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Madam Noorjahan in Pakistan..!

Thursday, 29 March 1951
Madam Noorjahan in Pakistan..!
Film Chann Way ran 18 weeks on Regent cinema Lahore which was allotted to Mr. & Mrs Rizvi (as they also got Shori/ShahNoor studio!). Madam Noor Jehan's name was mentioned as director of the film but it was told that her husband Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi actually was the real director but he felt shame to give his name as director to a Punjabi film. Ironically, all of his Urdu films as director in Pakistan flopped.

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31-01-2017
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28-02-2016
: A Girl in the River: Another Oscar Award for Pakistan..!
20-11-2015
: Film Devdas released as Ishq Nay Ham Ko Loota..
11-02-2014
: Bomb blast in Shama cinema Peshawar
02-02-2014
: Bomb blast in Picture House cinema Peshawar
19-10-2013
: Shaan's film Waar won the Eid battle..!
21-09-2013
: Postage stamp on Madam Noorjahan
30-08-2013
: Neuplex Cinema in Karachi
08-06-2013
: Naheed Akhtar sang after 22 years..!
11-05-2013
: Haml-o-Mah Gunj will be released soon
06-01-2013
: Shatrughan Sinha attended wedding of grandson of dictator Zia
21-09-2012
: A Black Day for Pakistani Cinemas
31-07-2012
: Only 11% cine gore in Pakistan
20-05-2012
: Pakistan won film award in SAARC film festival
24-04-2012
: Shabnam and Robin Gosh visited Pakistan
26-02-2012
: Saving Face: Pakistan won its first Oscar Award..!
18-11-2011
: Reema married in USA
02-08-2011
: Wohti Lay Kay Jani A celebrated silver jubilee
23-03-2010
: Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Waheed Murad..!
24-03-2009
: Majajan - 300 weeks and 3 years run..!
31-12-2008
: Very poor business of Indian movies in Pakistan
31-12-2007
: A terrible year for Pakistan..!
23-04-2006
: Indian movies again on Pakistani cinemas
13-04-2006
: The Qur'an reading at Metropole cinema..!!!
31-12-2005
: Cinema crises continued..
24-07-2005
: Saima married Syed Noor
01-02-2005
: First film channel in Pakistan
31-12-2004
: Record Pashto film business..!
31-12-2004
: Shaan & Saima's diamond jubilee as pair
31-12-2003
: A disastrous year for film business
17-08-2003
: Khamosh Pani - A Pakistani film won the first prize in Switzerland
06-08-2003
: Golden jubilee for Yousuf Khan
23-03-2003
: Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Ahmad Rushdi..!
19-07-2002
: Pakistani film with Indian Singers..
23-08-2001
: Punjabi movies - again violent..!
23-12-2000
: Madam Noorjahan died
29-03-1999
: Saima & Shaan era started..
07-11-1998
: Jinnah - A film on Qaid-e-Azam
25-10-1998
: Choorian - a great comeback by Punjabi movies
16-10-1998
: Sahiba and Jan Rambo married
16-08-1997
: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died
31-12-1996
: Revival of Urdu movies in this year
09-01-1996
: Sultan Rahi assassinated..!
14-04-1995
: First diamond jubilee Urdu film in Lahore - Munda Bigra Jaye
31-12-1994
: Many big artists passed away..
24-12-1993
: Syed Noor as film director
22-10-1993
: Moin Akhtar failed on silver screen
31-12-1992
: Non-film singers on silver screen..
12-06-1992
: Umar Sharif as hero..!
31-12-1991
: Pashto movies dominating..!
06-09-1991
: Amazing Masood Rana..!
31-12-1990
: Some big new comers..!
27-04-1990
: Pakistani movie footage in the international media
07-05-1989
: Double version Punjabi/Urdu movies..
25-07-1988
: Nadeem in Punjabi movies..!
07-08-1987
: Sudhir ends his film career
07-08-1987
: Shabnam in Punjabi movies..!
31-12-1986
: Co-productions movies
31-12-1986
: 100 movies in this year..!
02-06-1986
: Nanha committed suicide..!
01-09-1985
: Javed Sheikh married Salma Agha
14-11-1984
: Iqbal Hassan killed in a car accident..!
31-12-1983
: Decline of Urdu movies
14-01-1982
: Aina ends it run after 5 years..!
23-05-1980
: Some Indian movies released in Pakistan after dictators orders..!
11-01-1980
: First Platinum jubilee Urdu film in Lahore - Bandish
03-11-1979
: Nanha and Ali Ejaz as comedy heroes
11-02-1979
: Gandasa culture started in Pakistani movies..
31-12-1978
: Decline of Pakistani films began..!
22-09-1978
: Firdous lost her property..
12-05-1978
: Shabnam Rape Case
03-03-1978
: Ejaz in jail in London..
05-02-1978
: Babra Sharif and Shahid married
18-03-1977
: Film Aina became a record breaking film
31-12-1976
: Hat tricks of more than 100 movies pr. year
17-12-1976
: First Pakistan made English film Beyond the last Mountain
29-04-1976
: Munawar Zarif died..!
31-12-1975
: A Golden year..!
31-10-1975
: Allah-o-Akbar - An Islamic documentary film
23-08-1974
: Khatarnak Awami Dour..!
07-12-1973
: First Siraiki film in Pakistan - Dhian Nimania
14-09-1973
: Munawar Zarif became hero
28-05-1973
: NAFDEC, National Film Development Corporation
01-10-1972
: Legendary writer Riaz Shahid died
30-12-1971
: Film director Zaheer Rehan disappeared..!
16-12-1971
: Pakistan lost East Pakistan..!
28-04-1971
: Noorjahan and Ejaz seperated..!
01-12-1970
: First Pashto film in Pakistan - Yousuf Khan Sher Bano
01-12-1970
: First Gujarati film in Pakistan - Maa tay Maa
09-08-1970
: PPP leader Amin Fahim married Dina Laila
17-10-1969
: First diamond jubilee film in Pakistan - Zarqa
28-09-1969
: Nadeem married
31-12-1968
: More than 100 movies released first time..!
22-12-1968
: First color Punjabi film in Pakistan - 5 Darya
19-04-1968
: Khana-e-Khuda - first Iranian film in Pakistan
09-08-1967
: Amazing record by Bashir Ahmad in film Darshan
11-06-1967
: Akmal died..!
31-12-1966
: Super Stars era started..
29-09-1966
: Zeba & Mohammad Ali married..
12-08-1966
: Son of Pakistan - a Dacca based Bengali film
17-12-1965
: Malangi - double golden jubilee film..
17-12-1965
: Ritz cinema's gallery collapsed!
03-12-1965
: First cinema scope film in Pakistan - Mala
19-11-1965
: First Platinum jubilee film in Pakistan - Jeedar
06-09-1965
: Indian movies banned in Pakistan..
11-02-1965
: Neelo's and the military regime..!
23-04-1964
: First color film in Pakistan - Sangam
30-08-1963
: Allauddin as solo hero..
31-12-1962
: Many big artists discovered..
01-12-1962
: Nayyar Sultana married Darpan
24-11-1961
: The last film as actress for Noorjahan
27-10-1961
: Gul Bakavli - first B/W film with colour songs..
30-10-1960
: Zarif died..
17-06-1960
: Noorjahan as playback singer..
19-10-1959
: Noorjahan and Ejaz married
18-06-1959
: Kartar Singh - a great film released..
25-05-1959
: Jago Hua Savera - the inugarual Dhaka based Urdu film..
01-10-1958
: Sabiha and Santosh married..
22-02-1957
: Film Yakkay Wali created all time business record..!
03-08-1956
: First Bengali film in Pakistan - Mukh-o-Mukhush
12-03-1956
: Umar Marvi - first Sindhi film in Pakistan..
10-06-1955
: First Karachi made film - Hamari Zuban
18-11-1954
: First banned film in Pakistan - Ruhi
09-07-1954
: Jaal movement
24-06-1953
: Noorjehan & Nazar Mohammad scandal..
29-03-1952
: Dopatta was a big hit..
29-03-1951
: Madam Noorjahan in Pakistan..!
04-02-1951
: Film name changed after protest..!
07-04-1950
: First silver jubilee Urdu film in Pakistan - 2 Aansoo
18-11-1949
: Evernews Pictures first film Mundri
28-07-1949
: First super hit film in Pakistan - Pheray
18-03-1949
: First silver jubilee Pakistani film in India - Shahida
07-08-1948
: Lahore film industry after the partition..
07-08-1948
: First feature film in Pakistan - Teri Yaad
23-07-1948
: Kashmir Hamara Hay - The first documentary film in Pakistani cinemas
16-02-1948
: First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..


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