Studio owner

Dalsukh Pancholi

He was first studio owner in Pakistan
Dalsukh Pancholi - Studio owner - He was first studio owner in Pakistan

Some facts about Dalsukh Pancholi
Real name Dalsukh M, Pancholi
Active career
Life - 10-10-1959
Born at Karachi
Profession Studio owner

Dalsukh M. Pancholi was a Lahore based successful film distributor of Hollywood movies in the pre-partition era. He built his film studio Pancholi Art Pics in Lahore and established Pancholi Film Co. which produced some big Punjabi movies like Gul Bakavli (1939), Yamla Jatt (1940) and a remarkable musical Hindi/Urdu film Khazanchi (1941).

After the partition, all film studios in Lahore were destroyed. He rebuilt Pancholi Film Studio on Upper Mall Road Lahore and it was inaugurated on February 16, 1948. Dalsukh Pancholi soon left Pakistan and his assistant Deevan Sardari Lal took over, who produced the first ever Pakistani film Teri Yaad (1948) as well. Later, Pancholi studio was alloted to a famous ghazal and folk singer Malika Pukhraj and became Malika Studio. Then it was rent to some other parties and its name was also changed as Jawidan Studio. Some time after it was sold by Malika Pukhraj and it became Upper Mall Scheme with lot of houses.

Dalsukh M. Pancholi was born in Karachi in 1906 and died in Bombay in 1959.

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