PrePartition Film History

1940

Detailed information's on released films..

98 released films

(91 Hindi/Urdu, 8 Punjabi and 0 Silent movies)
Film posters from 1940

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Ali Baba 40 Chor
Aurat
Dulla Bhatti
Musafir
Yamla Jatt


7 Punjabi films from 1940

(2 Bombay, 3 Calcutta and 3 Lahore made films)

Ali Baba 40 ChorAli Baba 40 Chor

(Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi double version - Made in Bombay)
Director: Mehboob Khan
Music: Anil Biswas
Actors: Surendra, Sardar Akhtar, Ghulam Mohammad, Waheedan Bai, Sheti, Raj Kumar Sr.

Dulla BhattiDulla Bhatti

(Punjabi - Made in Lahore)
Director: Roshan Lal Shorey
Music: Pandat Gobind Ram
Actors: Ragni, M.D. Kanwar, Majnu, Satish, Zahoor Shah, Zubaida Bano, Himmat Singh, Bilraj Mehta, Mehmood Khan, Satish, Nafees Begum, Thakar Himmat Singh

Jagga DakuJagga Daku

(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: Raj Hans
Music: Dhomi Khan
Actors: Willait Begum, Gul Zaman, Pushpa Rani, Sundar Singh, Abdur Rehman Kashmiri

Laila MajnuLaila Majnu

(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: Raj Hans
Music: Sheyam Sundar
Actors: Pushpa Rani, Wazir Begum, Ranjeet Kumari, P.N. Bali, Dar Kashmiri

Mard-e-PunjabMard-e-Punjab

(Punjabi - Made in Lahore)
Director: Raj Hans
Music: Dhomi Khan
Actors: Gul Zaman, Pushpa Rani, Nazeer Begum, Sundar Das, Haidar Bandi, A.R. Kabuli

Matwali MiraMatwali Mira

(Punjabi - Made in Bombay)
Director: Prafulla Roy, K. Sharma
Music:
Actors: Mukhtar Begum, Nissar, Sultana Bano, Ranjit Kumari, Kala, Fida Husain

Puran BhagtPuran Bhagt

(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: ?
Music: ?
Actors: Monika, Karan Divan

Yamla JattYamla Jatt

(Punjabi - Made in Lahore)
Director: Moti B. Gidwani
Music: Master Ghulam Haidar
Actors: Noorjahan, M. Ismael, Ajmal, Anjana, Pran, Durga Mota, Shayama, Dev Dutt, Shah, Manjula, Kuldip, S. Paul, Luddan



3 Lahore made films from 1940

(0 Silent, 0 Hindi/Urdu and 3 Punjabi films)
Dulla Bhatti
Yamla Jatt

1.
Dulla Bhatti
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Roshan Lal Shorey
Actors: Ragni, M.D. Kanwar, Majnu, Satish, Zahoor Shah, Zubaida Bano, Himmat Singh, Bilraj Mehta, Mehmood Khan, Satish, Nafees Begum, Thakar Himmat Singh
2.
Mard-e-Punjab
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Raj Hans
Actors: Gul Zaman, Pushpa Rani, Nazeer Begum, Sundar Das, Haidar Bandi, A.R. Kabuli
3.
Yamla Jatt
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Moti B. Gidwani
Actors: Noorjahan, M. Ismael, Ajmal, Anjana, Pran, Durga Mota, Shayama, Dev Dutt, Shah, Manjula, Kuldip, S. Paul, Luddan

1 Muslim stories films from 1940

(0 Silent, 1 Hindi/Urdu and 0 Punjabi films)
(1 Bombay, 0 Calcutta and 0 Lahore films)

1.
Pak Daman
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: Rustam Movie
Actors: Leela Chitnis, K. Pawar, Mohammad Ishaq, Ghulam Mohammad, Feroz Dastoor, Mainika, Meera, Mehboob, Abubakar

4 Folk stories films from 1940

(0 Silent, 2 Hindi/Urdu and 3 Punjabi films)
(2 Bombay, 1 Calcutta and 1 Lahore films)
Ali Baba 40 Chor
Dulla Bhatti

1.
Ali Baba 40 Chor
(Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi double version - 1940)
Director: Mehboob Khan
Actors: Surendra, Sardar Akhtar, Ghulam Mohammad, Waheedan Bai, Sheti, Raj Kumar Sr.
2.
Dulla Bhatti
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Roshan Lal Shorey
Actors: Ragni, M.D. Kanwar, Majnu, Satish, Zahoor Shah, Zubaida Bano, Himmat Singh, Bilraj Mehta, Mehmood Khan, Satish, Nafees Begum, Thakar Himmat Singh
3.
Hatim Tai ki Beti
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: Nano Bhai Wakeel
Actors: Anod Rani, Anil Kumar, Sarojni, Bibi
4.
Laila Majnu
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Raj Hans
Actors: Pushpa Rani, Wazir Begum, Ranjeet Kumari, P.N. Bali, Dar Kashmiri

8 hit films from 1940

(0 Silent, 6 Hindi/Urdu and 2 Punjabi films)
(4 Bombay, 3 Calcutta and 1 Lahore films)
Yamla Jatt

1.
Achhut
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: Chando Lal Shah
Actors: Gohar, Moti Lal, Vasanti, Mazhar Khan, Yaqoob, Sitara, Raj Kumari, Tarlok Kapoor
2.
Bandhan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: N.R. Acharya
Actors: Leela Chintis, Ashok Kumar, Suresh, Arun Kumar, Shah Nawaz, Petha Wala
3.
Nartaki
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: Debaki Bose
Actors: Leela Desai, Najmul Hussain, Jagdish Sethi, Wasti, Sethi, R.P, Kooper, Nand Kishor, Panna Kapoor
4.
Pagal
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: A.R. Kardar
Actors: Madhuri, Prithviraj Kapoor, Khatoon, Sanalni, Noor Mohammad Charlie, Sitara, Yaqoob, Tarlok Kapoor
5.
Punar Milan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: Najam Naqvi
Actors: Sinha Parbhadhan, Kishor Sahu, Shah Nawaz, Mumtaz Ali, Patha Wala, Mumtaz Begum, Injli Devi
6.
Puran Bhagt
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: ?
Actors: Monika, Karan Divan
7.
Yamla Jatt
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Moti B. Gidwani
Actors: Noorjahan, M. Ismael, Ajmal, Anjana, Pran, Durga Mota, Shayama, Dev Dutt, Shah, Manjula, Kuldip, S. Paul, Luddan
8.
Zindagi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: P.C. Barua
Actors: Kundan Lal Saigal, Jumna, Pahari, Sanial, Asha Lata, Sitara, Munawar Bano, Manorma, Bukram Kapoor

98 released films in 1940

(0 Silent, 91 Hindi/Urdu and 8 Punjabi films)
(88 Bombay, 7 Calcutta and 3 Lahore made films)

(An alphabetically list)
1.2 Rangi Daku
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
2.Aaj Ka Hindustan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
3.Aaj Ki Dunya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
4.Abla
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
5.Abla Ki Shanti
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
6.Achhut
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
7.Adhurada
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
8.Aflatoon Aurat
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
9.Akela
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
10.Alakh Niranjan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
11.Ali Baba 40 Chor
(Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi double version - 1940)
12.Anarbala
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
13.Andhi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
14.Anjaam
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
15.Anuradha
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
16.Apni Nagariya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
17.Aurat
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
18.Azad
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
19.Azadi-e-Watan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
20.Bahu Rani
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
21.Bandhan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
22.Bhairavsingh - Ek Rashtra-sevak
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
23.Bharosa
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
24.Bholi Luteran
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
25.Captain Kishore
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
26.Chalti Dunya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
27.Chingari
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
28.Civil Marriage
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
29.Daughter-in-Law
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
30.Deepak
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
31.Deepak Mahal
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
32.Desh Bhakta
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
33.Dharma Bandhan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
34.Diamond Queen
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
35.Diwali
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
36.Dulla Bhatti
(Punjabi - 1940)
37.Ek Hi Bhool
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
38.Geeta
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
39.Ghar Ki Rani
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
40.Golibar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
41.Haar Jeet
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
42.Hamara Desh
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
43.Hatim Tai ki Beti
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
44.Hewan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
45.Hind Ka Lal
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
46.Hindustan Hamara
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
47.Holi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
48.Jadu Nagri
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
49.Jadui Kangan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
50.Jagat Mohini
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
51.Jagga Daku
(Punjabi - 1940)
52.Jai Swadesh
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
53.Jang-e-Azadi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
54.Jhuthi Sharm
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
55.Kalyani
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
56.Kaniadan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
57.Kum Kum The Dancer
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
58.Laila Majnu
(Punjabi - 1940)
59.Laxmi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
60.Madari Mohan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
61.Main Hari
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
62.Mard-e-Punjab
(Punjabi - 1940)
63.Matwali Mira
(Punjabi - 1940)
64.Musafir
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
65.Narsi Bhagat
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
66.Nartaki
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
67.Nirali Dunya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
68.Pagal
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
69.Pak Daman
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
70.Pooja
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
71.Prem Nagar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
72.Punar Milan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
73.Puran Bhagt
(Punjabi - 1940)
74.Pyar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
75.Qaidi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
76.Raj Nartaki
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
77.Rangeela Jawan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
78.Rani Sahiba
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
79.Reshmi Sari
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
80.Sajani
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
81.Sanat Geya Neshwar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
82.Sandesa
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
83.Sanskar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
84.Sardar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
85.Saubhagya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
86.Shamsherbaz
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
87.Sneh Bandhan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
88.Suhag
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
89.Tatar Ka Chor
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
90.Toofan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
91.Usha Haran
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
92.Vergina
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
93.Vijay Kumar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
94.Waada
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
95.Wasiyat
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
96.Yaad Rahay
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
97.Yamla Jatt
(Punjabi - 1940)
98.Zindagi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)


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Debuted artists in 1940

MajeedMajeed
(Sandesa)
RagniRagni
(Dulla Bhatti)
Shamshad BegumShamshad Begum
(Yamla Jatt)

An alphabetically list of all debuted artists in 1940 movies..

Artist Category First film
MajeedSupporting actorSandesa
RagniHeroine, Supporting actressDulla Bhatti
Shamshad BegumprePartition playback singerYamla Jatt


Artists born in 1940

Ali HossainAli Hossain
(23-03-1940)
Ghulam AliGhulam Ali
(05-12-1940)
Irene ParveenIrene Parveen
(23-04-1940)
Munawar ZarifMunawar Zarif
(25-12-1940)
Musarrat NazirMusarrat Nazir
(13-10-1940)
Mustafa QureshiMustafa Qureshi
(23-04-1940)
NeeloNeelo
(30-06-1940)

An alphabetically list of all born artists in 1940

Artist Date of birth Category
Ali HossainSaturday, 23 March 1940Film Music director
Ghulam AliThursday, 5 December 1940Playback singer
Irene ParveenTuesday, 23 April 1940Playback singer
Munawar ZarifWednesday, 25 December 1940Film Comedian
Musarrat NazirSunday, 13 October 1940Film Heroine
Mustafa QureshiTuesday, 23 April 1940Film Villain
NeeloSunday, 30 June 1940Film Heroine


10 total songs

(2 Hindi/Urdu and 8 Punjabi film songs from 1940 - incomplete figures!)

Main playback singers/musicians/lyricists
Noorjahan - She was the greatest film personality in Pakistan..!
Noorjahan
3 songs
Surayya - She was a top singer and actress in the 1940s..
Surayya
0 songs
Shamshad Begum - Shamshad Begum was a big name in the film music..
Shamshad Begum
5 songs
Zeenat Begum - She was a famous playback singer in the 1940s
Zeenat Begum
0 songs
Kundan Lal Saigal - He dominated in two decades..
Kundan Lal Saigal
0 songs
Mohammad Rafi - He became a standard-voice for male singing in films..
Mohammad Rafi
0 songs
Master Ghulam Haidar - He changed the music style of Indo-Pak movies..
Master Ghulam Haidar
8 songs
Pandit Amarnath - He was a busy music director..
Pandit Amarnath
0 songs
Aziz Kashmiri - A legendary film poet..
Aziz Kashmiri
0 songs

1.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haidar, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
2.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haidar, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
3.1940
(Film:
Suhag -
Hindi/Urdu)
Singer(s): Rajkumari, Music: Timir Baran, Poet: ?, Actor(s):
4.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Noorjahan, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
5.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Noorjahan, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
6.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
7.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Noorjahan, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
8.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haidar, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
9.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haidar, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haidar, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
10.1940
(Film:
Pyar -
Hindi/Urdu)
Singer(s): Rajkumari, Music: Shanti Kumar Desai, Poet: Kabil, Actor(s):

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