Showbiz Highlights of 1954
In 1954, the exiting import policy of Pakistan was that annually only twelve films were allowed for each East and West Pakistan and inter shifting was banned in between each part of the country, while violating this policy Malik Bari of West Pakistan imported Indian film Jaal from East Pakistan and tried to release it.
Begum Sharif the owner of Qaiser cinema produced the first film of 1954 named Deewar, which was directed by Malik Ameen but it was a flop film. On the other hand, Sassi, produced by J.C. Annad and directed by Daud Chand proved a block buster film. This film did a tremendous business not only in Pakistan but all over in India.
Rohi was first film out four films launched under the banner of Film Cooperative Production House. But just after the release of Rohi at Palace cinema this production house was shattered as a result of wrangle in between its owners. This debacle also resulted in extrication of work of Humalia Wala from Rohi which became the main cause of failure of this film. Moreover due to non deposit of timely loan money to the bank Rohi was impounded by the bank which was then never release till to date. It is worth mentioning that Rohi was a reasonable film which was produced by C.R.Golani and directed by W.Z.Ahmed the renowned director of Subcontinent.
The nephew of A.R. Kardar, Ishfaq Malik produced Parwaz which was his first film after migrating to Pakistan he had also produced Naojwano Ke Naam at Bombay before coming to Pakistan. Parwaz was a progressive film in which actor Yousaf Khan appeared for the first time but it was a flop film.
Mujrim was the last film, produced by Mushtaq Malik who was representative of Sitara Talkies Ltd before the independence. But in spite of his hard work and all due dedication this movie also proved a flop film.
Summary of Films released in 1954
Seven films were released in 1954, summary is as follow:-
Films Released in 1954
Following films were Released in 1954
Films Released in 1954 (Language Wise)
Films released in 1954 (Status Wise)
Following Artists debut their film career in 1954