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November 24, 1961  Urdu

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Syed Attaullah Shah Hashmi announced a film Ghalib in 1959 which was inspired by Sohrab Modi’s Mirza Ghalib (Bharat Bhoshan and Suriya). Based on biographical plot of famous Urdu literature poet Mirza Asad Ullah Ghalib. Sudhir and Noor Jahan were selected for the main lead roles. M. Naseem of Popular Pictures, who had already produced Perdesan were the producer of Ghalib, Tassadaq Hussain composed the music of the film and really worked very hard to create a melodious songs with classical touch. Especially Ghalib’s famous ghazals like Mudat hoi hai yaar ko mehman keye hoye and Dil hi to hai na sang o khisht dard se bhar na aaye keyn were fabulous tunes. Ghalib was released on November 24th, 1961, the film was so so, as far as acting performance was concerned, Noor Jahan was all right in her character whereas Sudhir was again unsuitable for this character, indeed his selection for portraying Ghalib was completely illogical choice as he was popular as a Jangju action hero and this factor was felt by every spectator once watching the film on big screen that resulted into a failure of the film. This factor badly affected the acting film career of Noor Jahan so disappointingly she declared permanent retirement from acting and started her full time playback singer career from that onward and this announcement terminated the 26 years acting career of Noor Jahan.

Film was released in Naz cinema Karachi.

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Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Run Time: NC



Credited cast:

Noor jahan face Noor Jahan
Sudhir Sudhir
 Ghareeb Shah
G.N. Butt
Khurshid Shahid
Diljeet Mirza  
Babbo (Ishrat Sultana)
Saleem Raza Salim Raza
Saqi Saqi
Special Appearance:-
 Mushir Kazmi
Habib Jalib
 Nazish Kashmiri
Tufail Hoshiarpuri

Complete credited cast: NC


Film Details with Crew

Released Date: November 24, 1961
Production: S.K. Pictures
Producer: Syed Attaullah Shah Hashmi
Director: Syed Attaullah Shah Hashmi
Karishan Kumar (K. Khursheed as supervisor)
Writer / Story: Shatir Ghazanvi

Agha Shorash Kashmiri


Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Tufail Hushiarpuri


Ashiq Hussain Samrat



Cinematography: Rasheed Choudhry
Kahlifa Saeed Ahmed (Assistant)
Art Director: N.M. Khawaja
Nazir Kutiyal

Tassadaq Hussain


Noor Jahan
Zubaida Khanum
Naheed Niazi
Saleem Raza


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


Dar Minat Kush Dawa Na Hua, Main Na Achha Hua

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 


Dil Bhi To Hai An Sang Khisht Dard Se Bhar

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 


Dil-E-Nadan Tujhe Hua Keya Hai, Akhir Is Dard Ki Dawa Keya Hai

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 


Hai Bas Ke Har Aik Unke Ishare Mein Nishan

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 

Kabhi Neki Bhi Us Ke Jee Mein Gar Aa Jaye

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 


Mudat Hoyi Hai Yaar Ko Mehman Kiye Hoye

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 


Nukta Cheen Hai Gham-E-Dil Us Ko Sunaye Na

Noor Jahan  Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 


Taskeen Ko Hum Na Royen Jo Zoq-E-Nazar Mile

Noor Jahan, Naheed Niazi Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 

Tere Sar Par Dekh Ke Teeka Tere

Zubaida Khanum, Batish Tufail Hoshiarpuri Tassadaq Hussain 


Ye Na Thi Hamari Qismat Ke Wisal-e-Yaar Hota, Kuchh Aur Jeetey Rehte

Noor Jahan, Saleem Raza Mirza Ghalib  Tassadaq Hussain 

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