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1959 Films



June 18, 1959  Urdu

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Raaz was Pakistan’s first suspense detective film and also Humayun Mirza‘s first Lahore base film in which Awami actor Allaudin gave one of his best performances.
One of the film song Ye bura hai zamana re which was sung by Zubaida Khanam where as some film music collector claims that this song was sung by Indian singer (Mubarak Beham).

Regal cinema Karachi was the main theater at the time of release of film.


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Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Run Time: NC



Credited cast:

MussaraNazir Mussarat Nazir
Shamim Ara Shamim Ara
Allaudin Allaudin
Diljeet Mirza
 Butt Kashir
Gharif Shah
Buland Iqbal
Saqi Saqi
Talish4 Talish
sultan rahi Sultan Rahi as Extra

Complete credited cast: NC


Film Details with Crew

Released Date: June 18, 1959 (Eid-ul-Azha)
Production: Hamayun Films Corporation
Producer: Hamayun Mirza
Director: Hamayun Mirza
Writer / Story: Saleem Ahmed
Lyrics: Kaleem Usmani
T.A. Jamali (Tufail Ahmed Jamali)
Dialogues: saleem Ahmed
Riaz Shahid
Choreography: M. Saddique
Associate Director: Saleem Ahmed
Editor: S.B. Saleem
Cinematography: Masood-ur-Rehman
Saleem Butt
Saeed Dar
Art Director: Habib Shah
Music: Feroz Nizami
Singers: Zubaida Khanum
Mubarak Begum
Ahmed Rushdi



Technical Specifications

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








Composed by


Bach Ke Bach Zara Hut Ke O Hut Ke, Bad Masat Raho, Madhosh Raho 

 Mubarak Begum Kaleem Usmani Feroz Nizami 


Chal Na Sake Gi Four Twenty, Khatre Ki Sun Lo Ghanti

Ahmed Rushdi Kaleem Usmani  Feroz Nizami 


Chhalak Rahi Hai Mastiyan Nashe Mein Jhom Utha Hai Jahanv

Mubarak Begum, Ahmed Rushdi T.A. Jamali Feroz Nizami 


Maan Maan Maan, Zamana Hai Jawan, O Sun Sun Sun Jawani Ki Ye Dhun

Mubarak Begum, Ahmed Rushdi T.A. Jamali Feroz Nizami 

Masat Nazar Hai Mori Hai Patli Kamar, Zra Dil Ko Bachana Re Har Sham-O-Saher

Mubarak Begum  Kaleem Usmani  Feroz Nizami 


Meethi Meethi Batiyon Se Jiya Na Jala, Jare Balam Tujhe Dekh Liya

Zubaida Khanum Kaleem Usmani  Feroz Nizami 

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