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PrePartition Film History

1940

Detailed information's on released films..

99 released films in 1940

(91 Hindi/Urdu, 9 Punjabi and 0 Silent movies)


Film posters from 1940

Click on any poster and read details on the specific film..

Ali Baba 40 Chor
Aurat
Dulla Bhatti
Ik Musafir
Jagga Daku
Laila Majnu
Matwali Mira
Musafir
Yamla Jatt

8 Punjabi films from 1940

(1 Bombay, 5 Calcutta and 3 Lahore made films)

Ali Baba 40 Chor

Ali 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.

Mard-e-Punjab

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

Matwali Mira

Matwali Mira
Friday, 12 April 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: Prafulla Roy, K. Sharma
Music: Brijlal Verma
Actors: Mukhtar Begum, Master Nissar, Fida Hussain, Ranjit Kumari, Husn Bano, Shanti Devi, R.P. Kapoor, Faqir Mohammad, Abdulla Kabuli

Dulla Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti
Friday, 26 April 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Lahore)
Director: Roop K. Shorey
Music: Pandit Govind Ram
Actors: Ragni, M.D. Kanwar, Satish Batra, Majnu, Zahoor Shah, Thakur Himmat Singh, Baldev Mehta, Mala, Om Prakash, Madan Piddi, Bany Zarina, Jamoora, Baby Rani, Zubeida, Nafees Begum, Prem, Mehmood Khan, Jan Ganja, Rashida BegumRaj

Yamla Jatt

Yamla Jatt
Friday, 31 May 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Lahore)
Director: Moti B. Gidwani
Music: Master Ghulam Haider
Actors: Noorjahan, M. Ismael, Ajmal, Anjana, Pran, Durga Mota, Shayama, Dev Dutt, Shah, Manjula, Kuldip, S. Paul, Luddan

Ik Musafir

Ik Musafir
Friday, 9 August 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Lahore)
Director: Roop K. Sohrey, Roshan Lal Shorey
Music: Pandat Govind Ram
Actors: Manika, Mubarak Ali Khan, Radha Rani, Baig, Zahoor Shah, Manorma, Majnu, Nafees Begum, Mehmood, Hukam Singh, Mala, Mehmood Khan, Dilawar Shah, Lal Kumari, K- Ramesh, Gokul Chand, Ranjodh, Jan Ganja, Jiwan Kapoor, Jalal

Jagga Daku

Jagga Daku
Friday, 27 September 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: B.S. Rajhans
Music: Master Dhumi Khan Rampuri
Actors: Gul Zaman, Pushpa Rani, Khurshid, Nazir Begum, Dar Kashmiri, Abdur Rehman Kashmiri, Abdullah Kabuli, Willait Begum, Alqab, Sundar Singh

Laila Majnu

Laila Majnu
Friday, 1 November 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: Dharamvir Singh
Music: Shyam Sunder
Actors: Pushpa Rani, P.N. Bali, Badsha, Ranjit Kumari, Abdulla Kabuli, A.R. Kashmiri, Sunder Singh, Amina, Moti, Nizamuddin, Bekal Amritsari, Afzal, Shafi, Alkanda

Mera Punjab

Mera Punjab
Friday, 27 December 1940
(Punjabi - Made in Calcutta)
Director: K.D. Mehra
Music: Dhumi Khan
Actors: Hira Lal, Prem Kumari, Madhavi, Ganpat Premi, Haider Bandi, Dar Kashmiri, A.R. Kashmiri, S. Tufail, Amar Devi, Nisar Ahmad, Alakananda, Ranjit Kumari



3 Lahore made films from 1940

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

1.
Dulla Bhatti
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Roop K. Shorey
Actors: Ragni, M.D. Kanwar, Satish Batra, Majnu, Zahoor Shah, Thakur Himmat Singh, Baldev Mehta, Mala, Om Prakash, Madan Piddi, Bany Zarina, Jamoora, Baby Rani, Zubeida, Nafees Begum, Prem, Mehmood Khan, Jan Ganja, Rashida BegumRaj
2.
Ik Musafir
(Punjabi - 1940)
Director: Roop K. Sohrey, Roshan Lal Shorey
Actors: Manika, Mubarak Ali Khan, Radha Rani, Baig, Zahoor Shah, Manorma, Majnu, Nafees Begum, Mehmood, Hukam Singh, Mala, Mehmood Khan, Dilawar Shah, Lal Kumari, K- Ramesh, Gokul Chand, Ranjodh, Jan Ganja, Jiwan Kapoor, Jalal
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
Laila Majnu

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: Roop K. Shorey
Actors: Ragni, M.D. Kanwar, Satish Batra, Majnu, Zahoor Shah, Thakur Himmat Singh, Baldev Mehta, Mala, Om Prakash, Madan Piddi, Bany Zarina, Jamoora, Baby Rani, Zubeida, Nafees Begum, Prem, Mehmood Khan, Jan Ganja, Rashida BegumRaj
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: Dharamvir Singh
Actors: Pushpa Rani, P.N. Bali, Badsha, Ranjit Kumari, Abdulla Kabuli, A.R. Kashmiri, Sunder Singh, Amina, Moti, Nizamuddin, Bekal Amritsari, Afzal, Shafi, Alkanda

7 hit films from 1940

(0 Silent, 6 Hindi/Urdu and 1 Punjabi films)
(4 Bombay, 2 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.
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
7.
Zindagi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
Director: P.C. Barua
Actors: Kundan Lal Saigal, Jumna, Pahari, Sanial, Asha Lata, Sitara, Munawar Bano, Manorma, Bukram Kapoor

99 released films in 1940

(0 Silent, 91 Hindi/Urdu and 9 Punjabi films)
(86 Bombay, 10 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.Ik Musafir
(Punjabi - 1940)
49.Jadu Nagri
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
50.Jadui Kangan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
51.Jagat Mohini
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
52.Jagga Daku
(Punjabi - 1940)
53.Jai Swadesh
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
54.Jang-e-Azadi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
55.Jhuthi Sharm
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
56.Kalyani
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
57.Kaniadan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
58.Kum Kum The Dancer
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
59.Laila Majnu
(Punjabi - 1940)
60.Laxmi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
61.Madari Mohan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
62.Main Hari
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
63.Mard-e-Punjab
(Punjabi - 1940)
64.Matwali Mira
(Punjabi - 1940)
65.Mera Punjab
(Punjabi - 1940)
66.Musafir
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
67.Narsi Bhagat
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
68.Nartaki
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
69.Nirali Dunya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
70.Pagal
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
71.Pak Daman
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
72.Pooja
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
73.Prem Nagar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
74.Punar Milan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
75.Pyar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
76.Qaidi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
77.Raj Nartaki
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
78.Rangeela Jawan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
79.Rani Sahiba
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
80.Reshmi Sari
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
81.Sajani
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
82.Sanat Geya Neshwar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
83.Sandesa
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
84.Sanskar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
85.Sardar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
86.Saubhagya
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
87.Shamsherbaz
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
88.Sneh Bandhan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
89.Suhag
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
90.Tatar Ka Chor
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
91.Toofan
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
92.Usha Haran
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
93.Vergina
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
94.Vijay Kumar
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
95.Waada
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
96.Wasiyat
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
97.Yaad Rahay
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)
98.Yamla Jatt
(Punjabi - 1940)
99.Zindagi
(Hindi/Urdu - 1940)


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Debuted artists in 1940

MasoodMasood
(Bahu Rani)
Najam NaqviNajam Naqvi
(Punar Milan)
PranPran
(Yamla Jatt)
RagniRagni
(Dulla Bhatti)

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

Artist Category First film
MasoodFilm heroBahu Rani
Najam NaqviFilm directorPunar Milan
PranForeign ActorYamla Jatt
RagniHeroine, Supporting actressDulla Bhatti


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
Noor Jehan - 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 - The first top playback singer in Indo/Pak films..
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 - A standard-voice for male singing in films..
Mohammad Rafi
0 songs
Master Ghulam Haider - He changed the music style of Indo-Pak movies..
Master Ghulam Haidar
0 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 Haider, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
2.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haider, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, 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 Haider, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
5.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Noorjahan, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
6.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
7.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Noorjahan, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
8.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haider, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, Poet: Wali Sahib, Actor(s):
9.1940
(Film:
Yamla Jatt -
Punjabi)
Singer(s): Master Ghulam Haider, Shamshad Begum, Music: Master Ghulam Haider, 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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