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August 7, 1948  Urdu

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Lahore based film Teri Yaad was released on August 7, 1948 (Eid ul Fitr), Although it was not the first film which started its film shooting after the existence of Pakistan but it was completed in a record timings and became Pakistan’s inaugural film. In Lahore it was released in Parbhat (then Sanober and now Empire) Cinema on Eid-ul-Fittar. Asha Posley played as lead heroine role was introduced in this film as she was daughter of Nath who was also the music composer of Teri Yaad. On the other hand Nasir Khan the hero of the film was brother of the renowned film actor of sub continent Yousaf Khan known as Dalip Kumar.

Here it is worth mentioning that Director Luqman was determined that first of all he started shooting his film Shahida in Pakistan and it was released on March 18, 1949.

Teri Yaad was a flop film as it was gravely lacking in production quality and yet another factor of its failure was the coincidently death of Quaid e Azam. 

Read Urdu comments endorsed by Mr. Aqeel Abbas Jafri

7 اگست 1948ء کوعیدالفطر کے روز لاہورکے پربھات سینما میں پاکستان میں تیار ہونے والی پہلی فیچر فلم ’’تیری یاد‘‘ ریلیز ہوئی۔ اس فلم کے پروڈیوسر دیوان سرداری لال اور ہدایت کار دائود چاند تھے۔

دیوان سرداری لال ایک زیرک اور ہوشیار آدمی تھے۔ قیام پاکستان سے پہلے وہ پنچولی آرٹ اسٹوڈیوز کے منیجر تھے جب کہ اس اسٹوڈیو کے مالک دل سکھ پنچولی تھے۔ قیام پاکستان کے بعد دیوان سرداری لال نے دل سکھ پنچولی کو خوفزدہ کرکے پاکستان سے بھگا دیا اور خود ان کے کاروبار کے انچارج بن گئے انہوں نے مسلمان کارکنوں کو اکٹھا کیا اور فلم سازی کی ابتدا کی۔ دائود چاند 1931ء سے فلمی دنیا میں تھے۔ شروع شروع میں وہ خاموش فلموں میں اداکاری کیا کرتے تھے۔ بولتی فلموں کا دور آیا تو ہدایت کار بن گئے۔ بطور ہدایت کار ان کی پہلی فلم ’’جیون کا سپنا‘‘ تھی جو جمنا آرٹ پروڈکشنز کلکتہ کے بینر تلے تیار ہوئی تھی۔ قیام پاکستان سے قبل ان کی ڈائریکٹ کردہ یادگار فلموں میں سپاہی‘ شان اسلام‘ سسی پنوں‘ پرائے دیس میں ‘ آر سی اور ایک روز کے نام لیے جاسکتے ہیں۔

قیام پاکستان کے بعد انہیں پاکستان کی پہلی فلم ’’تیری یاد‘‘ کی ہدایات دینے کا اعزاز حاصل ہوا۔ یہ فلم انہوں نے تین ماہ کے عرصے میں مکمل کی تھی۔ تیری یاد کے ہیرو دلیپ کمار کے چھوٹے بھائی ناصر خان اور ہیروئن آشا پوسلے تھیں جب کہ فلم کے دیگر اداکاروں میں نجمہ‘ سردار محمد‘ رانی کرن‘ زبیدہ‘ جہانگیر ،نذراور ماسٹر غلام قادر شامل تھے۔ اس فلم کی کہانی اور مکالمے خادم محی الدین نے لکھے تھے۔ اس کی موسیقی ماسٹرعنایت علی ناتھ نے ترتیب دی تھی جب کہ اس کے نغمات قتیل شفائی اور تنویر نقوی نے تحریر کیے تھے۔ فلم کی عکاسی رضا میر نے کی تھی، تدوین کار ایم اے لطیف تھے، آڈیو گرافی اے زیڈ بیگ نے کی تھی جبکہ پروسیسنگ کے فرائض پیارے خان اور وارث نے انجام دیئے تھے۔

اس فلم کے لیے کل 13 گانے ریکارڈ کیے گئے تھے لیکن فلم میں صرف 10 گانے شامل کیے گئے جنہیں منور سلطانہ‘ علی بخش ظہور اور آشا پوسلے نے گایا تھا۔ بدقسمتی سے ان گیتوں کے ریکارڈ نہیں بنے تھے جن کی وجہ سے یہ گیت عوام تک نہیں پہنچ سکے۔

’’تیری یاد‘‘ باکس آفس پر بری طرح ناکام ہوئی مگر اپنے اس اختصاص کی بنا پر کہ وہ پاکستان میں تیار ہونے والی پہلی فیچر فلم تھی‘ آج بھی زندہ ہے۔


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Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Run Time: NC



Credited cast:

Nasir Khan
asha posley Asha Posley
 Rani Kiran
Ghulam Muhammad
 Sardar Muhammad  
 Ghulam Qadir Master
nazar1 Nazar   

Complete credited cast: NC


Film Details with Crew

Released Date: August 7th 1948 (Eid ul Fitr)
November 4th 1949 (Sind)
Production: Deewan Pictures
Producer: Deewan Sardari Laal
Deewan D.Pl Singa
Director: Daud Chand
Writer / Story: Deewan Sardari Laal
Khadim Mohiudin Qasori
Lyrics: Qateel Shafai
Tanvir Naqvi
Screenplay: Khadim Mohiudin Qasori
Dialogs: Khadim Mohiudin Qasori
Choreography: NC
Make Up: Latif Hussain
Wardrobe: Altaf Hussain
Fight Instructor: NC
Processing: Pyare Khan
Processed at Sunny Laboratory
Sound Recordist: A.Z. Baig
Mushtaq Rizvi
M. Rafiq
Dialogs Recording: NC
Chief Organizer: Raam Dial
Production Manager: Muahmmad Safdar
Studio Engineer: Latif Durrani
Misc:  NC
Misc:  NC
Chief Assistant Director:  NC
Assistant Director:  NC
Editor: M. A. Latif
S. K. Hussain (Assistant)
Cinematography: Raza Mir
Still Photographer: Abdullah





Art Director: Choudhary Sultan
Ghulam Nabi
Fazal Ahmad
Lightening: Dost Mohammad (Chief Electrician)
Rafiq Sarhadi
M. Ashraf
Film Studios: Pancholi Art Studio, Lahore

Inayat Ali Naath


Munawar Sultana
Asha Poslay
Ali Bakhsh Zahoor
Zeenat Begum



Technical Specifications

Language: Urdu
Genre: Drama l Fiction
Run Time: NC
Length: NC
Sound Format: Mono l Analogue
Aspect Ratio: Flat 4:3




Initially thirteen songs were recorded, but all songs were not included in the film:-





Composed by


Ae Dil Walo Sajan Geye

 Asha Posley   Inayat Ali Naath


Beeti Bahar Chhani, Sara Chaman Ro Raha Hai

NC  NC  Inayat Ali Naath 


Bhol Nahi Preet Ki, Sawan Khewan Har

Ali Bakhsh Zahoor    Inayat Ali Naath 


Bol Bol Ri, O Bol Bol Ri, Dopehria Mein Kahan Geyi Thi

Munawar Sultana    Inayat Ali Naath 

Chhalki Jawani Haye Mera Jiyara Dole

Asha Posley    Inayat Ali Naath 


Dukh Ki Mari, Barson Apnay Bhag Ko Roi

Asha Posley  Qateel Shifai  Inayat Ali Naath 

Hamen Chhor Na Jana Jee, Munh Mor Na Jana Jee

Munawar Sultana    Inayat Ali Naath 

Hamen To Intezar Tha, Sara Chaman Bol Raha Hai

Asha Posley    Inayat Ali Naath


Keya Aayi Hai Yaad Suhani, Mann Karay Hai Man Mani Asha Posley Tanvir Naqvi Inayat Ali Naath


Main Titli Ban Ke Aayi, Joban Ne Li Angrai Asha Posley   Inayat Ali Naath


Mohabbat Ka Mara Chala Ja Raha Hai Ali Bukhsh Zahoor   Inayat Ali Naath


Teri Yaad Aye, Aye Beeti Baton Ke Afsaney Duhraye Asha Posley Tanvir Naqvi Inayat Ali Naath

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The story of Teri Yaad revolves around a mother who killed her raped young daughter. To substitute her sorrow she adopted a girl and raised her just as like her own daughter. But once she became young she faced another bad luck. Finally, the unfortunate mother quit the world affairs and joins some shrine.


Some Film Facts

  1. Although Teri Yaad was unsuccessful film but it has some interesting facts, like the lead actor of the film Nasir Khan was brother of the legendary Dilip Kumar.

  2. The music director of the film Inayar Ali Naath and his two daughters Asha Poslay and Kiran Rani also played the lead role.
  3. Another artist Jahangir Khan was the father of today’s actor Shamel Khan.






Release of Teri Yaad in Parbhat (Empire) Cinema on Eid-ul-Fittar


Teri Yaad ad

Newspaper advertisement of Teri Yaad



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