Cinema of Pakistan

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The cinema of Pakistan or Pakistani cinema (undefined), refers to the filmmaking industry in Pakistan.wikipedia
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List of Pakistani Punjabi-language films

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Over 10,000 Urdu feature films have been produced in Pakistan since 1948, as well as over 8000 Punjabi, 6000 Pashto and 2000 Sindhi feature-length films.
Pakistani Punjabi Lollywood films were most popular in 1960s considered as their golden age.

Lahore

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Pakistan is home to several film studios centres, primarily located in its two largest cities - Karachi and Lahore.
Lahore is also home to Pakistan's film industry, Lollywood, and is a major centre of Qawwali music.

Ahmed Rushdi

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Legendary playback singer Ahmed Rushdi started his career in April 1955 after singing his first song in Pakistan "Bander Road Se Kemari".Umar Marvi released on 12 March 1956 became the first Pakistani film made in the Sindhi language. The film is said to have given birth to Pakistani pop music, by introducing playback singing legends like composer Sohail Rana and singer Ahmed Rushdi.
Ahmed Rushdi, SI, PP (undefined; 24 April 1934 – 11 April 1983) was a versatile Pakistani playback singer and was "an important contributor to the golden age of Pakistani film music."

Noor Jehan

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Recovery was evident with Noor Jehan's directorial debut Chanwey releasing on 29 April 1951.
Along with Ahmed Rushdi, she holds the record for having given voice to the largest number of film songs in the history of Pakistani cinema.

Nigar Awards

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Named Nigar Awards, the event is since then considered Pakistan's premier awarding event celebrating outstanding performance in various categories of filmmaking.
The Nigar Awards (undefined) are presented in an annual award show to recognize outstanding achievement in Pakistani cinema.

Sajjad Gul

In 1946, Sajjad Gul set up Evernew Studios in on Multan Road.
He is the youngest of the sons of renowned film studio owner and a pioneer of Pakistan film industry, Agha G. A. Gul (1913–1983).

Culture of Pakistan

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Pakistani cinema has played an important part in Pakistani culture and in recent years has begun flourishing again after years of decline, delivering entertainment to audiences in Pakistan and expatriates abroad.
They are performed by well-known actors and actresses in the Lollywood industry.

Sohail Rana

The film is said to have given birth to Pakistani pop music, by introducing playback singing legends like composer Sohail Rana and singer Ahmed Rushdi.
He was introduced by actor Waheed Murad in Pakistan film industry and gained popularity when singer Ahmed Rushdi sang his compositions in such films as Armaan (1966 film) and Doraha (1967 film).

Husn Ka Daku

The first film ever produced was Husn Ka Daku in 1930, directed by Abdur Rashid Kardar in Lahore.
It set the foundations for the Lahore film industry in the Bhati Gate area of Lahore.

Maula Jatt

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The filmmakers that remained in the industry, employed flaccid story lines to produce Punjabi cult classics like Maula Jatt in 1979, telling the story of a gandasa-carrying protagonist waging a blood-feud with a local gangster.
(undefined), is a 1979 Pakistani Punjabi language action, musical film directed by Younis Malik and produced by Sarwar Bhatti.

Sultan Rahi

In Punjabi cinema Sultan Rahi and Anjuman became iconic figures of this culture. Anjuman quit from playback signing, Sultan Rahi was murdered in 1996, director Sangeeta put her career on hold to attended to family life while Nazrul Islam died.
During a career spanning 40 years, he acted in some 703 Punjabi films and 100 Urdu films, winning around 160 awards.

Punjabi cinema

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In Punjabi cinema Sultan Rahi and Anjuman became iconic figures of this culture.
The industry left in Lahore would later be termed as Lollywood, a portmanteau of Lahore and Hollywood.

Film industry

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The cinema of Pakistan or Pakistani cinema (undefined), refers to the filmmaking industry in Pakistan.
Lahore has been described as the epicentre of Pakistani cinema, giving rise to the term "Lollywood."

Do Ansoo

Over the next few years, films that were released reached mediocre success until the release of Do Ansoo on 7 April 1950.
Do Ansoo attained a 25-week viewing after being released on 7 April 1950, rendering it the first ever Urdu language film to celebrate a silver jubilee in the new Pakistani film industry.

Nadeem Baig (actor)

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The film became the first to complete a 75-week screening at cinemas throughout the country attaining a platinum jubilee status.Waheed Murad was picturised in a song for the first time ever in director Saqlain Rizvi's "Mamta released in 1963. Another rising star during this period was Nadeem Baig, who received instant stardom with his debut film Chakori in 1967. The same year, he would act in another film of a different genre. Horror films were introduced with the release of Zinda Laash, making it the first Pakistani film to display an R rating tag on its posters. Meanwhile, Eastern Films Magazine, a tabloid edited by Said Haroon, became the most popular magazine for film buffs in Pakistan. The magazine had a question and answer section titled "Yours Impishly" which the sub-editor Asif Noorani took inspiration for from I. S. Johar's page in India's Filmfare magazine.
Nadeem has worked with veteran film directors of Pakistani film industry including Pervez Malik, Nazrul Islam, S. Suleman, Shamim Ara, Sangeeta and Samina Peerzada.

Pashto cinema

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In Pashto cinema, filmmakers were able to get around the censor policies and filled their films with soft-core pornography to increase viewership.
Pashto cinema, also known by its sobriquet Pollywood, refers to the Pashto language film industry of Pakistani cinema based in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa

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Partial successes were recorded with Larki Panjaban and Javed Sheikh's Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa grossing over Rs200 million rupees.
Yeh Dil Aap ka Huwa (undefined) is a 2002 Lollywood Urdu film starring Sana, Moammar Rana and Saleem Sheikh among others.

Choorian (1998 film)

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1998 saw the release of Noor's Choorian, a Punjabi film that grossed Rs180 million rupees.
Choorian (چوڑیاں meaning "Bangles") is a 1998 Pakistani Punjabi-language action - romance - crime film directed by Syed Noor & produced by Haji Faqir Mohammad.

Sangeeta (Pakistani actress)

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Anjuman quit from playback signing, Sultan Rahi was murdered in 1996, director Sangeeta put her career on hold to attended to family life while Nazrul Islam died.
In 1971, she moved to Lahore from her birthplace of Karachi and started a more serious career in Lollywood movies in Lahore.

Son of Pakistan

Several films were released after Khuda Kay Liye which saw limited success including Shaan Shahid's directorial project Chup, Syed Noor's Price of Honor, Iqbal Kashmiri's Devdas, Son of Pakistan, Syed Faisal Bukhari's Saltanat, Reema Khan's Love Mein Ghum., ''Bhai Log' and Mehreen Jabbar's Ramchand Pakistani.
Son of Pakistan (سن آف ٻاكستان, Son of Pakistan) is a 2011 Lollywood Urdu film written and directed by Jarrar Rizvi and released in summer 2011.

Geo Films

Alongside Geo Films, the "Pakistan New Cinema Movement" was launched in 2009 with around 1400 members which facilitated networking to stimulate newer film productions.
Geo Films distributes Hollywood, Bollywood and Lollywood films in cinemas across Pakistan.

List of Pakistani films of 2013

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2013 proved to be a great year for Pakistani cinema.
This is a list of Pakistani films released in 2013.

Waar

Since 2011 from the digital scene two films have stood out with box office success as highest grossing Pakistani films; Waar followed by Main Hoon Shahid Afridi.
Waar (Urdu:, meaning "The Strike") is a 2013 Pakistani action-thriller film directed by Bilal Lashari and written and produced by Hassan Rana.

Ramchand Pakistani

Several films were released after Khuda Kay Liye which saw limited success including Shaan Shahid's directorial project Chup, Syed Noor's Price of Honor, Iqbal Kashmiri's Devdas, Son of Pakistan, Syed Faisal Bukhari's Saltanat, Reema Khan's Love Mein Ghum., ''Bhai Log' and Mehreen Jabbar's Ramchand Pakistani.
Ramchand Pakistani (undefined) is an Urdu-language Pakistani drama film directed by Mehreen Jabbar and produced by Javed Jabbar.

Kara Film Festival

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His visit to Pakistan was to coincide with the third Kara Film Festival where he screened his film Paap in Karachi.
The Karachi International Film Festival, simply known as the Kara Film Festival (Urdu: کارا فلم فیسٹیول or کارا فلم) was founded in 2001 by the KaraFilm Society, reportedly in response to the declining state of the Pakistani film industry.