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M. Akram

 

 

Film Editor who became excellent Film Director

(1934 – 2016)
M. Akram who started his film career as Editor with Anwar Kamal Pasha’s Ghar Jawai (1958), afterward who changed his track as film director. In both the fields he proved as mature and successful professional. As it is said that film editor plays very vital role in the success of any film so once M. Akram took the command of director’s chair he proved himself in this field and gave some piece of art films in his career under the banner of his film production house Pervez Productions.

 

 

 

 

 

Early Life

Muhammad Akram was born 28 March 1934 at Gujranwala. In 1945, father of Muhammad Akram shifted from Gujranwala to Lahore along with his family and settled in Krishan Nagar (now Islampura). Muhammad Akram also moved with his family along with his brothers M. Pervez and Tufail Imran. It is worth mentioning that Tufail Imran died in 1995. Muhammad Akram got his prelimnary education from Krishan Nagar.

 

As Assistant Editor

In his childhood Muhammad Akram also got a chance to play as child star in films like Poonji, Jhumkey, Kaisey Kahon, Pagdandi, and Barhman through M. Ajmal who used to live in close neighborhood of M. Akram. So in very early age he had introduction to film industry. Senior sound recordist A. Z. Baig who have seen M. Akram as child star observed hidden qualities which were inclined towards technical aspect of cinematic field so he suggested him to adopt field of film editing and helped M. Akram in learning the editing techniques under renowned film editor M. A. Latif and very soon he started working under his study as Assistant Editor. M. Akram gave editing of almost fifteen films.  

 

As Film Editor.

Due to his devotion, dedication and hard work as assistant editor, M. Akram was picked by the film directors as film editor. Anwar Kamal Pasha ho was planning to produced a film named Dilbar in which he also acted and directed the film. Anwar Kamal Pasha was admirer of edit crafting of films demonstrated by M. Akram so he selected him as film editor for Dilbar

 

Facts about M. Akram

Real Name:

Muhammad Akram

Addressed Name:

M. Akram

Birth Date:

28 March 1934

Birth Place:

Gujranwala

Debut:

1951 as Film Editor from Dilbar

1958 as Film Director from Ghar Jawai

Brothers/Sisters:

M. Pervez

Tufail Imran

3 Sisters including Saira

Relatives in Films:

Pervez (Producer and Distributor)- Brother

Tufail Imran (Producer and Distributor)- Brother

Saira (Actress) – Sister

Saba (Actress) – Niece

Zubair Alam (Actor)- Nephew

Shoaib Alam (Producer)- Nephew

Years active:

19492001

Date of Death:

April 3, 2016

So thats way Dilbar became the debut film for M. Akram as film editor which was released on August 4, 1951, although from business point of view this film was flopped but gave a good strength to Anwar Kamal Pasha as film director and M. Akram as film editor.  So in most of coming films of Anwar Kamal Pasha, M. Akram remained film editor of his films. Here it is worth mentioning that not only the Anwar Kamal Pasha, other great directors also preferred M. Akram for editing of their films. As it is said that film editor plays very vital role in the success of any film So realizing this fact, M. Akram put in his best and many films proved to be hit at the box office just because of good editing and sequence joints done in very befitting manner. A time came when M. Akram was the main demand of directors as their film editor. once M. 

M. Akram’s film as film editor

Following are the thirty nine films which was edited by M. Akram:-

Film

Year

Dilbar

1951

Ilzam

1953

Gumnam

1954

Qatil

1955

Inteqam

1955

Dulla Bhatti

1956

Lakhat e Jiggar

1956

Sarfarosh

1956

Chan Mahi

1956

Baap Ka Gunah

1957

Saat Lakh

1957

Zulfaan

1957

Anar Kali

1958

Sola Aaney

1959

Suchey Moti

1959

Gumrah

1959

Watan

1960

Khyber Mail

1960

Rani Khan

1960

Sham Dhalay

1960

Gulfam

1961

Darwaza

1962

Zareena

1962

Teer Andaz

1963

Ik Tera Sahara

1963

Azad

1964

Shabab

1964

Aisa Bhi Hota hai

1965

Had Haram

1965

Shabnum

1965

Baghi

1966

Mader e Watan

1966

Janbaz

1966

Payal Ki Jhankar

1966

Main Woh Nahi

1967

Waqat Ki Pukar

1967

Jan -e- Arzoo

1968

Mehman

1969

Najma

1970

 

 

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As Film Director

As successful film editor M. Akram was much wise to take on the field of director as he has understood the minor techniques of directorship which used to attract the success of any film. Encouraged and enthusiastic M. Akram decided to check his capabilities as film director.  When M. Akram took the command of director’s chair he proved himself in this field and gave some piece of art films in his career under the banner of his film production house Pervez Productions.

Akram started his career as film director with film Ghar Jawai which was released in 1958. After Ghar Jawai he directed Teer Andaz which was produced by editor of magazine Teer o Nishtar, Khawaja Ghulam Hussain. It was an Urdu film but unfortunately it proved to be a flopped film. Janbaz was his third film as director in which Shiren was paired with lead actor Muhammad Ali. From business point of view Janbaz did good business. It is worth mentioning that during the direction of above mentioned films he kept on attached with his basic trade that was Film editing.

Meantime, his brother M. Pervez started his film production house named Pervez Productions while collaborating M. Akram as director of the films produced under this banner. Banki Nar was the first film which was produced by Pervez productions. In this film both sons of M. Pervez, Zubbair Alam and Shoaid Alam also appeared as child stars. This film did well at box office and then it gave very successful films one after the other.

Here is the list of films directed by M. Akram:-

 

Film

Year

Ghar Jawai

1958

Teer Andaz

1963

Janbaz

1966

Banki Nar

1966

Medan

1968

Chan Choudhwin Da

1968

Ucha Na Piyar Da

1968

Sou Din Chor Da

1969

Terey Ishq Nachaya

1969

Charda Suraj

1970

Wichhora

1970

Piyar De Pulekhey

1971

Khan Chacha

1972

Sultan

1972

Sheru

1973

Sidha Rasta

1974

Ishq Mera Naa

1974

Duniya Piyar Di

1974

Sajjan Kamla

1975

Ser Da Badla

1975

Watan Iman

1975

Shagna Di Mehndi

1976

Dildar Sadqey

1977

Kora Kaghaz

1978

Boycott

1978

Hathiar

1979

Khana Jangi

1979

Sher Medan Da

1981

Shan

1982

Ik Doli

1982

Chorun Qutab

1983

Dushman Piyara

1983

Lal Toofan

1984

Khuddar

1985

Sanjhi Hathkari

1986

Qanoon Apna Apna

1991

Gujjar 302

 2001

 

 

Personal Life

Many members of M. Akram’s family remained connected with cinematic world, details are as under:-

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M. Pervez (Producer and Distributor) – Brother was producer and established film production house named Pervez Productions and mostly produced films which were directed by M. Akram.

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Tufail Imran (Producer and Distributor)- Brother who produced Sultan, Shagna Di Mehndi, Hathiyar, Sher bahadar, Ucha Shimla Jatt Da and Puttar Jagge Da. Tufail Imran died in 1995.

Sahira is the sister of M. Akram who played as actress in some of Urdu and Punjabi films.

Saba – she is niece of M. Akram and performed as actress in some of the films like Sultan.

Zubair Alam is his nephew and son of M. Pervez who appeared in few films then worked in TV dramas and also performed in stage shows.
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Shoaib Alam is also his nephew and son of M. Pervez and produced Main Ik Din Lout Ke Aaunga

 

 

 

Demise of the Director

M. Akram died at Lahore on April 3, 2016 and was buried at Cavalry ground graveyard.

 

(innaMay Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace). 

 

 

 

Filmography

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