Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan

Wazir Ali

Wazir Ali was basically a film producer but at the same time he had directed some films as well. Wazir Ali was the son of Abbas Ajmeri who himself was an actor and appeared in some of the films of Mehboob Khan before partition of Pakistan and he was also elder brother of once child star and then film hero Ratan Kumar (Nazir Ali). Initially in his young age Wazir Ali started his career as professional cricketer and was able to made reasonable place in cricket team specially after playing the matches for Ranji Trophy. But subsequently he diverted his attention towards film production and direction. He established his own film production house named Films Hayat and produced films like Wah Re Zamaney directed by Rafiq Rizvi, Khalil Qaiser was hired to direct two films Clerk and Nagin, Riaz Ahmed Raju for Allah Din Ka Beta and Mitti Diyan Mortan whereas Sher e Islam and Jamalo were directed by M. J. Rana, Damad (Iqbal Mufti), Walayat Pass (Muzafar Tahir). Under the banner of his own production house he himself also directed the films like Zameen, Chhoti Ammi and Mera Keya Qasoor. The other films he directed includes Aik Dil Do Deewaney (It was the first color film of then West Pakistan), Albaila, Hum Log (produced by Saqi), Had Bandi, Ik Dhi Punjab Di, Ustad, Aap Ka Khadam, Saharey, Love in Nepal, Kabhi Kabhi and Masoom. Bahu Begum which was released in 1965 was also presented by Wazir Ali.



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