Studio owner, producer, director, editor
|Real name||Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi|
|First film||Chann Way (Punjabi - 1951)|
|Life||27-03-1913 - 19-08-1998|
|Born at||UP, India|
|Relations||Noorjahan and Yasmin (wives)|
Zille Huma (daughter)
Rizvi sahib directed his first film Khandan in 1942, which became the first super hit Urdu/Hindi film from Lahore. Madam Noorjahan was heroine in this big musical film and famous Indian villain actor, Lahore born Pran was hero in this film. After the great success of this film, Rizvi sahib moved to film hub Bombay (now Mumbai) with his crew. He mad some big movies there, Noukar (1943), Dost (1944), Zeenat (1945) and Jugnu (1947) - all movies with his wife Noorjahan.
After partition, they moved to Karachi but Lahore was only film center in the new created country Pakistan. They were alloted villa, cinema (Regent) and a film studio (ShahNoor) in Lahore. They produced first film Chann Way in 1951 and Noorjahan became the first ever film director in Pakistan from this Punjabi film.
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