Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan



Showbiz Highlights of 1962

A large number of film artists including actors, actresses, singers and musician debut their film career in this year and most glaring aspect on this year was that most of them now are the legends. For details, please go to Debut. Not only the artists started their career in this year likewise most of the unfamiliar artists took off to the height of fame like singer Ahmad Rushdi from his hit song Gol gappe wala aaya in film Mehtab and Mehdi Hassan sung his first hit song Jis ne mere dil ko dard diya for film Susral

Two brothers, Sibtain Ahmed Karim Fazli and Hasnain Ahmed Karim Fazli, earned a good name by making social films during pre-partition era. There third brother, Mr. Fazal Ahmed Karim Fazli, an ICS Officer of Govt. of India who was also a renowned poet/ writer. After retirement he started his own film production house with the name of Dabistan -e- Mahdood and started a new film named Shakir with new cast. He himself directed, written and produced this film, initially decided to take Kamal as hero but as the heroine of film Zeba was new so he changed his mind and casted Arif as hero who was an officer in Advertising Committee. Afterward this film proved the first and last film of Arif primarily due to the dynamic personality of the villain of film Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali who was initially hired on monthly wages as Assistant to director for rehearsals and dialogue delivery, later on after watching his performance Fazal Ahmed Karim Fazli included him as villain of the film. On completion Fazli changed the name of film from Shakir to Charagh Jalta Raha after consultation with his colleagues. Fazli made all out efforts to give this move with a classic touch, selected best lyrics of famous renowned poets and singers like Indian singer Talat Mahmood also sang a song for this film. During censer process the film was viewed by President of Pakistan and he appreciated the efforts of Fazli. More so on release, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah did grace the ceremony to inaugurate the film. After this much efforts and publicity though film didn’t work at box office but gave some legends to Pakistan film industry like Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Deeba, Talat Hussain and Kamal Irani.





Summary of Films released in 1962

Thirty Four films were released in 1962, summary is as follow:-

Language Super Hit Super Average Flop Total
Urdu  6  14  30
Punjabi  – – 
 Total  5 16  34 

Four Bengali films were released in 1962



Other Films details of 1962:-


Films Released in 1962 (Alphabetical)

Films released in 1962 (Status Wise)

Lead Artists – 1962

Best Films of 1962

Debut Films – 1962

Obituaries – 1962




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