Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan



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Mpaop (Motion Picture Archive of Pakistan)

Welcome to the versatile website of Pakistan film world commonly known as the Lollywood. It was named on mpaop (Motion Picture Archive of Pakistan) which is a non profit organization and as per its self-explanatory motto “Nations, don’t preserve their past have no future”,  mpaop was formed primarily with the aim to conserve, preserve and restore the creative work produced by Pakistan Cinematic Industry as a national heritage. The importance of preservation of Pak-cine was never felt previously at any stage by the film gurus or even it was unfortunately being neglected at government level as well.                           Read More

Preservation of motion picture refers to the measures taken to safeguard and make available our film heritage, such activities range from securing storage and access, to the transferring of fragile materials, such as nitrate or fading color film, to more permanent mediums like polyester prints. Where as Restoration of films is a more complex preservation process, one which involves the archivist’s efforts to restore a particular work to its creator’s original vision. While keeping in view the present status, standing or standard of Pakistan cinema. Film Preservation may sound a costly, time consuming and ineffectual assignment at some level…. Read More »

Other than the preservation and restoration aspect, detailed introduction to all the films produced from this part of the Sub-continent before partition and after (from 1908 till to date), Pakistan Film History, Pak Film Database, Film Associations, Chronological of Films, Artists (covering Actors, Actresses, Directors, Producers, Singers, Writers, Lyricists, Musicians, Pioneers, Film Journalists, Distributors etc.), their work and information about their Obituaries, complete details of Cinemas, Studios, Facts About Pak Films, Pakistan Film News and much more is presented as National heritage. Obviously it is not the final and still there is lot of room for improvement and  mpaop is looking forwarded for your generous assistance as well.

mpaop feel proud to inform that so for more than 4150 film pages (other than Artist’s pages) have been uploaded with maximum available information. These film pages are continuously being updated so visit again for the latest information about cinematic world of Pakistan. 




   Born Today / this Week / Month                                                                                                                         View all Birthdays »  

January 02, 1929

January 16, 1970

January 25 ……


Death Anniversary Today / this Week                                                                                                 View all Obituaries »

January 05, 1972

Sultan Rahi
January 09, 1996

Gulab Chandeo
January 18, 2019

Artist of the Week

Muhammad Rafi Khawar known as Nanha was one of the most experienced film.. Read More »


Renowned film cinematographer Tehseen Khan died on January 25, 2020. Read More »

Remembering the Artist

Artist’s pages are continuously updated, some recently updated pages/ Read More »

Artists »

Film Journalists

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  Pakistan Film Database

Statistical data of all feature films produced and released in Pakistan from 1924 till to-date including pre-1947 have been compiled and reproduced for general public knowledge and for the students of film history ….Read More »

Chronological of Pak Films 

Film pages updated

Film pages are constantly updated



Cinemas once taken as one of the best entertainment but with the passage of time it has reduced its attraction specially here in Pakistan, reasons may be standard of films, condition of cinema houses, prevailing political and security situation of the country or what so ever, but now it is emerging again with updated format….. Read More »

Information about Cinema 

Search here Cinema of your city, leaving aside it is existing or demolished and other details about cinemas of Pakistan:-

   ›   Check Cinema of your City

   ›   Pak Cinemas running at present

   ›   List of Modern Multiplex Cinemas

   ›   List of Cinepax in Pakistan

   ›   Punjab Cinemas

   ›   Sindh Cinemas

   ›   KPK Cinemas

   ›   Baluchistan Cinemas

   ›   Azad Kashmir Cinemas

   ›   Gilgit Baltistan Cinemas

   ›   Touring Talkies Cinemas

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Pakistan First Cinema

Pakistan Talkies, the oldest cinema of Pakistan has been declared as Cultural heritage building by the Lahore Old City Authority…..  Read More »


Film Books


Page contains introductory detail of books, magazines and newspapers published about Pakistan cinematic world regrading film history, artists or general run down of films. Names included while leaving aside their present status whether it is being publish or not.

Latest Arrival…….

The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) launched an exclusive book on Pakistani cinematic history titled Journey Through Lens at Alhamra Arts Council on February 7. Written by Aijaz Gull and Jamal Sohail, the book focuses on creation and development of the film industry in Pakistan which is an essential part of our…. Read More »

Fresh Arrival

Here are some fresh film related books which are added to mpaop’s page, which is specifically dedicated to showbiz print media (Books/magazines).. Read More »



Mpaop is highly indebted to so many honorable viewers who have assisted mpaop and specifically mpaop website for its development, supported through promotional means, by provision of films, cinematic equipment, books, magazines, newspapers cutting, images and much more….. Some of the generous film gores are mentioned here and mpaop is grateful to all of them for their genuine contribution, encouragements in maintaining it office and these pages along with preservation process of Pakistan filmdom and cinematic world. Curator mpaop is indeed thankful to you all for your nice gesture, specially cooperating in preserving the national heritage process for future generations.

                                                                                                   (Thanks for your Support)   Read more »