Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan


Showbiz Highlights of 1965

Exhibition of Punjabi film Jee Dar was in progress in Ritz cinema of Lahore. As the film was doing good and its every film show was almost houseful.  On December 17, 1965, during a house full show the gallery of the cinema could not sustained the load and suddenly collapsed completely. Since cinema was full so had to face many death casualties with many serious injured. The Ritz cinema was closed for repair and maintenance and film Jee Dar was shifted to Ravioli cinema and attracted public with same strength and completed its Golden Jubilee.   




Summary of Films released in 1965

Thirty Five films were released in 1965, summary is as follow:-

Language Super Hit Super Average Flop Total
Urdu 2 9 7 23 41 
Punjabi  3 1  – 10 14
Bengali 5
 Total  5 10  7  43  60




Other Films details of 1965:-


Films Released in 1965 (Alphabetical)

Films released in 1965 (Status Wise)

Lead Artists – 1965

Best Films of 1965

Debut Films – 1965

Obituaries – 1965




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