chhanga te Manga
      Anjuma, Yousuf, S. Rahi

    Flop Punjabi films
    1. Dushman dar
      Najma, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    2. Shart
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Shahid
    3. Kala Rupia
      Najma, Mustafa Qureshi
    4. Rabb te Maa
      Farah Deeba, Iqbal Hassan
    5. Ghabhroo
      Asiya, Yousuf, Bahar
    6. Mouladad
      Asiya, Yousuf, M.Qureshi
    7. Fattafatt
      Mumtaz, Shahid, Nanha
    8. Geeo Shera
      Chakori, Kaifee, Afzaal
    9. Parwah naeeen
      Mumtaz, Yousuf, Qureshi
    10. Chacha Bhateeja
      Anjuman, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
    11. Jatt da wair
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    12. Dara Sikandar
      Mumtaz, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    13. Chann Suraj
      Mumtaz, Sultan Rahi, Qureshi
    14. Khar damagh
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Iqbal
    15. Qanoon shikan
      Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Afzaal
    16. Moula Jatt te Noori Natt
      Mumtaz, Ali Ejaz, Nanha
    17. Tor deyo Zanjeeran
      Musarrat Nazir, Iqbal Hassan
    18. Zehreela Dushman
      Najma, Sultan Rahi, Bahar
    19. Posti
      Mumtaz, Yousuf, Afzaal
    20. Billo Sher
      Musarrat Nazir, Yousuf, Afzaal
    21. Athra te jeedaar
      Najma, Sultan Rahi, Kaifee
    22. Notan da Badshah
      Najma, Mustafa Qureshi
    23. Sultan te Waryam
      Mumtaz, Yousuf, Qureshi
    24. Parwah naeen
      Kaveeta, Waheed, Yousuf

    Flop Sindhi films
    1. Ghato ghar na aya
      Balqees, Babur Sultan

    Hit Pashto film
    1. Daagh
      Yasmin, Badar Munir
    2. Akhri nakha
      Musarrat Nazir, Afzaal
    3. Sogandh
      Yasmin, Badar Munir
    4. Nave ongrezey
      Musarrat Nazir, Badar Munir
    5. Dosti
      Yasmin, Badar Munir

    Average Pashto film
    1. Pakhton Walait
      Mumtaz, Waheed, Asif
    2. Farz
      Yasmin, Badar Munir
    3. Ujrati Qatil
      Musarrat Nazir, Badar Munir
    4. Aashna
      Musarrat Nazir, Badar Munir

    Flop Pashto film
    1. Khabar da izzat da
      Musarrat Nazir, Badar Munir
    2. Ghairat zama iman
      Yasmin, Badar Munir
    3. Chamnai Khan
      Surayya, Badar Munir
    4. Da gaz da medan
      Yasmin, Badar Munir
    5. Ghazab
      Nadra Mumtaz, Badar Munir