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Mohd Ali - Nadeem - Waheed Murad

The golden era of Pakistani film industry

By Anis  Shakur

First things first
 
1. Ahmed Rushdi's first song was 'Bunder Road say Keamari' (1954), not recorded for movie.

2. Waheed Murad's first film was 'Aulad' (1962)

3. Mohammad Ali's first film was 'Chiragh jalta raha' (1962).

4. Deeba's first film was 'Chiragh jalta raha' (1962).

5. Kamal Irani's first film was 'Chiragh jalta raha'. (1962).

6. Nadeem's first film was 'Chakori'. (1966).

7. Sohail Rana's music debut was 'Jab say dekha hai tumhay' (1962).

8. Shamim Ara's first film was 'Kunwari Baywa' (1956).

9. Mehdi Hasan recorded his first song for the film 'Shikar' (1962).

10. Pakistan's first movie was 'Teri yaad' (1948).

11. Karachi's first movie was 'Hamari zaban' which was followed by 'Inqilab', 'Bara Aadmi', and 'Maska palish'.

Number one
 
1. Ahmed Rushdi's number one song was 'Akele na jana'.

2. Waheed Murad's number one film was 'Armaan'.

3. Sohail Rana's number one composition was for the film 'Armaan'.

4. Masroor Anwar's number one lyrics were 'Akele na jana'.

5. Zeba's number one movie was 'Armaan'.

6. Waheed Murad's number one script was for the film 'Armaan'.

7. Waheed Murad's number one production was the film 'Armaan'.

8. Mehdi Hasan's number one song was 'Elahi Aansoo bhari zindigi kisi ko na day.'

9. S.B.John's number one song was 'Tu jo nahi hai to kuchh bhi nahi hai' (The film 'Sawera).

10. Munir Husain's number one song was 'Qaraar lutnay walay qaraar ko tarsay' (The film 'Saat Lakh').

11. M. Kaleem's number one na'at was 'Saba Medinay agar ho jana'.

12. Alamgir's number one song was 'Shaam say pehlay Aana'.

13. Pakistan's number one film Qawwali was 'Meri tauba Ya Rab' (Singer: Saleem Raza, film: 'Tauba').

14. Mala's number one song was 'Akele na jana'.
 
15. Suraiya Hyderabadi's number one rendition was 'Chanda kay hindolay mein', the film 'Lori.'

16. Zubeida Khanum's number one song was 'Laila, laila, laila'.

17. Suraiya Multanikar's number one song was 'Baray bay murawwat hain'.

18. Mehdi Zaheer's number one song was 'Allaho Akbar'. (1974)

19. Runa Laila's number one ghazal was 'Aziz itna he rakho '(Poet:
Ubaid Ullah Aleem).

20. Iqbal Banu's number one film song was 'Ulfat ki nai manzil ko chala' (The film 'Budnam')

21. Naseem Begum's number one national song was 'Aye raah-e-Haq kay shaheedo'.

22. Naseem Begum's number one tragic song was 'Hum nay jo phool chunay' (The film 'Saheli')

23. Bashir Ahmed's number one song was 'Tumharay liye is dil mein jitni mohabbat hai' (The film 'Darshan').

24. Nahid Niazi's number one song was 'Raat Saloni Aayi'. The film 'Zamana kya kahega', pictured on Kamal - Shamim Ara.

25. Saleem Shehzad's number one song was 'Mohabbat kay diye jalalo' (The film 'Assalamu Alaikum).

26. Akhlaq Ahmed's number one song was 'Sona na chandi na koi mehel jan-e-mun' (The film 'Bandish')

27. Saleem Raza's number one romantic song was 'Jan-e-baharaan' (The film 'Azra').

28. Saleem Raza's number one sad song was 'Zindigi mein aik pal bhi chayn Aaye na' (The film 'Hamsafar')

29. Saleem Raza's number one non-film song was 'Aao baccho sair karain tum ko Pakistan ki'. The film 'Bedari', pictured on Santosh Kumar.
 
Nigar Awards
 
Ahmed Rushdi received the first Nigar Award for best singer for the film 'Saperan'. Lyrics: 'Chand sa mukhra gora badan.
 
Ahmed Rushdi received the second Nigar Award for best singer for the film 'Mehtaab' in 1961.Lyrics: 'Goal guppay wala'.
 
Waheed Murad received the Nigar Award for best actor for the film 'Heera Aur Pathar' in 1964.
 
Waheed Murad received the Nigar Award for best producer for the film 'Armaan' in 1966.
 
Waheed Murad received the Nigar Award for best actor for the film 'Armaan' in 1966.
 
Waheed Murad received the Nigar Award for best actor for the film 'Andaleeb in 1969.
 
Waheed Murad received the Nigar Award for best actor for the film 'Mastana Mahi' in 1971.
 
Nigar Awards were first announced in Pakistan for female singers in 1958 and for male singers in 1960.This explains why great singers like Saleem Raza, Munir Husain, Sharafat Ali and the likes of them could not earn the Nigar Awards for their magnificent songs prior to 1960.
 
 

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