Pakistan gained independence in 1947.
In the divide of lot of talents, skilled workers.
Still had 5 studios in Lahore & Karachi ,Also include in
Dhaka(in East Pakistan)Made film in Urdu the national
language but also in dialect in Punjabi(Largest),Pashto &
Bengali(smallest), Sindhi & Balochi.
The golden era of Pakistan cinema was the period which spanned
the decades of the 60s and 70s, although a number of good movies
had already been produced in Lahore studios during the second
half of the 50s.
More than 200 films per year
Consequently, senior film-makers (directors and composers
including) went into voluntary exile and the industry was taken
over by those rich people who invested money for purposes other
than artistic ends.
SHAHEED, BAJI, KOEL, AMRAO
JAAN, ADAAND BAHARO
PHOOL BARSAO” is considered to
be the most successful films made
during this golden age of the
It was during this time that
legends like MEHDI HASAN,
SALIM RAZA, AHMAD
RUSHDI, NOOR JAHAN,
ZAREEF, ASLAM PERVEZ,
SYED KAMAL, NAYYAR
KHANUM, SHAMIM ARA
and many others became
Lack of Government Support
The loss of East Pakistan territory
The inception of television
Mids-Seventies brings VCR and film privacy.
1977,Islamic laws introduced, cinemas closed and
entertainment taxes imposed.
The first Pakistani film Teri Yaad was released in 1948, which
was indeed the first joint effort of Pakistani artists, which was
Do Ansoo(1950) became the first film in Pakistan to enjoy a 25-
week run at the box office, eventually achieving a silver jubilee
The early days of Pakistani cinema also witnessed the directorial
debut of its first woman film director in the legendary singer
and actress Noor Jahan(1951).
In 1979 Punjabi cult classic MUALA JATT.
Punjabi films overshadow Urdu cinema.
Pakistan's first Oscar submission
was Jago Hua Swera (The Day
Shall Dawn, 1959).
The movie was filmed in Dhaka,
East Pakistan (contemporary
Bangladesh) by the East Pakistan
Film Development Corporation.
The film’s storyline was about the
daily lives of the fishermen of
East Pakistan and won a major
award at the Moscow
International Film Festival.
In 2007 largest budget film “KHUDA
KAY LIYE” a controversial film that
addressed fundamentalism, war on
terror, forced marriage and other issues
from block buster film in Pakistan and is
shown in India (after a short decade
Shoaib Mansoor, a Pakistani Director &
BOL film that addressed “A female
convict on death row, her last wish is to
tell her story to the media”.
Both movie were the highest grossing
titles in Pakistan at the time of their
release. A handful of good quality movie
have also originated from the local
industry, such as KHUDA KAY LIYE
The first Oscar winner
from Pakistan is
Mir Zafar Ali who
won this award in
Chinoy, won the Oscar
for the best short
documentary for their
film “Saving Face ”.
The Pakistan Film
ZINDA BHAAG, it won
three awards in three
categories — Best Film
Award, Best Actor
Award and Best Music
Pakistani feature film, Lamha (also known as Seedlings) won
the Best Feature Film Award at the DC South Asian Film
Festival – where it was the only Pakistani film to be aired.
Lamha has also won two awards at the New York City
International Film Festival – the Best Feature Film (Audience
Choice) and Best Actress in a Lead Role award, which went to
The movie WAAR is an assortment
of Patriotism and action.
With the budget of 2 million US$
“WAAR - The movie” becomes the
most expensive movie in 65 years
history of Pakistan film Industry.
The astounding first few days’ box
office of the film Waar – it grossed
over 7.1 crores in the first five days
alone, breaking all previous
The movie “Operation
021” revolves around
national agencies and
vying for their share of
Nabeel Qureshi’s ‘Na
Maloom Afraad’ hit the
cinemas with big bang.
made up to
When Pakistan Film Industry
considered to be the most
successful films made during this
golden age of the Pakistani
cinema. Another’s, Pakistan Film
Industry Facing more Collapse &
downfall in the past But After a
long time Pakistan film industry
started a new session of
entertainment By a new stories
lines. The new talented is grow up
now by a face of new generation
giving new ideas of making a
films. In Pakistan a few years is
more increase in the success of
industry. Pakistani directors put
those stories or issues who
surrounding our society. I hope
that, after a years’ Pakistan Film
Industry(Lollywood) is more
developed & raised a more talent.