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Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan

2013

 

Showbiz Highlights of 2013

Bilal Lashari’s Waar is the most anticipated and hyped Pakistani film, which was also a hit at the local box office, is the highest rated feature film of 2013, according to Internet movie database. The movie was given a rating of 9.1 out of 10 in a polling based on more than 10,000 users rating, ranking above films like The Wolf of Wall Street and Gravity. It is worth mentioning here that Indian film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag reached at a position of number eight. Bilal Lashari, the director of the film excitedly expressed his emotions that it was not just a reaction to a film, but a show of immense love and support from proud fellow Pakistanis and a new beginning for our national cinema. Waar was released on 42 screens in all over Pakistan and set a new record of box office collection pertaining to Eid openings after a first day opening of Rs. 11.4 million the big budget flick earned a total of Rs. 42.6 million within a week breaking all previous records of Eid collections. 

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Artist’s News

Rashid Mahmood’s son died

Rashid Mahmood (2)Azhar Mahmood the young son of senior film and TV actor Rashid Mahmood died of heart attack on December 22, 2013, he was 26 years old. Recently he had joined Qatar airways. May Allah bless the departed soul and grant strength to Rashid Mahmood to bear this irreparable loss.

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Zill e Huma

zill e humaDaughter of Noor Jahan, Zill e Huma had undergone a bypass surgery, she is already suffering with kidney disorder,  prays for her speedy recovery.

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Naseebo Lal

Naseebo lalSinger Naseebo Lal has been blessed with daughter and she was named as Noor Fatima. Naseebo has son Murad who is five years old.

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Aziz Merthi

image-not-aval1Renowned film writer and lyricist Aziz Merthi is admitted in local hospital in a critical state of his health, he is above 80 at present.

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Fakhar-e-Alam- Chairman
Fakhr-e-AlamRap artist and television host Fakhre Alam has been nominated as chairman of the Film Censor Board Sindh.
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Shoukat Ali – Pride of Punjab Award
July 20, 2013
Shoukat-AliFolk singer Shaukat Ali was awarded the Pride of Punjab Award by the Pakistan Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC) at a ceremony held here at the PILAC auditorium.
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Saima & Syed Noor – Umra
SaimaSyed NoorSaima and Syed Noor are proceeding to Saudia Arabia to perform Umra on 15 June 2013 with family members.
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Shamim Ara
Shamim AraFormer director and actress Shamim Ara who was in critical state of her health as she was in coma for last three years in a health care centre, London. She got brain hamrage (paralyzed) on November 19, 2010. After surgery she was not fully recovered so her son Salman took her to London where she was out of coma and she can communicate with hand signals. As per doctors she is improving. mpaopS pray for her speedy recovery. May God bless her.
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Shafqat Cheema
Shafqat CheemaMother of film actor / villain Shafqat Cheema has passed away. mpaopS pray for his mother, May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

Mehak Cheema the daughter of Shafqat Cheema got married in a purely family oriented function. mpaopS prays for the better future of Cheema’s daughter.
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Badar Munir
Badar MunirDuring Pervez Musharaf regime, Presidential award for forty years of service to Pashto cinema culture was announced for the Pashto films legend Badar Munir in his life. But at that time it was pend due to his ailment and it was further delayed because of subsequent death of Badar Munir. Now in an elegant ceremony held in Islamabad, Badar Munir was awarded with Presidential Award after his death, the award was received by Aqal Munir, Imran Munir the sons of the legend.
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Moamar Rana
Moamar RanaMoamar Rana got minor injuries while shooting of upcoming Punjabi film Bhola Gujjar.
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Hassan Askari
hasan askariiMother of renowned film director Hassan Askari has been passed away. mpaopS pray for his mother, May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace.
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Khalid Saleem Mota
Khalid salmotaFormer comedian Khalid Saleem Mota is suffering with bad health condition. Previously his one feet was removed as a result of diabetes. Now once again his thmb feet of other leg is removed. As he was on artificial leg and working in a factory, also facing grave financial difficulties specially due to his ailment.
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Sohail Ahmed
Sohail-ahmedMother of famous film /TVand Stage actor Sohail Ahmed has been passed away. mpaopS pray for his mother, May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant the family Sabr-e-Jameel to bear with this loss.
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Pervez Kaleem
Pervez kalimMother of Pervez Kaleem died after a prolonged ailment. She was in ICU ward since a longtime. Her funeral prayer was attended by many perosnalities of filmdom i.e. Shan, Ghulam Mohiudin, Pervez Rana, Joni Malik, Jamshed Naqvi, Fayyaz Khan, Choudhry Ejaz Kamran, Qaiser Sanaullah and Achhi Khan. She was buried in Shehanshah Graveyard, Karim Block, Allama Iqbal Town Lahore.
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Neelo Begum – Knee Surgery
NeeloFormer film actress and mother of actor Shan, Neelo Begum had undergone a knee surgery in Lahore. After initial recovery she was shifted from hospital to her house. Due to her increasing weight she had developed this ailment but now she is improving after this operation. mpaopS prays for her speedy recovery.
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Summary of Films released in 2013

38 films were released in 2013, summary is as follow:-

Language Super Hit Super Average Flop Total
Urdu  – 10 11
Punjabi –   1 4
Pashto  – 1 6 12 19
English 1 1 2
Siraiki 1 1
 Total  1  9 19  38
 

Films Released in 2013 (Alphabetical)


Films released in 2013 (Status Wise)


Lead Artists – 2013


Best Films of 2013


Sultan Rahi’s 18th Death Anniversay

Sultan Rahi’s 18th death anniversary was observed on January 9, 2014. Almost all the TV channels broadcasted special tribute to the legend. May Almighty bless the departed soul in eternal peace. Here is one tribute example:- Read more » 

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Dismissal of petition against exhibition of Indian films by Lahore High Court

Mubashar Luqman

According to the lawyers, the Film Producers Association and Cinema Owners Association had reached an agreement under which 50 per cent Pakistani cinemas would exhibit only local films and the professionals associated with the national film industry would benefit from the income generated from exhibition of local films. Moreover both parties (cinema owners and film producers) would take steps against illegal exhibition of Indian films. The petitioner, Mubashar Luqman, a private television show host, had told the court that he hoped the issue of smuggled Indian films would be resolved in term of the agreement reached between cinema owners and film producers. He told the court that he wanted to withdraw the petition. He said he would file a fresh petition against exhibition of Indian soap operas, advertisements, stage shows, game shows and other Indian programmes in Pakistan. Justice Muhammad Khalid Mahmood Khan recorded the statements and disposed of the petitions as withdrawn. On the other hand former film director had protested the withdrawal decision of Mubashar Luqman. 

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Yasin Gorija‘s 8th Anniversary

Yasing Gorija Anniversary

Renowned film journalist and historian Yasin Gorija’s 8th death anniversary was celebrated at Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture on December 26, 2013. The program was organized by his lifetime companion Tufail Akhtar Dada, Sughra Sadaf (PILAC) and Rana Naveed Ahmed. Aizaz Ahmed Azer performed the duties of stage secretary of the tribute ceremony. Writer Pervez Kaleem, Actress Bahar, Bushra Rehman (Writer, columnist and politician), Baba Muhammad Yahya Khan, Pervez Rahi, Almas Bobby, Tufail Akhtar paid their humble tribute to one of the pioneers of film Journalism in Pakistan. Family members of Yasin Gorija, Khursheed Alam (Writer) and many more attended the function and during the function Pervez Rahi was awarded with life Achievement Award. Curator mpaop also attended the ceremony on invitation of Tufail Akhtar Dada.  Read More…

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Tufail Akhtar, Curator mpaop, Bahar, Almas Bobby, Pervez kaleem, Bushra Rehman, Baba Yahya Khan, Pervez Rahi and Aizaz Ahmed Azer in Gorija’s anniversary

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Zubaida Khanum Died

Zubaida Khanum

Renowned playback singer and one of the best singers from Lollywood’s golden era Zubaida Khanum died on October 19, 2013 after a fatal heart attack. Read More…

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Zeba Ali– Chairperson Censor Board

zebaFormer film actress Zeba the wife of Actor Muhammad Ali has  been announced as Chairperson of Punjab Film Censor Board as declared by the Government official. Mrs Kanwal ex film / TV actress would also be the member of the board.

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Postage Stamp – Noor Jahan

Noorjahan-Stamp

September 20, 2013
Pakistan Post on Friday issued a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 8 denomination on the occasion of 88th birth anniversary of legendary singer Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jahan. The commemorative postage will be available for sale from September 21st at all the important post offices of the country, on the same day of her birth.

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Zinda Bhaag – Nominates for Oscar

September 16, 2013
Zinda-BhaagThe Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected Zinda Bhaag as the first Pakistani film in over fifty years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 86th Academy Awards. Three other films like Chambeli, Josh and Lamha were also submitted to the committee and Zinda Bhaad was selected as mentioned. It is worth mentioning in 1959, Jago Hua Savera by Director A.J. Kardar and Ghunghat by Director Khawaja Khurshid Anwar was submitted in 1963 but neither film secured an Oscar nomination.

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Naheed Akhtar Comeback

June 8, 2013

Naheed Akhtar1The renowned singer Naheed Akhtar was awarded Alhamra Excellence Award. Almost after 22 years she appeared and performed in public. It is worth mentioning that she gave up professional singing in 1991 at the start of her matrimonial life with Asif Ali Pota. TV actress Ayesha Sana hosted the show, video clips of her film songs and those she sang on television were screened. while TV and film artists performed on some of her famous songs. Hamid Ali Khan, Shabnam Majeed and Saima Jahan sang the popular film songs of Naheed Akhtar. On the request of audience she promised and announced her comeback in singing world.

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Ali Sufiyan Afaqi – A tribute

June, 2013
A S AfaqiA pleasing night to pay a tribute to living legend writer, Journalist, producer and director Ali Sufiyan Afaqi was organized at Al-Hamra cultural complex by Pakistan Film & TV Journalists Association. A large number of showbiz personality with journalist attended the function. Being a journalist’s show many showbiz related journalists arrived from Karachi to attend the function, particularly Aslam Ilyas Rashidi the curator of weekly film newspaper NigarMustafa Qureshi the living legend himself performed as stage secretary. Habib, Zeba, Amjad Islam Amjad, Syed Noor, Aslam Dar, Pervez Kalim, Zareen Panna, Shheeba Butt, Athar Javed Sufi, Khalid Ibrahim, Tufail Akhtar, Sajid Yazdani, Mazhar, Ramzan, Mirza Iftikhar Bair, Liaqat Moughal, Abdul Wasih Qureshi, Rashid Latif, Jarar Rizvi and Adil Ibrahim were also invited the function. Amongst said personalities mostly came on the stage and paid their appreciation to the chief guest. During her gratitude Zeba Ali said that once I was fourteen I saw Afaqi sahib, today I am above sixty but he is as he used to be.

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Gul Makai – A Film on Malala

May 26, 2013
MalalaFatima Sheikh a 16 years Bangladeshi student has been confirmed by Indian filmmaker Amjad Khan to portray the role of Malala Yousuf Zai in his forthcoming film ‘Gul Makai’.

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Cinema’s News

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Three Modern Cinema House – Lahore

June 2013

Agha Shahzad GulEvernew Studios owner, Agha Shahzad Gul is planning to construct three modern cinema houses at Gulberg where he’ll convert his residence into theater and other cinema theater at Evernew Studios, Multan road, Lahore.

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Cine Gold Plex

Cine Gold Plex Cinema

May 30, 2013

Pakistan first five star cinema, Cine Goldplex Cinema at Bahria Town Islamabad was inaugurated with Indian film Yeh Jawani hai Deewani, English animated film Epic and Fast and Furious on May 30, 2013. Cine Goldplex is equipped with two 3D cinema screen named as Red and Golden Lounges, two hundred imported seats and luxuries balconies having facilities of Galaxy room of any five star hotel.

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Ban on Indian Films release in PAF Cinemas

October 2012

Pakistan Air Force has imposed ban on release of Indian films in PAF Cinemas. On the other hand cinema contractor has submitted application against this decision with the plea that since Pakistani films are not being produced regularly so cinema business would be badly affected with this ban. It is worth mentioning that previously there were forty (40) PAF cinemas in Pakistan but with the fall of cinema business in Pakistan there are only four PAF cinemas, presently working and these are PAF Cinema Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Sargodha (Shaheen). Being located in posh areas only Hollywood and Bollywood films are being released on these cinemas. PAF authorities have passed the instructions to all base commanders to implement this ban forthwith. In reaction to this order, Cinema contractors have closed and stopped releasing of any of the films.

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Films Released in 2013

 

Urdu Films Released in 2013 


Punjabi Films released in 2013 


Pashto Films released in 2013


Indian Films released in 2013


English Films released in 2013

 

Obituaries  2013

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M. Anwar Pasha

December 18, 2013

image-not-aval1Producer M. Anwar Pasha died on December 18, 2013. He produced Chorian, Merey Hazoor, Agar Tum Na Hotey, Ankhon Ankhon Mein, and  Read More…

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Akbar Bukhari

December 18, 2013

Akbar BukhariFilm director Akbar Bukhari died on December 18, 2013. He was paralyzed a few days ago and then he suffered a heart attack which became main cause of death.  Read More…

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Maria Khan

December 4, 2013

Maria KhanMaria Khan who appeared in only one film Mohbattan Sachiyan died of a heart attack. After performing in the mentioned film she was unable to prove herself so she was very upset and went back to her hometown… Read More…

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Abid Butt

December 4, 2013

abid buttRenowned TV and film actor Abid Butt died on 4 December 2013 after an fatal hear attack. His namaz e janaza was offered in Jamia Ashrafia. Abid performed both in film and TV but became more popular TV actor with Lahore Centre drama Andhera UjalaRead More…

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Reshma

November 3, 2013

Reshma1Renowned Pakistani folk singer Reshma died in Lahore on 3 November 2013, she was suffering from throat cancer for a long time and was in coma for a month. Read More…

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Zubaida Khanum

October 19, 2013

Zubaida KhanumRenowned playback singer and one of the best singers from Lollywood’s golden era Zubaida Khanum died on October 19, 2013 after a fatal heart attack. Read More…

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Roshan Malik

September 27, 2013

image not avalThe film director Roshan Malik died on September 27, 2013. He directed No Tension and Mohi Sohna.

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Jahangir Khan

September 23, 2013

Jahangir A KhanFormer actor Jahangir Khan died on September 23, 2013. He was although casted in Pakistan first released film Teri Yaad with Nasir Khan but as hero Ghalt Fehmi was his debut film. Read More…

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Naheed Nusrat

September 13, 2013

Naheed NusratNaheed Nusrat, wife of renowned music legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, succumbed to illness on 13th September 2013 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Read More…

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Anwar Hussain

September 13, 2013

Anwar-hussainFormer actor Anwar Hussain, who is popularly known as ‘Crownless Emperor’ of Bangla filmdom, died at a city hospital on September 13, 2013, he was 82. Read More…

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Manzoor Magsi

September 1, 2013
mazoor-magsiRenowned Ptv producer and Sindhi Media Entertainment Director Manzoor Magsi passed away on September 1, 2013 at karachi. He was suffering with liver ailment and was admitted in hospital. Read More…

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Quraish Pur

August 5, 2013
Quresh PurQuraish Pur, a renowned scholar, Urdu writer/novelist, columnist and media expert died of protracted illness in Karachi on August 5, 2013. Quraish Pur was an Urdu writer and novelist, Read More…

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Hassan Shaheed Mirza

August 3, 2013
image not avalRenowned TV and Radio broadcaster Hassan Shaheed Mirza died on August 3, 2013 at the age of 64. Read More…

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Munir Hussain

Munir HussainCricket commentator Munir Hussain, died of cardiac arrest on Monday, he was eighty three years old. Read More…

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Buland Iqbal

July 25, 2013

Bulan IqbalLeading melody makers of Pakistan’s film industry belonging to the golden era of songs from 1950 to 1980s, Maestro Buland Iqbal, . Read More…

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Nasheela (Shoukat Ali)

June 23, 2013

NasheelaRenowned comedy stage / TV actor, Nasheela passed away in Lahore on June 23, 2013 Read More…

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Riaz ur Rehman Saghar

June 1, 2013
Riaz ur Rehman SagharRenowned Celebrated poet, lyricist and journalist, Riaz ur Rehman Saghar passed away on June 1, 2013 Read More…

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Shehanshah Hussain

May 9, 2013
Shahanshah-hussainFilm journalist and reprter Shehanshah Hussain died as result of hear attack, he was 48 years old. ….Read More…

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Masood Malik

April 17, 2013
image not avalFilm photographer and cinematographer Masood Malik died on April 17, 2013 Read More…

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Ahed Malik

March 29, 2013
Ahed MalikFormer Chairman Pakistan Film Producers Association Ahad Malik died on March 29, 2013. Read More…

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Waqar Bukhari

March 26, 2013
Waqar BukhariSenior cameraman Waqar Bukhari died as a result of ailment in March 2013. Read More…

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Syed Aftab Azim

March 25, 2013
Aftab AzimFormer Executive producer Syed Aftab Azim died on March 25, 2013, . Read More…

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Aasia

March 9, 2013

aasiaRenowned film actress Aasia died on March 9, 2013 in Canada Read More…

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Choudhry Khadam Hussain

February 3, 2013

khadam hussainRenowned film producer Choudhry Khadam Hussain died on February 2013. Read More…

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Mehnaz Begum

January 19, 2013

MehnazLegendary classical singer from the 80s, Mehnaz Begum, died in Bahrain on January 19, 2012 . Read More…

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Aftab Mangi

January 19, 2013

Aftab MangiActor and English film importer Aftab Mangi died on January 19, 2013. Read More…

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Ejaz Samrat

January 11, 2013

image not avalChoreographer Ejaz Samrat died on January 11, 2013 as a result of heart attack. Read More…

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Syed Waqar Azim

January 3, 2013

Syed Waqar AzimSenior personality of Karachi cinema Syed Waqar Azim died on January 3, 2013. Read More…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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